Delta State University: Statistics

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#811 of 2,597 In North America
#744 of 2,496 In the United States
#6 of 18 In Mississippi
#841 of 1,459 For Agricultural Science

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
100%
Average SAT
1005
Average ACT
21
Aid receiving
96%
Undergraduates
2,331
Graduates
668
Male:Female Ratio
39:61
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
deltastate.edu

Delta State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 100% 99% 100%
Applicants 517 214 303
Admissions 515 212 303
Freshmen enrolled full time 188 71 117
Freshmen enrolled part time 5 2 3

1,450 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

823 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
6 or 3%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 885
or below

75% of them
had 1125
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Delta State University are 885-1125 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
177 or 92%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 23
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Delta State University are 18-23 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1650 (55%)
Black or African American 979 (33%)
Nonresident Alien 118 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 93 (3%)
Hispanic 90 (3%)
Two or more races 44 (1%)
Asian 17 (0.6%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$6,523
Students receiving aid
96%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $7,951$7,951
Tuition in-state $7,951$7,951
Tuition out-of-state $7,951$7,951
Fee in-district $170$170
Fee in-state $170$170
Fee out-of-state $170$170

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,277
Combined charge for room and board $7,985
Room charge $4,505
Meal charge $3,480

Delta State University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General 24 84
Elementary Education and Teaching 51 36
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 61 26
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 70
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 52
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 32
Social Work 31
Accounting 21 7
General Studies 27
Aviation & Airway Management and Operations 26
Business & Commerce, General 26
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 26
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General 23
Visual and Performing Arts, General 22
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 15 5
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 18
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other 16
Psychology, General 15
Audiology & Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 14
Biological and Physical Sciences 8 6
Management Information Systems, General 14
Education, General 13
Science Technologies & Technicians, Other 8 5
Special Education and Teaching, General 12
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 11
Music Teacher Education 11
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 11
Community Organization and Advocacy 10
Finance, General 10
Aeronautics & Aviation & Aerospace Science and Technology, General 9
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 9
Mathematics, General 8
History, General 7
Chemistry, General 6
Music, General 6
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 6
Airline & Commercial & Professional Pilot and Flight Crew 5
Digital Arts 5
English Language and Literature, General 5
Secondary Education and Teaching 4
Social Sciences, General 4
Social Studies Teacher Education 4
Mathematics Teacher Education 2
Nursing Practice 2
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 1
Grand Total 599 316 15
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 39% 30% 46%
  • Full-time retention rate - 67%
  • Part-time retention rate - 30%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,761
Citations
13,066

Publication / Citation count by topic

Medicine
460 / 3,967
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
425 / 3,542
Biology
343 / 3,242
Environmental Science
341 / 3,863
Business
210 / 975
Chemistry
193 / 1,462
Engineering
179 / 1,083
Economics
164 / 1,068
Computer Science
139 / 881
Demography
132 / 2,145
Psychology
110 / 1,775
Political Science
105 / 266
Agricultural Science
102 / 1,065
Development Studies
90 / 658
Mathematics
88 / 377
Geography and Cartography
78 / 1,091
Sociology
78 / 470
Health Science
77 / 189
Public Health
67 / 372
Physics
62 / 359
Environmental Chemistry
56 / 778
Animal Science
55 / 342
Marketing
55 / 302
Communications and Public Relations
53 / 240
Nutrition and Food Science
50 / 305
Ecology
50 / 857
Materials Science
48 / 187
Environmental Management
47 / 299
Healthcare Management (MHA)
46 / 181
Math Teachers
43 / 323
Art & Design
42 / 187
Surgery
39 / 335
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
36 / 274
Social Psychology
33 / 183
Pediatrics
32 / 1,389
Hydrology and Water resources management
30 / 518
Education Majors
30 / 275
Law
30 / 83
Family medicine
28 / 150
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
27 / 191

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 15
1992 2 17
1993 5 10
1994 4 14
1995 4 17
1996 9 20
1997 6 18
1998 8 9
1999 13 22
2000 8 28
2001 8 31
2002 11 40
2003 18 58
2004 25 81
2005 40 137
2006 40 157
2007 45 232
2008 37 254
2009 42 337
2010 35 426
2011 105 557
2012 69 670
2013 101 885
2014 105 1101
2015 118 1078
2016 113 922
2017 106 992
2018 158 1164
2019 208 1459
2020 288 1984
2021 320 2554

Notable alumni

  1. John Grisham

    John Grisham
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    novelisttelevision producerchildren's writerscreenwritermissionary
    Biography

    John Ray Grisham Jr. is an American novelist and lawyer known for his popular legal thrillers. According to the American Academy of Achievement, Grisham has written 28 consecutive number one fiction bestsellers, and his books have sold 300 million copies worldwide. Along with Tom Clancy and J. K. Rowling, Grisham is one of only three authors to have sold two million copies on a first printing.

  2. Lusia Harris

    Lusia Harris
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-2022 (aged 67)
    Enrolled in Delta State University
    Studied in 1973-1977
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Lusia Mae Harris was an American professional basketball player. Harris is considered to be one of the pioneers of women's basketball. She played for Delta State University and won three consecutive Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) National Championships, the predecessors to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships, from 1975 to 1977. In international level, she represented the United States' national team and won the silver medal in the 1976 Olympic Games, the first women's basketball tournament in the Olympic Games. She played professional basketball with the Houston Angels of the Women's Professional Basketball League (WBL) and was the first and only woman ever officially drafted by the National Basketball Association (NBA), a men's professional basketball league. For her achievements, Harris was inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

  3. Mark Hudspeth

    Mark Hudspeth
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    head coach
    Biography

    Mark Douglas Hudspeth is an American football coach and former player who was most recently the head football coach at Austin Peay State University in 2019. Hudspeth served as the head football coach at University of North Alabama from 2002 to 2008 and at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from 2011 to 2017.

  4. David Abney

    David Abney
    Years
    1950s
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    David Phillip Abney is an American business executive. He is the former executive chairman of United Parcel Service (UPS), having previously served as chairman and CEO from September 2014 to May 2020. (UPS).

  5. Matse Uwatse

    Matse Uwatse
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    radio personality
    Biography

    Matse Uwatse, popularly known by her first name Matse, is a Nigerian on-air personality and food blogger.

  6. Bob Dearing

    Bob Dearing
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-2020 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Robert Montgomery Dearing was an American politician, educator, and businessman who served in the Mississippi Senate as a member of the Democratic Party.

  7. Merve Terzioğlu

    Merve Terzioğlu
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1987-2008 (aged 21)
    Occupations
    swimmer
    Biography

    Merve Terzioğlu was a Turkish female swimmer in the sports club Galatasaray the latest and before that (2002–2006) in Fenerbahçe, both teams in leading positions nationally in Turkey. She was the holder of two national records and was Balkan champions and had obtained a third place in the COMEN Cup Swimming Competition of Mediterranean countries. She competed in the 200 m breaststroke.

General info

Founded 1924
Colors green, white
Academic Calendar August to May (August - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 526
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 1003 W Sunflower Road
Cleveland, Mississippi, 38733
United States
City population 11,000
Phone 6628463000
Fax +1 (662) 846 4016

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