85%

Acceptance Rate

$6,546

Avg.Financial Aid

002403

FAFSA Code

About Delta State University (DSU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

3,715

Website

www.deltastate.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Delta State University (DSU) is an esteemed public university in Cleveland, Mississippi, within the Mississippi Delta. Delhi State University is one of eight publicly funded universities in the state.

Delhi State University was established in 1924 by the State of Mississippi, using the facilities of the former Bolivar County Agricultural High School, which consisted of three buildings in Cleveland. On February 19, 1924, Senators William B. Roberts and Arthur Marshall established Delta State Teachers College, which Mississippi Governor Henry L. Whitfield signed on April 9, 1924, by Nellie Nugent Somerville, the first woman to serve in the Mississippi state legislature. The three buildings were Hill Hall, an administration and classroom building, Hardee Hall, a men's dormitory, and Taylor Hall, a women's dormitory.

At the initial days, Delta State University had a White-only race admission policy. Twelve years after the US Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education (1954), ruling that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional and three years after passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the state and administration ended racial segregation at DSU. Shirley Antoinette Washington was the first African-American student to enrol at DSU that year.

Delta State University provides an undergraduate curriculum, offering 12 baccalaureate degrees in 42 majors. The university also advances student training through certain fields by providing graduate programs of study for eight master's degrees, the Education Specialist degree, and the Doctor of Education degree.

  • College of Arts and Sciences

  • College of Business

  • College of Education

  • School of Nursing

Delta State University won the 2000 NCAA Division II national football championship. Delta State University's football team won the Gulf South Conference Championship in 1998, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2014. They were runner-up within the D-2 National Championship in 2010. They were put out in the 4th round of the playoffs in 2011.

Location & Contact

Address

1003 W Sunflower Road

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6628463000
Fax: 6628463000
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Rankings

As per US news, Delta State University has secured the following rankings -

#79 - in Regional Universities South

#76 - in Top Performers on Social Mobility

#33 - in Top Public Schools

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

15th Oct

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

85%

SAT Range

950 - 1190

ACT Range

18 - 24

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Delta State University is a public institution that provides undergraduate and graduates curricula to about 3,500 students across the U.S. and 50 countries. It’s affordable and innovative. Delta State University offers 40+ majors, plus a distinctive mix of foundational and professional programs. The emphasis on teaching and learning helps prepare students for career inroads and graduate school.

Statesmen students come from all over the country and throughout the world to Delta State University. Each fall, a freshman class between 300 and 400 students arrive on Delta State University campus with eagerness for challenge and discovery.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$12,814

Average Annual Cost

$7,076

Books And Supplies

$1,500

Other Fees

$170

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$7,722

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,600

Total One Year Cost

$20,068

Residents of Mississippi pay an annual total price of $20,068 to attend Delta State University on a full-time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,076 for tuition, $7,722 room and board, $1,500 for books and supplies and $170 for other fees. Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $20,068 which is 0% higher than Mississippi residents. The tuition charge is $7,076 while room and board are $7,722, books and supplies are $1,500 and other fees come in at $170.

The average reported annual net price for Delta State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $12,669. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the average cost for room and board and other expenses.

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4-year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Delta State University to be $80,272 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7.4% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctorate degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

12:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

67%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

50%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$182

Faculty Overview

41%

Male Professors

59%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Teacher Education and Professional...

74 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

62 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

41 Graduates

Biology, General

35 Graduates

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human...

34 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

33 Graduates

Social Work

27 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

23 Graduates

Marketing

18 Graduates

Psychology, General

18 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

15 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

15 Graduates

Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

13 Graduates

Air Transportation

11 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

11 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

11 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

11 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

10 Graduates

Music

9 Graduates

Biological and Physical Sciences

8 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

8 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

8 Graduates

Science Technologies/Technicians, O...

8 Graduates

Political Science and Government

6 Graduates

Chemistry

4 Graduates

Journalism

4 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

3 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

3 Graduates

History

3 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

3 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

1 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

1 Graduates

Mathematics

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

3,075

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

42%

Full-time

65%

Part-time

35%

Students Gender

Male

41%

US National: 44%

Female

59%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

62% White

1% Unknown

28% Black

3% Hispanic

1% Two or more races

4% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0 American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0

Unknown Location

28%

Out Of State

68%

In State

4%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$39,125 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$4,442/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,280/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,280/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Fighting Okra, Statesmen/Lady Statesmen

School Colors

green and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Gulf South Conference

Total Male Athletes

257

Total Female Athletes

97

Intramural Sports

19

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Football

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$29,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$33,700/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0 $100,000

$16,800

$19,302

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$174 - 200

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

94%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,546

Students Receiving Federal Grants

50%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,748

Students Receiving State Aid

40%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,584

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

77%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,069

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$8,587

$30K - $48K

$7,590

$48K - $75K

$6,746

$75K - $110K

$3,227

> $110K

$2,246

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$5,845,629

The FAFSA School Code for Delta State University is 002403.

The Office of Financial Assistance of Delta State University works to meet the financial needs of the Statesmen community. The department assists students with Federal and State aid programs, student loans, state scholarships, and Federal Work-Study. Financial Assistance monitors scholarship awards made by Delta State University and provides off-campus scholarship information.

The most need-based of the scholar aid programs, this program provides grant aid to low- and middle-income undergraduate students. Awards vary counting on the value of attendance and financial circumstances of scholars and their families. Pell grants do not have to be repaid.

Most of the Delta State University students receive some kind of financial assistance, in any of the following forms: merit scholarships, athletic grants, Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Mississippi Tuition Grants, Mississippi Competitive Scholarships, Delta State University grants and/or loans.

Few Scholarships available under Delta State University are-

  • Mississippi Eminent Scholarship

  • Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant

  • Higher education Legislative Plan (HELP) Scholarship

  • Salutatorian Scholarship 

  • Eagle Scout Scholarship

  • Star Student Scholarship

The total aid awarded by Delta State University is $13,343,225

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