Get the degrees and skills employers want.


Get the degrees and skills employers want.


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.


Professor Publishes First-of-Its-Kind Programming Textbook

Larry Pyeatt, Ph.D., with a student-designed hexacopter powered by an ARM processor. The South Dakota Mines associate professor has just published a first-of-its-kind textbook that features the ARM (Advanced RISC Machine) processor on a Linux/Android platform.

Cowan Attends Vikings Rookie Mini-Camp

Sam Cowan, recent SD Mines graduate with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and former Hardrocker offensive lineman standout, attends Vikings rookie mini camp.  Congratulations, Sam, on this great opportunity.

Mazzucco Earns $50,000 Rotary Global Grant for Study of Water, Sanitation

Graduating senior Mark Mazzucco has been named the Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholar, earning a $50,000 scholarship to study water and sanitation issues at the University of Leeds, England. Mazzucco will head to ExxonMobil for a summer internship after commencement and has received a full-time offer of employment following his studies overseas.

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.
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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 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 be sure to register by June 1.
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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 Open House happens June 17.
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