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Thomas Edison State University is a public institution situated in Trenton, New Jersey. The city atmosphere of Trenton makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

189 Undergraduate Degrees
34 Graduate Degrees

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Thomas Edison State University Rankings

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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#42 Best Value Nursing 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
#11 Best Colleges for the Money College Factual
#67 Best Value Colleges for Registered Nursing College Factual
#110 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#166 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual
#281 Best Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#321 Best Colleges College Factual

Where Is 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

How Do I Get Into TESU?

You can apply to TESU online at:

Since Thomas Edison State University has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Thomas Edison State University?

4.7% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at TESU is 4.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Thomas Edison State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

75 Full-Time Undergraduates
80% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,576 undergraduate students at TESU, with 75 being full-time and 9,501 being part-time.


There are also 919 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 75 full-time undergraduates at TESU, 20% are male and 80% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 45
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 9

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

10,420 Took All Classes Online
10,495 Took At Least One Class Online
-4.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 10,495 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.


This school is the 4th most popular in New Jersey for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of TESU Rankings

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Thomas Edison State University was $7,182 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $9,278. The following table shows how TESU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Registered Nursing #1 #1
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing #1 #4
Nursing #19 #27

Online Growth Rankings of TESU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Thomas Edison State University was -4.2%. This is the #543 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at TESU regardless of major.

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
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing #44
Nursing Practice #85
Nursing Administration #87
Nursing #341

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 Nursing Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 189 0 0 189
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 0 30 0 30
Nursing Practice 0 0 4 4
Nursing Administration 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 189 30 4 223


*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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