Delta State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,435
2.99% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$14,138
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.83%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
98.6%
936 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
2,556
65.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
46.4%
159 Graduates

About

Delta State University is a higher education institution located in Bolivar County, MS. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Delta State University were General Business Administration & Management (99 degrees awarded), General Educational Leadership & Administration (61 degrees), and Teacher Education (53 degrees).

In 2022, 877 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Delta State University. 65.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (414 degrees), 1.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (336 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Delta State University is $8,435, which is $−15,561 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Delta State University is $8,435, which is $−15,561 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,138.

In 2022, 80% of undergraduate students attending Delta State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$8,435
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Delta State University was $8,435. The cost of tuition at Delta State University is $−15,561 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$14,138
2022 Value
0.326%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Delta State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,138. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Delta State University grew by 0.326%.

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Other Student Expenses

$7,011
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Delta State University was of $7,011 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.929% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Delta State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.67% with respect to 2021, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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3.83%
2019 Default Rate
38
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Delta State University was 3.83%, which represents 38 out of the 991 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Delta State University received 936 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 3.88% annual growth. Out of those 936 applicants, 923 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 98.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,556 students enrolled at Delta State University in 2022. 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Delta State University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

98.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
923
Accepted Out of 936

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Delta State University was 98.6% (923 admissions from 936 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 99.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 3.88%, while admissions grew by 2.67%..

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SAT Scores

8%
Submission Percentage (2022)
16
Scores Submitted (2022)

8% of enrolled first-time students at Delta State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Delta State University had a total enrollment of 2,556 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Delta State University is 1,665 students and the part-time enrollment is 891. This means that 65.1% of students enrolled at Delta State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Delta State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.2% White, 36.1% Black or African American, 2.43% Hispanic or Latino, 1.41% Two or More Races, 0.43% Asian, 0.196% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0391% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Delta State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.6%), followed by White Male (22.8%) and Black or African American Female (22.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (37.7%), followed by White Female (23.1%) and Black or African American Male (13%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Delta State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,556 students. The full-time enrollment at Delta State University is 1,665 and the part-time enrollment is 891. This means that 65.1% of students enrolled at Delta State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Delta State University was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Delta State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,360 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    923 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    62 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Delta State University is 53.2% White, 36.1% Black or African American, 2.43% Hispanic or Latino, 1.41% Two or More Races, 0.43% Asian, 0.196% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0391% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 74 students (2.9%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 269 more women than men received degrees from Delta State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Delta State University is white (414 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (336 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Delta State University is General Business Administration & Management (99 degrees awarded), followed by General Educational Leadership & Administration (61 degrees) and Teacher Education (53 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Delta State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (54 degrees awarded), Education (342 degrees), and Human Sciences (16 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Delta State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,750,799 people), Accountants & auditors (1,059,669 people), Other managers (828,876 people), Secondary school teachers (543,062 people), and Financial managers (511,684 people).

The most specialized majors at Delta State University in 2022 are Transportation (54 degrees awarded), Education (342 degrees), Human Sciences (16 degrees), Biology (41 degrees), and Business (185 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Delta State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Personal financial advisors, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Delta State University are Transportation (54 degrees awarded), Education (342 degrees), Human Sciences (16 degrees), Biology (41 degrees), and Business (185 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Delta State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,234,979 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (824,226 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (752,079 people), Computer Systems Design (572,078 people), and Banking & related activities (508,930 people).

The most specialized majors at Delta State University are Transportation (54 degrees awarded), Education (342 degrees), Human Sciences (16 degrees), Biology (41 degrees), and Business (185 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Delta State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 63 degrees awarded
  2. 46 degrees awarded
  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Delta State University was Physical Education Teaching & Coaching with 63 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

304
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
573
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 304 degrees were awarded to men at Delta State University, which is 0.531 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (573).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 65 degrees were awarded to men at Delta State University in Physical Education Teaching & Coaching, which is 2.24 times more than the 29 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 67 degrees were awarded to men at Delta State University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 16.8 times more than the 4 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 23% of students graduating from Delta State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Delta State University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.26% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    414 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    336 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    25 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Delta State University is white (414 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (336 degrees).

3.08% of degree recipients (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    259 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    249 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    155 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Delta State University is white female (259 degrees awarded). There were 1.04 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (249 degrees).

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Operations

Delta State University has an endowment valued at nearly $34.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 62.3k (0.181%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Delta State University had a total salary expenditure of 67.7M. Delta State University employs 42 Associate professors, 36 Assistant professors and 31 Instructors. Most academics at Delta State University are Female Instructor (25), Male Associate professor (22), and Female Assistant professor (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Delta State University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 77 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 67 employees, and Service with 66 employees.

Endowment

$34.4M
2022 Endowment
13.7%
decline from 2021

Delta State University has an endowment valued at about $34.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Delta State University declined 13.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $12.2M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $7.29M - Federal
  2. $1.6M - State
  3. $1.54M - Local

As of 2022, Delta State University received $7.29M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.6M from state grants and contracts, and $1.54M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$28.6M
2022 Salaries
13%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Delta State University paid a median of $28.6M in salaries, which represents 42.3% of their overall expenditure ($67.7M) and a 13% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.51M
Instructional Salaries
127
Number of Employees

In 2022, Delta State University paid a total of $8.51M to 127 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
42 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
77 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Delta State University were Associate professor with 42 employees, Assistant professor with 36 employees, and Instructor with 31 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Delta State University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 77 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 67 employees, and Service with 66 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Delta State University was Female Instructor with 25 employees, Male Associate professor with 22 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 21 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Delta State University.

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