Rust College 2021 State of the Institution Address

Royal Crowning of Mister and Miss Rust College 2020-2021



HOLLY SPRINGS, MS – Rust College President Ivy R. Taylor is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Rolundus R. Rice as Vice-President for Academic


HOLLY SPRINGS, MS – Dr. Ishmell Edwards, Vice-President for College Relations and Athletic Director at Rust College, has been named the Mississippi


Rust College celebrated eleven retiring faculty and staff members during a retirement reception given in their honor Thursday, May 28


Melba Clark-Payne gifts Rust College with "Sincerely, Melba."


Melba J. Baird Clark-Payne received the biggest surprise of her 83 years in December. Her 17-year-old grandson Andrew Washington compiled all of her

“Where Tomorrow's Leaders are Students Today”

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

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