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Release Date Tuesday, March 8, 2022

South Dakota Mines Ranks in the Nation’s Top Five Military Friendly Schools

Mines ranks among the top schools in the nation for exceeding standards of culture and commitment, academia, admissions, financial aid, return on investment and support for military students.

 

Military Friendly has ranked South Dakota Mines third in the nation for its service to veterans. Mines is the only public university in the state in its category to achieve a Top 10 ranking from the organization as a “2022-2023 Military Friendly® School.”

Mines ranks among the top schools in the nation for exceeding standards of culture and commitment, academia, admissions, financial aid, return on investment and support for military students.

The Military Friendly website states:

“South Dakota Mines is an excellent choice for military students because, most importantly, the school's graduate placement rate for military/veteran students is 100% for the past six years. Also, South Dakota Mines is a STEM university, meaning its academic programs focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, fields heavily targeted by today's employers, and for which military students are particularly suited. Additionally, the support that military students receive here is phenomenal, such as: a benchmark Veterans Resource Center; Veterans Upward Bound on site; veteran-to-veteran tutoring/mentoring; military-specific orientation; military-specific scholarship, financial literacy, and college success workshops; and yearly, multiple, campus-wide military appreciation events."

“Placing within the top 10 in the nation again is a huge honor but the real honor is being able to work with the veteran scholars at South Dakota Mines. The level of hard work and dedication they put into earning their degrees is truly phenomenal,” says Derek Flom, director of the Veterans Resource Center at Mines.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly school designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey with 665 earning special awards for going above the standard.

The 2022-2023 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May and October issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

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About South Dakota Mines  

Founded in 1885, South Dakota Mines is one of the nation’s leading engineering, science and technology universities. South Dakota Mines offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and a best-in-class education at an affordable price. The university enrolls 2,418 students with an average class size of 24. The South Dakota Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $68,685. For these reasons  South Dakota Mines is ranked among the best engineering schools in the country for return on investment. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on FacebookTwitter, LinkedInInstagram and Snapchat.

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