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Thomas Edison State University has been meeting the unique and dynamic needs of adult students since 1972.

Our mission to provide flexible, high-quality collegiate learning opportunities for self-directed adults wherever they live or work remains at the heart of everything we do.

As you explore our site, you will see that Thomas Edison State University understands the needs of adult learners better than any other institution of higher learning in the world. Whether you are returning to finish your degree or coming to college for the first time, Thomas Edison State University works around your busy life. We are here to help busy adults, like you, earn a college degree.

Our students take online courses, enroll in guided study programs and take advantage of examination programs developed exclusively for adult learners. Students may also earn credit by demonstrating college-level knowledge acquired outside the classroom and by transferring credits earned from other regionally accredited colleges and universities. The hallmarks of our programs are maximum flexibility and academic excellence.

Thank you for your interest in Thomas Edison State University. I wish you well as you take the next steps toward achieving your educational goals.


Merodie A. Hancock, PhD

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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