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DELTA STATE

UNIVERSITY

FACTBOOK

2007-2008

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Delta State University

Office of Institutional Research and Planning

DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

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Cleveland, MS 38733

PREFACE

The Delta State University Factbook is an annual publication that provides a ready source of information to answer questions frequently asked about the University. This edition contains a statistical overview of operations for the 2007-08 academic year. Included is information, both past and present, concerning enrollment, student characteristics, faculty characteristics, revenue, and expenditures. Its primary purpose is to promote understanding for those seeking information about Delta State University.

The Office of Institutional Research and Planning, in its on-going effort to provide timely management information, encourages your comments and suggestions for improvement. We hope you find this edition of the Factbook both informative and useful.

Most of the information in this edition was obtained from statistical reports published by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, State of Mississippi. The data submitted to the Board of Trustees for this report represents not only the work of the Office of Institutional Research & Planning but also of various administrative offices such as Registrar, Enrollment Services, Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Financial Assistance, Student Affairs, Office of Information Technology, Athletics, University Relations, Alumni Affairs, and the Library. Without their continued assistance and cooperation, this publication would not be possible. We extend to them our sincere appreciation.

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III. DEGREES GRANTED

Degrees

Academic Program Inventory

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Degrees Awarded: 5-Year Trend

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Combined Commencement: Dec. 2007 & May 2008

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Graduates by Race, Gender, and College

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Retention/Graduation Rates (First-Time Freshmen) Fall 2001-2007

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IV. RESOURCES

Resources

Financial Aid Summary

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Library Collections and Utilizations

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Athletics

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Glossary

List of Course & Abbreviations

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List of Degrees & Abbreviations

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Other Terminology

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Ms. Virginia Shanteau Newton Dr. Bettye H. Neely

Gulfport Grenada

Dr. D. E. Magee, Jr. Mr. Bob Owens

Jackson Jackson

Mr. H. Ed Blakeslee Mr. Aubrey Patterson

Gulfport Tupelo

Mr. Thomas W. Colbert Ms. Robin J. Robinson

Brandon Laurel

Dr. Stacy Davidson, Jr. Mr. Scott Ross

President, Cleveland West Point

Mr. Roy Estess Ms. Amy Whitten

Carriere Vice President, Oxford

DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

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INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING

2007-08

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

(601) 432-6623 [phone] (601) 432-6972 [fax]

Dr. Thomas Meredith, Commissioner of Higher Education

3825 Ridgewood Road

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As a regional Carnegie Master’s I university located in Cleveland, Mississippi, Delta State University serves as

an educational and cultural center of the Mississippi Delta, emphasizing service to the Northern Delta Counties

and its campus centers in Clarksdale and Greenville. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and

continuing education programs of study leading to baccalaureate and master’s degrees in the Colleges of Arts

and Sciences, Business, Education, and the School of Nursing, as well as a Doctorate in Education. Emphasis is

placed on excellence in instruction, followed by service and research, in the creation of a community of

scholars.

With special attention to small classes, a friendly environment, and a broad liberal arts foundation, the

University encourages significant student-faculty interactions. Delta State provides programs and services

which promote intellectual, cultural, ethical, physical, and social development. Students from different cultural,

socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds will develop the ability to respect and evaluate the thoughts of others;

to develop, assess, and express their own thoughts effectively; and to use the techniques of research and

performance associated with their disciplines.

Approved by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, March 18, 2004.

DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Vision

Institutional Mission

Students at Delta State University will learn and grow in an environment that fosters discovery and creativity.

