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Thomas Edison State College University (nowadays known as Thomas Edison State University, or TESU) is one of the most frequently
searched colleges in America, according to a recent internet
keyword search of American universities.
The college was established in 1972, and officially became a university in 2015. Thomas Edison State currently maintains more than 18,000 undergraduate and post graduate students. All students at TESU attend the school part time.
Thomas Edison State University is organized into the following schools:
The school has an open admissions policy, because TESU is one of New Jersey's 11 public colleges. The other 10 New Jersey public colleges and universities are
Notable alumni of Thomas Edison State include head basketball coach Mike Davis, Brigadier General Walter E. Fountain, radio host Jim Harrington, aerospace physiologist Captain Edwin Muñiz, and astronomer Michael D. Reynolds, among others.
TESU is accredited to award degrees by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Thomas Edison State.
Above: The entrance to Thomas Edison State
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1. Where is Thomas Edison State College and University?
Thomas Edison State is located in downtown Trenton, New Jersey, near the corner of State and Barrack Streets. The exact campus address of TESU is
Thomas Edison State University
111 West State Street
Trenton, New Jersey
2. What undergraduate studies are offered at Thomas Edison State College and University?
Thomas Edison State offers degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Associate and Bachelor degrees are available in more than 100 fields of study.
For example, here is a list of many of the undergraduate degrees offered at TESU:
3. What graduate programs are available at Thomas Edison State College and University?
Numerous Masters and Doctorate degrees are available from Thomas Edison State:
TESU offers Masters degrees in
as well as a Doctoral degree in Nursing.
Above: A campus building at Thomas Edison State
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4. How much does it cost to attend Thomas Edison State College and University?
According to the school website, the cost of tuition for undergraduate enrollment in classes at Thomas Edison State is
The semester-based tuition for TESU is as follows:
For the semester-based plan, students pay an annual tuition for up to 36 credits over a 12-month period.
Additional fees may also apply. These may include application fees, student orientation fees, lab fees, materials fees, graduation fees, and others, as well as funds for textbooks, course materials, and transportation.
Scholarships and other financial aid may be available, from various grant and loan programs, among other fundraising efforts. Students must complete and submit the FAFSA form to receive financial aid.
Above: Glen Cairn Hall at Thomas Edison State
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5. What is the Thomas Edison State College and University campus like?
The university occupies an urban campus setting of eight restored historic buildings in downtown Trenton.
Notable campus buildings include the Kelsey building, the Townhouse Complex, the Center for Learning and Technology, and Kuser Mansion, among others.
There is no on-campus housing available at TESU. However, there are quite a few apartment complexes nearby.
The school colors are burgundy and beige.
There are many conveniences within walking distance of the TESU campus. Public transportation is abundant in downtown Trenton. What's more, New York City is only about 80 miles northeast of there, and Philadelphia is only about 40 miles to the southwest.
Nearby attractions to the TESU campus include the New Jersey State House Museum, the Old Barracks Museum, the New Jersey State Library, and of course the Delaware River, among others.
Above: The Clock, a TESU landmark
6. What are the distance learning options at Thomas Edison State College and University?
Students enrolled at TESU can earn Bachelor’s and Master's degrees online, as well as taking individual courses.
Online courses are delivered through a learning management system called myEdison.
Here is a list of Online Degree Programs available at TESU:
Associate Degree Programs
Bachelor Degree Programs
Graduate Degree Programs
Undergraduate Certificate Programs
Graduate Certificate Programs
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Above: The NEW Thomas Edison State logo
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7. What is the contact information for Thomas Edison State College and University?
You can reach an operator at the campus of Thomas Edison State (or inquire about financial aid at TESU) by calling 888-442-8372.
To reach the distance learning department at Thomas Edison State, call 609-777-5680.
Above: Downtown Trenton, New Jersey
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