Delta State University was created as Delta State Teachers College by an act of the state legislature in 1924. The institution opened for its first regular session on September 15, 1925, with a faculty and staff of 11 members and an enrollment of 97 students. To match the institution's growth in enrollment and academic offerings, the name was changed to Delta State College in 1955 and to Delta State University in 1974. Graduate work was first offered in 1965 when the Master of Education degree was approved. After other master's programs were added, the University began offering the Educational Specialist degree in 1972 and the Doctor of Education degree in 1981. The University provides a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum, offering 13 baccalaureate degrees in 38 majors. It also seeks to meet the need for advanced training in certain fields by providing programs of study for nine master's degrees, the Educational Specialist degree, and the Doctor of Education degree. The Mississippi Delta, a twenty-county, northwestern region which is rich in various ethnic and cultural groups, provides approximately 80% of the University's enrollment.
Office of the Registrar and Admissions
Cleveland, MS 38733
In-state call: 1.800.468.6378