A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of mineral extraction, processing and refining systems, including open pit and shaft mines, prospecting and site analysis equipment and instruments, environmental and safety systems, mine equipment and facilities, mineral processing and refining methods and systems, and logistics and communications systems.
|Rank||School Name||Students||% of Total||Total On-Campus Cost|
|1||Missouri University of Science and Technology||63||3%||$21,798|
|2||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||44||1%||$26,165|
|3||University of Kentucky||36||1%||$23,732|
|4||West Virginia University||30||1%||$18,375|
|5||Colorado School of Mines||28||2%||$30,603|
|6||University of Arizona||18||0%||$25,179|
|7||South Dakota School of Mines and Technology||16||4%||$21,970|
|8||Southern Illinois University-Carbondale||15||0%||$25,409|
|9||University of Utah||15||0%||$21,920|
|10||Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus||13||0%||$33,592|
|11||University of Nevada-Reno||12||0%||$22,600|
|12||New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology||11||4%||$18,762|
|13||Montana Tech of the University of Montana||10||3%||$18,724|
|14||University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus||7||0%||$32,126|
|15||University of Alaska Fairbanks||7||1%||$16,484|
|16||Michigan Technological University||1||0%||$26,375|
This list indicates the number of students that completed the Mining and Mineral Engineering program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.