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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Located only 8 miles from Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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#8 highest return on investment
in the nation, according to Payscale


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Mines alumnus Rob Aikman ’01 currently pilots Air Force Two

“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

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

Joe Popp ’19, Mechanical Engineering, former outfielder for Mines Baseball

“The climbing around Mines is awesome. Some of the best outdoor climbing in the country is just minutes away from Mines, which is pretty cool.”

Galen Vincent ’19, Engineering Physics

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.