Since 1972, Thomas Edison State College has provided a unique and critical product in the realm of higher learning: a flexible, high-quality college education and degrees for adults. A pioneer in the use of technology for distance learning, TESC offers adult students the ability to gain a bachelors and masters degree in over 100 areas of study no matter where they live. From its base in downtown Trenton, TESC has enabled more than 20,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries to attend its college. While it is a virtual college, TESC has a unique bricks-and-mortar presence in Trenton, headquartered at the Kelsey Building complex on State Street, whose main structure was designed in 1910 by world-renowned architect Cass Gilbert (designer of New York City's Woolworth Building). The TESC's Watson Institute for Public Policy is located in Trenton's historic Kuser Mansion, also on State Street. With its eyes on the future, TESC plans to construct a major new nursing school next door to the Kuser Mansion. For information about academic and other programs, go to http://www.tesc.edu/.