Get the degrees and skills employers want.


Get the degrees and skills employers want.



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 Team Designing Tiny Houses to Tackle Homelessness

A team of students with the SD Mines EPICS program is taking on the design of tiny houses that can meet the needs of a segment of Rapid City’s homeless population. The Tiny House Team has partnered with a nonprofit, local agencies, and community organizations that serve this population to understand needed design elements like accessibility, security, safety and ease of access for emergency responders.

Alumnus Vaughn Vargas Selected for 2017 Bush Fellowship

Mines alumnus Vaughn Vargas has been selected as a 2017 Bush Fellow, one of 24 leaders chosen for their achievements and potential to make significant societal contributions.  Selected from 639 applicants from South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota and 23 Native Nations, Vaughn will receive up to $100,000 to pursue educational and leadership development experiences.

SD Mines Ranked No. 1 Best Value in South Dakota

Mines Ranked No. 1 Best Value in South Dakota For the second successive year, SD Mines has been named the top university for best value in South Dakota in SmartAsset’s Best Value Colleges study, which ranks universities in categories of scholarships provided, starting salary, tuition, living costs and retention rates.

Two Organizations Rank Mines in Top Five Nationwide for Online Engineering Graduate Degrees

Two separate organizations rank SD Mines in the top five in the United States for online engineering graduate degrees. Both the Guide to On-Line Schools and Grad Source put SD Mines as third in the United States for value based on academic strength and affordability. Read More

April Legacy News

Read the latest issue of Legacy News to see the Viking sword slaying the competition, a commencement speaker coming home, all the action from the annual Cultural Expo, and the latest headlines featuring SD Mines.

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Graduation - May 6 at 9am

The SD Mines commencement ceremony begins at 9am Saturday, May 6th at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Ice Arena. The ceremony will also be available as a Live-Stream YouTube Video.
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Final Exams

Final Exams at SD Mines begin May 1 and end on May 5. Find the full Final Exam Schedule here or visit the Final Exams webpage. Study hard -- and good luck to all!  
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ICPC Programming Contest

Cheer Your Hometown Team

We welcome the International Collegiate Programming Contest to Rapid City, SD. Join us at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center on May 24th, to support the SD Mines teams.
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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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