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Release Date Monday, May 7, 2018

SD Mines Ranks Among Top Universities for STEM Education Programs from High School to Graduate Students

Three organizations have recently ranked the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology among the best schools in the state and nation. Mines is recognized not only for college and graduate level courses but also for top pre-college summer camps that promote STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math) education.

RAPID CITY, SD (April 5, 2018) – Three organizations have recently ranked the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology among the best schools in the state and nation. Mines is recognized not only for college and graduate level courses but also for top pre-college summer camps that promote STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math) education.

Summer Camps Ranked Among Top in Nation:

The university’s pre-college summer camps give young people valuable hands-on experiences that can make a real impact on their lives. The camps are designed to build excitement for future careers in STEM fields. Each camp lasts five days and students from all over the country take part in this opportunity.

The organization Value Colleges ranks SD Mines summer camps for pre-college students at number 19 in the nation in their publication titled, “Top 50 Best Pre-College Summer Programs for 2018.”  

The organization Data Science Degree Programs also places SD Mines on a list of best STEM camps in the country.

Online Graduate Programs Recognized Among Top Five in the US:

College Choice ranks SD Mines’ Online Master's in Engineering programs third in the United States for affordability in the Online Master’s program. Mines offers three online master’s degrees in Construction Engineering and Management, Engineering Management, and Mining Engineering and Management. College Choice reviewed schools nationwide and found that SD Mines’ online program stood out in both quality, flexibility and affordability. You can see the full rankings here.

Electrical Engineering Program Receives High Honors:

According to College Choice, SD Mines ranks 24th in the “35 Best Master’s in Electrical Engineering.” The school’s  Electrical Engineering Department prepares graduate students to analyze, interpret, and evaluate complex engineering data. Students can explore the scientific and technical aspects of circuits and signals while also developing leadership and communication skills. This ranking comes on top of a previous report placing Mines’ Department of Mechanical Engineering in the top ten programs in the nation.

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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 2,778 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