Challenging Academics. Personal Attention.
Unmatched in Value.


Challenging Academics. Personal Attention.
Unmatched in Value.


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.


Royal Gold Donates $500K for Minerals and Energy Industries

Industry leader Royal Gold has donated $500,000 to advance the university’s minerals and energy industries programs, bringing a total of $1.5 million raised this year for renovation of the Mineral Industries Building that houses the Departments of Geology & Geological Engineering, Mining Engineering & Management and Materials & Metallurgical Engineering. 

Mines Serves the Community, Builds Leaders

A total of 490 Mines freshmen, student and staff leaders logged 1,141 hours of community service on the third annual Freshman Day of Service on Aug. 23. The Mines contingent lent helping hands to Feeding South Dakota, Cornerstone Rescue Mission, Outdoor Campus West and many other service projects on campus and throughout the community.

'Black Hills Brawl' to be Broadcast Nationally

The 130th football game between the South Dakota Mines Hardrockers and BHSU Yellow Jackets will receive national television exposure this year with an ESPN3 broadcast. The rivalry is the oldest in NCAA Div. II and will kick off at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at O’Harra Stadium. Get your tickets now!

Students Intern with 232 Employers in 37 States

Mines students reported working this summer in internships, co-op or undergraduate research experiences with more than 232 employers in 37 states and the District of Colombia. South Dakota led the way with more than 75 employers from 16 communities statewide. Students contributed to high-profile companies like 3M, Cargill, Microsoft, Polaris, Ford, Garmin, Kimberly-Clark, NASA and ExxonMobil.

Grads Enjoy High Placement, Starting Salaries

Placement figures show 98 percent of Mines students who earn a bachelor’s degree secure a job in their field of study or pursue an advanced degree within the first year after graduation. The 2013-14 graduates who directly entered the workforce received an average starting salary offer of $63,358, according to new figures released by the university. 
CTA Welcome Week

Welcome Week

Fun and informative activities help you settle in, get organized, and get acquainted with the university and the area. Make new friends, meet faculty and staff, and have some fun along the way!

CTA Get Involved

Get Involved

80+ student clubs and organizations offer opportunities to meet new people and learn new things, and begin friendships that can last a lifetime. Explore the options at our Mines Link website.
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CTA Mines Advantage

Join Mines Advantage

In today’s world, employers expect graduates to hit the ground running. With experiences ranging from global diversity to career preparation, Mines Advantage gives you the edge.


Wharton Challenge

10k/5k run honors the legacy of former SD Mines president Robert Wharton. Fun and prizes. Proceeds benefit the CAMP organization.  Saturday, October 3, 9 am at Founders Park.