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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:  20,877 (19,596 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
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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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,632$1,676$1,664$1,6982.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$5,328$5,472$5,465$5,5862.2%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Off Campus$12,083$12,791$12,971$13,3843.2%
Off Campus with Family$6,755$7,319$7,506$7,7983.9%
Off Campus$14,390$15,306$15,574$16,0793.2%
Off Campus with Family$9,062$9,834$10,109$10,4933.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition planX
  • * The College offers three tuition plans that are customized to the student's need and level of engagement(see for details).
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,30512%$5,478,000$2,377
Pell grants2,30512%$5,255,000$2,280
Federal student loans2,86615%$22,798,000$7,955
  • 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 2012-2013, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment20,877
Undergraduate enrollment19,596
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment7,846
Graduate enrollment1,281
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: 15%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 59%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 11%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student Age
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 12%
25 and over: 88%
Age unknown: 0%
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: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 1%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 (2013-2014): $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) 2012-2013
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, General37d206d61d-14d
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-10d-1d-
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other26d----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other1d----
Business/Commerce, General2d----
Finance, General-6d---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-34d28d0d5d
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-18d-1d-
Operations Management and Supervision-9d-0d-
Category total66d366d89d6d19d
Education, General----7d
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--27d-15d
Category total--27d-22d
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General---0d-
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other146d----
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician---2d-
Category total146d--2d-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other155d----
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator-5d---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-32d---
Nursing Education----0d
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other----1d
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other--49d--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-253d---
Category total155d290d49d-1d
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other-48d--3d
Category total-48d--3d
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-755d---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies98d----
Category total98d755d---
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other70d----
Category total70d----
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences, Other110d----
Category total110d----
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences4d133d---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other50d472d15d0d-
Category total54d605d15d0d-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General6d16d---
Category total6d16d---
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General-426d---
Category total-426d---
Grand total7052,506180845
  • 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
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
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 Year201120102009
Default rate4.9%6.8%6.5%
Number in default676655
Number in repayment1,349967845
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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