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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:

  1. Heavin School of Arts and Sciences
  2. John S. Watson School of Public Service
  3. School of Applied Science and Technology
  4. School of Business and Management
  5. W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing


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

  1. Kean University
  2. Montclair State University
  3. New Jersey City University
  4. New Jersey Institute of Technology
  5. Ramapo College of New Jersey
  6. Rowan University
  7. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
  8. Stockton University
  9. The College of New Jersey
  10. William Paterson University


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

08608 




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:

  • Accounting
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Sciences
  • Art
  • Aviation
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Career Coaching
  • Clinical Lab Science
  • Clinical Trials Management
  • Communications
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Construction
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Educational Leadership
  • Electrical Technology
  • Energy Systems Technology
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance
  • Foreign Languages
  • Fundraising
  • General Management
  • Health Sciences
  • Healthcare Management
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Resources Management
  • Imaging Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • Labor Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Imaging
  • Military Technology
  • Music
  • Nuclear Engineering Technology
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Philosophy
  • Photogrpahy
  • Political Science
  • Polysomnography
  • Project Management
  • Psychology
  • Public Service
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Religion
  • Respiratory Care
  • Sociology
  • Systems Maintenance
  • Theater Arts




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 

  • Applied Science
  • Business Administration
  • Educational Leadership
  • Educational Technology and Online Learning
  • Healthcare Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Technology
  • International Business Finance
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management
  • Nursing
  • Public Service

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

  • $396 per credit for New Jersey residents
  • $499 per credit for out of state residents
  • $525 per credit for non matriculated students


The semester-based tuition for TESU is as follows:

  • $7,300 per semester for New Jersey residents
  • $9,820 per semester for out of state residents

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

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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

  • Applied Computer Studies
  • Applied Electronics Studies
  • Arts
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Electrical Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Human Services
  • Mathematics
  • Nuclear Engineering Technology
  • Technical Studies


Bachelor Degree Programs

  • Accounting
  • Communications
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Electrical Technology
  • Electrical Systems Engineering Technology
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Technology
  • International Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology
  • Nursing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Psychology
  • Professional Studies
  • Sociology
  • Technical Studies


Graduate Degree Programs

  • Applied Science and Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Educational Leadership
  • Educational Technology & Online Learning
  • Homeland Security
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Technology
  • International Business Finance
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management
  • Nursing
  • Public Service


Undergraduate Certificate Programs

  • Accounting
  • Communications
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Electronics
  • Finance
  • Fitness and Wellness Services
  • Gas Distribution
  • General Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Polysomnography
  • Psychology


Graduate Certificate Programs

  • Clinical Trials Management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Humanities
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Geropsychology
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Resources Management
  • Nursing
  • Online Learning and Teaching
  • Organizational Management and Leadership
  • Professional Communications
  • Project Management
  • Psychology (Industrial / Organizational)
  • Strategic Planning



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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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