Great Value 

Starting Salary for Mines Graduates: over $63,000.

SD Mines has been repeatedly named one of the best values in higher education. In an age where some question the value of college, we offer a return on investment that's hard to beat. Last year, the starting salary for Mines graduates was $63,000.

Placement Rate of 96%

With 96 percent placement, our 2015-16 graduates landed jobs at Google, Microsoft, Medtronic, NASA, SpaceX, and Keurig or are pursuing graduate degrees. Ten of the 16 majors had 100 percent placement, with 32 percent of all graduates staying in South Dakota. Mines graduates continue to have higher average starting salaries and better placement rates than every Ivy League school.

A 'Best College Buy' for the Last 18 Years

America's Best College Buys The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has been named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys for the 18th consecutive year, which identifies the 100 colleges and universities in the United States, from over 1,000 applications, that provide students with the highest quality education at the lowest cost.


Exceptional Return on Investment

 In its 2017 College Salary Report PayScale ranked SD Mines as number one in South Dakota based on the median mid-career salary of graduates. The $109,900 mid-career average income compared to the relatively low cost of tuition makes Mines a fantastic return on investment.

The organization College Choice has ranked SD Mines among its list of Best Colleges in South Dakota.
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Affordable Colleges ranks SD Mines’ Online Master of Science programs sixth in the United States. Mines offers three online master’s degrees in Construction Engineering and Management, Engineering Management, and Mining Engineering and Management. Affordable Colleges reviewed schools across the nation and found that SD Mines’ online program stood out in both quality and affordability.

Military and Veteran Friendly

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SD Mines is ranked among the top 15 percent of the most military friendly schools nationwide by G.I. Jobs magazine for 2016, our seventh consecutive year.

Mines has ranked in the top ten "Best for Vets: Colleges" for six consecutive years. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to recruit and support America's veterans.