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Delta State University

Delta State University is a public institution providing a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate curriculum to over 4,000. Dozens of degree programs on the undergraduate level provide educational opportunities in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education and in the Robert E. Smith School of Nursing. Graduate programs on the master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral levels provide advanced training in a broad range of disciplines.

Acknowledging its beginnings as a teacher’s college, the University sustains excellence in teacher education while continuing to expand offerings in traditional as well as unique programs of study. From the core disciplines such as arts, humanities, and sciences, 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.

The Stories

A Delta State University alumnus, LaForge has enjoyed a career in both the public and private sectors, spanning the fields of law, government, higher education and public policy. He is now the President of the University, leading the institution into a new era of collaboration, innovation, and growth.


“Citizens kept ignorant of their history are robbed of the riches of their heritage.”
-Bruce Cole, Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities

The mission of The Delta Center is to promote greater understanding of Mississippi Delta culture and history and its significance to the world through education, partnerships, and community engagement.

Credit to: Photo: Will Jacks

Aallyah Wright is a student at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. Through her position as editor of the campus newspaper and her involvement in other organizations and groups, she is hoping to tell provide a platform for telling the diverse stories of student experience in the Delta.

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