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Transfer Fast Facts


Learn more about the academic interests, geographic locations and overall composition of this year's incoming transfer class.

Transfer Fast Facts


SUNY Plattsburgh enrolls more than 500 transfer students each year. Learn more about the academic interests, geographic locations, and overall composition of the 2017 transfer class.

Transfer Academic Profile


  • Cumulative GPA (from all colleges): 2.6 - 3.3
  • Average Number of Credits Earned at Previous Institution(s): 48-69
Top Ten Majors
  1. Psychology
  2. Business Administration
  3. Nursing RN-to-BS
  4. Criminal Justice
  5. Online Accounting/Accounting
  6. Undeclared
  7. Nutrition
  8. Biology/Biomedical Sciences
  9. Art Studio
  10. History
Transfer Enrollment Profile 
(domestic students only)
  • % Transfers Enrolling for the Spring Semester: 26%
  • % Transfers Enrolling for the Fall Semester: 74%
  • % of the Incoming Class that were Transfers: 40%
  • % Transfers Enrolled at SUNY Plattsburgh's Main Campus: 83%
  • % Transfers Enrolled at SUNY Plattsburgh's Branch Campus at Queensbury or Extension Site at Hudson Valley Community College: 17%
Top Ten Transfer Colleges
  1. SUNY Adirondack
  2. Clinton Community College
  3. Hudson Valley Community College
  4. North Country Community College
  5. Suffolk Community College
  6. Dutchess Community College
  7. Jefferson Community College
  8. Nassau Community College
  9. SUNY Canton
  10. Onondaga Community College

Transfer Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • 39% of all new transfers receive institutional aid for a total of $608,000.
  • One out of every three new transfers receive an institutional scholarship for a total of $260,000.

Transfer Geographic Profile


Regional Breakdown
  1. North Country: 36%
  2. Capital District: 34%
  3. Hudson Valley: 8%
  4. Long Island: 8%
  5. Central/Western: 7%
  6. New York City: 5%
  7. Out-of-State: 2%
Top Ten Counties (in NY)
  1. Clinton
  2. Saratoga
  3. Warren
  4. Washington
  5. Suffolk
  6. Franklin
  7. Essex
  8. Rensselaer
  9. Dutchess
  10. Nassau
Top Five States
  1. New Jersey
  2. Connecticut
  3. Vermont
  4. California
  5. Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Texas (tied)
Top Five Countries
  1. China
  2. Japan
  3. Trinidad and Tobago
  4. Malaysia
  5. Vietnam
  • Approximately 6% of our transfer students come from out-of-state or are international students.

Transfer Diversity Profile (Domestic Students Only)

  1. White, Non-Hispanic: 79%
  2. Hispanic: 7%
  3. Black, Non-Hispanic: 6%
  4. Asian: 3%
  5. American Indian/Native American: <1%
  6. Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: <1%
  7. Unreported: 5%
  • 34% of SUNY Plattsburgh's total student population self-identifies as being Black, Hispanic, Asian, American Indian/Native American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or other.

  • Approximately 43% of the transfer class self-identifies as being a first generation student - the first person in their family to pursue a bachelor's degree.
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