Welcome Orediggers

Mines welcomes its largest first-year class in university history for the Fall 2022 semester.


Engineering life on the Moon

Mines researchers are partnering with industry to develop technology to create safe and efficient lunar landing sites


High marks for return on investment

Mines is No. 2 among public universities for ROI for low-income students

paving the road ahead

Mines graduate student and CDOT work together to identify and mitigate rockslide on I-70 - before it happened


Building Greener

Mines students competing to design, build the future of sustainable housing

Capstone Design

Gravity offload rig for lunar rover testing wins top prize at spring 2022 showcase

Mines Recognized with R1 Classification

Only 146 universities out of nearly 4,000 nationwide receive the “Very High Research Activity” Carnegie designation  

High marks for return on investment

Mines is No. 2 among all public universities for ROI for low-income students

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.


Campus is a Click Away

Take a tour of our beautiful campus in Golden, Colorado, nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, from anywhere in the world.


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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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1st grad program in the world for space resources

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#4 Brainiest College
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Meet Zoe Baker, a decorated distance runner and student researcher who’s in the running for 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year.

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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

Future proof your career

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