Thomas Edison State College has received national press in the New York Times, where it was praised for its flexible degree programs for adults, and on the website Schools.com, where it is currently featured in a story on selecting schools that offer online programs.
In the New York Times, the College was profiled the story “Adults Are Flocking to College that Paved Way for Flexibility,” which appeared in the Feb. 25, 2013 edition. The story featured an interview with College President George A. Pruitt and several College alumni who earned all or most of their credit using external credit sources, including Dr. Arthur C. Brooks ‘94, Jennifer Hunt ’12, Pilar Mercedes Foy ’12 and David Esterson ’12.
In May 2013, Schools.com included the College in the story, "Online Schools Have Come a Long Way." The story references the New York Times article and mentions how Thomas Edison State College students can earn credit for college-level knowledge acquired outside the classroom.
In addition, Dr. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, wrote an opinion piece published in the Feb. 1, 2013 edition of the New York Times and praised his alma mater and its nontraditional model of higher education. In the column, Dr. Brooks recalls that when he was in his late 20s, he was ready to return to school but had no desire to burden himself with debt.
“Fortunately, there was a solution – an institution called Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J.”, he writes.