Engineering a world of possibilities

Colorado’s premier engineering and applied science university for 150 years and counting

Colorado School of Mines is a public R1 research university focused on applied science and engineering, producing the talent, knowledge and solutions to serve industry and benefit society – all to create a more prosperous future.

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A top research university with a high ROI and recognized by Carnegie as an R1 “very high research activity” university 

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Being an Oredigger is unlike anything else. How will you make the most of your experience?

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On average, 96% of graduates have positive outcomes following graduation, such as securing a job or advancing to graduate school

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

Rocking the headlines: the latest news at Mines

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Mines is No. 1 national university in Colorado: U.S. News and World Report

Colorado School of Mines was once again recognized among the nation’s top universities in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings.

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Colorado School of Mines welcomes students for start of 2023-24 academic year

About 1,623 first-year and transfer students joined the Oredigger community this fall.

Break the ice rover

Mines, Lunar Outpost test lunar excavation rover in 15-day durability demonstration

Outpost Digger System to operate for 15 consecutive days at Colorado Air and Space Port starting Sept. 9.

Students in the news

Student stories offer a glimpse into the lives of the bright, ambitious individuals who attend the Colorado School of Mines. These personal accounts showcase the unique experiences and perspectives of Mines students as they pursue their academic and professional goals.

Mines students holding rocks over their heads during the M Climb

Expand your network

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941 organizations posted 3,360 jobs in Diggernet from 2021-2022

Future-proof your career

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$81,000 average starting salary for Colorado School of Mines graduates

Advance your education

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19% of Mines graduates continue with advanced education

Mines: The College Tour

Meet some of Mines’ students and an inspiring professor and learn about our university. Discover more about our exceptional academics and faculty, welcoming location and campus life, global focus, entrepreneurial and innovative mindset, unparalleled industry connections and numerous opportunities to change the world for the better.


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