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.


SD Mines holds 176th commencement Dec. 16

SD Mines will hold its 176th commencement at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center theater. The ceremony is live streamed here. https://www.sdsmt.edu/GradVideo/

SD Mines Professor Emeritus Dan Dolan Receives National Mentoring Award

Dan Dolan, Ph.D., a professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, has received the prestigious national Tau Beta Pi McDonald Mentor Award.

SD Mines Researchers Pioneer New Testing Method That Identifies Pathogenic Potential in South Dakota Waterways

Researchers at SD Mines have completed a groundbreaking study on harmful bacteria found in two important South Dakota waterways.

SD Mines Qualifies for 2018 ICPC World Finals in Beijing, China

A student team of SD Mines coders took first place in the regional competition of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), which qualifies Mines for the world finals scheduled for April of 2018 in Beijing, China.

Alumnus James Rankin Selected as New SD Mines’ President

James (Jim) Rankin, the chief research officer and professor of electrical engineering at the University of Arkansas, will return to his alma mater as the 19th president of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, the South Dakota Board of Regents announced Tuesday.

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Scholarship Deadline 2018

Mark Your Calendar

If you're applying to be an SD Mines freshman next year, be sure to get your scholarship application in no later than January 15, 2018 for priority consideration. Don't miss this important deadline.
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Graduation Dec. 16 at 9 am

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will hold its 176th commencement at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center theater, awarding 188 degrees to students.  
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Haliburton Youth Workshops

How old is a fossil? What causes a tornado? What makes a material fail? Learn all about it in the 2018-2019 Haliburton Initiatives youth workshops! Workshops include topics like Girls Leadership, Metallurgy and STEM Exploration. 
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2018 Summer Camps

Our summer camps are designed to be fun and hands-on, and are for high school students (grades 9 - 12). Registration is available now for our 2017 Camps! 
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