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Founded in 1885 to provide instruction in the region’s primary industry, mining, today the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has evolved into one of the leading science and engineering universities in the region.

For the most recent graduating class, 98 percent are going to graduate school or have secured employment at an average starting salary of over $63,000 a year at Google, Microsoft, Medtronic, NASA, SpaceX, Keurig and more.

Located in Rapid City, S.D., in the beautiful Black Hills, students can enjoy an outdoor playground at their doorstep with hiking, biking, skiing or rock climbing. With more than 80 clubs and organizations and 12 intercollegiate Division II National Collegiate Athletic Association athletic teams, there is plenty to keep students busy.

Quick Facts

  • Type of school: 4-year public university
  • Academic programs: Bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in engineering and science disciplines. Opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to participate in research.
  • Fall 2016 enrollment: 2,859 (2,747 on-campus; 112 off-campus and distance)
  • % of students receiving financial aid in FY 16: 76%

Estimated Undergraduate Tuition & Fees 2017-18 (rates subject to change)*
South Dakota Residents 

Tuition and fees $10,400
Books and supplies $2,020
Room and board $8,170
Estimated total yearly cost $20,590

*Based on double occupancy room with basic meal plan

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