Delta State University

Cleveland, MS

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

Website: www.deltastate.edu/

Public
Co-ed
2,778
Undergraduate
Students
(60.5%) 1,682 Women
(39.5%) 1,096 Men
836
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Noncompetitive
Overall Admission Rate
92% of 496 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
20 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$20,068
Tuition and Fees
$7,246
Room and Board
$7,722
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
$7,541
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
183
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Cleveland Population
12,438
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
25% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Statesmen/Lady Statesmen; Fighting Okra
Sororities
13% of women participate
Fraternities
16% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
35.6% Black/African-American
1.3% Hispanic/Latino
0.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.0% White
0.4% Unknown
International Students
3.1% from 31 countries
First-Year Students Returning
67.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
17.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
50%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Noncompetitive: Virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Recommended Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only Required Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
Highway 8 West
City, State, Zip
Cleveland, MS 38733-0001
Phone
(662) 846-4655
Fax
(662) 846-4016
E-mail
admissions@deltastate.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Interview for art, music majors recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
92% of 496 applicants were admitted
Women
94% of 275 applicants were admitted
Men
90% of 221 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
24%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20 average
18-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$20,068
Tuition and Fees
$7,246
Room and Board
$7,722
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Other Expenses
$3,600
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning May 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002403
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found to Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
299 applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$7,541
Need-Based Gift
Received by 199 (66.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,075
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 166 (55.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,301
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 195 (65.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found to Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
2,032 applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$8,361
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,229 (60.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,826
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,237 (60.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,345
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,194 (58.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Out-of-State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,408
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • General Studies
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Insurance
  • Journalism
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Education, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Summer session
Study Abroad
Not offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
183
Part-Time Faculty
73
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
48%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
533
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Social Justice and Criminology, Master of Commercial Aviation, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Science, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Science in Natural Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Community Development, Master of Education, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Aviation Management
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Liberal Studies
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Religion
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Secondary Education

Location and Setting


Cleveland Population
12,438
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
274 acres

Weather

Temperature
32.7 average low in January, 90.6 average high in September
Rain
109 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Cleveland
Nearest Train Station
60 mile(s) from campus in Grenada

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
25% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
10%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Statesmen/Lady Statesmen; Fighting Okra
School Colors
Forest green and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x    
Football     x x
Golf     x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running    
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, student alumni association, baptist student union, union program council, delta volunteers
Sororities
13% of women participate
Fraternities
16% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,778
Women
1,682 (60.5%)
Men
1,096 (39.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,308
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
35.6% Black/African-American
1.3% Hispanic/Latino
0.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.0% White
0.4% Unknown
International Students.
3.1% from 31 countries
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
836

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
67.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
17.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
28.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
35.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
50%
Average Starting Salary
50%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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