Learn more about admissions at Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines is a public R1 research university focused on applied science and engineering, producing the talent, knowledge and solutions to serve industry and benefit society – all to create a more prosperous future. It’s the mission Mines was founded on 150 years ago and where we continue to excel today. Join our community of innovative leaders and resilient problem-solvers!

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Graduate Certificates, Master’s Degrees, and Doctorates

Located in Golden, Colorado

Colorado School of Mines – one of the country’s top research universities for engineering and applied science – is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.


Located in Golden, Colorado

Colorado School of Mines is one of the country’s top research universities for engineering and applied science.


With an extensive offering of undergraduate programs and graduate programs, you’ll be sure to find the right fit for your academic goals!

Mines offers students unique opportunities to work alongside many of the top researchers and academics in their fields. With a focus on career preparation built into all of our academic programs, Mines offers one of the top ROI for our students. While earning a degree from Mines, students will receive the knowledge, technical expertise, hands-on experience and inspiration to address our world’s most pressing issues.

Colorado school of mines student working in a research lab


engineering school in the nation, according to Money Magazine


best value in the nation, according to Payscale


median salary for the first five years after graduation

See what Orediggers are saying about their time at Mines

Ashlyn Hohenshelt

“I was able to find my niche. I was able to figure out who I am, what kind of leader I am and what kind of person I want to be in the future.”
Ashlyn Hohenshelt ’19
Mining Engineering

Farah Mustafa

“Mines is a place that pushed me to become a proud Malaysian and Muslim woman and also a workaholic. Most importantly, I became a person who is able to withstand whatever comes, and I found myself again. This place will always have a special place in my heart.”

Farah Husna Mustafa Kamal ’19
Petroleum Engineering

Joe Popp

“I am really proud of this school and really proud of the legacy we’ve been building here.”

Joe Popp ’19
Mechanical Engineering

While Mines ABET accredited engineering degrees are not designed to lead to licensure, these degrees will meet the educational component for obtaining a Professional Engineering (PE) license in Colorado. Mines has not determined whether its degree meets specific educational requirements for professional licensure in other states. If you plan to seek professional licensure in a state other than Colorado, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing authority in that State for additional information.