Colorado School of Mines

Public, Four-years School Located in Golden, CO

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How much is the Mines tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Mines's tuition & fees is $21,186 for Colorado residents and $44,376 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $40,675 for Colorado residents and $63,865 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Mines Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Colorado Residents Tuition & Fees$21,186
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$44,376
Books & Supplies Costs$1,500
On-campus Room & Board$16,110
On-campus Expenses$1,879
Off-campus Room & Board$12,015
Off-campus Expenses$3,065
2023-2024 Estimates
Colorado Residents Tuition & Fees$22,973
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$48,221

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Mines for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $202,580 at Mines. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $283,596. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $231,079.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$46,753$65,605$53,485
Sophomore (2024-25)$49,257$69,015$56,245
Junior (2025-26)$51,895$72,601$59,148
Senior (2026-27)$54,675$76,375$62,201
4 Years Total$202,580$283,596$231,079
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$49,257$69,015$56,245
Sophomore (2025-26)$51,895$72,601$59,148
Junior (2026-27)$54,675$76,375$62,201
Senior (2027-28)$57,603$80,345$65,412
4 Years Total$213,430$298,336$243,006
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$51,895$72,601$59,148
Sophomore (2026-27)$54,675$76,375$62,201
Junior (2027-28)$57,603$80,345$65,412
Senior (2028-29)$60,689$84,522$68,789
4 Years Total$224,862$313,843$255,550
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$54,675$76,375$62,201
Sophomore (2027-28)$57,603$80,345$65,412
Junior (2028-29)$60,689$84,522$68,789
Senior (2029-30)$63,939$88,917$72,341
4 Years Total$236,906$330,158$268,743
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$57,603$80,345$65,412
Sophomore (2028-29)$60,689$84,522$68,789
Junior (2029-30)$63,939$88,917$72,341
Senior (2030-31)$67,364$93,540$76,077
4 Years Total$249,595$347,324$282,619

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Mines' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Colorado, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $17,007.
Colorado School of Mines$21,186$44,376
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Colorado Four-years Colleges$17,826
Public Schools$7,400$17,007
Private Schools$18,146

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Mines and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Colorado School of MinesGolden, CO$21,186$44,376
The University of Texas at AustinAustin, TX$11,678$42,778
North Carolina State University at RaleighRaleigh, NC$8,895$31,767
University of DelawareNewark, DE$16,080$39,720
Rutgers University-New BrunswickNew Brunswick, NJ$17,239$36,001
Texas A & M University-College StationCollege Station, TX$13,099$40,328
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main CampusAtlanta, GA$11,764$32,876
University of Maryland-College ParkCollege Park, MD$11,505$40,306
University of UtahSalt Lake City, UT$9,315$29,837
University of California-Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA$13,747$44,524
University of ConnecticutStorrs, CT$20,366$43,034

Financial Aid and COA

At Colorado School of Mines, 4,517 students (83%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $11,504.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Mines is $52,361 for students living on-campus and $49,452 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,370 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $10,614 and the average amount of student loans is $8,866.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Colorado ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$40,675$63,865
COA (off-campus)$37,766$60,956
Tuition & Fees$21,186$44,376
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$19,489$19,489
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$16,580$16,580
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$29,171$52,361
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$26,262$49,452
Average Financial Aid$11,504$11,504
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,51783%$11,504
Pell Grants72713%$4,415
Federal Student Loan1,93135%$6,403
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,37098%-
Grants or Scholarships1,36597%$10,614
Federal Grants16412%$4,964
Pell Grants16412%$4,686
Other Federal Grants131%$3,508
State/Local Grants15411%$2,847
Institutional Grants1,36597%$9,697
Student Loan Aid56440%$8,866
Federal Student Loans55540%$5,199
Other Student Loans916%$23,238
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level510507$9,136
110,001 or more259256$4,469

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Mines's acceptance rate is 56.88%. A total of 12,022 applicants applied to and 6,838 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,449 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 21.19%.
To apply to Mines, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate56.88%52.82%64.98%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)21.19%23.04%18.18%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsConsidered But Not Required
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Mines. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,390 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 31.
Its SAT score is much higher than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is much higher than the national average score of 24.
SAT Total1,3901,3101,470
National Average1,168
Colorado Average1,163
SAT EBRW685650720
SAT Math705660750
ACT Composite312933
National Average24
Colorado Average25
ACT Math312833
ACT English312734

Student Population

Colorado School of Mines has a total of 7,403 students including 5,714 undergraduate and 1,689 graduate students. By gender, there are 4,926 male students and 2,261 female students attending Mines. The school offers online degree programs and 199 students enrolled online exclusively (2.69% of all students).
Total7,187 4,9262,261
Undergraduate5,487 3,7521,735
Graduate1,700 1,174526

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1500 Illinois St, Golden, CO
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered99 Programs
Online Program Offered3 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered60 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate58.00%
Student Population7,403
Graduation Rate81%
Transfer-out Rate4%
Retention Rate94% (Full-time), 100% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate17 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties328 (Full-time), 119 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs1,153 (Full-time), 264 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$113,830
Average Staff Salary$71,644