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Delta State University

Cleveland, MS 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%
Acceptance Rate100%

About Delta State University

Delta State University Overview

Delta State University is a public, state school in a small town setting in Cleveland, MS. Delta State University was founded in 1924 and the school enrolls around 2,727 students per year, which includes 2,041 undergrads. Delta State University provides housing for up to 1,237 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Activities at Delta State University

Are you interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Delta State University students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Delta State University has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Delta State University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Delta State University on the Student Life page.

2022 Delta State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 100%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 9%
In-State Tuition $8,435
Out-of-State $8,435
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,199

Is Delta State University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better view of what Delta State University offers and if the school could be the right college for you.

Delta State University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not competitive to get into Delta State University. Around 100% of applicants get into Delta State University each year. Last year, 901 students applied to Delta State University and 899 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Delta State University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 65% of students who start at Delta State University return the next year. 44% of Delta State University undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Delta State University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Delta State University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Delta State University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Delta State University's endowment was valued at $39.8 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Delta State University spends about $8,509 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Delta State University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,199 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $26,679 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Delta State University.

Based on this information, how does Delta State University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Delta State University a good school for you?

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Where is Delta State University Located?

Delta State University is located in the small town setting of Cleveland, MS.

If you want to see Delta State University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 8 to Cleveland, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Memphis International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Delta State University and Cleveland are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Highway 8 West Cleveland, MS 38733-0001

Campus Setting: Small Town

Delta State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Delta State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Delta State University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Delta State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

16 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above


16 to 22


16 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Delta State University is 20. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into Delta State University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 16 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 16 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Delta State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1155


Math SAT Range

480 - 590


Reading SAT Range

470 - 600

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1155 and Above


950 to 1155


950 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Delta State University students is 1020. Applicants with SAT scores of 1155 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Delta State University, while applicants with SAT scores between 950 to 1155 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 950 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Delta State University.

Delta State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Delta State University is like? There are approximately 2,727 students enrolled at Delta State University, including 2,041 undergraduate students and 686 graduate students. 73% percent of students attend school full-time, 82% percent are from MS and 18% percent of students are from other states.


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