Statement of Accreditation Status

Thomas Edison State University

  • CEO: Dr. Merodie Hancock, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Jeffrey Harmon
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Melissa Hardin, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs » Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): Thomas Edison State College (12/22/2015)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1977
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2021-2022
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2026

Contact Information

111 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608-1176

(609) 984-1100

www.tesu.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • July 2, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Doctor's Degree - Research/Scholarship program, Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), within the institutions scope of accreditation. To note the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • July 2, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the contractual agreement with The Institute for Statistics Education at Statistics.com, 612 N. Jackson Street, Arlington, VA 22201 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • November 16, 2017
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the Periodic Review Report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021-2022.
  • November 16, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the complex substantive change request. To approve the Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies direct assessment program (100%) and the institution's approach to CBE for this program. In addition, to approve the credit hour equivalency methodologies for this program and to include the program within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending approval by the U.S. Department of Education. To remind the institution of the Commission's action of March 2, 2017 requesting a progress report due April 1, 2018.
  • March 2, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the complex substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the contractual arrangement with study.com as part of the institution's participation in the USDE EQUIP initiative. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2018, documenting steps taken to implement the contractual arrangement (Standard 13). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2021 – 2022.
  • February 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution's decision to close its additional location at Fort Sam Houston, 3098 William Hardee Road, Ft. Sam Houston, TX 78234. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the closure of this additional location. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • November 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2017.
  • June 28, 2012
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional location at Fort Sam Houston, 3098 William Hardee Road, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234 within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • June 28, 2012
    To reaffirm accreditation. The Periodic Review report is due June 1, 2017.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (1-2 yrs) Included within the scope:
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope to offer ONE program: Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

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