How Long Will It Take

Most Thomas Edison State University students are working adults who attend school part-time while managing their professional and personal responsibilities. Most of our students are not first-time, full time students and the time it takes them to complete a degree varies widely and depends largely on the following two factors:

  • How many transfer credits they are able to apply to their degree program
  • How much time they can commit to earning the credits required to finish their degree

The following information might help you understand completion patterns of students who completed a degree from Thomas Edison State University in FY 2016:

  1 year or less 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years 6 years 7 years 8 years 9 years 10 or more years
Associate 31% 21% 14% 5% 6% 6% 5% 3% 3% 6%
Baccalaureate 18% 22% 20% 12% 8% 5% 3% 3% 2% 6%
Master 9% 31% 32% 12% 7% 4% 2% 1% 1% 2%