#3 Best Public Universities in Mississippi

Delta State University

Cleveland, Mississippi

 2 Reviews



Delta State University overview
Location Cleveland, Mississippi
Online deltastate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Remote Town
Delta State University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
Calculate your admission chances
Calculate your admission chances

Delta State University, located in Cleveland, Mississippi, is a public institution founded in 1924, offering a range of undergraduate and graduate programs. The campus exhibits a traditional architectural style with facilities that accommodate on-campus living for students. Delta State is situated approximately 120 miles from the major urban center of Memphis, Tennessee. The university is recognized for its distinctive academic programs, including its nationally accredited Commercial Aviation degree and notable Music Education department. While Delta State maintains an open admissions policy, the university is selective based on the program of study and overall applicant pool. The campus environment is characterized by a blend of academic pursuits and cultural events, reflecting the university's commitment to fostering educational growth and artistic expression. Delta State's athletic teams, known as the Statesmen for men's teams and Lady Statesmen for women's, compete in NCAA Division II sports but are not primarily recognized for their athletic prominence.

In the most recent statistical year 936 prospective students applied, and 923 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 217 enrolled in the school.  1,665 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 891 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $8,435 plus fees of $170. Delta State University is ranked 702 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Delta State University is rated within the lower 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


Rankings for Delta State University within the 2024 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

View the CollegeSimply ranking methodology.

Getting In

Admission Standards

Delta State University overview
SAT 940/1280
ACT 17/24
GPA 3.37

Applications Accepted

Delta State University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $25

Explore admissions requirements

Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Delta State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$170
Room and Board $8,317
Budget for Other Expenses$4,000
Total One Year Cost$22,422

Tuition and financial aid details


Average Salary After 10 Years

$37,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

32% within 6 years

Explore Post Graduation Outcomes

Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Delta State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Education 19%
Health Professions 13%
Work and Family Studies 6%
Biology 6%

View All 37 Majors

Other Colleges to Consider 

Students considering Delta State University are frequently interested in these similar colleges.

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175616 IPEDS survey data for Delta State University.

Current students may use the Delta State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.