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Edison, New Jersey Education and City Information

The township of Edison, NJ, was named after famed inventor Thomas Edison, who set up his laboratory there. Today, Edison is home to Middlesex County College and Rabbi Jacob Joseph School. Several prominent universities, including Rutgers and Princeton, are only a short commute away.

Information About Edison, New Jersey

Edison had a population of nearly 102,000 based on 2014 figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, making it one of the more populous municipalities in New Jersey.

The Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park includes the Edison Memorial Tower, a museum, and Edison State Park. Edison also features Roosevelt Park, where the Edison Arts Society hosts theatrical and musical performances in an outdoor amphitheater.

Edison Educational Opportunities

In Fall 2014, about 12,000 students were enrolled at Middlesex County College, a 2-year public school in Edison. This school offers certificate and associate's degree programs in fields as varied as merchandising and business administration and management, paralegal studies, respiratory care and visual and performing arts.

Edison also hosts Rabbi Jacob Joseph School, a 4-year private rabbinical college with under 100 students. Accredited by the Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools, this school offers bachelor's degrees in Talmudic studies.

Several other 4-year colleges and universities are located within 20 miles of Edison, including Rutgers University in New Brunswick, Kean University in Union, Drew University in Madison, Seton Hall University in South Orange and Princeton University.

Edison Economy

Edison serves as the corporate headquarters for video game company Majesco Entertainment and the U.S. headquarters for international IT company Zylog Systems Limited. The township also is a regional hub for FedEx. Other companies with a significant presence in Edison include Wakefern Food Corp., Home Depot and BASF Catalyst.


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