Lunar Innovation

Mines grad student developing "miniature Death Stars" to explore otherwise inaccessible areas of the Moon

Planning a Return

Mines resuming 100% in-person course delivery for Fall 2021

Climbing Together

We don’t do solo ascents at Mines. These tools are helping Orediggers stay safe while sticking together.

Lunar Innovation

Mines grad student developing "miniature Death Stars" that can explore otherwise inaccessible areas of the Moon

Planning a Return

Colorado School of Mines to resume 100% in-person course delivery this fall

Climbing Together

We don’t do solo ascents at Mines. These tools are helping Orediggers stay safe while sticking together.

Colorado School of Mines is a public research university focused on science and engineering, where students and faculty together address the great challenges society faces today—particularly those related to the Earth, energy and the environment.

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The Mines Career Center’s 2019-20 Annual Report shows recent graduates are thriving, with nearly all of them employed in industry or government, serving in the military or continuing their education, with starting salaries that rank them among the most highly paid among their peers nationally.

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Why Mines?


A University Committed to Excellence and Innovation


As Colorado School of Mines approaches its 150th anniversary, the institution remains focused on addressing the great challenges society faces today—particularly those related to the Earth, energy and environment

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One of the world’s best, in Golden

Mines offers opportunities to engineer solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges, in a setting that’s hard to beat

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We are among the top universities in the U.S. for return on investment, immediately after graduation and decades into the future

A unique name for a unique university

Mines has always been a bit different, so if you’re excited to do something new and big, we should be on your list