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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

  • 91 percent of recent graduates* and 95 percent of 5 year out alumni** give the University a rating of "Excellent" or "Good".
  • 86 percent of graduates reported that the University prepared them for life-long learning.**
  • 84 percent of graduates reported that the University had a positive impact on their career.**
  • 95 percent of recent graduates* and 90% of 5 year out alumni** have or would recommend the University to others.

*Source: FY 2018 Thomas Edison State University Survey of Recent Graduates – Undergraduate Level
**Source: FY 2018 Thomas Edison State University Five-Year Out Graduate Survey

Student Achievement

  • Between 2016 and 2018, graduates of the University’s Accelerated 2nd Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program have achieved an average 96.1% percent pass rate for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) over the past three years, including two years where the pass rate was 100 percent (2017 and 2018).

Source: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nur/Pages/NCLEX-RN.aspx

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. Thomas Edison State University students are primarily non first-time, part-time students; 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 illustrates the completion patterns of students who completed a degree from Thomas Edison State University in FY 2019:

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 27% 17% 15% 10% 7% 5% 5% 2% 4% 8%
Baccalaureate 22% 19% 15% 11% 10% 4% 4% 3% 3% 9%
Master 11% 31% 20% 16% 7% 8% 2% 0% 1% 2%
Doctorate - 100% - - - - - - - -

Mean Time to Degree: Associate = 4.0, Baccalaureate = 4.2, Master's = 3.4, and Doctorate = 2.2

Source: The Office of Institutional Research, Thomas Edison State University, Year End Data Files, August 2019

Student Retention and Persistence Information

According to the University's FY 2018 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:

  • Financial issues: 61%
  • Work-related issues: 58%
  • Personal, health or family issues: 53%

According to the University’s FY 2018 Graduate Survey – Undergraduate Level:

  • 87% 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
  • 90% 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

Outcomes Measure Report

IPEDS outcome measures survey pie graph

Colleen Schenk, BA

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