Student Satisfaction and Achievement

What You Can Expect
What You Can Expect

In addition to learning outcomes and accreditation, Thomas Edison State University assesses its institutional performance by examining the satisfaction and achievements of our students and graduates.

Student Satisfaction

  • 85 percent of graduates who went on to earn a graduate degree reported that the University prepared them well for graduate school *

  • 96 percent of graduates have or would recommend the University to others **
     
  • 95 percent of graduates give the University a rating of “excellent” or “good” **
     
  • 92 percent of graduates reported that their experience at the University was worth the investment * 

*Source: FY 2015 Thomas Edison State University Five-Year Out Graduate Survey
**Source: FY 2015 Thomas Edison State University Survey of Recent Graduates - Undergraduate Level


Student Achievement

  • Graduates of the University’s Accelerated 2nd Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program have achieved an average 97 percent pass rate for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) over the past three years, including two years where pass rates were 100 percent (2012 and 2014).

Time to Graduate Information 

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%

Student Retention and Persistence Information

According to the University’s FY 2014 Persistence Survey, the most common reasons reported by students for leaving Thomas Edison State University before completing a degree were external factors not associated with the institution. The primary reasons for stopping out include:

  • Work-related issues:  57.5%
  • Financial issues:  54.1%
  • Personal, health or family issues:  53.3%

According to the University’s FY 2015 Survey of Recent Graduates - Undergraduate Level:

  • 82% of graduates who had stopped out before returning to the institution reported there was nothing the University could have done to help them remain enrolled without interruption
  • 82% of graduates who had stopped out before returning to the institution reported there was nothing the University could have done to help facilitate their return