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IPEDS ID: 175616
OPE ID: 00240300
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Delta State University
1003 W Sunflower Road, Cleveland, Mississippi 38733
General information:  (662) 846-3000
Website:  www.deltastate.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Town: Remote
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  3,584 (2,763 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty15796
Instructional15796
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-26
Instructional-26
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$6,012$6,112$6,418$6,8596.9%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,50050.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,200$7,064$7,374$7,5842.8%
Other$4,005$4,141$4,200$3,600-14.3%
Off Campus
Room and board$7,200$7,064$7,374$7,5522.4%
Other$4,005$4,141$4,200$4,5007.1%
Off Campus with Family
Other$11,205$11,205$4,200$5,00019.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$18,217$18,317$18,992$19,5432.9%
Off Campus$18,217$18,317$18,992$20,4117.5%
Off Campus with Family$18,217$18,317$11,618$13,35915.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$6,739
Fees$120
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid133297%————
Grant or scholarship aid30990%$1,869,031$6,049
Federal grants16448%$765,684$4,669
Pell grants16448%$759,784$4,633
Other federal grants113%$5,900$536
State/local government grant or scholarships12737%$212,998$1,677
Institutional grants or scholarships22766%$890,349$3,922
Student loan aid23268%$1,324,211$5,708
Federal student loans23268%$1,251,599$5,395
Other student loans93%$72,612$8,068
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,12177%$12,982,126$6,121
Pell grants1,17442%$5,364,874$4,570
Federal student loans1,52055%$10,434,100$6,865
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$12,809$12,720$12,669
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$11,065$11,336$10,840
$30,001 – $48,000$11,161$10,695$11,055
$48,001 – $75,000$13,919$15,098$14,543
$75,001 – $110,000$14,594$15,958$14,926
$110,001 and more$16,192$15,515$16,175
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2016
Total enrollment3,584
Undergraduate enrollment2,763
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment436
Graduate enrollment821
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 82%
Part-time: 18%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 31%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 61%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 84%
25 and over: 16%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 72%
Out-of-state: 24%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 44%
Part-time: 56%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 42%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 55%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 75%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 17%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants879390489
Percent admitted87%85%89%
Percent admitted who enrolled42%47%38%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2017 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT217%
ACT29893%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing470610
SAT Math470590
ACT Composite1823
ACT English1824
ACT Math1723
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 67%
Part-time students: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 33 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 40%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 17%
6-year: 34%
8-year: 37%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 19%
6-year: 40%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 36%
Female: 42%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 100%
Black or African American: 21%
Hispanic/Latino: 50%
White: 49%
Non-resident alien: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 34%
Received award in 8 years: 38%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 2%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 42%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 50%
Received award in 8 years: 51%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 31%
PART-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 17%
Received award in 8 years: 17%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 67%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 29%
Received award in 8 years: 31%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 31%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General35---
Category total35---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting108--
Business Administration and Management, General2282d-0
Business/Commerce, General32---
Finance, General8---
Management Information Systems, General11---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General14---
Category total9790d-0
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism4---
Category total4---
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-24--
Education, General--14-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-50d--
Elementary Education and Teaching4137d--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education1---
Mathematics Teacher Education3---
Music Teacher Education5---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching6316--
Secondary Education and Teaching-5--
Social Science Teacher Education2---
Special Education and Teaching, General-5d--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-9d--
Category total115146d14-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General8---
Category total8---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General34---
Category total34---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General1---
Category total1---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer3---
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist15---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management3---
Nursing Practice--6d-
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other-13d--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse62d---
Category total83d13d6d-
History
History, General2---
Category total2---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other---0
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies113d--
Category total113d-0
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal---0
Category total---0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies1---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-4--
Category total14--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General1---
Category total1---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences50--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other11---
Category total160--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General2---
Category total2---
Psychology
Psychology, General18---
Category total18---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy-3d--
Social Work27---
Category total273d--
Science Technologies/Technicians
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other0d5d-8d
Category total0d5d-8d
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General6---
Social Sciences, General3---
Category total9---
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General4---
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew7---
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations-21d--
Category total1121d--
Visual and Performing Arts
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other13---
Digital Arts2---
Music, General9---
Visual and Performing Arts, General13---
Category total37---
Grand total512285208
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 24
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 12
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 22
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 11
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $4,977
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,273
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,791
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,898
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 0%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II with footballMenWomen
Baseball41
Basketball1312
Football115
Golf10
Soccer3127
Softball20
Swimming and Diving7044
Tennis129
Track and Field, X-Country7
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1930 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics4/1/2000 - 4/24/2014Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/21/2001 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/21/2001 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels2/25/2015 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1985 - 3/1/2018Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1975 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations003
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter010
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape111
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery101
Aggravated assault000
Burglary1263
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape111
Fondling000
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery101
Aggravated assault000
Burglary1113
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate7.7%9.5%10.3%
Number in default89121122
Number in repayment1,1471,2651,175
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)