South Dakota School of Mines and Technology ( South Dakota School of Mines and Technology )

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

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Founded in 1885 to provide instruction in the region’s primary industry, mining, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a thriving science and engineering research university today, boasting sixteen academic departments.

Located in Rapid City, South Dakota, Mines offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. For the 2014-2015 academic year, the university enrolled 2,798 students from 45 states and 39 foreign countries, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average early-career salary for graduates is $65,600 with a 98 percent placement rate.