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Release Date Wednesday, December 13, 2017

SD Board of Regents Approves Tuition Awards for SD Mines Students from Colorado and Nebraska

RAPID CITY, SD (Dec. 14, 2017) – The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is offering in-state tuition awards for qualifying new freshmen and transfer students from Nebraska and Colorado starting in the fall of 2018.

The Nebraska Advantage offered by SD Mines for first-time freshmen and new transfers from Nebraska will save Nebraska families over $4000 per year on tuition.

The Colorado Excellence Award is for high-achieving students from Colorado. New freshmen and transfer students with a minimum 27 ACT or 1280 SAT and a 3.5 grade point average qualify for the award, saving them over $4000 per year on tuition.

“These awards keep SD Mines competitive in the effort to attract the best and brightest young minds. The awards are not only good for the university, they are also a wonderful opportunity for Colorado and Nebraska students who want a high-quality engineering and science education, in the beautiful Black Hills, at an affordable cost,” says Jan Puszynski, SD Mines Interim President.

SD Mines is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,778 students, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD Mines placement rate for graduates is 96 percent, with an average starting salary of $63,000.  The relatively low cost of tuition and high return on investment makes SD Mines a fantastic value for students. 

The South Dakota Board of Regents approved the awards that apply starting in the 2018-19 academic year.

For information on applying to SD Mines visit the Admissions Office here.

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About SD Mines  

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,654 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $61,300. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

Contact: Charles Michael Ray , 605-394-6082, charles.ray@sdsmt.edu