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Profile of Rust College

Rust College is located in a town not particularly near any major cities, in Holly Springs, MS. The school is officially a United Methodist school. Rust College is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at the school top out at the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

Students at Rust College often study media, science, and family and social work.

Rust College Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. In 2007, 52% of applicants were rejected at Rust College.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

Rust College offers classes to 979 students (882 full-time equivalent). Minorities are common at the school.

Student Life

Rust College has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Rust College does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Independent Mid-South Region competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Rust College Mission Statement RUST COLLEGE is a historically Black, co-educational, senior liberal arts college founded in 1866 by the Freedmans 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. "

Rust College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Science44biology, chemistry
Family and Social Work21child care management, social work
Liberal Arts20English language and literature, sociology, political science, social services
Business and Management19business management
Media13broadcast journalism, journalism
Computer Science and Engineering11computer science
Education and Teaching8early childhood education, math teaching, biology teaching, elementary school teaching, English teaching, social science teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0parks and recreation management

Contact: Rust College

Rust College

150 Rust Ave

Holly Springs, MS 38635

General Phone: (601) 252-8000


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