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Delta State University Demographics & Diversity

Cleveland, Mississippi

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Delta State University are mainly White with a significant Black population. The school has high racial diversity. 43% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Delta State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 57%
Black 36%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 3%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 53% more female students than male students enrolled at Delta State University with a gender ratio of 61% women to 39% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Delta State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Delta State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 39%
Women 61%
Enrollment by gender for Delta State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 1,466
Women 2,249

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

Delta State University serves a low number of students outside of Mississippi, with 67 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Delta State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 67%
Out of State 28%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$39,124 per year

48% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
3,715
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 16.4%
Part time Undergrads 8.2%

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