Transfer vs. Freshman Demographics
Transfer Transition Program Survey Results Spring 2018
The following data was collected from a Transfer Transition Program survey distributed in May 2018 to all enrolled transfer students at UW-Madison. Over 450 students participated; below are transfer student sub-populations and demographics that participated in the survey:
Previous Institution (s):
7% 2-year outside of Wisconsin but in US
9% institution outside U.S.
16% 4-year private within U.S.
17% more than one institution
37% 2-year within Wisconsin
48% 4-year public within U.S.
4% were Veterans
5% had dependents
12% had a disability
16% were over the age of 25
32% were first-generation college students
3% preferred not to answer
18% were students of color (domestic and international)
79% were White/of White-European decent (domestic and international)
Student of Color by race/ethnicity:
>1% Middle Eastern
>1% American Indian/Native Alaskan/Native American/First Nations
12% Asian-American/Desi-American/Asian/Southeast Asian/Desi
Five areas that transfer students found most challenging during their first-year at UW-Madison.
UW-Madison has a transfer-friendly culture.
I feel a sense of belonging to UW-Madison.
I am comfortable identifying myself as a transfer student to faculty and staff members on campus.
I am comfortable identifying myself as a transfer student to other students on campus.