Nedda Gilbert, MSW, Educational Consultant, and Author
The question you asked is somewhat vague. You don't say if it seems that the number is unduly high - or in fact why you are concerned. A greater concern would be you noticing a significant number of students choosing to leave the school you are attending, particularly after their freshman year. That might suggest some trend, such as the college is seen as stepping stone to a better education elsewhere, or that the school is primarily a commuter college and likewise, students are now ready for a different experience. It could mean the school is having problems. But notice that students are transferring into a school is less concerning to me. It says this is a good four year to college to graduate from. And many kids want to go there.
It's possible you are at a state school or university that has an existing partner relationship with a community college. in this case, you might notice a large influx of incoming transfer students. This is by design. Community colleges offer eligible students the opportunity to spend the first two years of college at their local, community program, and then be automatically admitted to one of the 4 year colleges they partner with to complete their bachelors degree. Feel free to write back with more specific information and it may be possible to offer more accurate insights about transfer students at your school.