Fall 2016 Applications Are Still Being Accepted


Fall 2016 Applications Are Still Being Accepted


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.


New PayScale Report: Mines Ranks 24th Nationwide in ROI, 1st Overall in SD

PayScale’s newest annual College Return on Investment Report ranks the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology 24th nationally for return on investment (ROI) with a 20-year net ROI of $718,000 – in front of the likes of Purdue, Columbia, Dartmouth and major research, engineering and science universities like Michigan and Virginia Tech.

Pearson Named National Udall Scholar for Work with Tribal Economy

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology sophomore DeVaughn Pearson from Rapid City has been awarded the $7,000 Udall Scholarship, one of five prestigious, national scholarships established by the U.S. Congress. Pearson is the third SD Mines student to ever win the scholarship.

Truman Foundation Honors Vaughn Vargas

Vaughn Vargas, a senior industrial engineering major, has been named recipient of the prestigious Truman Scholarship, one of 54 nationwide who will receive a $30,000 award to continue his graduate studies. Vargas is the first South Dakota Mines student to receive the Truman Scholarship.

Bureau of Indian Affairs Director to Speak at Commencement

Alumnus Michael Black, who has served as director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington since 2010, will deliver the keynote address to nearly 400 graduates and their families at the 173rd commencement. Spring graduation will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Ice Arena. 

Prestigious New Scholarship Honors Lisenbee

The new $10,000 Alvis Lisenbee Scholarship honors the longtime Mines geology professor and Black Hills researcher. Hallie Bower has been named as the first recipient of what is now one of the most prestigious and highest value scholarships at Mines.
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Harvard Business Course

Harvard Business Credential

SD Mines has partnered with Harvard Business School to offer the HBX (CORe) business fundamentals program to SD Mines students who want to add business courses to their science or engineering preparation.

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Pre-Health Program at Mines

Pre-Health Pathways

The new 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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CTA Graduation

Graduation - May 7 at 9 am

Our 173rd commencement ceremony begins at 9am Saturday, May 7th at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Ice Arena. More than 375 degrees will be awarded.  The event will be streamed online. 
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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. Camps are filling up, so register now.
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