Small in Size. Big in Stature.
Unmatched in Value.


Small in Size. Big in Stature.
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 $65,000 — one reason the Wall Street Journal named us #1 return on investment nationwide.


Mines to Develop NASA Materials for Exploration of Other Worlds

South Dakota Mines has been awarded a $750,000 NASA EPSCoR grant to develop direct-write printable spacecraft materials and electronic and electromagnetic devices for use in future exploration.

Strampe Named RMAC Woman Athlete of the Year

Mines graduate Janelle Strampe has been named the NCAA Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Woman Athlete of the Year. Strampe was a double-sport scholar athlete who earned a bachelor’s in chemical engineering and a master’s in biomedical engineering at Mines. She graduated summa cum laude and has been accepted to the University of Washington’s Medical School for the fall.

Regional Health to Provide Team Physician Program

A new partnership between Regional Health and SD Mines will provide Hardrocker Athletics with a team physician, Josh Sole, M.D. Regional Health will also provide a full-time certified strength and conditioning coach, a full-time athletic trainer and a part-time athletic trainer/strength and conditioning position.

New Student Housing Planned for Fall 2016

SD Mines and the Foundation have partnered to build new housing for 200 students just west of campus. Ready by the fall 2016 semester, the new six-story building will offer 51 suite-style units, each with a living room and private bathrooms and bedrooms. Community lounges, kitchens and study spaces will also be provided throughout the building.

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. 
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CTA Research at Mines

Research at Mines

We search for dark matter a mile underground, engineer solutions for the developing world, and launch research-fueled start-ups and industry partnerships to spark economic development at home and abroad.


CTA Energy Resources Institute

Energy Resources Initiative

Located in an energy-rich pocket of the country near the Williston, Powder River, and Denver basins, SD Mines has launched an interdisciplinary Energy Resources Initiative to better serve the oil and gas industry.


CTA Mines Advantage

Join Mines Advantage

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


CTA Museum of Geology

Museum of Geology

See history come alive with mounted skeletons of dinosaurs, mammals, and marine reptiles or dig into the past with hands-on activities for kids. Admission is free.