Colorado School of Mines Rankings Based on Salary

  • Colorado School of Mines ranks better than 70% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Colorado School of Mines ranks better than only 34% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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Colorado School of Mines's Top Rankings

Salary and Debt by Major at Colorado School of Mines

We calculated a salary score for each of Colorado School of Mines's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Colorado School of Mines to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for Mines Bachelor's Degrees

Mines ranks higher than 70% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Applied Mathematics 77% $24,630 $67,995 77%
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 74% $25,000 $63,600 74%
Chemical Engineering 59% $24,787 $68,618 59%
Chemistry 46% $24,679 $37,568 46%
Civil Engineering 52% $22,291 $61,516 52%
Computer Science 69% $20,500 $77,124 69%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 57% $25,000 $72,022 57%
Engineering Physics 82% $24,746 $67,420 82%
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 39% $27,000 $53,984 39%
Geological/Geophysical Engineering 85% $26,950 $57,619 85%
Mechanical Engineering 62% $26,000 $67,473 62%
Metallurgical Engineering 48% $19,500 $66,701 48%
Mining and Mineral Engineering 77% $27,000 $75,518 77%
Petroleum Engineering 88% $27,000 $88,785 88%

Salary Scores for Mines Master's Degrees

Mines ranks higher than 40% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Civil Engineering 24% Not Reported $67,420 24%
Economics 85% Not Reported $79,450 85%
Engineering-Related Fields 35% $20,500 $82,756 35%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 71% Not Reported $77,087 71%
Mechanical Engineering 18% $30,750 $75,518 18%

Colorado School of Mines Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Brooke Marvel 1/12/2019

Colorado School of Mines is an excellent choice to further your education! While Colorado School of Mines is anything but simple or easy, the challenging education provides the respect and admirability of your degree upon graduation. Colorado School of Mines, outside of the rigorous and extraordinary academics, is absolutely beautiful and provides an awesome backyard of the Rocky Mountains! I highly recommend attending Mines.

Jessica G. 3/10/2017

I really enjoyed my experience earning my BS at CSM. In fact, I decided to return to pursue my MS after working in industry for a few years. It is a great place to be to get a top-notch education that is recognized and valued in industry. The school is academically challenging, so you need to work hard and be focused in order to succeed. I enjoyed my experience because I balanced the academic rigor with participation in extracurricular activities. There are student groups for every interest imaginable, and... Read More