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
3,075
Undergraduate
Students
(58.5%) 1,799 Women
(41.5%) 1,276 Men
640
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Noncompetitive
Overall Admission Rate
85% of 905 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.39
SAT Math
480-600 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
527 average
470-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
18-24 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
$10,220
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
157
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
39% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Statesmen/Lady Statesmen; Fighting Okra
Sororities
25% of women participate
Fraternities
20% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.1% Asian
29.6% Black/African-American
3.2% Hispanic/Latino
1.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.5% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students
4.3% from 47 countries
First-Year Students Returning
67.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
17.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
65%
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 Required Not reported
SAT Only Considered if submitted Not reported
ACT Only Required Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

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
85% of 905 applicants were admitted
Women
86% of 509 applicants were admitted
Men
84% of 396 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
414 (95%) of 437 admitted students enrolled
Men
322 (96%) of 334 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
40% of 657 applicants were admitted
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
3.39
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
480-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
27%
Score of 500 - 600
41%
Score of 400 - 500
32%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
527 average
470-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
14%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
36%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
4%
Score of 24 - 29
23%
Score of 18 - 23
57%
Score of 12 - 17
16%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 17%
Top quarter: 39%
Top half: 71%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
1%
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
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
300 freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
194 applicants
Received Financial Aid
194 applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$10,220
Need-Based Gift
Received by 163 (66.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,756
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 165 (55.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,299
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 150 (65.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
66 freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,935

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,851 undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,372 (74.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,372 applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$10,320
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,128 (60.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,321
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,196 (60.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,350
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 791 (58.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
337 undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,297

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

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
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Home Economics, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
373
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts
Number of Awards
90
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
757
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,510
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
  • 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
  • Digital Arts
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • General Studies
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • 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
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, 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 for most or all students
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
157
Part-Time Faculty
118
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
41%
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
424,634
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
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 Education, Master of Science in Natural Science, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Science, Master of Science in Community Development, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Commercial Aviation, Master of Social Justice and Criminology, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Master's Programs of Study

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Nursing Practice

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Higher Education
  • Secondary Education

Location and Setting


Cleveland Population
12,438
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
332 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, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
39% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
61%
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
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
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
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, football, golf, softball, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, okra patch, baptist student union, union program council, wesley foundation
Sororities
25% of women participate
Fraternities
20% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,075
Women
1,799 (58.5%)
Men
1,276 (41.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,989
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.1% Asian
29.6% Black/African-American
3.2% Hispanic/Latino
1.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.5% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students.
4.3% from 47 countries
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
640

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
67.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
17.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
35.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
35.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
65%
Average Starting Salary
65%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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