Thomas Edison State University
Trenton, NJ 08608


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 12,489
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Thomas Edison State University has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Tuition & Fees

Thomas Edison State University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $9,352 and in-state students paid $6,350.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Thomas Edison State University has enrolled a total of 12,489 students (48 students full-time and 12,441 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 12,489 students, 2,536 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 54% men and 46% women and 11,701 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 788 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 12,441 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 51%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 16%

Black/African American: 14%

Hispanic: 10%

Asian: 4%

Two or more races: 2%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Thomas Edison State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 22% 2,076 606
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 20% 1,854 616
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 19% 1,770 546
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 16% 1,547 509
Social Sciences 7% 644 0
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 4% 334 110
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 1% 136 10
Military Technologies And Applied Sciences 1% 128 0
Education 1% 96 22
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 1% 66 0

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Thomas Edison State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $45,400. Last year, out of the total 929 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 799 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 501 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 421 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $45,400 $50,000
Employment Rate 86% 84%
Total Graduates 929 501

Campus Location

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