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
Missouri State University

Springfield, MO

1,575
Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

1,550
University of Colorado—​Denver

Denver, CO

1,531
Kean University

Union, NJ

1,505
University of Memphis

Memphis, TN

1,494
Texas Woman's University

Denton, TX

1,485
University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

1,481
University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

1,475
University of Missouri—​Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

1,471
Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

1,467
Wichita State University

Wichita, KS

1,467
Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

1,457
University of Illinois—​Chicago

Chicago, IL

1,452
CUNY—​Baruch College

New York, NY

1,451
Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

1,449
Troy University

Troy, AL

1,430
Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO

1,429
CUNY—​City College

New York, NY

1,427
East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

1,427
University of Missouri

Columbia, MO

1,407
Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

1,406
California State University—​Chico

Chico, CA

1,402
University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

1,400
University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

1,391
University at Albany—​SUNY

Albany, NY

1,379
Stony Brook University—​SUNY

Stony Brook, NY

1,373
California State University—​San Bernardino

San Bernardino, CA

1,372
William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, NJ

1,367
University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

1,363
Eastern Washington University

Cheney, WA

1,361
University of Maryland—​Baltimore County

Baltimore, MD

1,357
Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

1,356
California State University—​San Marcos

San Marcos, CA

1,350
University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Champaign, IL

1,350
Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL

1,328
Northeastern Illinois University

Chicago, IL

1,327
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

West Chester, PA

1,316
University of Georgia

Athens, GA

1,314
University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

1,299
Kent State University

Kent, OH

1,286
University of Alabama—​Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

1,270
Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX

1,251
Rowan University

Glassboro, NJ

1,248
University of West Florida

Pensacola, FL

1,246
CUNY—​New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn, NY

1,245
University of California—​Riverside

Riverside, CA

1,236
University of Tennessee

Knoxville, TN

1,233
University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL

1,227
University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

1,223
Southern Illinois University—​Edwardsville

Edwardsville, IL

1,221

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