Colorado School of Mines

Golden, Colorado, United States
Colorado School of Mines is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. It has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S.

About

Mines has distinguished itself by developing a curriculum and research program geared towards responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources. In addition to strong education and research programs in traditional fields of science and engineering, Mines is one of a very few institutions in the world having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and utilization. As such, Mines occupies a unique position among the world's institutions of higher education.

Since its founding in 1874, the translation of the school's mission into educational programs has been influenced by the needs of society. Those needs are now focused more clearly than ever before. The world faces a crisis in balancing resource availability with environmental protection and Mines and its programs are central to the solution.

Mines offers all the advantages of a world-class research institution with a size that allows for personal attention.

The nexus between the earth, the environment and society’s need to generate and distribute energy in an economic and sustainable way is central to Mines’ specialized mission. Faculty and students at Mines research new frontiers in resource exploration, extraction and processing, renewable energy production and distribution, advanced materials, and environmental impact, mitigation and remediation.

In 2013, Mines received awards totaling more than $62 million, with roughly half funded by non-federal sources.

Research

The nexus between the earth, the environment and society’s need to generate and distribute energy in an economic and sustainable way is central to Mines’ specialized mission. Faculty and students at Mines research new frontiers in resource exploration, extraction and processing, renewable energy production and distribution, advanced materials, and environmental impact, mitigation and remediation.

In 2013, Mines received awards totaling more than $62 million, with roughly half funded by non-federal sources.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2018
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2017
251
2016
251
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
453
2017
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2016
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Accreditation

Colorado School of Mines is accredited through the doctoral degree by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).

Golden, Colorado, United States