Thomas Edison State University

Trenton, NJ 08608

Thomas Edison State University (TECU) is a public university in Trenton, New Jersey. It was founded in 1972 as the Thomas Edison State College. After receiving university status in 2015, the college changed its name to reflect its new status. The campus is in downtown Trenton and continues to grow. It now includes the Kelsey Building, the Center for Learning and Technology, and the Academic Center. The university offers over 100 programs through its five schools. These schools include the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing. The university has also embraced technology by offering a variety of online courses and programs that are offered entirely online. 

Students wishing to obtain a BSN may apply to the traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, or RN to BSN program. The accelerated BSN is for students with a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field and takes 12 months to complete. It is a full-time program and the university discourages students from working while completing the program. The school also offers an MSN program and an RN to MSN program. Registered nurses with an associate degree may work toward their BSN or MSN degree. These programs are accredited by both the CCNE and the ACEN. 


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  3. Accelerated BSN
  4. RN to BSN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 482
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Nursing Education Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Postbaccalaureate certificate 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 0
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Master's degree 60

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Thomas Edison State University

The College of New Jersey
3.38 miles away
Eastern Center for Arts & Technology - Park House at Providence Point
18.37 miles away
New Courtland Education Center
24.81 miles away
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
25.8 miles away
Temple University
26.34 miles away
Rutgers University-Camden
26.54 miles away
AVTECH Institute of Technology
29.51 miles away
Brooks Alternative Tech School
29.96 miles away
Eastern Center for Arts & Technology - Peter Beck Community
32.07 miles away
Passaic County Technical Institute
36.44 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1977 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
02/01/2012 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
09/01/1990 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/25/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/25/2009 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price

This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergrad students in 2015-2016, therefore net price information is not available.

Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $385.00 $499.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $668.00 $668.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and New Jersey state board of nursing
Thomas Edison State University
111 W State St
Trenton, NJ 08608

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