Graduate Community

Graduate Community

Graduate Community

Welcome to Mines

The Graduate Oredigger Community

Our graduate community is made up of approximately 1,400 exceptionally talented and innovative students along with dedicated faculty and administrators. Building this vibrant community involves each individual’s engagement and commitment to make it such a tremendous place to learn, live and take your academics and career to the next level. Orediggers climb together.

We encourage you to dig in and explore the following resources to learn more about our graduate community.

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The Mines Graduate Experience

The residential graduate experience at Mines offers students highly sought after professional programs, training and credentials, in a community-oriented (and beautiful) setting, while working one-on-one with top faculty, industry partners and fellow students. That’s what Mines is uniquely built to offer.
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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 Alkman ’01 currently pilots Air Force Two

“I am overjoyed to be able to positively contribute to knowledge surrounding better amputee care, which ultimately leads to improved quality of life.”

Lauren Sepp
PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering

“I chose to come to Mines because of the supportive facilities and learning environment.”

Nana Asmah
Natural Resources and Energy Policy Master’s Student

Michael Knight

“I always tell everyone to consider graduate school in the hard sciences. Everyone has a bachelor’s degree, you need to go above and beyond to stand out.”

Michael Knight
PhD Candidate, Materials Science