Colorado School of Mines
Preparing Distinctive STEM Graduates Since 1874
At Colorado School of Mines, we do more than just prepare you for your future. Want to learn how to create lasting positive change in areas related to the Earth, energy or the environment? Done. Want rich, engaging experiences that will set you up for a successful future? You got it. We’re known for the quality of our distinctive graduates, unique expertise and unparalleled opportunities, and we can’t wait to help you start your journey toward being our next success story.
- #1 for career return on investment among peer institutions by Georgetown University
- #4 best engineering college in the United States by Money Magazine
- #12 on top 25 universities in America as ranked by alumni by Forbes Magazine
Academic programs prepare
students for life
beyond the classroom.
Solving Grand Challenges
The Mines curriculum is broad and rigorous with an emphasis on hands-on experiences and collaborative approaches. Students and faculty are advancing the frontiers of knowledge in areas such as mineral exploration and subsurface characterization; renewable energy sources and technology; advanced water treatment; robotics and high-performance computing.
Global Research Leaders
Mines Research in a Minute
From glaciology to tunneling to the Moon, Mines researchers are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible through unique and world-renowned interdisciplinary research projects and partnerships.
More than STEM
Mines students graduate with a strong sense of integrity, resilience, confidence in tackling new problems, the ability to work in collaborative environments, an enhanced sense of responsibility to promote positive change in the world and pride in their Mines degree.
teams at Mines
Our Hometown is Golden
Home of the Mines campus since 1874, the picturesque City of Golden offers access to Colorado’s famous outdoor adventures, as well as to the many attractions of nearby Denver. Golden offers several museums and restaurants to experience in town.
acres of regional open space surrounding Golden