Rust College hosted its ten year on-site committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) October 28-30, 2013. The team completed its review of the college for compliance with Core Requirements, Comprehensive Standards, and Federal Requirements as required by the United States Department of Education. The team also provided consultation regarding the college’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP).

The on-site peer review committee will finalize the report and submit it to the full commission on colleges for review and official action during the June 2014 meeting. The on-site peer review committee representing educators from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida and Texas are recommending full reaffirmation of accreditation without any required follow-up reports. This is a major milestone for the college stated by President David Beckley in reacting to the team’s report, “we are eagerly awaiting the final action of the commission on the recommendation”.



Public Relations @ Rust

Dr. David L. Beckley

(662) 252-8000 ext. 4015


Dr. Ishmell Edwards
Vice President, College Relations

(662) 252-8000 ext. 4012
Ms. Dionyal SpencerDirector of Public Relations
(662) 252-8000 ext. 4915
Ms. Kimberly Woods
Admin. Assistant, PR/ Alumni Affairs

(662) 252-8000 ext. 4911