Delta State University

1003 W Sunflower Road, 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

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

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, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Delta State University has a total student population of about 3,500. The student body is made up of 77% undergraduate students and 9% graduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,900. 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

  • The estimated tuition range is around $6,000-$7,200 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $250-$300 per 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 Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships94%$5,334
Receiving Student Loans73%$5,951

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

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Delta State University is close to 35%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years16%
Graduating in 5 Years12%
Graduating in 6 Years7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

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

Intercollegiate Athletics

Delta State University 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 (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism


English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Science Technology

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Transportation and Materials Moving

    Visual and Performing Arts

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