The institution intends to be the best regional university in America as it combines a heritage of academic

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# % # % # % # % # % # %

1997 864 22% 573 14% 856 22% 1,129 28% 547 14% 3,969 100%

1998 895 23% 570 15% 843 21% 1,132 29% 491 12% 3,931 100%

1999 937 24% 554 14% 831 21% 1,108 28% 528 13% 3,958 100%

2000 899 24% 530 14% 794 21% 1,060 28% 499 13% 3,782 100%

2001 932 25% 524 14% 787 21% 1,049 28% 454 12% 3,746 100%

2002 842 22% 520 14% 804 21% 1,052 28% 607 16% 3,825 100%

2003 772 20% 529 14% 795 21% 1,060 28% 629 17% 3,785 100%

2004 848 22% 479 12% 767 20% 1,054 27% 705 18% 3,853 100%

2005 879 22% 520 13% 760 19% 1,099 27% 740 19% 3,998 100%

2006 870 22% 536 13% 775 19% 1,133 28% 730 18% 4,044 100%

2007 1,036 25% 478 12% 656 16% 1,186 29% 735 18% 4,091 100% 10-YEAR

CHANGE 172 4% -95 -3% -200 -6% 57 1% 188 4% 122 3%

Source: IHL Statistical Report/DSU Office of Institutional Research & Planning Date: July 2008

GRADUATE

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SEMESTER

ON-CAMPUS ENROLLMENT OF STUDENTS BY CLASS

10-YEAR TREND

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Students Percent Students Percent Students Percent

1998 2,967 75% 964 25% 3,931 100%

1999 3,067 77% 891 23% 3,958 100%

2000 2,914 77% 868 23% 3,782 100%

2001 3,013 80% 733 20% 3,746 100%

2002 2,791 73% 1,034 27% 3,825 100%

2003 2,754 73% 1,031 27% 3,785 100%

2004 2,913 76% 940 24% 3,853 100%

2005 3,000 75% 998 25% 3,998 100%

2006 3,122 74% 1,095 26% 4,217 100%

2007 3,025 74% 1,066 26% 4,091 100%

10-YEAR CHANGE 58 -2% 102 2% 160 4%

Source: IHL Statistical Report/DSU Office of Institutional Research & Planning Date: July 2008

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DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

ON-CAMPUS ENROLLMENT OF STUDENTS BY STATUS

10-YEAR TREND

FULL-TIME

PART-TIME

TOTAL

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# % # % # % # %

1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

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FALL

2006

1,030

29%

787

22%

1,363

39%

348

10%

3,528

100%

2007

1,142

33%

786

23%

1,201

34%

353

10%

3,482 100%

10-YEAR CHG.

136

14% -205

-21%

36

3%

161

84%

128

4%

1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

ON-CAMPUS ENROLLMENT BY SCHOOL

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#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

Male

984

68%

421

29%

32

2% 1,437

35%

Female

1,328

50% 1,288

49%

38

1% 2,654

65%

First-Time Freshmen

271

57%

195

41%

11

2%

477

12%

Returning Students

1,196

60%

751

38%

34

2% 1,981

48%

Readmitted Students

74

50%

70

48%

3

2%

147

4%

Transfer Students

229

47%

251

51%

8

2%

488

12%

Returning Graduate Students

308

50%

303

49%

8

1%

619

15%

Transient

1

100%

0

0%

0

0%

1

0%

High School Students

131

98%

1

1%

2

1%

134

3%

Non-Formula Students

(over "21")

23

58%

17

43%

0

0%

40

1%

First-Time Graduate Students

79

39%

121

59%

4

2%

204

5%

Full-time

1,662

57% 1,198

41%

48

2% 2,908

71%

Part-time

650

55%

511

43%

22

2% 1,183

29%

In-State

2,072

55% 1,619

43%

53

1% 3,744

92%

Out-of-State

240

69%

90

26%

17

5%

347

8%

TOTAL

2,312

57% 1,709

42%

70

2% 4,091

100%

Source: IHL Statistical Report/DSU Office of Institutional Research & Planning Date: July 2008

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TOTAL ENROLLMENT SUMMARY OF STUDENTS BY RACE

FALL 2007

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2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Full-time

