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Delta State University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Delta State University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Delta State University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Delta State University was awarded 17 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Delta State University is ranked #1,309 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 15 colleges in Mississippi, Delta State University is ranked at #9.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Delta State University?

Acceptance Rate

Delta State University has an acceptance rate of 87%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for Delta State University.

Average Test Scores

About 7% 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 610. Math scores were between 470 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Delta State University  ( 470 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Delta State University  ( 470 to 590 )
Delta State University received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Delta State University  ( 18 to 23 )

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Delta State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Delta State University is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Delta State University is 60%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  60 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Delta State University

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 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  71 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 17% for first-time, full-time students at Delta State University, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  17 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Delta State University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,037 undergraduates at Delta State University with 2,198 being full-time and 839 being part-time.

Delta State University Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Delta State University is 71.16 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  71.16 out of 100
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How Much Does Delta State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Delta State University is $12,914. 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 +
$10,719 $11,716 $12,560 $16,079 $17,060

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Delta State University, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $6,021 a year. That adds up to $24,084 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Delta State University is 10.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Delta State University Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Delta State University make around $33,700 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 15% 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

Delta State University is a public institution located in Cleveland, Mississippi. Cleveland is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

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Location of Delta State University

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 36 majors graduated from Delta State University. Of these students, 596 received undergraduate degrees and 307 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 82 NA
Nursing 74 NA
General Biology 43 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 38 NA
General Family & Consumer Sciences 37 NA
General Psychology 36 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 30 NA
General Business/Commerce 26 NA
General Visual & Performing Arts 25 NA
Business Administration & Management 22 NA

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

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,732 students took at least one online class at Delta State University. This is a decrease from the 1,745 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,732 614
2016-2017 1,745 669
2015-2016 1,936 715
2014-2015 1,886 706
2013-2014 1,850 681

Learn more about online learning at Delta State University.

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