Challenging Academics. Personal Attention.
Unmatched in Value.


Challenging Academics. Personal Attention.
Unmatched in Value.


CTA Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

At Mines we don't have large lectures led by graduate students, just hands-on education and real world experience. Students interned at 200 companies in 30 states last year alone.

CTA Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

Gain access to renowned faculty, high-tech facilities, challenging projects, and the resources to advance your career and research what matters - here and around the globe.

CTA Education Value

A Great Education Value

What's better than a degree? Graduating with an average starting salary topping $63,000 — one reason the Wall Street Journal named us #1 return on investment nationwide.


Aspiring CEOs Hope for Perfect Pitch at Shark Tank-Like Competition

The second annual "Shark Tank"-inspired student entrepreneurial competition will be hosted Saturday, Dec. 5. Sixteen teams from SD Mines will deliver pitches to a panel of judges in hopes of winning start-up money to transform their concepts into companies.

Nucor Supports Mentor Scholars Program

Industry partner Nucor Steel has awarded three School of Mines students each with $3,000 scholarships for a mechanical engineering mentor program. The mentoring program places students in the mechanical engineering department’s manufacturing lab teaching fellow students machining, welding and fabrication.

SD Mines Top 10 Best for Vets

South Dakota Mines has been ranked ninth in the Military Times’ “Best for Vets: Colleges 2016” survey. The university currently enrolls 148 veteran students and offers a wide array of support services for them through the popular Veterans Resource Center.

Baja Track Offers New Challenges for Team

Student Baja members have redesigned the off-road practice track behind campus to provide new challenges to help the team improve for competitions. See Black Hills FOX TV news coverage of the new track:

Online Grad Ed Engineering Programs #7 Nationally

Value Colleges’ 2016 rankings of the Top 50 Best Value Online Graduate Engineering Programs has ranked SD Mines seventh nationally. The rankings consider starting salaries, tuition and other rankings. Mines offers three professional master’s degrees: Construction Engineering & Management, Engineering Management and Mining Engineering Management.
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CTA Energy Resources Institute

Energy Resources Initiative

Located in an energy-rich area near Williston, Powder River & Denver basins, SD Mines has launched an interdisciplinary Energy Resources Initiative to better serve the oil and gas industry.
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Ready to Go To Mines?

The best way to learn if Mines is for you is to attend a "Go To Mines" Open House.  Tour campus, meet faculty and students, and see what your future might hold! Next GTM dates: April 16 and June 17.
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CTA Mines Advantage

Join Mines Advantage

In today’s world, employers expect graduates to hit the ground running. With experiences ranging from global diversity to career preparation, Mines Advantage gives you the edge.
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CTA Summer Camps

Summer Camps for Teens

High school students learn about the astounding, challenging, and FUN worlds of science and engineering at SD Mines week-long Summer Camps.  Classes fill up quickly so register now.
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