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June 20, 2020

Rust College Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards

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Rust College Joins SAGE Tuition RewardsRust College, where the full-time faculty percentage is 93%, roughly twice the national average at U.S. colleges (47%), has joined the SAGE Tuition Rewards program. Six Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) now participate in the SAGE private college consortium. Rust is the second-oldest private college in Mississippi.

Founded in 1866, shortly after the end of the Civil War, Rust is located on a 126-acre campus in rural Holly Springs, MS, 35 miles southeast of Memphis. With an admit rate of only 43%, the College is one of the most selective HBCUs. The warm and friendly faculty and staff not only know the 800 students by name - but also their families and backgrounds. 97% of freshmen live on campus.

Rust offers 20 bachelor's degree programs and two associate degree programs. Biology, broadcast journalism, and kindergarten and pre-school education are among the most popular majors. Graduates not only include traditional professionals (doctors, nurses, lawyers, accountants, teachers and preachers) but also computer programmers and technicians, politicians, research chemists and editors and writers.

Related to the United Methodist Church, Rust offers internships, study-abroad programs and 4 NAIA varsity sports teams (men's and women's basketball, baseball, women's volleyball). The library is named after Leontyne Price, a Mississippi native and the first Black international opera star.

Five Mississippi private colleges now participate in Tuition Rewards.

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