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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Delta State is a public university located in Cleveland, Mississippi. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,259 undergraduate students. The Delta State acceptance rate is 89%. Popular majors include Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Nursing, and Elementary Education. Graduating 35% of students, Delta State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,400.
About Delta State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
Address
1003 W Sunflower Rd
Cleveland, MS 38733

Delta State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
89%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
910-1080
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$12,792/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,422/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,736/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,319/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,028/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,515/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,259Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    83%
  • Approachable
    8%
  • Shy
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.30 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Amazing
    25%
  • Approve
    25%
  • Dissapointing
    17%
  • Family
    17%
  • Average
    8%
  • Home
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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Delta State University is one of the most affordable colleges in the entire country. With the PTK scholarship, your full tuition is paid. That along with FASFA (Pell Grant) you really only need one loan. Our student body is small less than 3000 but very diverse as there is an exceptional number of foreign exchange students. It's a fun and fascinating experience to meet people from other countries and cultures! Small campus is easy to navigate and they recently repaved all the roads.
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Delta State's student body is very diverse, which gives a great opportunity to meet new people from other countries and cultures! There is always something to do on campus, also many organizations to join. Although it is a small campus, everyone is friendly and we are all a family!
Delta State University(DSU) is a wonderful campus that thrives on diversity and hospitality. While DSU is lacking in structure at the administrative level, the professors and staff make the experience worth while. Regardless of Race and cultural background the DSU does a fantastic job of making sure that every is welcome and has the opportunity to engage with other student around the campus. As far as academics, DSU provides a challenging yet rewarding standard of knowledge that with the proper tools can provide everything you'll need in your respective career field.