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How Well Is Delta State University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

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

Overall Quality

Delta State University landed the #1,309 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

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

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 87%, some consider Delta State University to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

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

With a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1, Delta State University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

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 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

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Delta State University is 17%. That's 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 3,109 undergraduates at Delta State University with 1,981 being full-time and 1,128 being part-time.

Delta State University Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

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

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 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. Unfortunately, this is 15% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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

Location of Delta State University

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

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 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 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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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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