The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) is a small public teaching and research university devoted to engineering and applied science, with special expertise in the development and stewardship of the Earth’s natural resources. Located in Golden, Colorado, CSM was ranked 29th in America among national public universities in 2011. Undergraduate admissions at Mines is highly selective. Nearly 10,000 students vie each year for 875 spots in the freshman class.
The median B.Sc. starting salary is $62,000, and the median B.Sc. salary at mid-career is $113,000, making CSM the top public university in terms of salary potential and ranked fourth for all public or private engineering schools, just behind Caltech and MIT.
The college was originally founded in 1873 by the Episcopal Church, but in 1874 control was transferred to the Colorado Territory, and CSM became a state institution when Colorado attained statehood in 1876. The school mascot is Blaster the Burro, the athletic teams are called the Orediggers, and the logo (designed by architect Jacques Benedict) is a Reuleaux triangle.
|Colorado Resident||Out-of-State Student|
|Room and Board**||$8,596||$8,596|
|Books and Supplies||$1,300||$1,300|
|Per Credit Hour***||$385||$866
The official statement of tuition and fees can be found here: http://inside.mines.edu/Budget_Information
Current academic year tuition costs, fees and estimated expenses are below.
Additional funding resources can be found here: Paying for Graduate School
|Resident Tuition||Fall 2010||Spring 2011||Summer 2011|
|4 credits or less||$2,243.50||$2,243.50||$2,243.50|
|>4 and <9 credits||$641/credit||$641/credit||$641/credit|
|>15 credits||$5,775 + $641/credit over 15||$5,775 + $641/credit over 15||12 credits maximum allowable during summer|
|Non-Resident / International Tuition|
|4 credits or less||$5,054||$5,054||$5,054|
|>4 and <9 credits||$1,444/credit||$1,444/credit||$1,444/credit|
|>15 credits||$12,990+ $1,444/credit over 15||$12,990 + $1,444/credit over 15||12 credits maximum allowable during summer|
|Fees (Health Services, Associated Students, Athletic, Student Assistance, Recreation Center, Intermodal Transportation, Academic Construction Building)|
|Special Program Fees|
|ESE Executive MS||$200/credit||$200/credit||$200/credit|
|Estimated Books and Supplies|
|Estimated Living Expenses (Please review our general Housing Options information)|
|Per child additional||$3,200||$3,200||$3,200|