Colorado School of Mines

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$17,520
2.1% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$29,425
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
58%
10,886 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
7,403
90.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
81.8%
796 Graduates

About

Colorado School of Mines is a higher education institution located in Jefferson County, CO. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Colorado School of Mines were Mechanical Engineering (304 degrees awarded), Computer Science (202 degrees), and Chemical Engineering (155 degrees).

In 2022, 1,937 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Colorado School of Mines. 29.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 70.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,319 degrees), 7.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (172 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Colorado School of Mines is $17,520, which is $−12,630 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Colorado School of Mines is $17,520, which is $−12,630 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,425.

In 2022, 83% of undergraduate students attending Colorado School of Mines received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 35% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$17,520
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Colorado School of Mines was $17,520. The cost of tuition at Colorado School of Mines is $−12,630 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$29,425
2022 Value
12.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Colorado School of Mines had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,425. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Colorado School of Mines grew by 12.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,714
Room and Board
$1,500
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Colorado School of Mines was of $12,714 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.28% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,500. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
35%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Colorado School of Mines received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.75% with respect to 2021, when 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Colorado School of Mines received 10,886 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 9.45% annual growth. Out of those 10,886 applicants, 6,314 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 58% acceptance rate.

There were 7,403 students enrolled at Colorado School of Mines in 2022. 45% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Colorado School of Mines has an overall enrollment yield of 23.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

58%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
6,314
Accepted Out of 10,886

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Colorado School of Mines was 58% (6,314 admissions from 10,886 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 56.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 9.45%, while admissions declined by −7.66%..

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SAT Scores

45%
Submission Percentage (2022)
686
Scores Submitted (2022)

45% of enrolled first-time students at Colorado School of Mines in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Colorado School of Mines had a total enrollment of 7,403 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Colorado School of Mines is 6,733 students and the part-time enrollment is 670. This means that 90.9% of students enrolled at Colorado School of Mines are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colorado School of Mines, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.9% White, 10.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.48% Two or More Races, 5.11% Asian, 1.07% Black or African American, 0.419% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.054% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Colorado School of Mines in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (47.9%), followed by White Female (21.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (7.57%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (39.3%), followed by White Female (19.1%) and Two or More Races Male (3.49%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Colorado School of Mines in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 7,403 students. The full-time enrollment at Colorado School of Mines is 6,733 and the part-time enrollment is 670. This means that 90.9% of students enrolled at Colorado School of Mines are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

94%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Colorado School of Mines was 94%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Colorado School of Mines had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,954 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    791 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    406 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Colorado School of Mines is 66.9% White, 10.7% Hispanic or Latino, 5.48% Two or More Races, 5.11% Asian, 1.07% Black or African American, 0.419% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.054% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 166 students (2.24%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 795 fewer women than men received degrees from Colorado School of Mines. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Colorado School of Mines is white (1,319 degrees awarded). There were 7.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (172 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Colorado School of Mines is Mechanical Engineering (304 degrees awarded), followed by Computer Science (202 degrees) and Chemical Engineering (155 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Colorado School of Mines, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (1,383 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (89 degrees), and Math & Statistics (56 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado School of Mines are Software developers (1,052,593 people), Other managers (498,530 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (402,275 people), Civil engineers (293,265 people), and Postsecondary teachers (234,592 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado School of Mines in 2022 are Engineering (1,383 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (89 degrees), Math & Statistics (56 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (256 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (58 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado School of Mines are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Colorado School of Mines are Engineering (1,383 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (89 degrees), Math & Statistics (56 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (256 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (58 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Colorado School of Mines are Computer Systems Design (1,111,828 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (508,764 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (469,675 people), Elementary & secondary schools (367,268 people), and Construction (349,612 people).

The most specialized majors at Colorado School of Mines are Engineering (1,383 degrees awarded), Physical Sciences (89 degrees), Math & Statistics (56 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (256 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (58 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Colorado School of Mines.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 304 degrees awarded
  2. 202 degrees awarded
  3. 155 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Colorado School of Mines was Mechanical Engineering with 304 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,366
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
571
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,366 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado School of Mines, which is 2.39 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (571).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 291 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado School of Mines in Mechanical Engineering, which is 4.22 times more than the 69 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 82 degrees were awarded to men at Colorado School of Mines in Chemical Engineering, which is 0.812 times less than the 101 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

65%
100% Completion Time
84%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 65% of students graduating from Colorado School of Mines completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 84% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Colorado School of Mines is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.251% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,319 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    172 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    83 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Colorado School of Mines is white (1,319 degrees awarded). There were 7.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (172 degrees).

3.05% of degree recipients (59 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Male
    919 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    400 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    122 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Colorado School of Mines is white male (919 degrees awarded). There were 2.3 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (400 degrees).

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Operations

Colorado School of Mines has an endowment valued at nearly $322M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−3.94%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Colorado School of Mines had a total salary expenditure of 307M. Colorado School of Mines employs 103 Professors, 76 Instructors and 72 Associate professors. Most academics at Colorado School of Mines are Male Professor (80), Male Associate professor (52), and Male Instructor (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado School of Mines are: Business and Financial Operations, with 200 employees, Management, with 148 employees, and Research with 124 employees.

Endowment

$322M
2022 Endowment
10.3%
decline from 2021

Colorado School of Mines has an endowment valued at about $322M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Colorado School of Mines declined 10.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $50.6M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$135M
2022 Salaries
9.02%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Colorado School of Mines paid a median of $135M in salaries, which represents 44% of their overall expenditure ($307M) and a 9.02% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$39M
Instructional Salaries
329
Number of Employees

In 2022, Colorado School of Mines paid a total of $39M to 329 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
103 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
200 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Colorado School of Mines were Professor with 103 employees, Instructor with 76 employees, and Associate professor with 72 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colorado School of Mines were Business and Financial Operations with 200 employees, Management with 148 employees, and Research with 124 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Colorado School of Mines was Male Professor with 80 employees, Male Associate professor with 52 employees, and Male Instructor with 43 employees.

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