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Delta State University (DSU)

Hwy 8 West, Cleveland, MS

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Delta State University is a public institution located in Cleveland, MS and provides a large number of degree programs for students. Approximately four thousand students are enrolled yearly at DSU.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Family And Consumer Sciences

The admissions process will include the submission of an application, school records, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions staff. A SAT or ACT exam is required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 890 - 1080 for the SAT exam and in a range of 18 - 23 on the ACT is typical among students admitted to DSU. Delta State University accepts roughly 60 percent of students applying. Of those students accepted, about 80 percent of students enrolled. More information regarding admissions can be found at deltastate.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay nearly $5,800, while out-of-state residents pay $14,000 for the year. Housing may be available for students who wish to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $4,200 each year. Some students at Delta State University may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically provided as scholarships, grants, and loans.

The DSU Statesmen participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs, within the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)

To see a full list of areas of study, programs, enrollment information, student services, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.deltastate.edu.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students Delta State University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting accepted to Delta State University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English17 - 24
ACT ® Math17 - 23
ACT ® Composite Score18 - 23

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into DSU

The chances for admission at DSU can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants720
Granted Admissions418 (58%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled333 (80%)

Student Enrollment

Delta State University has a total student population of about 4,300. The student body is made up of 68% undergraduate students and 32% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $25 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • State Residents: $5,200-$6,200
    • Out-of-State: $14,000-$17,120
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $240-$290 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $620-$740 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid97%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships92%$5,943
Receiving Student Loans66%$6,465

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 9%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Delta State University may offer student services including:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of DSU is close to 32%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years17%
Graduating in 5 Years10%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Coordinated Dietetics Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Art and Design Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

DSU is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Gulf South Conference)
  • Basketball (Gulf South Conference)
  • Football (Gulf South Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Education

Business and Marketing Studies

Health and Clinical Professions

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Family and Consumer Sciences (B)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Public Administration and Social Services

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B)
  • Biological and Physical Sciences (B)

Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Aviation and Airway Management (M)
  • Airline Pilot and Flight Crew (B)
  • Aviation (B)

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Visual and Performing Arts (B)
  • Music (B)

Security and Protective Services

Psychology

Social Sciences

Physical Sciences

English Language and Literature

Mathematics and Statistics

History

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures (B)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Communications and Journalism

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