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 2014.

  • Total: 1,749
  • Female: 1,016 (58.1%) 
  • Male: 733 (41.9%)      

What they plan to study

  • Agriculture: 84 (4.8%)
  • Arts and Letters: 180 (10.3%) 
  • Business: 577 (33.0%)   
  • Education*: 157 (9.0%)
  • Health and Human Services: 318 (18.2%)   
  • Humanities and Public Affairs: 115 (6.6%)       
  • Natural and Applied Sciences: 177 (10.1%)   
  • Undeclared: 141 (8.1%)

* 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: 866 (49.5%)   
  • St. Louis area: 196 (11.2%) students from St. Louis City, St. Louis, St. Charles, Franklin and Jefferson counties
  • Kansas City area: 108 (6.2%) students from Clay, Jackson and Platte counties
  • Other Missouri counties: 198 (11.3%)   
  • Other states: 134 (7.7%)
  • Other countries: 246 (14.1%)

Type of school they came from

  • Two-year institutions: 1,338 (76.5%)  
  • Four-year institutions: 388 (22.2%)
  • Other (Exchange Program): 23 (1.3%)

By year

  • Freshman: 199 (11.4%)
  • Sophomore: 575 (32.9%) 
  • Junior: 851 (48.7%)   
  • Senior: 124 (7.1%)

By the numbers

  • Underrepresented students: 194 (11.1%)   
  • Living on campus: 309 (17.7%)