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.


Baker Hughes Donates $1.8M in Software to Prepare Students for Energy Careers

Baker Hughes Incorporated has donated industry-grade reservoir performance software valued at $1.8 million to South Dakota School of Mines to help train students for careers in the petroleum industry. The company has been the fifth largest employer of Mines graduates over the past five years.


Author Discusses Biography of Reptile Gardens Founder

Sam Hurst, author of a new biography of Reptile Gardens founder and Black Hills tourism legend Earl Brockelsby, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, on the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology campus. The public is invited to the free event, which will be held on the main floor of Devereaux Library.

Prospective Students Hosted at ‘Go to Mines’ Open House Oct. 22

Mines will host prospective students during a fall Go to Mines event. High schools students and their families are invited to South Dakota Mines on Saturday, Oct. 22, to tour departments, residence halls and other facilities and to meet faculty and current students.​


Join us for Family Weekend - Oct 27-30

Mines invites family members of Mines Students to join us for Family Weekend, a chance for parents/family to get a taste of campus life and activities and reunite with students.  A special schedule of activities is available including a welcome reception, sports, music and more.

Mines Awarded $1.1 Million from NSF, John T. Vucurevich

SD Mines has been awarded over $1.1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and John T. Vucurevich Foundation for the Culture & Attitude Program. The program aims to attract, retain and graduate more women and underrepresented students in engineering through scholarships, industry mentors, professional development and new curriculum that engages diverse learning styles.

Vision Funds Proposal Details Improvements for O’Harra Stadium

A School of Mines request for Rapid City Vision Funds proposes a $2.5 million O’Harra Stadium project that would include safety upgrades and other improvements to the widely used community resource for local high schools and other organizations. 
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Online Viewbook

New Online Viewbook

What is SD Mines all about?  Our new online viewbook captures in images and video just how unique the SD Mines experience is.  Hands on and high tech! -- see how Mines provides academic adventure and challenge. >>

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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Heavy Metal 2016

Heavy Metal Scholarship Fundraiser

Register Now and join us for an evening of mining, geology, metallurgy and music as we raise money for student scholarships. 
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CTA Family Weekend

Family Weekend

Visit your student; meet faculty, staff, and other parents; and experience firsthand what life on campus is like. Join us Oct. 27-30 for Family Weekend -- no R.S.V.P needed!
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