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Most Popular Schools for Mining and Mineral Engineering Major & Degree Program

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.


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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.