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.


Alumni Bestows Largest Gift in School History for Alumni Conference Center on Mines Campus

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has received a $3 million donation, the largest gift in school history, from Larry and Linda Pearson for an Alumni and Conference Center to be built adjacent to the campus. Construction will begin immediately, with an expected completion date of Sept. 1, 2019. 

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.

SD Mines VEX U Robotics Team Places 12th in World

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.  

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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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Athletic Camps Summer 2018

Athletic Summer Camps

Mines offers several summer athletic camps, tournaments, and workshops for a wide range of youth. A number of basketball tournaments and camps take place for varying ages and skill levels from May through late July.
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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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