Delta State University

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2014 Quick Stats
Highway 8 W

Cleveland, MS 38733

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Phone: (662) 846-3000
2012-2013 Tuition
$5,724
in-state
$14,820
out-of-state
Students
2,756
enrolled
40%
male /
60%
female
Admissions
Aug. 1
application deadline
89.2%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#73 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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Summary

Delta State University is a public institution that was founded in 1924. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,756, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 339 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Delta State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 73. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,724 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,820 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school): N/A

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1924
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $18,295,806

Applying

When applying to Delta State University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Delta State University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 89.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 89.2%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Delta State University is 19:1, and the school has 68.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Delta State University include: Elementary Education and Teaching; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Social Work; Physical Education Teaching and Coaching; and Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 18%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Elementary Education and Teaching 11%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 11%
Social Work 8%
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 7%
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 6%

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Student Life

Delta State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,756, with a gender distribution of 40.5 percent male students and 59.5 percent female students. At this school, 36 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 64 percent of students live off campus. Delta State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,763
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Delta State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Delta State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Delta State University, 62 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Delta State University.

Students who have cars on campus 62%
Health insurance offered Yes

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In-state tuition and fees $5,724 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $14,820 (2012-13)
Room and board $7,100 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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