Unmatched in Value. High Return on Investment.

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Unmatched in Value. High Return on Investment.

GO TO MINES

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.

MINES HEADLINES

Mines Placement at 98 Percent, Salaries Top $63,000

New placement figures for Mines show 98 percent of 2014-15 graduates have secured employment with an average starting salary of $63,503 or are pursuing graduate degrees. Ten of the 16 majors had 100 percent placement rates, with the vast majority of students electing to go directly into industry, working at Google, Microsoft, Medtronic, NASA, SpaceX, Keurig and more. Almost 40 percent of graduates are staying in South Dakota, to continue advanced studies or contribute to the economic development of the state.

State Farm® Partners with Mines WiSE, Summer Camp Programs

SD Mines has received a $10,000 grant from State Farm to support its Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE) Center and programming along with Mines high school summer camps. The State Farm and WiSE relationship will also result in joint programming aimed at equipping women students with real-life skills, such as financial literacy. The State Farm donation is part of their commitment to supporting educational opportunities in science and engineering.

Sawyer Gives Grads Advice in WalletHub's "2016's Best & Worst Cities to Start a Career"

SD Mines’ Darrell Sawyer, Assistant Vice President for Student Development in the Career & Professional Development Center, was recently featured in WalletHub 2016’s "Best and Worst Cities to Start a Career." See his Q&A and how the 150 largest U.S. cities compare in job markets, social scenes, salaries and more.

Surovek Receives George Winter Award for Engineering, Arts Achievement

SD Mines research scientist Andrea Surovek, Ph.D., has been named the recipient of the 2016 George Winter Award by the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The award recognizes a structural engineer who best typifies the late George Winter’s humanistic approach to the profession: an equal concern for matters technical and social, art and science, soul and intellect.

Mines Aerospace Engineer Becomes Heavy Metal’s Next Hit

SD Mines graduate John Hetlinger had an illustrious career as a Navy pilot and at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., serving as program manager for the COSTAR instrument to repair the Hubble Telescope. Now at 82, he’s embarking on a new career: heavy metal’s next hit. A recent episode of “America’s Got Talent” left judges stunned as Hetlinger covered “Bodies” by Drowning Pool—and has since received an offer to be the band's opening act. Read more and watch the episode clip!
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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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Accelerate Your Future

SD Mines accelerated masters programs enable students to complete both a B.S. and M.S. degree in as little as five years.  Available for 11 master's degree programs, it's a strategic way to fast foward your education.
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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! Our next GTM event happens on July 23.
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