Student Transfers Among WICHE States
This site presents data from the National Student Clearinghouse on the number of students who transferred in the 15 WICHE states – both in-state and out-of-state – from 2006 to 2010. The fall 2006 cohort totaled 668,583 students, made up of first-time students of any age who began their postsecondary studies in the fall of 2006, both full-time and part-time students, and excludes students who received any degree or certificate from a two- or four-year institution prior to 2006. The WICHE region cohort, which is based on Title IV IPEDS data, is not the usual cohort that campuses track for the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act. That cohort does not include part-time students. By design the WICHE data set is intended to provide a clear idea of the transfer pattern of students in the WICHE states.
A total of 224,392 students in the WICHE region – or 33.6 percent – transferred during the five-year period. The majority of students – 84.64 percent of two-year students and 74.71 percent of four-year students – transferred within their own state, meaning a little over 20 percent transferred across state lines. About 30 percent of those students transferred to another state in the WICHE region.
Click on state below to see student transfer data (or use links in the left sidebar)