Missouri State University

Transfer Student Profile

The following data provide a profile of new transfer students who enrolled for the fall 2012 semester. You may view this data in PDF format and compare profiles of transfer students from previous years Excel file.

  • Total transfer enrollment: 1,706
  • Gender:
  • Female: 893 (55.3%)       
  • Male: 722 (44.7%)      
  • Enrollment by college of major:
  • Agriculture, School of: 66 (4.1%)
  • Arts and Letters: 172 (10.7%)       
  • Business Administration *: 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.
  • Geographic origin:
  • Southwest Missouri: 810 (50.2%)   
  • St. Louis (St. Louis City, St. Louis, St. Charles, Franklin, and Jefferson Counties): 215 (13.3%)   
  • Kansas City (Clay, Jackson and Platte Counties): 71 (4.4%)   
  • Other Missouri counties: 179 (11.1%)   
  • Other states (27 other states represented): 128 (7.9%)   
  • Other countries (21 other countries represented): 210 (13.0%)  
  • Type of sending institution:
  • Two-year institutions               
  • Missouri public *: 1,014 (62.8%)
    • Domestic: 860 (53.3%)
    • West Plains-Dalian to MSU 115 (7.1%)
    • China Bachelor's Completion 39 (2.4%)
  • Missouri private: 4 (0.2%)
  • Out-of-state: 119 (7.4%)
  • Subtotal: 1,137 (70.4%)
  • Four-year institutions           
  • Missouri public: 132 (8.2%)
  • Missouri private: 138 (8.5%)
  • Out-of-state: 168 (10.4%)
  • Subtotal: 438 (27.1%)
  • Other (Exchange Program): 42 (2.6%)
* includes Missouri State-West Plains
  • Number of multicultural students: 171 (10.6%)   
  • Number living in residence halls: 301 (18.6%)  
  • By classification:
  • Freshman: 239 (14.8%)   
  • Sophomore: 533 (33.0%)   
  • Junior: 699 (43.3%)   
  • Senior: 144 (8.9%)