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Delta State University Overview

Delta State University is a public institution located in Cleveland, Mississippi. Cleveland is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is Delta State University Known For?

600 Undergraduate Awards
$16,497 Avg Cost After Aid
87% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Delta State University is the doctor's degree.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 60% of the faculty were full-time.

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Delta State University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Delta State University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#28 Most Popular Arts & Media Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#94 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Delta State University?

Location of Delta State University

Contact details for Delta State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1003 W Sunflower Road, Cleveland, MS 38733
Phone: 662-846-3000
Website: www.deltastate.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deltastateuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/deltastate

How Do I Get Into Delta State University?

You can apply to Delta State University online at: www.deltastate.edu/academic-affairs/admissions/

Admission Requirements for Delta State University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Delta State University?

87% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
7% Submit SAT Scores
Delta State University has the high acceptance rate of 87%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 85%, and the acceptance rate for women is 89%.

Average Test Scores

About 7% of students accepted to Delta State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 610. Math scores were between 470 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Delta State University  ( 470 to 610 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Delta State University  ( 470 to 590 )
200
800
Delta State University received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 23. Composite scores were between 18 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Delta State University  ( 18 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Delta State University  ( 17 to 23 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Delta State University  ( 18 to 23 )
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36

Can I Afford Delta State University?

$16,497 Net Price
65% Take Out Loans
10.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Delta State University is $16,497. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Delta State University, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $6,021 a year. That adds up to $24,084 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Delta State University is 10.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Delta State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,981 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,109 undergraduate students at Delta State University, with 1,981 being full-time and 1,128 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Delta State University

There are also 642 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,981 full-time undergraduates at Delta State University, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Delta State University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Delta State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Delta State University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10
Black or African American 613
Hispanic or Latino 47
White 1,139
International Students 116
Other Races/Ethnicities 56

Geographic Diversity

Mississippi students aren't the only ones who study at Delta State University. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 53 countries are represented at Delta State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Canada, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Delta State University

614 Took All Classes Online
1,732 Took At Least One Class Online
-2.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 11 master’s degree programs available online at Delta State University. In 2017-2018, 1,732 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Delta State University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 18th most popular in Mississippi for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Delta State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Delta State University was -2.4%. This is the #2,354 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Delta State University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Delta State University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 3%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 17%
Health Professions 14%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 17%
Nursing 2%
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 25%
Science Technologies / Technicians 25%
Special Education 25%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 6%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Delta State University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Delta State University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Science Technologies/Technicians #6
Science Technologies / Technicians #7
Community Organization & Advocacy #11
Air Transportation #19
Transportation & Materials Moving #22
Special Education #198
Public Administration & Social Service #224
Educational Administration #255
Teacher Education Grade Specific #297
Criminal Justice & Corrections #437
Nursing #484
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #496

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Delta State University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 38 0 66 0 104
Business Administration & Management 0 22 0 80 0 102
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 82 0 14 0 96
Nursing 0 74 2 7 4 87
General Biology 0 43 0 0 0 43
Educational Administration 0 0 0 40 0 40
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 37 0 0 0 37
General Psychology 0 36 0 0 0 36
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 30 0 4 0 34
Air Transportation 0 11 0 20 0 31
Student Counseling 0 0 0 28 0 28
General Business/Commerce 0 26 0 0 0 26
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 25 0 0 0 25
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 18 0 6 0 24
Social Work 0 22 0 0 0 22
Arts & Media Management 0 20 0 0 0 20
Marketing 0 19 0 0 0 19
Accounting 0 10 0 5 0 15
General Education 0 0 0 0 12 12
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 4 2 0 6 0 12
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 11 0 0 0 11
General English Literature 0 10 0 0 0 10
Communication Sciences 0 10 0 0 0 10
Biological & Physical Science 0 5 0 4 0 9
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 9 0 0 0 9
Special Education 0 0 0 8 0 8
Music 0 8 0 0 0 8
Management Information Systems 0 7 0 0 0 7
History 0 5 0 0 0 5
Chemistry 0 4 0 0 0 4
General Social Sciences 0 4 0 0 0 4
Political Science & Government 0 4 0 0 0 4
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0 3 0 3
Finance & Financial Management 0 2 0 0 0 2
Mathematics 0 2 0 0 0 2
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 4 596 2 291 16 909

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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