192

226

224

201

221

Part-time

352

370

404

423

396

Total

544 596 628 624 617

Full-time

4

8

12

5

6

Part-time

32

42

37

59

56

Total

36 50 49 64 62

Full-time

8

9

10

5

5

Part-time

41

50

53

37

38

Total

49 59 63 42 43

TOTAL ALL PROGRAMS 629 705 740 730 722

Source: IHL Statistical Report/DSU Office of Institutional Research & Planning Date: July 2008

BY ACADEMIC PROGRAM LEVELS & BY FULL-TIME & PART-TIME ON CAMPUS GRADUATE HEADCOUNT ENROLLMENT

Master's Program

Specialist Program

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AGE Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Percent

Under 18 3 2 5 0 0 0 30 73 103 0 0 0 33 75 108 2.64%

18-19 267 460 727 0 0 0 16 24 40 0 0 0 283 484 767 18.75%

20-21 361 498 859 0 1 0 6 12 18 0 0 0 367 511 878 21.46%

22-24 335 369 704 34 49 83 33 35 68 6 53 59 408 506 914 22.34%

25-29 98 130 228 18 48 66 31 42 73 18 117 135 165 337 502 12.27%

30-34 21 69 90 8 27 35 10 38 48 13 62 75 52 196 248 6.06%

35-39 12 62 74 4 22 26 5 41 46 17 50 67 38 175 213 5.21%

40-49 7 46 53 9 29 38 7 53 60 20 64 84 43 192 235 5.74%

50-64 4 13 17 3 16 19 11 44 55 12 34 46 30 107 137 3.35%

65 and over 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 70 88 0 0 0 18 70 88 2.15%

Unknown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0.02%

TOTAL 1,108 1,649 2,757 76 192 267 167 432 599 86 381 467 1,437 2,654 4,091 100.00%

Date: July 2008

UNDERGRADUATE

UNIVERSITY TOTALS

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Source: DSU Office of Institutional Research & Planning

PART-TIME FULL-TIME

DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

AGE DISTRIBUTION OF STUDENTS BY FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME STATUS

FALL 2007

GRADUATE UNDERGRADUATE

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AGE Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total Men Women Total %

Under 18 30 72 102 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 33 75 108 2.64%

18-19 208 269 477 0 0 0 68 206 274 0 0 0 7 9 16 0 0 0 283 484 767 18.75%

20-21 262 313 575 0 0 0 98 189 287 0 1 1 7 8 15 0 0 0 367 511 878 21.46%

22-24 232 217 449 24 40 64 129 182 311 16 61 77 7 5 12 0 1 1 408 506 914 22.34%

25-29 83 44 127 21 47 68 41 125 166 14 116 130 5 3 8 1 2 2 165 337 502 12.27%

30-34 21 31 52 9 27 36 8 75 83 10 57 67 2 1 3 2 5 7 52 196 248 6.06%

35-39 10 35 45 13 25 38 7 67 74 8 46 54 0 1 1 0 1 1 38 175 213 5.21%

40-49 11 41 52 22 37 59 3 57 60 7 56 63 0 1 1 0 0 0 43 192 235 5.74%

50-64 8 35 43 13 27 40 7 22 29 2 23 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 107 137 3.35%

