Thomas Edison State University
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 LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students11,945|
|Student to Faculty Ratio15:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
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
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$396/credit|
|In State Students||$396/credit|
|Out of State Students||$499/credit|
|In District Students||$668/credit|
|In State Students||$668/credit|
|Out of State Students||$668/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and New Jersey state board of nursing.