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Delta State University

Cleveland, Mississippi
Bologna Performing Arts Center credit: Kilobytezero
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Overview
Public
2,259 Undergraduates
89% Admissions Rate
Town: Remote
Public
Region: South
Division 2
Size: Small
Doctoral
Delta State University
1003 W Sunflower Road
Cleveland, Mississippi
38733
(662) 846-3000
www.deltastate.edu

Delta State University, which is in Cleveland, Mississippi, is a public university ranked as one of the top 150 regional schools in the Southern United States. The State of Mississippi founded the university in 1924, and it was originally known as Delta State Teachers College. The name was changed to Delta State University in 1974. Today, it sits on 332 acres of land in a rural setting. Notable alumni include author John Grisham, basketball player Lusia Harris, baseball player Eli Whiteside, football coach Mark Hudspeth, basketball player and coach Margaret Wade, musician Steve Azar, American naval officer Viola B. Sanders, CEO of UPS David P. Abney and basketball coach Scott Nagy. The school’s colors are green and white, its mascot is the Fighting Okra and its teams are nicknamed the Statesmen and Lady Statesmen. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division II – Gulf South, and the school has 13 varsity teams. Varsity sports offered by Delta State University include men’s football, baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis, golf and swimming and diving, and women’s basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis and softball. Club sports offered include archery, soccer, flag football, bowling, softball, pickleball, wiffleball and dodgeball.

Location

Cleveland is a city in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 12,334 as of the 2010 United States Census. Cleveland has a large commercial economy, with numerous restaurants, stores, and services along U.S. 61. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

77

restaurants score

Students
41%

Men

59%

Women

22

Average Age of Entering Students

423

New Transfer Students

Admissions
89%

Acceptance Rate

44%

Enrollment Yield

910-1080

SAT Range

878

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$12,792

Typical Cost

$6,859

Out-Of-State (published)

$6,859

In-State (published)

93%

Recieve Financial Aid

91%

Have Loans

$10,500

Median Debt

Academics
14.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Miscellaneous Education

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known for its parties
Athletics
Football Conference:

Gulf South Conference

Basketball Conference:

Gulf South Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Gulf South Conference

Football Division:

2

Basketball Division:

2

Track Division:

2

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