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Study at Delta State University

Delta State University, also known as DSU, is a regional public university located in Cleveland, Mississippi. It is one of eight publicly funded universities in the state. It was established as Delta State Teachers College in 1924 and has a campus which covers more than 330 acres. It enrolls more than 3, 500 students annually and offers more than 10 bachelor's degrees in over 40 Course Topics. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • School of Nursing
DSU's department of athletics fields more than 10 intercollegiate sports and the teams compete at the NCAA Division II level. DSU is a member of the Gulf South Conference and New South Intercollegiate Swim Conference. The men's sports teams are nicknamed the Statesmen and the women's teams are known as the Lady Statesmen.

Profile of Delta State University

Delta State is in a self-contained town, in Cleveland, MS. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Delta State earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include art studies, education and teaching, and family and social work.

Delta State Selectivity

Delta State does not admit all applicants. of people who applied to the school in 2007, 29% were accepted.


Some professors at Delta State are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 4, 091 students (3, 436 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Dorm living is common. Athletic teams at the school belong to the Gulf South Conference for major sports. Student athletes can receive financial aid in some cases.

Delta State Tuition and Affordability

Degree seekers find the school to be more affordable than many of its peers.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"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 centres 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. "

Delta State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching269physical education teaching, elementary school teaching, educational administration, school Counselling, teacher ed, secondary teaching, special ed, music teaching, . . .
Business and Management221business management, MIS, accounting, business, marketing, insurance, finance, fashion merchandising
Family and Social Work66family and consumer science, social work, community organization
Nursing and Emergency Medicine50registered nursing, various nursing
Liberal Arts48interdisciplinary studies, social services, English, history, foreign language and literature, political science, general studies
Science44biology, chemistry, biological and physical sciences
Medical Support and Technology36audiology and speech pathology
Transportation32commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations, aviation tech
Art Studies31visual and performing arts
Security and Law Enforcement26criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counselling21psychology
Hospitality3hospitality management
office and Administration3office management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2athletic trainer

Contact: Delta State

Delta State University

Hwy 8 West

Cleveland, MS 38733

General Phone: (662) 846-3000


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