Colorado School of Mines (CSM) is a top public university located in Colorado, United States. It is one of a very few institutions in the world having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and utilization.

Colorado School of Mines is accredited through the doctoral degree by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The undergraduate engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Ranking Profile:

- Colorado School of Mines' graduate school ranked 63rd in the 2011 listing of “Best Engineering Schools” in the U.S. News and World Report listing of “America’s Best Graduate Schools”. The rankings include more than 192 graduate engineering programs nationwide.

- Ranked 34th in the “Top 50 Public National Universities” and 77th among “Best National Universities,” both private and public (US News 2010 edition). It is also ranked 51st for Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs at schools whose highest degree is a doctorate.

- Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has ranked Colorado School of Mines 69th in its annual listing of the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges (2010).

- Rated No. 1 among state schools for starting salaries of graduates with bachelors’s degrees, with a starting median salary of $60,000, according to Payscale.com.

- Colorado School of Mines is listed as a best buy in Barron’s annual publication Best Buys in College Education.

- 86th among Top Graduate Physics Programs (US News 2009).

- Rated 4th in the US News Petroleum Engineering Ranking 2007.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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