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Founded in 1874, Colorado School of Mines is a public institution known globally for the quality of its distinctive graduates, the success of its alumni and its unique expertise in topics related to earth, energy and the environment.


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#4 Engineering school in the nation, according to Money Magazine

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#7 best value
in the nation, according to Payscale


Mines graduates earn an
average starting salary
of $76,000

“I was able to find my niche. I was able to figure out who I am, what kind of leader I am and what kind of person I want to be in the future.”

Ashlyn Hohenshelt ’19
Mining Engineering

Farah Husna Mustafa Kamal

“Mines is a place that pushed me to become a proud Malaysian and Muslim woman and also a workaholic. Most importantly, I became a person who is able to withstand whatever comes, and I found myself again. This place will always have a special place in my heart.”

Farah Husna Mustafa Kamal ’19, 
Petroleum Engineering

“I am really proud of this school and really proud of the legacy we’ve been building here.”

Joe Popp ’19,
Mechanical Engineering

While Mines ABET accredited engineering degrees are not designed to lead to licensure, these degrees will meet the educational component for obtaining a Professional Engineering (PE) license in Colorado. Mines has not determined whether its degree meets specific educational requirements for professional licensure in other states. If you plan to seek professional licensure in a state other than Colorado, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing authority in that State for additional information.