Thomas Edison State College: Narrative Description

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101 West State St.
Trenton, NJ 08608-1176
Tel: (609)984-1100; 888-442-8372
Admissions: 888-442-8372
Fax: (609)292-9000
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees (offers only distance learning degree programs). Founded 1972. Setting: 2-acre urban campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Total enrollment: 11,000. Part-time: 10,750 students, 45% women, 55% men. Students come from 55 states and territories, 74 other countries, 43% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 11% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 86% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; engineering/engineering technologies; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: continuous. Services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: electronic application. Required: age 21 or over and a high school graduate. Entrance: noncompetitive.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $75. State resident tuition: $3490 per year part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5015 per year part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Campus security: guard from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., local police patrol. College housing not available.

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