Holly Springs, MS
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3 College Freshman

Academics: Rust does not have my major, I actually had to change to business major

3 College Freshman

Academics: Many of the professors aren't available doing office hours

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Rust College is a great institution. Although the knowledge may not be all given in class, there are resources in the library for those that strive for further knowledge.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I love the fact that I gained all my prerequisites, however the fact that I wasn't able to gain any hands on experience was a minus. I now have to return to community college to gain a nursing license, or return to a four year institution as a a freshmen because my credits do not transfer to the higher level nursing programs.

College Freshman

Academics: I am a Biology major and so far I am getting all the help I need. I am about to begin my major classes that I need in the 2012 fall semester, but overall the people or my advisors are very helpful.


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Destini Jones
Business Management
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At Rust College, the semester is divided into two eight-week sessions or modules. The summer session is a four-week session during the month of April. The College has an online four-week summer session during the month of May. At the end of the sessions, students are given a final exam in each of their courses.

Students must take a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester to be considered full time and to receive financial aid. Therefore, students must take at least three courses during each module. The maximum hours a student may take during a module is 10 credit hours. Each student is assigned an academic adviser on a random basis; a postcard is mailed to each student with the name and location of the assigned adviser.

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Programs/Majors Offered
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Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 60%
  • 20 to 49 students: 23%
  • 50 or more students: 17%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Business
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Social Sciences
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Biology and Biological Sciences: 15%
  • Broadcast Journalism: 5%
  • Business Administration and Management: 11%
  • Social Work: 4%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign language
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Double major
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
Online Courses
Online courses are available. Some sample online courses include College Algebra, Intro to Literature, and Composition II.
Best Places to Study
Leontyne Price Library
Did You Know?
Rust College is one of the oldest schools for African Americans in the United States.

Student Polls

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Very poor
  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

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Very poor
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants
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