South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Rankings Based on Salary

  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology ranks better than only 39% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology ranks better than only 16% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 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 SD Mines Bachelor's Degrees

SD Mines ranks higher than 39% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Chemical Engineering 38% $27,000 $64,493 38%
Civil Engineering 40% $27,000 $59,874 40%
Computer and Information Sciences, General 64% $27,778 $63,600 64%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 23% $27,000 $64,196 23%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences 81% $31,000 $42,682 81%
Geological/Geophysical Engineering 31% $27,900 $52,107 31%
Industrial Engineering 26% $26,000 $63,005 26%
Mechanical Engineering 34% $27,000 $63,170 34%
Metallurgical Engineering 68% Not Reported $70,456 68%
Mining and Mineral Engineering 39% Not Reported $71,015 39%

Salary Scores for SD Mines Master's Degrees

SD Mines ranks higher than 44% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Engineering-Related Fields 44% Not Reported $87,532 44%

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

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.

Ian 9/21/2018

As a prospecting student I was enamored by the "mines" name and all that I thought could be brought to me by attending such a "prestigious" school. I spent a semester here and am transferring in the spring. My experience here is that I was told that professors would be there for me, while some are most don't acknowledge me or know who I am in their class, which is baffling since there are only 4,000 kids here and at most 40 to a class. The mechanical engineering department is made up of washed up workers in... Read More