65 and

over 17 67 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 70 88 2.15%

Unknown 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.02%

TOTAL 882 1,124 1,922 102 204 306 364 928 1,292 57 360 417 29 29 58 3 9 11 1,437 2,654 4,091 100.00%

AGE DISTRIBUTION OF STUDENTS BY LEVEL & ETHNICITY FALL 2007

GRADUATE

Source: DSU Office of Institutional Research & Planning

GRADUATE UNDERGRADUATE

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Date: July 2008

WHITE BLACK OTHER UNIVERSITY

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SUBJECT DATA TOTAL

145 100% 372 100% 335 100%

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SUBJECT DATA TOTAL

101 100% 203 100% 196 100%

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SUBJECT DATA TOTAL

314 100% 572 100% 590 100%

TOTAL SUM OF UG 1,060 67.2% 3,356 82.0% 3,019 80.1%

1,577 4,091 3,767

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SUBJECT DATA TOTAL

171 100% 1,200 100% 1,109 100%

Sum of UG 0 0.0% 303 61.8% 0 0.0%

Sum of GR 291 100.0% 187 38.2% 228 100.0%

291 100% 490 100% 228 100%

Sum of UG 7 100.0% 3 3.0% 182 98.4%

171 100% 1,822 100% 1,950 100%

Sum of UG 392 97.0% 2,557 98.9% 2,238 99.9%

Sum of GR 12 3.0% 28 1.1% 3 0.1%

404 100% 2,585 100% 2,241 100%

Sum of UG 45 100.0% 231 100.0% 249 100.0%

Sum of GR 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

45 100% 231 100% 249 100%

Sum of UG 31 22.3% 819 82.7% 918 87.7%

Sum of GR 108 77.7% 171 17.3% 129 12.3%

139 100% 990 100% 1,047 100%

Sum of UG 72 16.1% 177 23.7% 153 21.0%

Sum of GR 375 83.9% 570 76.3% 576 79.0%

447 100% 747 100% 729 100%

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SUBJECT DATA TOTAL

480 100% 1,479 100% 1,269 100%

Sum of UG 219 98.2% 1,033 98.9% 846 100.0%

Sum of GR 4 1.8% 11 1.1% 0 0.0%

223 100% 1,044 100% 846 100%

Sum of UG 273 87.5% 1,821 97.0% 1,524 92.6%

Sum of GR 39 12.5% 57 3.0% 122 7.4%

312 100% 1,878 100% 1,646 100%

Sum of UG 21 100.0% 69 67.6% 99 73.3%

282 100% 351 100% 228 100%

Sum of UG 0 0.0% 654 87.2% 561 83.9%

582 100% 729 100% 822 100%

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SUBJECT DATA TOTAL

489 100% 649 100% 665 100%

Sum of UG 27 100.0% 183 100.0% 222 100.0%

Sum of GR 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

27 100% 183 100% 222 100%

Sum of UG 141 100.0% 636 95.5% 651 91.9%

Sum of GR 0 0.0% 30 4.5% 57 8.1%

141 100% 666 100% 708 100%

Sum of UG 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

Sum of GR 201 100.0% 130 100.0% 169 100.0%

201 100% 130 100% 169 100%

Sum of UG 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

Sum of GR 258 100.0% 270 100.0% 297 100.0%

258 100% 270 100% 297 100%

Sum of UG 588 92.5% 3,864 99.2% 3,327 99.6%

Sum of GR 48 7.5% 30 0.8% 15 0.4%

636 100% 3,894 100% 3,342 100%

Sum of UG 72 32.4% 201 56.3% 234 69.6%

Sum of GR 150 67.6% 156 43.7% 102 30.4%

222 100% 357 100% 336 100%

Sum of UG 385 100.0% 1,521 100.0% 1,913 100.0%

Sum of GR 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

385 100% 1,521 100% 1,913 100%

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SUBJECT DATA TOTAL

111 100% 789 100% 618 100%

Sum of UG 0 NA 36 100.0% 18 100.0%

270 100% 1,695 100% 1,464 100%

Sum of UG 133 89.9% 657 93.2% 815 96.8%

Sum of GR 15 10.1% 48 6.8% 27 3.2%

148 100% 705 100% 842 100%

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SUBJECT DATA TOTAL

231 100% 2,248 100% 1,776 100%

Sum of UG 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

Sum of GR 54 100.0% 9 100.0% 54 100.0%

54 100% 9 100% 54 100%

Sum of UG 453 73.3% 1,479 88.2% 1,938 84.4%

Sum of GR 165 26.7% 198 11.8% 357 15.6%

618 100% 1,677 100% 2,295 100%

Sum of UG 192 100.0% 735 83.6% 675 97.8%

Sum of GR 0 0.0% 144 16.4% 15 2.2%

192 100% 879 100% 690 100%

Sum of UG 0 NA 4 100.0% 0 NA

Sum of GR 0 NA 0 0.0% 0 NA

0 NA 4 100% 0 NA

Sum of UG 21 100.0% 1,234 99.6% 1,026 99.5%

Sum of GR 0 0.0% 5 0.4% 5 0.5%

21 100% 1,239 100% 1,031 100%

