Rust College

NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)


Baccalaureate Colleges--General: These institutions are primarily undergraduate colleges with major emphasis on baccalaureate programs. They award less than half of their baccalaureate degrees in liberal arts fields.

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Teacher certification: Students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

150 Rust Ave, Holly Springs, MS, 38635

(601) 252-8000   

Rust College Mission Statement RUST COLLEGE is a historically Black, co-educational, senior liberal arts college founded in 1866 by the Freedman’s Aid Society of The Methodist Episcopal Church. The College is related to the United Methodist Church, and dedicated to serve the students with a variety of academic preparations, through instruction in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural science, business, technology and education. Rust College recognizes the three-fold functions of education as being teaching, research and community service. Its primary mission however, is teaching. It offers a well-rounded program designed to acquaint students with cultural, moral, and spiritual values, both in theory and in practice. Rust College provides an opportunity for education to all, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin or ethnic background.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above 


Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Placement services for completers

Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2012 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
In District $8,300 $8,100 $7,610
In State $8,300 $8,100 $7,610
Out of State $8,300 $8,100 $7,610
Books and Supplies $250 $250 $250
On Campus      
Room and Board $3,850 $3,700 $3,320
Other Expenses $2,450 $2,450 $2,200
Off Campus      
Room and Board $4,400 $4,400 $4,400
Other Expenses $2,850 $2,850 $2,600
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses $4,450 $4,450 $4,200

Major NCAA Programs

Sport Conference
Basketball Independent Mid-South Region
Baseball Independent Mid-South Region
Cross Country/Track Independent Mid-South Region

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
88.0% $5,806
State/Local Grant
- -
Institutional Grants
33.0% $2,402
Loans 90.0% $5,139
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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.

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