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Delta State University is a public institution located in Cleveland, Mississippi. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Cleveland draws many to the area.

$17,059 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
100% Acceptance Rate

Where Is 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

How Do I Get Into Delta State University?

You can apply to Delta State University online at:

Admission Requirements for Delta State University

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Delta State University?

100% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
9% Submit SAT Scores
Since Delta State University has an acceptance rate of 100%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 100%, and the acceptance rate for women is 100%.

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 English scores ranged between 15 and 23. Math scores were between 16 and 21. Composite scores were between 16 and 22.

ACT English Scores for Delta State University  ( 15 to 23 )
ACT Math Scores for Delta State University  ( 16 to 21 )
ACT Composite Scores for Delta State University  ( 16 to 22 )

Can I Afford Delta State University?

$17,059 Net Price
58% Take Out Loans
3.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Delta State University is $17,059. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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 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 3.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Delta State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,486 Full-Time Undergraduates
59% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,041 undergraduate students at Delta State University, with 1,486 being full-time and 555 being part-time.


There are also 686 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,486 full-time undergraduates at Delta State University, 41% are male and 59% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Delta State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 538
Hispanic or Latino 36
White 800
International Students 63
Other Races/Ethnicities 44

Geographic Diversity

Mississippi students aren't the only ones who study at Delta State University. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 53 countries are represented at Delta State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Canada, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Delta State University

762 Took All Classes Online
1,862 Took At Least One Class Online
4.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 1,862 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Delta State University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 3rd most popular in Mississippi for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Delta State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Delta State University was 4.5%. This is the #1,140 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Delta State University regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*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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