Delta State University

NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)


Master's Colleges and Universities I: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the master's degree. They award 40 or more master's degrees per year across three or more disciplines.

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
ROTC: Army
Teacher certification: Approved by the state for initial certifcation or licensure of teachers

Hwy 8 West, Cleveland, MS, 38733

(662) 846-3000   

As a regional Carnegie Master's I university located in Cleveland, Mississippi, Delta State University serves as an educational and cultural center for the Mississippi Delta, emphasizing service to the Northern Delta counties and its campus centers in Clarksdale and Greenville. The University offers undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs of study leading to baccalaureate and master's degrees in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and the School of Nursing, as well as a Doctorate in Education. Emphasis is placed on excellence in instruction, followed by service and research, in the creation of a community of scholars. With special attention to small classes, a friendly environment, and a broad liberal arts foundation, the University encourages significant student-faculty interactions. Delta State provides programs and services that promote intellectual, cultural, ethical, physical, and social development. Students from different cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds will develop the ability to respect and evaluate the thoughts of others; to develop, assess, and express their own thoughts effectively; and to use the techniques of research and performance associated with their disciplines.

Public, 4-year or above 


Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children

Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2013 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12
In District $6,562 $5,724 $5,288
In State $6,562 $5,724 $5,288
Out of State $6,562 $5,724 $5,288
Books and Supplies $1,100 $1,000 $900
On Campus      
Room and Board $7,200 $7,100 $6,868
Other Expenses $4,025 $3,925 $4,157
Off Campus      
Room and Board $7,200 $7,100 $6,868
Other Expenses $4,025 $3,925 $4,157
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $11,025 $11,025

Major NCAA Programs

Sport Conference
Football Gulf South Conference
Basketball Gulf South Conference
Baseball Gulf South Conference
Cross Country/Track Gulf South Conference

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
53.0% $4,464
State/Local Grant
31.0% $789
Institutional Grants
66.0% $6,007
Loans 71.0% $7,011
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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.


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