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.


Judges Needed for Science & Engineering Fair

SD Mines is seeking judges for the 2017 High Plains Regional Science and Engineering Fair. The fair will be Tuesday, March 28, beginning with check-in from 7:30-8 a.m. Judging will wrap up at noon. Lunch will be provided afterward from noon-1 p.m. 

SD Mines’ WiSE Forum Aims to Fill Gap of Women in STEM

SD Mines will host the third-annual Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Forum from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, featuring a panel of industry leaders from Kimberly Clark, Freeport McMoRan, the medical field and more. Topics will range from career advice and salary negotiations to networking tips, industry insights, navigating workplace culture and advancing in a chosen field.

February Legacy News

Read about our new Energy Resources Initiative Director, national rankings, upcoming events in Rapid City and Pierre, and how public investment in SD Mines is yielding hundreds of millions in return.

Department of Energy’s Dan Soeder Announced as First Energy Resources Initiative Director

SD mines welcomes Daniel J. Soeder as the inaugural director of its Energy Resources Initiative, a program created to advance energy knowledge and better serve the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry.  Soeder, a research scientist, hydrologist and geologist, begins his role at Mines at the end of April after departing from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

SD Mines Named Top Ten Best Value Nationwide for Mining Engineering

SD Mines has been named one of the top ten best value colleges nationwide for a bachelor’s in mining engineering. The ranking, by College Values Online, considered tuition, financial aid, specialization options and unique aspects – like Mines’ hands-on learning experience and management emphasis. Last year’s mining engineering graduates saw a 100 percent placement rate at Lafarge, Freeport-McMoRan, BHP Billiton and more with an average starting salary of $69,800.

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Online Viewbook

Online Viewbook

What is SD Mines all about? Our online viewbook captures in images and video the unique SD Mines experience.  Hands on and high tech! — see how Mines provides academic adventure and challenge.
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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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E-Week!   Feb. 19-25

Engineer's Week is celebrated across the nation to raise interest in engineering.  SD Mines offers events for engineering professionals, students of all education levels, and the local community.
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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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