Most Transfer Students

Students transfer colleges for a number of reasons. Some change majors and move to a school that better suits their new path. Others start at a two-year college before transferring to finish their degree at a four-year college or university. Even if a first choice college simply wasn't the right fit, students can take heart in knowing they're not alone. As the schools on this list demonstrated based on the number of transfers enrolling in fall 2012, thousands of students transfer schools every year.

School New transfer students enrolled for Fall 2012
DeVry University

Downers Grove, IL

13,210
Excelsior College

Albany, NY

10,134
University of Texas—​Arlington

Arlington, TX

8,649
Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

7,228
University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

6,110
American Public University System

Charles Town, WV

5,583
California State University—​Fullerton

Fullerton, CA

4,343
University of Houston

Houston, TX

4,299
Florida International University

Miami, FL

4,248
California State University—​Northridge

Northridge, CA

3,978
California State University—​Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

3,940
University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

3,902
University of North Texas

Denton, TX

3,829
Daytona State College

Daytona Beach, FL

3,802
Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

3,757
Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

3,678
University of Maryland—​University College

Adelphi, MD

3,677
California State University—​Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

3,605
San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

3,499
San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

3,461
University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

3,172
San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

3,124
University of California—​Davis

Davis, CA

2,888
Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

2,736
Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA

2,732
University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

2,639
University of North Carolina—​Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

2,568
Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

2,522
Washington State University

Pullman, WA

2,402
Ohio State University—​Columbus

Columbus, OH

2,390
Fort Hays State University

Hays, KS

2,381
Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ

2,364
University of Nevada—​Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

2,343
Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA

2,284
Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX

2,264
University of Texas—​San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

2,249
University of California—​San Diego

La Jolla, CA

2,239
University of Houston—​Downtown

Houston, TX

2,236
CUNY—​Queens College

Flushing, NY

2,205
SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, NY

2,180
University of California—​Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

2,177
Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

2,166
Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA

2,164
Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, CO

2,123
California State University—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

2,118
George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

2,108
University of Minnesota—​Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN

2,106
Towson University

Towson, MD

2,105
California State Polytechnic University—​Pomona

Pomona, CA

2,094
Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI

2,094

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