Average Transfer-out Rate At U.S. Colleges

What Is The Average Transfer-out Rate?

The transfer-out rate is a percentage graduate candidates who transferred-out to other schools. The average transfer-out rate of U.S. colleges is 17.53%. It includes all institutions' rate (i.e. 4-years and 2-years or less) where the transfer-out information is available. In public colleges, the transfer-out rate is 16.57% and private schools' rate is 23.02%. By school levels, the transfer out rate is 20.88% and community colleges' rate is 14.49% in .
By gender, the female students' transfer-out rate is 12.23% and male students' rate is 12.35%.
The next schools are the top 5 U.S. colleges that have the highest transfer-out rate. Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi has the highest transfer-out rate of 45% among U.S. colleges. Arapahoe Community College and Concordia University-Chicago also have higher transfer-out rate of 43% and 43% respectively. For the ranking, we exclude community colleges and four-colleges with less than 5,000 students.
The following table summarizes the average transfer-out rate in United States.
The Average Transfer-out Rate
TotalPublicPrivate (not-for-profit)Private (for-profit)
4 years or high20.88%18.51%23.35%15.62%
2-4 years14.49%15.40%15.93%7.55%
less than 1 year6.73%12.70%15.67%5.47%

Transfer-out Rate for BS Degree Granting Schools

For the four-years institutions where BS degree grants, the average transfer-out rate is 12.29%. 188,394 students transferred-out to other schools among 1,533,457 graduate candidates. 983,901 students graduated in 150% of normal time (i.e. 6 years) and 29,806 students are still enrolled in U.S. colleges.
The following table summarizes the transfer-out rate by gender with the graduation rate for U.S. collegesNumbers in parentheses in each column indicate the number of students over candidates in the corresponding category.
Transfer-out Rate by Gender at U.S. colleges
TotalFemale StudentsMale Students
Graduation Rate (in 150% normal time)64.16%
No longer Enrolled1.94%
Still Enrolled21.20%