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Delta State University Data & Information Overview

104 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
100% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Delta State University Ranked?

#1,349 Best Colleges in Nation
#10 Best Colleges in MS
Teacher Education Subject Specific Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Delta State University was awarded 104 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education subject specific.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Delta State University as #1,349 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Delta State University held the #1,428 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 26 colleges in Mississippi, Delta State University is ranked at #10.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Delta State University?

100% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
9% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 100%, Delta State University has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

Average Test Scores

About 9% of students accepted to Delta State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 600. Math scores were between 480 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Delta State University  ( 470 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Delta State University  ( 480 to 590 )
Delta State University received ACT scores from 86% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 22.

ACT Composite Scores for Delta State University  ( 16 to 22 )

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Delta State University Faculty

10 to 1 Student to Faculty
65% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Delta State University it is much better at 10 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Delta State University is 65%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  65 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Delta State University

65% Freshmen Retention
20% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Delta State University is 65%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  65 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 20% for first-time, full-time students at Delta State University, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  20 out of 100

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Delta State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,667 Full-Time Undergraduates
38.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
58.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,331 undergraduates at Delta State University with 1,667 being full-time and 664 being part-time.

How Much Does Delta State University Cost?

$14,296 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
$25,524 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Delta State University is $14,296. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Delta State University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,441 $11,468 $15,064 $16,984 $17,343

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Delta State University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Delta State University, approximately 58% of students took out student loans averaging $6,381 a year. That adds up to $25,524 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Delta State University is 8.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Delta State University Graduates Make?

$37,214 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Delta State University make around $37,214 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 12% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Delta State University make the most money.

Location of Delta State University

Mississippi State
1,667 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Located in Cleveland, Mississippi, Delta State University is a public institution. The surrounding location of Cleveland is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Contact details for Delta State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1003 W Sunflower Road, Cleveland, MS 38733
Phone: 662-846-3000

Delta State University Majors

35 Majors With Completions
585 Undergraduate Degrees
365 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 35 majors graduated from Delta State University. Of these students, 585 received undergraduate degrees and 365 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Teacher Education Subject Specific 99 $30,582
Teacher Education Grade Specific 73 $34,151
Nursing 45 $56,982
General Biology 42 $23,731
General Psychology 29 NA
Business Administration & Management 24 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 24 NA
General Business/Commerce 22 NA
General Family & Consumer Sciences 20 $22,853
Social Work 20 $21,730

Learn more about the majors offered at Delta State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Delta State University

68% Take At Least One Class Online
28% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 1,862 students took at least one online class at Delta State University. This is a decrease from the 2,273 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 1,862 762
2019-2020 2,273 823
2018-2019 1,853 646
2017-2018 1,732 614
2016-2017 1,745 669

Learn more about online learning at Delta State University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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