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Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan

TESU Made the Difference

TESU Made the Difference


Thomas Edison State University provides distinctive undergraduate and graduate education for self-directed adults through flexible, high-quality collegiate learning and assessment opportunities.


Building Careers. Advancing Professions. Empowering Lives.

Strategic PlanStrategic Plan

Thomas Edison State University was founded in 1972 to provide adult students with diverse and alternative methods of achieving a college education of the highest quality. As the University marks its 50th year and embarks upon a new era of change and growth, the original intent remains at the heart of what we do.

The Thomas Edison State University Strategic Plan builds on the institution’s distinguished legacy of delivering flexible programs that anticipate and meet the changing needs of today’s diverse adult learners, their employers, and their communities.

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Toni M. Terry, BA

"I am 67 years old, soon to be 68, and to be able to say I did this at this day in my life is just gratification for my own self."

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