Delta State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

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Delta State University Admissions Overview:

The vast majority of applicants will be accepted to Delta State--the school has a welcoming acceptance rate of 89%. Students interested in the school are encouraged to visit the campus before applying, to make sure Delta State is the right fit. As part of the application process, applicants will need to submit scores from the SAT or ACT and official high school transcripts.

For more information, be sure to visit the school's admissions webpage, and contact the admissions office with any questions you have, or to make an appointment to visit the school.

Admissions Data (2016):

Delta State University Description:

Delta State University is a public university located on an attractive 274-acre campus in Cleveland, Mississippi, a town located a little over a hundred miles from both Jackson and Memphis. Delta State students come from 49 states and 23 countries, and undergraduates can choose from 38 majors. Established as a teacher's college in 1924, Delta State still excels in teacher preparation, but business, natural science, health science, and social sciences fields are all popular among undergraduates.

At the master's degree level, nursing, education and business have the highest enrollments. Academics are supported by a healthy 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the university prides itself on the meaningful interactions between students and their professors. Student life is active with over 100 clubs and organizations and 25 intramural sports.

On the varsity front, the DSU Statesmen compete in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference. The university fields seven men's and six women's intercollegiate sports. And my favorite Delta State fact: the student-adopted mascot is the Fighting Okra.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,584 (2,763 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 82% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,418 
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,374
  • Other Expenses: $4,200
  • Total Cost: $18,992

Delta State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 89%
    • Loans: 61%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,525
    • Loans: $7,659

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Audiology, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, family and Consumer Sciences, Nursing, Physical Education, Social Work

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 67%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 16%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 35%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Basketball, Swimming and Diving, Softball, Soccer, Tennis, Cross Country

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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