Academics

Location
Holly Springs, MS
Undergrads
860
Tuition
$8,300
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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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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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Destini Jones
Hometown
Milwaukee
Major
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.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
18:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
48
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
2
Total FT Faculty
48
Average Faculty Salary
$41,776
Full-Time Retention Rate
66%
Part-Time Retention Rate
50%
Graduation Rate
34%
Programs/Majors Offered
21
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 5 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 5 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.
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