STUDENT TRANSFER DESTINATIONS BY STATE

This site presents data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC) on the number of students at public institutions who transferred in the United States and its territories both in-state and out-of-state for the 2006, 2008, and 2010 cohorts. Each cohort of students is made up of first-time students of any age who began their postsecondary studies in one of these years. Cohorts include both full-time and part-time students, and exclude students who received any degree or certificate from a two- or four-year institution prior to 2006, 2008 and 2010 respectively. By design, the data is intended to provide a snapshot of student transfer patterns in the US and its outlying territories. Note that it tracks the first-time transfer only and thus does not reflect the total number of transfers by cohort, given that 45 percent of these students will transfer more than once. For more information on NSCRC methodology, cohort identification, transfer outcome, and small cell suppression click here. If you have questions, check out the FAQs here.

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Note the results presented on this site are based on guidelines set by NSCRC research practices and data has been suppressed for the following:
     * Fewer than 3 institutions by entry state and sector
     ** Fewer than 10 students by state, sector, and year
     *** Complimentary suppression


Figure 1: Geographic Distribution of Transfer Students by Selected State

This interactive map shows overall student transfer data for the Fall cohorts of [2006, 2008, 2010] for the state of California.
Transferred out of California.
Transferred into California.
Transferred within.

Please mouse-over to the different states to see detailed transfers.

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Figure 2: Sector Distribution of Transfer Students by Selected State

Note the results presented on this site are based on guidelines set by NSCRC research practices and data has been suppressed for the following:
* Fewer than 3 institutions by entry state and sector
** Fewer than 10 students by state, sector, and year
*** Complimentary suppression
^The number for Total Public may be greater than the sum of the cells across the table because it is not subject to suppression.
Fields not selected are inicated by a hyphen "-".

Transferred out of California


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2006 Cohort
YEAR1 YEAR2 YEAR3 YEAR4 YEAR5 YEAR6 TOTAL TOTAL PUBLIC^
2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr  
From 2yr Inst 298 226 748 617 568 749 509 530 425 362 300 239 2848 2723 5571
From 4yr Inst 42 76 111 272 73 215 35 84 30 56 15 31 306 734 1040

A total of 6,611 fall of 2006 cohort students transferred out of California between August 15, 2006 and August 14, 2012 via one to four different pathways:
  • 2 yr institution to 2 yr institution = 2,848
  • 2 yr institution to 4 yr institution = 2,723
  • 4 yr institution to 2 yr institution = 306
  • 4 yr institution to 4 yr institution = 734

TO
2008 Cohort
YEAR1 YEAR2 YEAR3 YEAR4 YEAR5 YEAR6 TOTAL TOTAL PUBLIC^
2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr  
From 2yr Inst 425 295 934 700 732 1061 581 799 457 432 333 298 3462 3585 7047
From 4yr Inst 65 148 145 301 76 262 51 112 31 63 27 40 395 926 1321

A total of 8,368 fall of 2008 cohort students transferred out of California between August 15, 2008 and August 14, 2014 via one to four different pathways:
  • 2 yr institution to 2 yr institution = 3,462
  • 2 yr institution to 4 yr institution = 3,585
  • 4 yr institution to 2 yr institution = 395
  • 4 yr institution to 4 yr institution = 926

TO
2010 Cohort
YEAR1 YEAR2 YEAR3 YEAR4 YEAR5 YEAR6 TOTAL TOTAL PUBLIC^
2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr  
From 2yr Inst 427 299 968 774 683 1073 478 762 361 455 309 346 3226 3709 6935
From 4yr Inst 73 143 121 216 78 206 25 98 20 58 27 42 344 763 1107

A total of 8,042 fall of 2010 cohort students transferred out of California between August 15, 2010 and August 14, 2016 via one to four different pathways:
  • 2 yr institution to 2 yr institution = 3,226
  • 2 yr institution to 4 yr institution = 3,709
  • 4 yr institution to 2 yr institution = 344
  • 4 yr institution to 4 yr institution = 763


Transferred into California


TO
2006 Cohort
YEAR1 YEAR2 YEAR3 YEAR4 YEAR5 YEAR6 TOTAL TOTAL PUBLIC^
2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr  
From 2yr Inst 241 17 584 38 447 43 329 21 237 13 173 ** 2011 132 2150
From 4yr Inst 803 111 1119 235 640 176 311 62 236 23 141 15 3250 622 3872

