South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Rankings by Salary Score

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Salary and Debt by Major at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

We calculated a Salary Score for each of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology'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 South Dakota School of Mines and Technology to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Score ™ for SD Mines Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Chemical Engineering 38 100% 100% $27,000 $64,490 38
Civil Engineering 40 100% 100% $27,000 $59,870 40
Computer and Information Sciences, General 64 100% 100% $27,780 $63,600 64
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 23 92% 92% $27,000 $64,200 23
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 81 100% 100% $31,000 $42,680 81
Geological/Geophysical Engineering 31 96% 96% $27,900 $52,110 31
Industrial Engineering 26 100% 100% $26,000 $63,010 26
Mechanical Engineering 34 100% 100% $27,000 $63,170 34
Metallurgical Engineering 68 93% 93% Not Reported $70,460 68
Mining and Mineral Engineering 39 95% 95% Not Reported $71,020 39

Salary Score ™ for SD Mines Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Engineering-Related Fields 44 100% 100% Not Reported $87,530 44

Most Recent Reviews

Metallurgical Engineering Student 1/11/2024

Horrible place if you have your own computer. They force you to lease their computers and it ends up costing $2000+ for students. My computer arrived broken and they never fixed the issue no matter how many times I went in. Software may not be used on a non-school laptop so you cannot use the software you’re paying for. Lots of very strange students that don’t know how to behave in a public setting which causes a lot of embarrassment for the school as a whole. Hardly any food options available to students... Read More

Cole Cameron 11/20/2020

My experiences with SDSMT for the online MENGM degree have been great. The professors have been engaging in their courses. They've been knowledgeable on their subjects with industry experience and relevant anecdotes. They have been flexible with scheduling, which is appreciated as a student who is working full time. The school worked with me to transfer over credits from some external courses and the process was no-hassle.