Transfer Student Profile

Defining a Missouri State transfer Bear

Want to know what your fellow transfer students are like? The information below provides a detailed profile of the transfer students who enrolled for fall 2012.

  • Total: 1,706
  • Female: 893 (55.3%) 
  • Male: 722 (44.7%)      

What they plan to study

  • Agriculture: 66 (4.1%)
  • Arts and Letters: 172 (10.7%) 
  • Business*: 451 (27.9%)   
  • Education **: 150 (9.3%)
  • Health and Human Services: 297 (18.4%)   
  • Humanities and Public Affairs: 120 (7.4%)       
  • Natural and Applied Sciences: 187 (11.6%)   
  • Undeclared: 172 (10.7%)

* Includes 39 students in the business completion program in China.

** Includes only students in early childhood, elementary, middle school, and special education. Students in secondary education are included with the subject areas they plan to teach.

Where they’re from

  • Southwest Missouri: 810 (50.2%)   
  • St. Louis: 215 (13.3%) students from St. Louis City, St. Louis, St. Charles, Franklin and Jefferson counties
  • Kansas City: 71 (4.4%) students from Clay, Jackson and Platte counties
  • Other Missouri counties: 179 (11.1%)   
  • Other states: 128 (7.9%) students from 27 states
  • Other countries: 210 (13.0%) students from 21 countries

Type of school they came from

  • Two-year institutions: 1,137 (70.4%)  
  • Four-year institutions: 438 (27.1%)
  • Other (Exchange Program): 42 (2.6%)

By year

  • Freshman: 239 (14.8%)
  • Sophomore: 533 (33.0%) 
  • Junior: 699 (43.3%)   
  • Senior: 144 (8.9%)

By the numbers

  • Multicultural students: 171 (10.6%)   
  • Living in residence halls: 301 (18.6%)