Thomas Edison State University Reviews

3.42 out of 5 stars
(81 Reviews)
  • Trenton (NJ)
  • Annual Tuition: $9,967
70% of 81 students said this degree improved their career prospects
63% of 81 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Casey - 7/31/2019
Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2019
"TESU is a great school. Now that the EET program is ABET accredited it allows most individuals to apply for their EIT after taking the FE. This will help you with the certification of becoming a professional engineer. This is a regionally accredited university that is non-profit."
5.0 out of 5 stars
F. Cruz - 7/27/2019
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019
"I dont know how the other reviews thought so poorly about the school. I found the staff very helpful and friendly. The professors were great for the most part. Being in the military the school was accommodating to my schedule. Ive learned a lot and am satisfied with the education Ive received. I definitely recommend if youre good at online education and have self discipline."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Ryan from Olympia - 6/6/2019
Graduation Year: 2011
"It was a great experience. I have attended brick and mortar colleges most of my life. I always had support and encouragement. The professors were great and Ive read that the college is not so responsive. The college was easy for me because Im a self starter."
5.0 out of 5 stars
CM 2019 - 5/22/2019
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2019
"I am glad to have found Thomas Edison State University. I work full-time and was able to earn my BS in Technical Studies. I have earned military education credits and additional credits from community college that were both accepted. I am glad to have found a school that accepts and appreciates the hard work of our military personnel. I have learned a lot during my time here at TESU and would recommend to anyone looking to further their education by earning their Bachelors Degree. Classes were easy to access and the instructors were always there to assist in anything I needed. The exams were taken through a proctored service and they had individuals who were dedicated and professional. I have come away with a better understanding of the technical information prescribed during the course study and look forward to putting what I have learned to work."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Academic - 4/21/2019
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2019
"Great professors, course content, interactions which lead to a solid foundation that anyone can and will greatly benefit from. TECU will definitely make the short list for adult learners. Additionally, the content will enable a person to get a solid understanding of key business subjects like managerial communications, statistics, strategic management, ethical business practices, and writing skills. There is also the technical aspect of learning about software engineering, a programming language or two, and the application of computer information systems in real world business scenarios."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Bryan Averill - 3/25/2019
Degree: Aviation
Graduation Year: 2009
"Edison State is a school for adults who are self-directed, or who have credits from other schools, and who are willing to put in the work and time to finish their degrees. Being self-directed is very critical. I really liked the online courses and instructors. I was grateful for all of the different ways to earn credit and did most, if not all, of them. I was able to move up in my career because of the bachelors I earned at TESC."
2.6 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 3/15/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018
"While extremely convenient and flexible, which is perfect for working adults or parents, the education is sub par and not much information is acquired. The teachers were hard to contact and even when contacted, some of them were super hard to deal with and were unwilling to actually teach us what to do/learn the material. Definitely recommend for undergrad, but definitely do NOT recommend for graduate school."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gorod Daful - 3/4/2019
Degree: Agriculture
Graduation Year: 2012
"Thomas Edison State University is one of higher education public universities in New Jersey and highly flexible that is tailored exclusively for working adults. It generously accepts credits from other colleges and universities both in the U.S. and overseas. It is also has a reasonable tuition and fees compared to other public universities. I highly recommend any student to explore this university and take advantage of their generous acceptance of credits. You can also learn study this university entirely online with various degrees(both undergraduate and graduate) to choose from. check out their website at -Gorod Daful-"
2.1 out of 5 stars
Rodriguez - 2/27/2019
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2019
"I am due to graduate this year 2019, however I do not think it will happen. I am a military member and at first I loved taking online courses at TESU but everything changed when I started taking my last course in order to graduate. The oh-my-God-why-do-I-have-to do-this Capstone course. I am in my 40's and trust me that if I really wanted to do a thesis I would take a course that required one. I know some people and professors say that it is the best way for them to see that you have learned but I disagree. I have never done a "capstone, "thesis", "mini-thesis" or whatever they want to call it. I have a career and I believe that requiring a capstone in adults in order to get your degree is crazy and senseless. I need to prove nothing, I have a career and I just wanted to finish a degree in Liberal Arts. I am not getting a degree for a career or to get more money or a promotion. I just wanted to be able to get one. Lets just say so far the help I have been getting is almost non-existent. "read the syllabus", is what they recommend. So even as I have never done a paper like that they offer no samples, no help, even less support than a full emergency room on the 4th of July. I would recommend adults, especially those with a career to find another school or even better a school that does not require a capstone and instead appreciates the fact that you already have a career and decades of experience that a thesis/capstone will not really help with."
3.8 out of 5 stars
R. N. - 12/26/2018
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019
"TESU is primarily a distance education college with a brick-and-mortar location that includes a nursing school. They cater to active military and busy adults. I enrolled while incarcerated mainly because of their prison-friendly degree program...there is no internet connection required and tests are available in paper format using an approved proctor. The staff and administration are accomodating to individuals' circumstances within reason, and it is not difficult to transfer most credits from regionally accredited institutions. There is a credit-by-exam program that helped me finish my AA fairly quickly. A few times I felt like I was getting the run-around, and different departments were not always on the same page, but with patience all the various minor issues were ironed out. I was close to finishing my BSBA upon release from incarceration so I decided to stick with this college. Setting up financial aid was not difficult, although I wish I qualified for more grants. Reply times have really improved probably as a response to all the bad reviews regarding this past issue. All in all a decent school. To succeed one needs to be self-driven to complete assignments on time and whatnot. TESU has a credit banking system, a couple different course formats, and flexibility for adults pursuing a degree at their own pace. Slightly costly for out-of-state students compared to other distance education schools, but after using their credit-by-exam options it was definitely a good value for me. It may not be as much so nowadays as they no longer accept test-out credits to satisfy their residency requirements for newer students. All together a decent school that I had an overall good experience with."