Delta State University

Cleveland, MS

Delta State University, founded as a teachers' college in 1924, is a public university. Its 332-acre campus is located in Cleveland, in the Mississippi Delta.

Delta State University

Cleveland, MS

Tuition & Fees

$7,671

$7,671

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
29%
500-599
32%
400-499
29%
700-800
5%
600-699
29%
500-599
56%
400-499
10%
30-36
7%
24-29
21%
18-23
42%
12-17
29%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
39%
12-17
40%
30-36
4%
24-29
21%
18-23
52%
12-17
23%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,008
Declined + 64
Total Received 1,072
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Public

3,118

undergraduate students

643

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Health Physical Education/recreation
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 1163
ACT 2190

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School Facts

Delta State University, founded as a teachers' college in 1924, is a public university. Its 332-acre campus is located in Cleveland, in the Mississippi Delta.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,761
Established in 1924
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AABI (Aviation Accreditation Board International)
•  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics)
•  ACS American Chemical Society
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Cleveland, MS

332-acre campus in Cleveland (population: 11,729), 40 miles from Greenville. Served by bus; major airports serve Jackson (130 miles) and Memphis (110 miles); train serves Grenada (60 miles).

Delta State University
1003 West Sunflower Road
Cleveland, MS 38733

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
27%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
82%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
8 fraternities 15% of male students
 
5 sororities 17% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
70%
Bottom 1/2
30%
Bottom 1/4
12%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
29%
500-599
32%
400-499
29%
700-800
5%
600-699
29%
500-599
56%
400-499
10%
30-36
7%
24-29
21%
18-23
42%
12-17
29%
6-11
1%
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
39%
12-17
40%
30-36
4%
24-29
21%
18-23
52%
12-17
23%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Considered if submitted
ACT only Required
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,008
Declined + 64
Total Received 1,072

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Merritt Dain
Director of Admissions
P: 662 846-4020
F: 662 846-4684
admissions@deltastate.edu

Financial Aid

$9,682.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $7,501
Room $4,530
Board $3,378
Additional fees $170
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $17,079
Average Financial Aid - $9,682
Total with Avg. Aid $7,397

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,112,022
State $470,990
Institutional $307,791
Other external
Total $5,890,803

Non-need-based

Federal $266,063
State $469,060
Institutional $5,289,531
Other external $344,034
Total $6,368,688
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Financial Aid Deadline

State aid form
September 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 662 846-4670
F: 662 846-4683
finaid@deltastate.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Megan Smith
Director of Student Financial Assistance
mlsmith@deltastate.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
diving
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, cross-country, disc golf, dodgeball, flag football, golf, kickball, pickleball, punt-pass-kick, softball, spikeball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Directors

Mike Kinnison (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Dana George (women's)
Assistant Athletic Director For Compliance/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Gulf South Conference
Mascot
Fighting Okra, Statesmen/Lady Statesmen
School colors
green and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Art
Aviation Management
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Commercial Aviation
Community Development
Computer Information Systems
Counseling
Digital Media Arts
Educational Administration/Supervision
Elementary Education
English
English Education
Entertainment Industry Studies
Environmental Science
Family/Consumer Sciences
Finance
Flight Operations
General Business
Geospatial Analysis/Intelligence
Geospatial Information Technologies
Health/Physical Education/Recreation
Healthcare Administration
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Liberal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematical Education
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Natural Sciences
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Professional Studies
Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Justice/Criminology
Social Science
Social Science Education
Social Work
Special Education
Speech/Hearing Sciences
Sport/Human Performance
Teaching
University Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Health Physical Education/recreation
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy

3,761

total students

83%

in-state

17%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

3,118
students

Female
58%
1,809

Male
42%
1,309

17%

643
students

Female
66%
427

Male
34%
216

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

63%

1,981
students

Female
56%
1,099

Male
44%
882

37%

1,137
students

Female
63%
710

Male
37%
427

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
22%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

79%

Transfer applicants accepted

79%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

93

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

31

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

97%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 42
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
Italy
Nigeria
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Elise Mallette
International Student Coordinator
662 846-4574
emallette@deltastate.edu

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