Rust College was founded by the Freedman's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church on November 24, 1866. It was named Shaw University in 1870, and given its current name in 1915. This historically Black, coeducational, private, liberal arts college sits on a 126-acre campus in Holly Springs, Mississippi.
Rust College offers Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Social Work degree programs. Students can choose from over 15 courses, which are offered through the following academic divisions:
Students can participate in intercollegiate sports like basketball, volleyball, cross country, baseball, tennis, track and field, softball, and soccer. Rust College is also home to several Greek societies, including Phi Beta Sigma, Delta Sigma Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, and Zeta Phi Beta.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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