Average Starting Salary $63,000 and 96% Placement Rates


Average Starting Salary $63,000 and 96% Placement Rates



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 Associate Professor and VRC Metal Systems Co-Founder Named Entrepreneur of the Year

Christian Widener, Ph.D., was awarded RAPID CITY, SD (April 23, 2018) – South Dakota School of Mines & Technology associate professor Christian Widener, Ph.D., was awarded Entrepreneur of Year at the 2018 South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) annual conference in Sioux Falls.

NSA Funds Summer Camp for Girls at SD Mines to Train the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Experts

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is hosting a free girls GenCyber security camp this summer. The program is funded by the National Security Agency (NSA) GenCyber Program, which pays tuition and registration fees for the participants.  

Schools.com Ranks Mines Mechanical Engineering Department in Top 10 Nationwide

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology department of Mechanical Engineering has been ranked sixth in the nation by Schools.com.

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CTA Graduation

Graduation May 5 at 9am

Our 2018 Spring Commencement ceremony begins at 9am Saturday, May 5th at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Ice Arena. Live-streaming Video via YouTube will begin shortly before the start of the ceremony at 9 am.   
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Join Us at Go To Mines

Go To Mines June 15

Join us Friday, June 15, 2018 at Go To Mines to talk with professors one-on-one, learn about our research, explore campus and the dorms, get insider tips on campus life, the application process, scholarships, and financial aid.
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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. 
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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 2018 Camps! 
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