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Shining Bright: Recognizing the Best and Brightest at Rust College

HOLLY SPRINGS, MS - Sophomore computer science major Joseph Musenge has been granted a Google travel scholarship to attend the National HBCU Week Conference and the 2023 GDSC North America HBCU Summit in Washington D.C. from September 25th to 29th. Joseph's journey to these events was entirely funded by Google.

Rust College Gears Up for the 157th Founders' Week Celebration, November 5-12, 2023

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HOLLY SPRINGS, MS - Rust College is excited to announce the schedule of events for their 157th Founders' Week celebration, taking place from November 5-12, 2023. This week-long annual celebration honors the legacy of the college's founders and their commitment to providing education to students. Click to read more!

Rust College Celebrating Academic Excellence In Cybersecurity Research

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HOLLY SPRINGS, MS – Rust College is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. Denise Ferebee and her team for their pioneering work, “Immersive Learning: Understanding the Psychology of Crime Using Virtual Reality,” recently accepted by The Journal of The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education.

Rust College Students Honored as 2023 HBCU Distinguished Scholars

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HOLLY SPRINGS, MS - Rust College proudly announces that two of its outstanding students, Annan Quento Odongo and Amelya Hatch, have been selected as distinguished scholars for the 2023 HBCU Scholar Recognition Program by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Rust College Retains SACSCOC Accreditation!

On June 13, 2024, the Board of Trustees of the SACSCOC reaffirmed the accreditation of Rust College for another 10 years. Congratulations to the Rust College Board of Trustees, the Administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the entire Rust College community. Robert M. Dixon, PhD - President

Rust College Celebrates 158th Commencement, Pastor Frederick Haynes to Give Keynote

HOLLY SPRINGS, MS – Rust College held its 158th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. on the Grand Lawn of the McCoy Administration Building. The college celebrated the achievements of 68 graduates who received their bachelor’s degrees.

Carlos Green Earns Degree As First Graduate of Rust's Online Education Program

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HOLLY SPRINGS, MS – Rust College will make history this Saturday, May 4th, when Carlos Green becomes the first student to graduate from the institution’s new online degree program. The 11 am commencement ceremony will be a momentous occasion as Green, a resident of Chicago, IL, walks across the stage to receive his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Softball Players First in Rust History to Earn CAC All-Conference Honors

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The Continental Athletic Conference announced two Rust College Softball players have earned all-conference honors.
Haley Weatherspoon of Hattiesburg, MS, and Leona Joshua of Las Vegas, NV, have been named 2nd Team All-Conference members. Weatherspoon was selected as an infielder, and Joshua made the list twice, selected as an All-Conference utility player and pitcher. Haley and Leona are the FIRST TWO BEARCATS to gain this honor. Congratulations, Lady Bearcats!

Finding the right school or university for your son or daughter to attend is not an easy task. At Rust College we believe we are the right fit for students who are serious about their future and who want to make a difference in the years to come. All of our programs are designed with students in mind and with a philosophy that will under-gird successful experiences… 

Rust College is a historically Black, senior liberal arts, church-related college, serving students  from diverse backgrounds. Rust provides a quality college degree that every student can afford. We are sensitive to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and want to ensure that you can pursue your educational goals.

 Throughout Rust College’s long and storied history, we have a rich tradition of creating students who not only graduate with honors and create legacies at Rust College but also thrive in the world and make it a better place for the next generation to follow. Take some time to learn about some of our extraordinary alumni   and  their continued dedication to success in life after Rust!

Rust By the Numbers

Student : Faculty Ratio
1 :1
Students with financial aid
10 %
Average class size
Intercollegiate Sports