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Holly Springs, Mississippi

Rust College Demographics & Diversity

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Extremely Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Rust College are almost exclusively Black with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has extremely low racial diversity. 100% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Rust College is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of Rust College students
Race Percent of Students
White 0%
Black 97%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
International 3%
Race Unknown 0%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Medium

There are 44% more female students than male students enrolled at Rust College with a gender ratio of 59% women to 41% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Rust College has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is slightly less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Rust College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 41%
Women 59%
Enrollment by gender for Rust College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 347
Women 499

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
High

Rust College serves a high number of out-of-state students with 66% of the student body residing outside of Mississippi or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Rust College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 34%
Out of State 64%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 2%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$41,256 per year

86% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
846
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 11.9%
Part time Undergrads 7.1%

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