Rust College

country rank  1642
world rank  6560

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University Overview

Founded in 1866, Rust College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the rural setting of the small town of Holly Springs (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), Mississippi. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Rust College (RC) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Methodist religion. Rust College (RC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 153 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym RC
Founded 1866
Motto By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them
Colours Royal blue and white

University Location

Address 150 Rust Avenue
Holly Springs (population range: 2,500-9,999)
38635 Mississippi
United States
T +1 (662) 252 8000
F +1 (662) 252 6107

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Not reported
Int'l student 7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office 150 Rust Avenue
Holly Springs 38635-2328
+1 (662) 252 8000
888 886 8492

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 500-999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 50-99
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Christian-Methodist Christian-Methodist United Methodist Church -

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Rust College's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Mississippi State Department of Education
  • University Senate of the United Methodist Church

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019