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.

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 - 2013 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12
In District $8,900 $8,300 $8,100
In State $8,900 $8,300 $8,100
Out of State $8,900 $8,300 $8,100
Books and Supplies $250 $250 $250
On Campus      
Room and Board $4,000 $3,850 $3,700
Other Expenses $2,250 $2,200 $2,450
Off Campus      
Room and Board $4,400 $4,400 $4,400
Other Expenses $2,650 $2,600 $2,850
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $4,200 $4,450

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
94.0% $5,250
State/Local Grant
3.0% $356
Institutional Grants
38.0% $1,950
Loans 92.0% $5,325
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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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