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
University of California—​Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

1,220
Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

1,216
Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

1,215
SUNY Buffalo State

Buffalo, NY

1,212
North Carolina State University—​Raleigh

Raleigh, NC

1,209
Texas A&M University—​Commerce

Commerce, TX

1,206
East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, TN

1,189
University of Nebraska—​Omaha

Omaha, NE

1,188
Boise State University

Boise, ID

1,175
Auburn University

Auburn University, AL

1,173
Clemson University

Clemson, SC

1,166
University of Texas—​Pan American

Edinburg, TX

1,166
University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

1,165
University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

1,164
West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

1,162
Binghamton University—​SUNY

Binghamton, NY

1,158
Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

1,153
Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL

1,142
University of Colorado—​Boulder

Boulder, CO

1,136
St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud, MN

1,123
Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY

1,119
University of Massachusetts—​Lowell

Lowell, MA

1,119
University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

1,119
Wright State University

Dayton, OH

1,101
University of Akron

Akron, OH

1,100
University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

1,096
University of Colorado—​Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO

1,088
Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA

1,083
Farmingdale State College—​SUNY

Farmingdale, NY

1,072
Minnesota State University—​Mankato

Mankato, MN

1,071
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Galloway, NJ

1,067
University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

1,053
Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA

1,051
University of Wisconsin—​Oshkosh

Oshkosh, WI

1,049
Arkansas State University

State University, AR

1,043
Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

1,043
University of Massachusetts—​Amherst

Amherst, MA

1,036
Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, CT

1,033
University of Nebraska—​Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

1,030
Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

1,029
University of Nevada—​Reno

Reno, NV

1,022
Stephen F. Austin State University

Nacogdoches, TX

1,017
Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

1,011
University of South Alabama

Mobile, AL

1,002
Fashion Institute of Technology

New York, NY

999
University of Texas—​Tyler

Tyler, TX

999
Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, CT

997
University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

985
College at Brockport—​SUNY

Brockport, NY

971
Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

966

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