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.


Puszynski Named Interim President at SD Mines

Jan A. Puszynski, Ph.D., vice president for research at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, has been named interim president at SD Mines. Puszynski begins his duties immediately and will serve in a temporary capacity until a national search for the next president is concluded and a new university president is appointed.

US Senate Confirms Heather Wilson as Air Force Secretary

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Heather Wilson as the next Secretary of the Air Force. Wilson is expected to be sworn in to her new position within a week. She will step down from her position as the President of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology on Wednesday, May 10, when the South Dakota Board of Regents is expected to name an interim president while a national search takes place to name her successor.

Museum of Geology Named One of the 50 Most Impressive Nationwide

The Museum of Geology has been named one of the 50 most impressive college museums nationwide for 2017-2018 by College Values Online. SD Mines’ museum was chosen because of its specializations in paleontology and mineralogy and displays of meteorites, rare fossils, dinosaurs, mammals, marine reptiles and fish. The museum also has a packed schedule of exhibitions, events and special programs geared towards families. 

Mines Students Push to Preserve Gigantic Jurassic Dinosaur Bed in Utah

Students in the Paleontology Resource Management class at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology are leading a push to preserve and protect the largest known concentration of Jurassic dinosaur bones in the world. The site includes dinosaurs like the Allosaurus, an older carnivorous cousin of the more famous T. rex, and the Stegosaurus, the plant-eating dinosaur with a spiked tail and bony finned back.

Student Lands NASA Internship Designing Electrical Systems for the International Space Station

Mines electrical engineering senior Trey Wamman of Reva, S.D., has been interning this semester at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. He has been designing and modeling electrical systems for the Life Science Glovebox going on board the International Space Station in 2018. Wamman also worked on startup electrical integration for the Near Earth Asteroid (NEA) Scout, a robotic reconnaissance mission that will be deployed to gather imagery data from a passing asteroid.

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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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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