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ACCEPTANCE RATE

50.25%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

98%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

19:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$6,733

Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students

Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid

Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition

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Rust College

101 Hwy 11 N, Poplarville, MS

Rust College, located in Holly Springs, Mississippi, is the oldest of the eleven historically black colleges in the United States. Rust College was founded in 1866, and is the second institution of higher learning in the state of Mississippi. Rust College is a private liberal arts college, providing quality education a variety of fields. The school is affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church and was founded on a grant by the Freedman's Aid Society of the church.

Academics

Rust College provides study in 16 areas, available under five divisions: Business, Education, Humanities, Science & Mathematics, and Social Science. The school offers both majors and minors, and encourages students through pre-professional programs designed to prepare students for a graduate education. The school grants either an associate or bachelor degrees upon completion of a given program.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students interested in enrolling at Rust College must have a reasonable GPA, ACT score, and have graduated from a high school accredited by a state or regional agency. Applying students must provide transcripts, letters of recommendation, and an immunization shot record. Applications will be evaluated when received and a response in regards to admissions will be sent once the review is completed. Financial aid is available in the form of state and federal grants, scholarships and loans.  Students interested in receiving financial aid should contact the Rust College's financial aid department.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the applicants Rust College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Rust College is about 850. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 32% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $11,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Per unit charges are around $460 for part time students
  • on campus dorms & meals are estimated to cost around $5,200, the amount includes the serving of nineteen meals per week

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid98%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships95%$6,155
Receiving Student Loans83%$5,388
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Rust College may provide student services like:

  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Assisting students to find work

Intercollegiate Athletics

Rust College is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Independent Mid-South Region)
  • Basketball (Independent Mid-South Region)
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Public Administration and Social Services

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