Sum of UG 292 71.6% 1,048 58.7% 887 56.3%

Sum of GR 116 28.4% 737 41.3% 689 43.7%

408 100% 1,785 100% 1,576 100%

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SUBJECT DATA TOTAL

481 100% 2,244 100% 2,053 100%

Sum of UG 3 100.0% 240 100.0% 231 100.0%

Sum of GR 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

3 100% 240 100% 231 100%

Sum of UG 246 100.0% 557 100.0% 524 100.0%

Sum of GR 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

246 100% 557 100% 524 100%

Sum of UG 75 100.0% 603 99.0% 522 99.4%

Sum of GR 0 0.0% 6 1.0% 3 0.6%

75 100% 609 100% 525 100%

Sum of UG 267 100.0% 1,416 100.0% 1,421 100.0%

Sum of GR 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

267 100% 1,416 100% 1,421 100%

Sum of UG 12 100.0% 9 75.0% 21 87.5%

180 100% 1,224 100% 813 100%

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SUBJECT DATA TOTAL

291 100% 894 100% 1,077 100%

Sum of UG 0 NA 34 100.0% 18 100.0%

Sum of GR 0 NA 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

0 NA 34 100% 18 100%

6,765 66.1% 40,377 89.9% 37,089 88.7%

3,468 33.9% 4,515 10.1% 4,717 11.3%

10,233 100% 44,892 100% 41,806 100%

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%

#

%

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%

#

%

#

%

Race/Ethnicity

White

412 64.88% 102 53.40% 4 19.05% 5 100.00% 523 61.38%

Black

214 33.70% 86 45.03% 17 80.95% 0 0.00% 317 37.21%

Other

9 1.42% 3 1.57% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 12 1.41%

Gender

Male

244 38.43% 47 24.61% 3 14.29% 1 20.00% 295 34.62%

Female

391 61.57% 144 75.39% 18 85.71% 4 80.00% 557 65.38%

College

Arts & Sciences

242 38.11% 20 10.47% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 262 30.75%

Business

174 27.40% 44 23.04% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 218 25.59%

Education

167 26.30% 83 43.46% 21 100.00% 5 100.00% 276 32.39%

Nursing

52 8.19% 29 15.18% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 81 9.51%

TOTAL

635 74.53% 191 22.42% 21 2.46% 5 0.59% 852 100.00%

Date: July 2008

Educational Specialists Doctoral Total

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GRADUATES BY RACE, GENDER, & COLLEGE

FALL 2007 & SPRING 2008 COMBINED

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RETENTION AND GRADUATION

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2005

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LIBRARY COLLECTIONS

2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

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DEGREE’S CONTINUED

BSCJ- Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

BSE- Bachelor of Science in Education

BSGS- Bachelor of Science in General Studies

BSIS- Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

BSN- Bachelor of Science in Nursing

BSW- Bachelor of Social Work

Master’s

MAT- Master of Arts in Teaching

MBA- Master of Business Administration

MCA- Master of Commercial Aviation

MPA- Master of Professional Accountancy

MED- Master of Education

MME- Master of Music Education

MSCD- Master of Science in Community Development

MSCJ- Master of Science in Criminal Justice

MSN- Master of Science in Nursing

MSNS- Master of Science in Natural Sciences

Specialist’s

EDS- Educational Specialist

Doctoral

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On-Campus- Consists of the Main Campus located in Cleveland, Mississippi

SEOG- Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

SGA- Student Government Association

SLEAP- Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership

SMART- Disbursed awards to all students from the National Science & Mathematics

Access to Retain Talent Grant (National Smart Grant); limited to upper-level

undergraduates majoring in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics,

technology, or engineering or in a foreign language determined critical to national

security

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