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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 2017:

Degree 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

24% 21% 14% 10% 8% 5% 5% 4% 2%

6%

Baccalaureate

19% 22% 17% 14% 7% 5% 4% 2% 2%

9%

Master

19% 31% 23% 17% 4% 1% 2% 2% 2%

3%

Colleen Schenk, BA

"I was able to complete my degree and fulfill a dream that I had, while being able to work and care for my family."

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