Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 6,069
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,884 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Colorado School of Mines is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 12,284 applications and only 4,957 students were granted admission. Colorado School of Mines is at the #38 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 90% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 30% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1250 to 1420
ACT29 to 32

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Colorado School of Mines charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $34,020 and in-state students paid $15,690.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 90% of Colorado School of Mines's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 10% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,153 (which is 6.3% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Colorado School of Mines in 2016-2017, was 402, which is 40% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,282 (which is 0.4% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Colorado School of Mines has enrolled a total of 6,069 students (5,487 students full-time and 582 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 6,069 students, 149 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 70% men and 30% women and 4,610 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,459 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 2 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 70%

Non-resident alien: 12%

Hispanic: 7%

Two or more races: 5%

Asian: 4%

Black/African American: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 7 largest majors offered at Colorado School of Mines.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Engineering 59% 2,618
Physical Sciences 7% 296
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 4% 169
Social Sciences 3% 129
Mathematics And Statistics 2% 109
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 2% 70
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 0% 10

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Colorado School of Mines full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Colorado School of Mines graduates 6 years after enrollment is $67,000. Last year, out of the total 808 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 751 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 779 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 701 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $67,000 $82,100
Employment Rate 93% 90%
Total Graduates 808 779

Campus Location

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