Thomas Edison State University

Public, Four-years School Located in Trenton, NJ

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How much is the TESU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, TESU's tuition & fees is $6,638 for New Jersey residents and $8,598 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $14,008 for New Jersey residents and $15,968 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

TESU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
New Jersey Residents Tuition & Fees$6,638
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,598
Books & Supplies Costs$1,700
Off-campus Room & Board$5,103
Off-campus Expenses$567
2023-2024 Estimates
New Jersey Residents Tuition & Fees$6,135
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$7,913

How Much Does it Cost to Go to TESU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $26,594 at TESU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is -$nan. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to -$nan.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$7,736-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2024-25)$6,960-$nan-$nan
Junior (2025-26)$6,263-$nan-$nan
Senior (2026-27)$5,635-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$26,594-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$6,960-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2025-26)$6,263-$nan-$nan
Junior (2026-27)$5,635-$nan-$nan
Senior (2027-28)$5,070-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$23,928-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$6,263-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2026-27)$5,635-$nan-$nan
Junior (2027-28)$5,070-$nan-$nan
Senior (2028-29)$4,562-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$21,529-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$5,635-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2027-28)$5,070-$nan-$nan
Junior (2028-29)$4,562-$nan-$nan
Senior (2029-30)$4,104-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$19,371-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$5,070-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2028-29)$4,562-$nan-$nan
Junior (2029-30)$4,104-$nan-$nan
Senior (2030-31)$3,693-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$17,429-$nan-$nan

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, TESU' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,949. Compared to public, four-years colleges in New Jersey, its tuition is much lower than the average tuition of $14,599.
Thomas Edison State University$6,638$8,598
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
New Jersey Four-years Colleges$18,859
Public Schools$10,270$14,599
Private Schools$20,089

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between TESU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Thomas Edison State UniversityTrenton, NJ$6,638$8,598
Chadron State CollegeChadron, NE$7,354$8,078
University of Wisconsin-Green BayGreen Bay, WI$8,342$16,929
University of MontevalloMontevallo, AL$13,710$26,730
CUNY Hunter CollegeNew York, NY$7,382$15,332
Henderson State UniversityArkadelphia, AR$7,885$9,882
Fort Valley State UniversityFort Valley, GA$5,392$16,114
Western New Mexico UniversitySilver City, NM$7,868$14,354
University of Southern MainePortland, ME$10,920$27,104
Coastal Carolina UniversityConway, SC$11,640$29,628
Jacksonville State UniversityJacksonville, AL$12,426$22,716

Financial Aid and COA

At Thomas Edison State University, 2,549 students (29%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $2,520.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at TESU is $13,448 for students living off-campus.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
New Jersey ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$14,008$15,968
Tuition & Fees$6,638$8,598
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$7,370$7,370
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$11,488$13,448
Average Financial Aid$2,520$2,520
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,54929%$2,520
Pell Grants1,58718%$2,817
Federal Student Loan1,81821%$7,089

Student Population

Thomas Edison State University has a total of 8,248 students including 7,358 undergraduate and 890 graduate students. By gender, there are 5,680 male students and 4,041 female students attending TESU. The school offers online degree programs and 8,172 students enrolled online exclusively (99.08% of all students).
Total9,721 5,6804,041
Undergraduate8,754 5,2923,462
Graduate967 388579

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address111 W State St, Trenton, NJ
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered84 Programs
Online Program Offered83 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered15 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population8,248
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate15 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Staffs283 (Full-time), 26 (Part-time)
Average Staff Salary$95,488