United States, Mississippi

Established in 1924, Delta State University is a public university in Cleveland, Mississippi. Delta State provides an undergraduate curriculum, offering 12 baccalaureate degrees in 42 majors. The university also advances student training through certain fields by providing graduate programs of study for eight master’s degrees. It has primarily four disciplines that offer the courses namely College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Nursing. From the core disciplines such as arts, humanities, and science, to unique programs such as commercial aviation, the Delta Music Institute, and the nationally recognized Geospatial information technology program, the University is committed to meeting the evolving needs of the students it serves.  

Campus Life

DSU is located on 332 acres with about 30 percent of the students residing in the campus housing. The University has a fairly large flight school and is also the only university in Mississippi to offer a degree in Commercial Aviation. There are six student residence halls on campus. All residence halls are suite-style rooms. The Wiley Planetarium is a truly state-of-the-art star ball that houses a Digistar 5 digital projector system. It teaches astronomy classes, hosts school groups, and putting shows for the public. The Bologna Performing Arts center is a facility that offers a rich tapestry of cultural and educational programs to serve the entire Mississippi Delta.  

Noted Alumni

Among the notable graduates, David Abney, Chairman and CEO of UPS; Steve Azar, country musician; Jeanette Hyde, Bill Clinton’s US Ambassador; Aubrey Matthews, former NFL wide receiver; Eli Whiteside, two times World Series Champion; and countless others.