Rust College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$9,900
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$10,316
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
30.3%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
50.2%
4,852 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
738
92% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
29.6%
80 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 (22 degrees awarded), Broadcast Journalism (16 degrees), and Kindergarten & Preschool Education (13 degrees).

In 2019, 91 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rust College. 72.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (87 degrees), 87 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rust College is $9,900, which is $-17,380 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rust College is $9,900, which is $-17,380 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,316.

In 2019, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 85% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,900
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Rust College was $9,900. The cost of tuition at Rust College is $-17,380 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$10,316
2019 Value
0.184%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Rust College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,316. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Rust College grew by 0.184%.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,350
Room and Board
$250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rust College was of $4,350 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $250. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
85%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Rust College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 6.45% with respect to 2018, when 93% 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.
30.3%
2017 Default Rate
117
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Rust College was 30.3%, which represents 117 out of the 386 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 4,852 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 12.7% annual decline. Out of those 4,852 applicants, 2,438 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.2% acceptance rate.

There were 738 students enrolled at Rust College in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rust College has an overall enrollment yield of 8.82%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

50.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
2,438
Accepted Out of 4,852

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rust College was 50.2% (2,438 admissions from 4,852 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 53.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -12.7%, while admissions declined by -17.6%.

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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 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rust College has a total enrollment of 738 students. The full-time enrollment at Rust College is 679 students and the part-time enrollment is 59. This means that 92% of students enrolled at Rust College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rust College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 92% Black or African American, 0.271% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, 0% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% White.

Students enrolled at Rust College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (56%), followed by Black or African American Male (35.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (0.147%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

92%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rust College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 738 students. The full-time enrollment at Rust College is 679 and the part-time enrollment is 59. This means that 92% of students enrolled at Rust College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

44%
2019 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 44%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Rust College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    679
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2
  3. Asian
    0

The enrolled student population at Rust College is 92% Black or African American, 0.271% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Two or More Races, 0% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% White. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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Graduates

In 2019, 41 more women than men received degrees from Rust College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Rust College is black or african american (87 degrees awarded). There were 87 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rust College is General Biological Sciences (22 degrees awarded), followed by Broadcast Journalism (16 degrees) and Kindergarten & Preschool Education (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 (22 degrees awarded), Communications (16 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (6 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 Elementary & middle school teachers (1,605,945 people), Secondary school teachers (592,416 people), Physicians (408,993 people), Education administrators (337,957 people), and Other managers (336,131 people).

The most specialized majors at Rust College are Biology (22 degrees awarded), Communications (16 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (6 degrees), Education (16 degrees), and English (3 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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Actuaries, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Rust College are Biology (22 degrees awarded), Communications (16 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (6 degrees), Education (16 degrees), and English (3 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 (3,097,804 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (694,820 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (603,719 people), Offices of physicians (245,262 people), and Computer Systems Design (220,777 people).

The most specialized majors at Rust College are Biology (22 degrees awarded), Communications (16 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (6 degrees), Education (16 degrees), and English (3 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. 22 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 16 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 13 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rust College was General Biological Sciences with 22 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

25
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
66
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 25 degrees were awarded to men at Rust College, which is 0.379 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (66).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 6 degrees were awarded to men at Rust College in Computer Science, which is 3 times more than the 2 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 16 degrees were awarded to women at Rust College in General Biological Sciences, which is 2.67 times more than the 6 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
39%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 22% of students graduating from Rust College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 39% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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.
Black or African American Male
Highest Graduation Rate (33%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rust College is Male and Black or African American (33% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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
    87 degrees awarded
  2. White
    1 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rust College is black or african american (87 degrees awarded). There were 87 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1 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
    63 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    24 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rust College is black or african american female (63 degrees awarded). There were 2.63 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (24 degrees).

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Operations

Rust College has an endowment valued at nearly $37M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $3.71M (10%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Rust College had a total salary expenditure of $18.5M. Rust College employs 17 Assistant professors, 11 Instructors, and 10 Associate professors. Most academics at Rust College are Female Assistant professors (11), Male Professors(7), and Female Instructors (6).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rust College are: Service, with 31 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 29 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 19 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$37M
2019 Endowment
7.74%
growth from 2018

Rust College has an endowment valued at about $37M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Rust College grew 7.74% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.69M 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. $4.32M - Federal
  2. $6.58k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Rust College received $4.32M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.58k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$6.52M
2019 Salaries
3.04%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Rust College paid a median of $6.52M in salaries, which represents 35.3% of their overall expenditure ($18.5M) and a 3.04% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.164% decline from 2017 and a 17% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.11M
Instructional Salaries
46
Number of Employees

In 2019, Rust College paid a total of $2.11M to 46 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
17 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
31 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rust College were Assistant professor with 17 employees; Instructor with 11 employees; and Instructor with 10 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rust College were Service with 31 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 29 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 19 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rust College was Female Assistant professor with 11 employees, Male Professor with 7 employees, and Female Instructor with 6 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Rust College.

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