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The College Hour is doing something different. We are not going to put HBCU's by states, region or in alphabetical order. We are hoping that you stretch your mind and look at these institutions because they all have a lot to offer. Choosing an institution is a very important decision and shouldn't be taken lightly. The majority of students and parents choose a school a lot of times because of financial reasons. Some choose because we don't want to be far from home. I hope you take this thought into consideration. Choose a school on the strength of it's ability to get you where you want to go in life. I say this because there is a prevailing thought that the ice is colder from someone else's refrigerator. This fallacy is further from the truth than people realize. Statistics show from the 2010 Department of Education that over 40 % of African Americans that received Bachelor Degrees came from HBCUs. Over 70% of African American Doctors and Dentist come from HBCU's. Over 50% of African American Engineers come from HBCUs. Now take this thought with you. HBCUs only make up only 3% of Colleges and Universities in this country. These institutions also have close ties to corporations and foundations for employment and for raising capital for their endowment and working capital. HBCUs give a sense of belonging, self pride and the thought of experimenting and failure is just a learning experience of something not to do again and try another approach to get the answer. The College Hour recognizes that HBCU's are not for everyone. If you are thinking about going to College, GO TO COLLEGE. It is one of the greatest experience that you will have in your life.

But, if you decide to go to college, go to a HBCU!!!!!

Rust College


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Rust College

Rust College is one of the oldest HBCUs in the country. It is one of the five oldest HBCUs started before 1867. It is the second oldest private institution in Mississippi. Rust College is located about 35 miles southeast of Memphis, Tennessee. Rust College was founded on November 24, 1866, by the Freemen Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1870, it was chartered as Shaw University, after Reverend S. O. Shaw, who contributed 10,000 dollars. To prevent any confusion with Shaw University in Raleigh, NC. The university changed its name to Rust University after Reverend Richard S. Rust of Cincinnati, Ohio. Who was the Secretary of the Freedmen Aid Society. In 1915, the college changed its name to Rust College.

Rust College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and situated over 100 acres. This is a beautiful campus settled on top of a hill with beautiful manicured lawns in Holly Springs, MS. Please put this college on your list to enquire and visit.

Academia                                                                                                   Athletics
Division of Business                                                                Men's Sports                Women's Sports
Division of Education                                                             Baseball                        Softball
Division of Humanities                                                           Basketball                     Basketball
Division of Mass Communications                                          Volleyball                      Volleyball
Division of Science and Mathematics                                      Track and Field             Track and Field
Division of Social Sciences                                                                                            Tennis
Division of Social Work

Rust College Home Page Link Below:
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Rust College
150 Rust Avenue
Holly Springs, MS 38635

Admission Link below:

McCoy Administration Building
Rust College
150 Rust Avenue
Holly Springs, MS 38635
662-252-8000 ext. 4058
Fax: 662-252-8895

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