150 Rust AvenueHolly Springs, MS 38635 662-252-8000
http://www.rustcollege.edu jscott2@rustcollege.edu
About Rust College
  • Year of Foundation 1866
  • Size of Campus 126 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Methodist
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 970
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 63%female, 37%male
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $7,410
  • Room and Board $2,600
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee 10
  • Enrollment No. 1,064
Rust College is a historically black liberal arts college located in Holly Springs, Mississippi. One of the oldest colleges for African Americans in the United States, Rust was founded on 1866 by Northern missionaries with a group called the Freedman's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, it is one of ten historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) founded before 1868 that is still operating. Rust College maintains five divisions or departments of study: Division of Education, Division of Humanities, Division of Science and Mathematics, Division of Social Sciences, and the Division of Business. The college says that most of their classes have between 10-19 students and 42% of all faculty have obtained a PhD.
Social Life And Activities
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, dress/hair code, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frats 4
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) NAACP, International Students Association
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 4
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Lyceum Series, Greek Step Shows
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Methodist Student Movement, YMCA, YWCA, Sunday School, Baptist Student Movement, Catholic Student Association
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Beta Mu, Sigma Tau Delta, Delta Psi Omega, Alpha Kapppa Mu
  • Number of sororities 3
Transportation
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Memphis (40)
  • Distance to nearest train Memphis (40)
  • Distance to nearest bus Holly Springs (2)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (64%), men's dorms (35%), apartments for married students (1%)
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • Number of students using college housing N/A
Campus Services
  • Library Facilities Roy Wilkins Collection, United Methodist Collection, Earnest A. Smith Collection
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page N/A
  • Number Of Microforms 20
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Library On Campus N/A
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network
  • Number Of Books in Library N/A
  • Online Course Registration Available N/A
  • Basic Services Provided day care, health service
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 106
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, academic, religious
  • Museums Ron Trojcak African Tribal Art Collection; International Collection
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills, other
  • Number Of Subscriptions 343
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
Student Employment and Career
  • Student Employment N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,152
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 54%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, interview training, other
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural