Private 4 Year

Rust College

Holly Springs, Mississippi

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Rust College overview
Location Holly Springs, Mississippi
Online rustcollege.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Rust College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Rust College is a private, historically Black liberal arts college located in Holly Springs, Mississippi, approximately 35 miles southeast of Memphis, Tennessee. Founded in 1866 by the Freedman's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, this institution is one of the oldest of such colleges in the United States. The college boasts a modest, pedestrian-friendly campus known for its historic red brick buildings that mirror its longstanding heritage. Rust College offers a range of bachelor's degree programs with a strong emphasis on teaching and social science disciplines. While the college has an open admissions policy, it maintains a selective process to ensure a good fit between the institution's offerings and student goals. Housing options are available for students who desire to live on campus, providing a traditional collegiate environment. Rust College does not have a prominent athletic profile, thus, the emphasis remains on its academic programs and community involvement.

In the most recent statistical year 2,467 prospective students applied, and 1,943 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 184 enrolled in the school.  587 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 168 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $9,900 plus fees of $0.

Rust College is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Rust College is rated within the lower 35% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Rust College overview
SAT 440/1339
ACT 17/18
GPA 2.66

Applications Accepted

Rust College overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $10

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Rust College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$500
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $5,200
Budget for Other Expenses$3,000
Total One Year Cost$18,600

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$25,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

28% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Rust College students
Subject Percent of Class
Biology 20%
Education 15%
Business 12%
Communication 12%
Social Sciences 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176318 IPEDS survey data for Rust College.

Current students may use the Rust College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.