A total of 6,015 fall of 2006 cohort students transferred to California between August 15, 2006 and August 14, 2012 via one to four different pathways:
  • 2 yr institution to 2 yr institution = 2,011
  • 2 yr institution to 4 yr institution = 132
  • 4 yr institution to 2 yr institution = 3,250
  • 4 yr institution to 4 yr institution = 622

TO
2008 Cohort
YEAR1 YEAR2 YEAR3 YEAR4 YEAR5 YEAR6 TOTAL TOTAL PUBLIC^
2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr  
From 2yr Inst 286 21 654 36 449 47 330 28 241 11 195 10 2155 153 2308
From 4yr Inst 996 134 1282 186 597 109 329 53 224 17 179 11 3607 510 4117

A total of 6,425 fall of 2008 cohort students transferred to California between August 15, 2008 and August 14, 2014 via one to four different pathways:
  • 2 yr institution to 2 yr institution = 2,155
  • 2 yr institution to 4 yr institution = 153
  • 4 yr institution to 2 yr institution = 3,607
  • 4 yr institution to 4 yr institution = 510

TO
2010 Cohort
YEAR1 YEAR2 YEAR3 YEAR4 YEAR5 YEAR6 TOTAL TOTAL PUBLIC^
2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr  
From 2yr Inst 289 28 644 30 456 41 335 27 248 11 261 ** 2233 137 2378
From 4yr Inst 999 254 1286 168 638 151 337 49 253 18 170 18 3683 658 4341

A total of 6,711 fall of 2010 cohort students transferred to California between August 15, 2010 and August 14, 2016 via one to four different pathways:
  • 2 yr institution to 2 yr institution = 2,233
  • 2 yr institution to 4 yr institution = 137
  • 4 yr institution to 2 yr institution = 3,683
  • 4 yr institution to 4 yr institution = 658


Transferred within California


TO
2006 Cohort
YEAR1 YEAR2 YEAR3 YEAR4 YEAR5 YEAR6 TOTAL TOTAL PUBLIC^
2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr
From 2yr Inst 6214 2488 10515 1455 8099 5243 5464 5444 3611 3653 2763 1793 36666 20076 56742
From 4yr Inst 4395 275 6859 600 3071 917 1487 165 1080 80 591 37 17483 2074 19557

A total of 76,299 fall of 2006 cohort students transferred WITHIN California between August 15, 2006 and August 14, 2012 via one to four different pathways:
  • 2 yr institution to 2 yr institution = 36,666
  • 2 yr institution to 4 yr institution = 20,076
  • 4 yr institution to 2 yr institution = 17,483
  • 4 yr institution to 4 yr institution = 2,074

TO
2008 Cohort
YEAR1 YEAR2 YEAR3 YEAR4 YEAR5 YEAR6 TOTAL TOTAL PUBLIC^
2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr
From 2yr Inst 7744 3059 13238 1323 9120 5073 6874 7496 4681 4021 3501 2633 45158 23605 68763
From 4yr Inst 5720 1306 6147 301 2998 506 1410 162 986 80 577 28 17838 2383 20221

A total of 88,984 fall of 2008 cohort students transferred WITHIN California between August 15, 2008 and August 14, 2014 via one to four different pathways:
  • 2 yr institution to 2 yr institution = 45,158
  • 2 yr institution to 4 yr institution = 23,605
  • 4 yr institution to 2 yr institution = 17,838
  • 4 yr institution to 4 yr institution = 2,383

TO
2010 Cohort
YEAR1 YEAR2 YEAR3 YEAR4 YEAR5 YEAR6 TOTAL TOTAL PUBLIC^
2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr 2yr 4yr
From 2yr Inst 8650 2728 13608 1067 8936 3862 6043 7940 4330 5311 3317 2833 44884 23741 68625
From 4yr Inst 4183 685 4868 228 2525 467 1449 158 939 75 581 25 14545 1638 16183

A total of 84,808 fall of 2010 cohort students transferred WITHIN California between August 15, 2010 and August 14, 2018 via one to four different pathways:
  • 2 yr institution to 2 yr institution = 44,884
  • 2 yr institution to 4 yr institution = 23,741
  • 4 yr institution to 2 yr institution = 14,545
  • 4 yr institution to 4 yr institution = 1,638




Figure 3: Timing of Transfer by Selected State

Data displayed in the chart corresponds to the selected parameters (state, cohort, transferred into, transferred out of, transferred within).


Figure 4: Overall Transfer Activity for Selected State and Cohorts [ Fall of 2006, 2008, 2010]

Note that this pie chart shows total student transfer for selected Cohorts only. It does not correspond to the selected parameters.
Please refer to the above charts for detailed breakdown of students transfers based on your selection.






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