Unmatched in Value. High Return on Investment.


Unmatched in Value. High Return on Investment.



Undergraduate Admissions

At Mines we don't have large lectures led by graduate students, just hands-on education and real world experience. Students interned with 240 employers in 39 states last year alone.


Graduate Admissions

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


Why Mines?

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.


SD Mines Researchers Hope to Use Microbes Discovered in Sanford Lab to Create Low-Cost Renewable and Biodegradable Plastics

A team of researchers with the Composite and Nanocomposite Advanced Manufacturing – Biomaterials Center (CNAM), led by David Salem, Ph.D., at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology are using microbes that were discovered deep underground in the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in an attempt to make low-cost plastics that are renewable and biodegradable.

June Legacy News

A coding challenge heats up Cold War rivals, a president takes flight, and an internship launches one student's work to the International Space Station  –​ all in this month's issue of Legacy News.

New Manufacturing, Business Summer Camp for Middle Schoolers Launches

SD Mines will host a brand-new “Modern Manufacturing Methods” summer camp for middle school students. Through hands-on experiences, attendees will learn manufacturing methods, business development, 3D printing, SolidWorks software, laser engraving and CNC machining to make a prototype product. The camp will be held June 26-30. 

Student Software Developers Win Butterfield Cup

Students have won the annual Butterfield Cup for software that auto-checks the qualifications needed for a student to enroll in a class and auto-calculates the average grade in those prerequisites so faculty can tailor instruction to the students’ knowledge level.  The Butterfield Cup is an annual competition created three years ago by local entrepreneurs to recognize the best mobile app or software produced by a team of students in a semester. Previous winners have gone on to become finalists in the Governor’s Giant Vision Competition​.

Hundreds Stream to Campus for ‘Go To Mines’

SD Mines will host hundreds of prospective students and their families during two summer Go To Mines events on Friday, June 16, and Saturday, July 22, to tour departments, residence halls and other facilities and to meet faculty and current students.​ A Go Women ice cream social will be held at 2 p.m. in the King Center Hall of Fame, where prospective female students can ask current students about everything from dorm life and dining halls to professors and job fairs.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2017 Summer Camps

New Middle School Camp

Modern Manufacturing Methods is designed to be fun and hands-on for middle school students (grades 6 - 8). Registration is available now and limited to 12 students. Act fast!
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CTA Pre-Health

Pre-Health Pathways

The Pre-Health Pathways program provides an important support system for students directed towards future healthcare careers. Available to undergraduates pursuing any degree at Mines.  
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GoToMines CTA

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! Our next GTM events happen June 16 and July 22. 
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Workshop for Teachers

Mines invites grade 6-12 math and science teachers to sign up for Computational Astronomy, a workshop to inspire student interest in STEM. Cost covered by a NASA grant. Three dates available.  1 graduate ED credit.
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