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IPEDS ID: 187046
OPE ID: 02192200
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Thomas Edison State College
101 W State St, Trenton, New Jersey 08608-1176
General information:  (609) 984-1100 x2025
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  21,495 (20,143 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  
15 to 1View note
Thomas Edison State College serves primarily adult students at a distance. The course section size may vary from semester to semester; the maximum course section size is 15 students. On average, it is 7:1. The College uses mentors to facilitate students' academic progress. There are 12 semesters per year.
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Mission Statement
  Thomas Edison State College provides flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults. For more information about the College's mission and purpose, please visit:
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Credit Accepted
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
  • Faculty data not available.
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,676$1,664$1,698$1,6980.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$5,472$5,465$5,586$5,6701.5%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Off Campus$12,791$12,971$13,384$13,5961.6%
Off Campus with Family$7,319$7,506$7,798$7,9261.6%
Off Campus$15,306$15,574$16,079$16,3721.8%
Off Campus with Family$9,834$10,109$10,493$10,7022.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
  • The College enrolls primarily adult, part-time students. Tuition provided represents the College's comprehensive tuition which enables students to take 36 credits over a 12 month period. The books and supplies estimate is based on federal financial aid standards. Room and board costs are estimates and are for illustrative purposes only. Please use the College's Cost Calculator to determine tuition costs based on the number of credits taken:
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition planX
  • The College offers several tuition plans that are customized to the students' need and level of engagement (see for details.)
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,47012%$5,865,000$2,374
Pell grants2,47012%$5,582,000$2,260
Federal student loans2,91214%$23,687,000$8,134
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in 2013-2014, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment21,495
Undergraduate enrollment20,143
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment7,355
Graduate enrollment1,352
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 1%
Part-time: 99%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 53%
Female: 47%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 14%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 56%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 14%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 12%
25 and over: 88%
Age unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 0%
Part-time: 100%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 99%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: -1%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $75
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General36d197d60d-18d
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-18d-0d-
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other22d----
Finance, General-10d---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-35d24d0d4d
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-22d-0d-
Operations Management and Supervision-21d-2d-
Category total58d382d84d4d22d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General---1d-
Category total---1d-
Education, General----7d
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--20d-14d
Category total--20d-21d
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General---0d-
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other123d----
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician---7d-
Category total123d--7d-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other146d----
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other-4d---
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator-9d---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-53d---
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other----2d
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other--57d-1d
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-320d0d-0d
Category total146d386d57d-3d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other-56d--7d
Category total-56d--7d
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-718d---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies96d----
Category total96d718d---
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other46d----
Category total46d----
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences, Other70d----
Category total70d----
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences2d168d---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other39d494d21d3d-
Category total41d662d21d3d-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other---1d-
Category total---1d-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General1d13d---
Category total1d13d---
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General-437d---
Category total-437d---
Grand total5812,6541821653
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • Thomas Edison State College has developed programs with each branch of the U.S. military and has been providing specialized educational opportunities for members of the United States military for more than three decades. For more information about the College's services and programs for Servicemembers and Veterans, please visit the website:
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 1200
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 79
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 1659
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 33
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $959
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,835
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,753
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,758
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1977 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program9/1/1990 -  Accredited
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program(!)7/12/2012 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/25/2009 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/25/2009 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate6.1%4.9%6.8%
Number in default986766
Number in repayment1,5811,349967
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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