Delta State University

0001, 1003 W Sunflower Rd, Cleveland, United States
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Overview of Delta State University

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,778
    • Men:1,096 (39.5%)
    • Women:1,682 (60.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Delta State University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Recommended
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
Required
Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
Highway 8 West
City, State, Zip
Cleveland, MS  38733-0001
Phone
(662) 846-4655
Fax
(662) 846-4016
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $6,859 (35.09696566545566%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,584 (38.806733868904466%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,500 (7.67538248989408%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,600 (18.42091797574579%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Delta State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning May 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002403
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Out-of-State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,408

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Delta State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


67.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


17.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


28.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


35.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (38)


  • 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


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Education, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Commercial Aviation, Master of Social Justice and Criminology, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Professional Accounting, 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 (26)


  • 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

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


12,438

Nearest Metropolitan Area


274 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
110 mile(s) from campus in Memphis, Tenn.
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 of College Housing


25% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


10%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis

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


Delta State University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,308

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,778
Women
1,682
Men
1,096

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

Number of Graduate Students


836

Student Resources

Study resources