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 Washington

Seattle, WA

1,672
University of Texas—​Dallas

Richardson, TX

1,669
California State University—​Fresno

Fresno, CA

1,666
University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

1,664
University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

1,658
University of California—​Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA

1,651
University of Mississippi

University, MS

1,632
CUNY—​John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York, NY

1,621
Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

1,617
University of North Carolina—​Wilmington

Wilmington, NC

1,617

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