Colorado School of Mines Rankings

Founded in 1874, The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) is a top ranked public teaching and research university located in the small town of Golden, Colorado (USA). It was selected by the Colorado State Legislature as the state’s first “exemplary institution” of public higher education. More than 90% of Mines’ full-time faculty hold a doctoral degree.

Colorado School of Mines is consistently ranked as one of the Top Graduate Schools by U.S.News and World Report. It is a world-class institution with the following academic departments: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry & Geochemistry, Economics & Business, Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Environmental, Systems), Environmental Science & Engineering, Geology & Geological Engineering, Geophysics, Liberal Arts & International Studies, Mathematical & Computer Sciences, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, and Physics.


- Rated 63rd in the US News 2011 listing of “Best Engineering Schools”.

- Colorado School of Mines is ranked 77th among Tier 1 National Universities by US News & World Report (Best Colleges 2010). It is placed 71st for Graduate Engineering program.

- Ranked among the nation's "top 100 values" as selected by Kiplinger's Personal Finance (2010).

- 36th among the Top 50 Public National Universities and 80th among Best National Universities, both private and public, according to the 2009 edition of U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges. It is also rated 51st for Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs at schools whose highest degree is a doctorate.

- Colorado School of Mines is placed 5th among Top Petroleum Engineering Schools in the country (Graduate Programs) (USNWR 2009 Best Graduate Schools).

- 33rd within the Top 50 Public National Universities, and 75th among all US Universities in the 2008 edition of U.S. News & World Report 's America's Best Colleges. It is placed 52nd for Undergraduate Engineering Program.

- Colorado School of Mines is placed 6th among 200 top U.S. universities in growth of global scientific publishing in a National Science Foundation study published in 2007 by Science magazine.

- 4th in NCAA Division II Athletics in a list of “Leaders in Providing Athletics Opportunities for Women” compiled in 2007 by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

- 36th in the ranking of Top Geosciences Doctoral Programs in the nation (1995 National Research Council report).

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