Who we are
Thomas Edison State College is designed exclusively for adults and serves students wherever they live or work. One of New Jersey's 11 senior public institutions of higher education, we are one of the oldest accredited schools in the country designed exclusively for adults and a pioneer in the use of technology to create learning opportunities for adults. Learn more about our academic programs.
Thomas Edison State College provides flexible, high-quality, collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults. Learn more about our mission.
Thomas Edison State College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). Learn more about accreditation.
Our academic programs
We offer associate, bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 100 areas of study. We also offer noncredit programs.
How to apply
It’s easy. Complete your application online.
More than 20,000 students from all 50 states and approximately 60 countries around the world attend the College. The average age of our students is approximately 35, and they have chosen Thomas Edison State College because they want to complete their educations at a college that is high quality, accredited and convenient. Apply now.
Cost of attending
Thomas Edison State College offers you a range of tuition plans that depend on the number and types of courses you’re taking. New Jersey residents benefit from in-state tuition rates, but no matter where you live, tuition is reasonable. Also, financial aid is available. Learn more about our tuition and fees.
We’re committed to helping you find the resources to complete your degree. Resources include federal and state financial aid, private grants and scholarships, and innovative financing plans. In addition, you may receive reimbursement from your employer. Learn more about financial aid.
Ways of earning credit
At Thomas Edison State College we want you to finish your degree, so we’ve created numerous ways for you to earn credit. Options include online courses; transferring prior college credit; corporate or military training; examination programs; and more. One program you’ll appreciate is Prior Learning Assessment, which enables you to earn college credit for demonstrating knowledge you’re gained outside traditional college classrooms. Learn more about ways to earn college credit.
Our campus in Trenton, New Jersey, comprises beautiful historic buildings as well as new, technologically modern facilities. Learn more about our campus.