Delta State University

Cleveland, MS, USA
3.60 Average Rating

Delta State University is a public institution based in Cleveland, Mississippi. DSU began, and continues to be, a teacher’s college, but also offers programs in traditional areas as well. It is home to the Delta Music Institute, the Bologna Performing Arts Center, and operates two large hangars in the Cleveland Municipal Airport. Top fields of study include physical education and teaching, biology, and elementary education.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
87%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
72%
Out-Of-State Students
24%
93%
Submitting ACT
7%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,785
Total Number of Undergrads
3,037
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
19%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
40%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,669
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,246
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$7,246
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,360
Books and Supplies
$1500

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
90%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,121
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
90%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,669
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,922

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
68%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,708
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$18,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$191
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
85
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Statesmen/Lady Statesmen
School Colors
White/Forest Green
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Gulf South Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Jackson
Memphis
Pine Bluff
Atlanta
Dallas
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
50%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$33,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.60 Average Rating
Delta State University is a small school where the teachers genuinely care about the education their students earn. Everyone knows everyone, and we are all one big Fighting Okra family. Delta State University is a perfect example of what a university should be like.
Magnolia from Hernando, MS
DSU is very personal to each student needs. The school may be small, but DSU has a great heart for helping out its community as well as allowing the community to support its students efforts in attaining their desired education. If feels like my home away from home.
Holly from Bentonia, MS
Delta State is a great school to attend. The small teacher to student ratio has to be the greatest thing ever. Also you can't beat the price for the high level of education that you will receive
Rondell from Clevanland, MS
Great atmosphere. Great size. Great location.
Chelsea from Hernando, MS

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