As a regional Carnegie Masterís 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 masterís degrees in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and the School of Nursing, as well as the Educational Specialist degree and Doctorates in Education and Nursing Practice. 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).
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