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Delta State University:
Delta State University is a regional public university located in Cleveland, Mississippi, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. DSU provides a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Dozens of degree programs on the undergraduate level provide educational opportunities in the college 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.
Delta State University serves as the cultural and educational center of the Mississippi Delta, and the 18 county, northwestern region, rich in various ethnic and cultural groups. The University identifies the Delta as its primary public service region, while acknowledging the importance of research and service that also benefits the state and nation.
The total impact that Delta State University provides to the Mississippi Delta includes the following:
- $44 Million in Direct Spending
- $21 Million in Secondary Business Spending
- $81 Million in Increased Alumni Earnings
- $27 Million in Social Benefits
- $ 2 Million in Cultural Benefits
The Legislature appropriated $710,355,423 for the FY 2020 university system budget. This represents an increase of $37,627,758, or 5.6%, in state support for the system. The increase funds are tied to new expenses including the PERS employer contribution increase and an increase in the employee health insurance premium, as well as repairs to campus facilities.
The Legislature appropriated $14.5 million from the capital Expense Fund for repair and renovation to campus facilities. The Funds were allocated using a formula of 50% square footage and 50% enrollment in SB3005 (Section 41). Of that $14.5 million, Delta State University received $607,055
Additionally, Delta State University received $7,320,000 for the FY 2020 for planning, repair, renovation, life safety and ADA code upgrades, furnishing and equipping and expansion of and additions to campus buildings, facilities, and infrastructure.