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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 550 transfer students each year. Learn more about the academic interests, geographic locations, and overall composition of the 2019 transfer class.

Transfer Academic Profile


  • Cumulative GPA (from all colleges): 2.7–3.4
  • Average number of credits earned at previous institution(s): 55–76

Top Ten Majors

  1. Accounting
  2. Nursing RN-to-B.S.
  3. Psychology
  4. Business Administration
  5. Criminal Justice
  6. Undeclared
  7. Social Work
  8. Biology
  9. Hospitality Management
  10. Computer Science

2019 Transfer Enrollment Profile

  • # Transfers enrolling fall semester: 388
  • # Transfer enrolling spring semester: 182
  • % Students transferring as part of 2019 class: 37%
  • % Transfers enrolled at SUNY Plattsburgh’s main campus: 78%
  • % Transfers enrolled at SUNY Plattsburgh’s branch campus at Queensbury: 13%
  • % Transfers enrolled in a SUNY Plattsburgh online completion program: 9%

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. Nassau Community College
  8. University at Albany
  9. Jefferson Community College
  10. Orange Community College

Transfer Scholarships & Financial Aid


  • 37% of all new transfers receive institutional aid for a total of $505,000.
  • 30% of new transfers receive an institutional scholarship for a total of $220,000.

Transfer Geographic Profile


NYS Regional Breakdown

  • Capital District: 31%
  • North Country: 25%
  • Hudson Valley: 14%
  • Central/Western, NY: 12%
  • Long Island: 11%
  • New York City: 6%

Approximately 5% of transfer students are from out-of-state or are international students.

Top Ten NYS Counties

  1. Clinton
  2. Saratoga
  3. Warren
  4. Suffolk
  5. Washington
  6. Orange
  7. Albany
  8. Franklin
  9. Essex
  10. Dutchess

Transfer Diversity Profile


(Domestic Students Only)

  1. White, Non-Hispanic: 71%
  2. Black, Non-Hispanic: 8%
  3. Hispanic: 6%
  4. Asian: 4%
  5. Multiple Races: 2%
  6. American Indian/Native American: 1%
  7. Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: <1%
  8. Unknown: 9%
  • Over 20% of SUNY Plattsburgh’s 2019 transfer class self-identifies as being Black, Hispanic, Asian, American Indian/Native American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander or other.
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