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
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​New Brunswick

Piscataway, NJ

2,084
Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

2,071
Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN

2,048
Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

2,021
Oakland University

Rochester, MI

1,989
University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

1,964
University at Buffalo—​SUNY

Buffalo, NY

1,929
University of Hawaii—​Manoa

Honolulu, HI

1,921
Texas A&M University—​College Station

College Station, TX

1,919
Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL

1,913
Illinois State University

Normal, IL

1,908
University of Texas—​El Paso

El Paso, TX

1,907
University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

1,894
University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

1,880
University of Maryland—​College Park

College Park, MD

1,854
Iowa State University

Ames, IA

1,841
University of Massachusetts—​Boston

Boston, MA

1,828
Southern Illinois University—​Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

1,818
Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

1,806
University of Missouri—​St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

1,805
Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI

1,800
Indiana University-​Purdue University—​Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

1,796
California State University—​East Bay

Hayward, CA

1,794
University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

1,787
California State University—​Dominguez Hills

Carson, CA

1,786
Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK

1,779
University of Houston—​Clear Lake

Houston, TX

1,772
University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

1,770
Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

1,758
DePaul University

Chicago, IL

1,738
University of Wisconsin—​Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

1,730
Utah State University

Logan, UT

1,728
Wilmington University

New Castle, DE

1,728
Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

1,722
University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, OK

1,720
CUNY—​Hunter College

New York, NY

1,706
University of California—​Irvine

Irvine, CA

1,704
Utah Valley University

Orem, UT

1,699
University of North Carolina—​Greensboro

Greensboro, NC

1,687
CUNY—​Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY

1,679
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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