Thomas Edison State College

Thomas Edison State College

Thomas Edison State College, or TESC, is a public institution of higher education located in Trenton, New Jersey. It was established in 1972. TESC offers more than ten degrees at the undergraduate level and more than three master degrees in over 100 major areas of study. The college was named in honor of Thomas Alva Edison, a New Jersey resident.

TESC's main campus is located in Trenton which is adjacent to the New Jersey State House complex and the State House historic district. It consists of five main facilities: the Kelsey Building, the Townhouse Complex, the Academic Center, Kuser Mansion, and the Canal Banks Building.

Some notable alumni of the college include Bonnie Watson Coleman, majority leader of the New Jersey general assembly; Steven L. Herman, foreign correspondent; Brian M. Hughes, current Executive of New Jersey's Mercer County; and Kristina Sisco, actress.

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Thomas Edison State College
101 W State St
Trenton , NJ 08608-1176
General Phone: (609) 984-1100

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Thomas Edison State College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,556liberal arts and sciences, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, social services
Business and Management357business, business management, operations management, accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, business and related services
Engineering Technician177electronics tech, electrical/electronic tech
Science103biological and physical sciences
Medical Support and Technology86allied health and medical assisting, radiation therapist
Nursing and Emergency Medicine72registered nursing, various nursing
Family and Social Work59human services
Mechanics and Repair31mechanic and repair
Office and Administration21business support services
Medicine21health professions
Engineering11military technologies
Education and Teaching7education
Security and Law Enforcement4security and protective services
Medical Administration3pharmacy courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and fitness
Computer Science and Engineering1computer and info science

Number of programs and degrees for Thomas Edison State College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years33
Postbaccalaureate certificate195
Associate's degree49212
Bachelor's degree1,91513
Master's degree803
Post-master's certificate11

Thomas Edison State College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Thomas Edison State College had a total enrollment of 16,423 students (3,608 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 97%
Graduate 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 60%
Black 16%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 0%
20-21 2%
22-24 7%
25-29 23%
30-34 18%
35-39 18%
40-49 22%
50-64 9%
65+ 0%

Thomas Edison State College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year

Thomas Edison State College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Trenton, New Jersey for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Jersey Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Thomas Edison State College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,555
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,520
Books and supplies $ 1,670

Financial Aid:
Thomas Edison State College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2192200)

Thomas Edison State College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Military Technologies

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Liberal Arts
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General

Mechanics And Repair
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other

Medical Administration
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other

Office And Administration
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Security and Protective Services, Other

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