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Colorado School of Mines

 

Colorado School of Mines

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.

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Colorado School of Mines Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance: 2010-2011


Colorado Resident Out-of-State Student
Tuition $11,550 $25,980
Fees* $1,875 $1,875
Room and Board** $8,596 $8,596
Books and Supplies $1,300 $1,300
Miscellaneous Expenses $1,800 $1,800
Total $25,121 $39,551
Per Credit Hour*** $385 $866

GRADUATE SCHOOL COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID

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

Academic Calendar

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
9-15 credits $5,775 $5,775 $5,775
>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
9-15 credits $12,990 $12,990 $12,990
>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)
$937.10 $937.10 $401.20
Special Program Fees
ESE Executive MS $200/credit $200/credit $200/credit
IFP Exchange $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Estimated Books and Supplies
$700 $700 $500
Estimated Living Expenses (Please review our general Housing Options information)
Single $1,200/month $1,200/month $1,200/month
Spouse additional $5,200 $5,200 $5,200
Per child additional $3,200 $3,200 $3,200
  • Living expenses may vary depending on whether or not you have a roommate. These are approximate amounts that include rent, food, telephone bill, utilities bill (electricity & gas), and recreational activities.

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