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Thomas Edison State University Overview

Thomas Edison State University is a public institution located in Trenton, New Jersey. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Thomas Edison State University Known For?

2,367 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at TESU.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from TESU makes roughly $49,600 a year. This is 22% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Thomas Edison State University Rankings

TESU landed the #193 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #4 out of 60 schools in New Jersey.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

TESU has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#38 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#293 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at TESU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Other Military Tech & Applied Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Biological & Physical Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Military Technologies & Applied Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Intelligence & Command Control Operations Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Electronics Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best General Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards TESU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best General Social Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#7 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#9 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#9 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#19 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#27 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Thomas Edison State University?

Location of Thomas Edison State University

Contact details for TESU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 111 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone: 609-984-1100
Website: www.tesu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tesc.edu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tesc_edu

How Do I Get Into TESU?

You can apply to TESU online at: www.tesu.edu/apply

As long as you submit the requested materials to Thomas Edison State University when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Thomas Edison State University?

7.1% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at TESU is 7.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Thomas Edison State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

69 Full-Time Undergraduates
87% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,544 undergraduate students at TESU, with 69 being full-time and 9,475 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  TESU

There are also 683 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 69 full-time undergraduates at TESU, 13% are male and 87% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  TESU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Thomas Edison State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of TESU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 34
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 15

Over 4 countries are represented at TESU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are The Gambia, India, and Venezuela.

Online Learning at Thomas Edison State University

10,836 Took All Classes Online
10,934 Took At Least One Class Online
-14.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 20 bachelor’s degree and 9 master’s degree programs available online at TESU. In 2017-2018, 10,934 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at TESU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of TESU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Thomas Edison State University was -14.2%. This is the #219 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at TESU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of TESU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health Professions 25%
Applied Mathematics 60%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 67%
Computer & Information Sciences 12%
Computer Information Systems 12%
Education 6%
Electronics Engineering Technology 3%
Engineering Technologies 3%
Finance & Financial Management 48%
Health Professions 3%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 2%
Human Resource Management 4%
Instructional Media Design 57%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 2%
Liberal Arts General Studies 2%
Mathematics & Statistics 60%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 3%
Nursing 10%
Other Health Professions 8%
Other Homeland Security 4%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 6%
Other Public Administration 44%
Psychology 80%
Public Administration & Social Service 17%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at TESU ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at TESU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology #1
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) #1
Mechanic & Repair Technologies #2
Biological & Physical Science #2
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences #2
Other Military Tech & Applied Sciences #3
Communication & Journalism (Other) #3
Other Public Administration #5
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences #6
Electronics Engineering Technology #6
Other Health Professions #6
Other Homeland Security #7
Business Support & Assistant Services #10
Other Business, Management & Marketing #10
Allied Health Professions #12
General Social Sciences #17
Engineering Technologies #20
Health & Physical Education #22
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #23
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services #24
General Education #28
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #28
Homeland Security #32
Instructional Media Design #37
Finance & Financial Management #39
Human Services #40
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #40
Communication & Journalism #48
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #54
General Business/Commerce #58
Liberal Arts General Studies #61
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #61
Marketing #63
Computer Information Systems #66
Nursing #66
Social Sciences #67
Educational Administration #68
Psychology #72
Public Administration & Social Service #77
Human Resource Management #85
Accounting #95
Computer & Information Sciences #99
Education #103
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #108
Health & Medical Administrative Services #112
Business Administration & Management #142
Health Professions #146
Business, Management & Marketing #152

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Thomas Edison State University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 87 0 501 0 0 0 588
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 80 3 435 0 18 0 536
Business Administration & Management 54 5 206 9 64 0 338
Nursing 0 0 252 0 54 8 314
General Social Sciences 0 0 185 0 0 0 185
Biological & Physical Science 26 0 109 0 0 0 135
Electronics Engineering Technology 71 6 0 0 0 0 77
Other Health Professions 0 0 50 0 0 0 50
Human Resource Management 0 2 30 2 15 0 49
Accounting 0 2 44 0 0 0 46
Other Homeland Security 0 0 44 1 0 0 45
Other Military Tech & Applied Sciences 38 0 0 0 0 0 38
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 28 0 0 0 0 0 28
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 27 0 0 0 0 0 27
Finance & Financial Management 0 2 23 0 0 0 25
Educational Administration 0 0 0 7 17 0 24
Marketing 0 0 16 0 0 0 16
Computer Information Systems 0 8 0 0 8 0 16
Homeland Security 0 0 0 1 9 0 10
Human Services 4 0 5 0 0 0 9
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0 9 0 9
Allied Health Professions 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
Applied Mathematics 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Business Support & Assistant Services 4 0 0 0 0 0 4
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
General Psychology 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Air Transportation 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 419 31 1,917 23 201 8 2,599

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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