53%

Acceptance Rate

$6,155

Avg.Financial Aid

002433

FAFSA Code

About Rust College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

846

Website

www.rustcollege.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

United Methodist

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Located in Holly Springs, MS, Rust College is a private, United Methodist university. It was in 1866 when the Rust College was founded. The motto of Rust College is By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them. This defines the north star being chased by both the students and the administrators. Across all the courses offered at Rust College, the enrolment stands at 738. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 61 faculty. There are around 60% of the students who are females and 40% are males at Rust College. At RC, around 93% of the students are 24 and under. In its 154 years of existence, RC has produced several known personalities like Ida B. Wells, Ruby Elzy, Alexander Preston Shaw, and Anita Ward. Rust College's sporting teams are affiliated to NAIA. At RC, 27 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by CSWE (Council on Social Work Education), and SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools). The total endowment of the Rust College is around $43 million (2019).

Location & Contact

Address

150 Rust Avenue

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6622528000
Fax: 6622528863
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Rankings

As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. The ranking of a college is an important parameter by which a prospective student can decide whether they wish to take admission or not. Generally, the ranking of a college is considered a great way to gauge its performance on several factors, which include research excellence, the performance of the students after they complete their education, student experience, and most importantly academic success. The rankings by two well-known publications, US News and Forbes, are considered trustworthy by applicants and academic experts. However, it is to be noted that Rust College does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest ranking by these publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

53%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$10

SAT/ACT

Considered but not required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The admission to Rust College is easy and the students can make the most out of it. The varsity has 2 admission thresholds. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $10. To improve one’s chances of securing admission, a person must score high on a standardised test like SAT or ACT. But, at Rust College, the average SAT or ACT scores of students getting admission is not available. It can be inferred that this is not an important admission criterion. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 150 Rust Avenue, Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635. To gather more information, they can call them at (662) 252-8000 x4009.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$10,335

Average Annual Cost

$9,900

Books And Supplies

$250

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$4,300

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,250

Total One Year Cost

$16,700

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to RC are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $17,050. The average annual tuition cost ($9,900), books and supplies ($250), room and boarding ($4,300), and budget for other expenses ($2,550) are all included in this cost. For students seeking financial assistance, the college offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

19:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

49%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

26%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

51%

Male Professors

49%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Biology, General

33 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

21 Graduates

Journalism

18 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

14 Graduates

Social Work

10 Graduates

English Language and Literature/Let...

8 Graduates

Sociology

7 Graduates

Computer Science

5 Graduates

Political Science and Government

5 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

2 Graduates

Chemistry

1 Graduates

Mathematics

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

846

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

80%

Full-time

90%

Part-time

10%

Students Gender

Male

41%

US National: 44%

Female

59%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

0% White

3% Unknown

95% Black

FALSE% Hispanic

0% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

0% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

2%

Unknown Location

64%

Out Of State

34%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$41,257 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 97% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

97%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Bearcats

School Colors

royal and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NAIA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

5

Sports Club

N/A

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

No

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. At RC, $4,300 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Rust College offers a number of dining and meal plan options for its students. The college has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol and campus emergency phones. The college has enrolled around 40% male and 60% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$18,400/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$24,100/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$26,250

$31,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$272 - 322

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

95%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,155

Students Receiving Federal Grants

95%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,823

Students Receiving State Aid

2%

Average Aid Per Year

$250

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

37%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,372

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$6,142

$30K - $48K

$6,658

$48K - $75K

$4,943

$75K - $110K

$6,432

> $110K

$7,125

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$561,981

The financial aid department of Rust College helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at Rust College is around $2,714 and the federal grant is $5,025. The students at the college are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $438, while the institutional aid is $2,714. At RC, the total amount of non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $561,981 per year.

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