Rust College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,700

2.11% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$9,358

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

27%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

43.2%

5,414 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

860

92.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

39%

92 Graduates

About

Rust College is a higher education institution located in Marshall County, MS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rust College were General Biological Sciences (33 degrees awarded), Broadcast Journalism (16 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (13 degrees).

In 2017, 125 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rust College. 71.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (119 degrees), N/A times approximately the same then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (0 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rust College is $9,700, which is $-15,494 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rust College is $9,700, which is $-15,494 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,358.

In 2017, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 77% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,700

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Rust College was $9,700. The cost of tuition at Rust College is $-15,494 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($25,194).

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Average Net Price

$9,358

2017 Value

0.0214%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Rust College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,358. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Rust College grew by 0.0214%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,250

Room and Board

$250

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rust College was of $4,250 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $250. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

77%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Rust College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 7.61% with respect to 2016, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

27%

2016 Default Rate

108

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Rust College was 27%, which represents 108 out of the 400 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Rust College received 5,414 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.44% annual growth. Out of those 5,414 applicants, 2,340 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 43.2% acceptance rate.

There were 860 students enrolled at Rust College in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rust College has an overall enrollment yield of 11.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

43.2%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

2,340

Accepted Out of 5,414

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rust College was 43.2% (2,340 admissions from 5,414 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 46.9%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 1.44%, while admissions declined by -6.44%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Rust College in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rust College has a total enrollment of 860 students. The full-time enrollment at Rust College is 792 students and the part-time enrollment is 68. This means that 92.1% of students enrolled at Rust College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rust College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 95.8% Black or African American, 0.581% White, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Rust College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (59.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (36.2%) and White Female (0.379%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rust College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 860 students. The full-time enrollment at Rust College is 792 and the part-time enrollment is 68. This means that 92.1% of students enrolled at Rust College are enrolled full-time compared with 80.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Rust College was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Rust College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    824

  2. White

    5

  3. Asian

    0

The enrolled student population at Rust College is 95.8% Black or African American, 0.581% White, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.9% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2017, 53 more women than men received degrees from Rust College. The majority of degree recipients at Rust College are black or african american (119 degrees awarded). There were N/A times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (0 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rust College is General Biological Sciences (33 degrees awarded), followed by Broadcast Journalism (16 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (13 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Rust College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (33 degrees awarded), Communications (18 degrees), and English (8 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rust College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (429,169 people), Other managers (428,025 people), Physicians (416,164 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (409,492 people), and Postsecondary teachers (280,608 people).

The most specialized majors at Rust College are Biology (33 degrees awarded), Communications (18 degrees), English (8 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (10 degrees), and Social Sciences (14 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rust College are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Rust College are Biology (33 degrees awarded), Communications (18 degrees), English (8 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (10 degrees), and Social Sciences (14 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rust College are Elementary & secondary schools (783,130 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (669,254 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (661,280 people), Legal services (361,260 people), and Computer Systems Design (284,148 people).

The most specialized majors at Rust College are Biology (33 degrees awarded), Communications (18 degrees), English (8 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (10 degrees), and Social Sciences (14 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Rust College.

Most Common

  1. 33 degrees awarded

  2. 16 degrees awarded

  3. 13 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rust College was General Biological Sciences with 33 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 36

  2. 89

In 2017, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Rust College, which is 0.404 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (89).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 8 degrees were awarded to men at Rust College in Broadcast Journalism, which is 1 times approximately the same the 8 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 26 degrees were awarded to women at Rust College in General Biological Sciences, which is 3.71 times more than the 7 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%

100% Completion Time

33%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 22% of students graduating from Rust College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 33% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rust College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    119 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders

    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rust College is black or african american (119 degrees awarded). There were N/A times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (0 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    86 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    33 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races Female

    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rust College is black or african american female (86 degrees awarded). There were 2.61 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (33 degrees).

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Operations

Rust College has an endowment valued at nearly $35.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.33M (12.2%), compared to the 7.76% average return ($2.88M on $37.1M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2017, Rust College had a total salary expenditure of $17.5M. Rust College employs 12 Instructors, 12 Assistant professors, and 10 Associate professors. Most academics at Rust College are Male Assistant professors (7), Male Instructors(6), and Female Instructors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rust College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 30 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 29 employees, and Service with 25 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$35.4M

2017 Endowment

11.3%

growth from 2016

Rust College has an endowment valued at about $35.4M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Rust College grew 11.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.76M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $3.52M - Federal

  2. $23.8k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Rust College received $3.52M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $23.8k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$6.34M

2017 Salaries

17%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Rust College paid a median of $6.34M in salaries, which represents 36.3% of their overall expenditure ($17.5M) and a 17% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 20.5% growth from 2015 and a 0.292% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 14.2M (38.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.9M

Instructional Salaries

41

Number of Employees

In 2017, Rust College paid a total of $1.9M to 41 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.02M (30.9%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

12 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

30 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rust College were Instructor with 12 employees; Assistant professor with 12 employees; and Assistant professor with 10 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rust College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 30 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees; and Service with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rust College was Male Assistant professor with 7 employees, Male Instructor with 6 employees, and Female Instructor with 6 employees.

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