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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

South Dakota Mines is a STEM university, with curriculum that allows you to jump into your major from day one. At South Dakota Mines we expect you to break things, build things, explore your passions and invent tomorrow.

Consistently touted as an education "best buy," South Dakota Mines offers over 20 science and engineering majors and 29 minors.

South Dakota Mines graduates continue to enjoy a very high placement rate in their field of study and an excellent starting salary. The most recent data, from the graduating class of 2022, shows a 98% job placement rate in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields with an average annual starting compensation of $70,036. Mines is continually listed among the top schools in the country for return on investment by several college ranking organizations.

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Total Tuition $16,500.00

School Information

  • 501 E Saint Joseph St
    Ivanhoe International Center
    Rapid City, South Dakota 57701-3995
  • +1.605.394.6884
  • +1.605.394.6883
Calendar: Semester
Locale: City: Small
Open Admissions: Yes
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Carnegie Basic: Schools of engineering
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Accrediting Agency: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Common name(s): South Dakota Mines

Students & Faculty

Total Faculty
Student/Fac Ratio

* All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of December 2018


SAT Scores:
Math: 590–590, Reading: –
(25th-75th percentile)
ACT Scores:
(25th-75th percentile)

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.

Other Requirements:
Admissions Test Scores?
Other Test?
College Prep?
Neither required nor recommended

Degrees & Programs

Certificate Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, Other
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Civil Engineering, Other
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Construction Management
Data Science
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering-Related Fields, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
Environmental Science
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Materials Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Physics, General
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
Science, Technology and Society

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