Founded in 1924, this is a public liberal arts institution offering degrees in arts and sciences, business, education, health science, and nursing. There are 4 undergraduate and 4 graduate schools. The 274 acre campus is in a small town 110 miles south of Memphis Tennessee, and 130 miles north of Jackson
. Including residence halls there are 45 buildings.
Fraternities, sororities and over 98 clubs and organizations are on campus. Tours of the campus are available. Delta State is a public institution, receiving primary funding from the state; however, it also seeks and receives support from private and federal sources, as well as tuition revenue. The University provides a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum, offering 15 baccalaureate degrees in 45 majors.