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Academics at Colorado School of Mines - Majors, Faculty & More

Wondering what academic life at Mines will be like? In addition to the degrees and majors, as well as the faculty composition at Mines this section includes detailed information on freshman retention rates, reasons students did not graduate, and an analysis of full-time and tenured faculty vs. adjunct teaching staff.

All About Academics

What's the point of going to college without academics? Find out more about the faculty and staff, what majors and fields of study are offered at this college, and information on online classes if offered. Here are some of the things you'll learn in this section.

Faculty Resources

The total number of instructional staff teaching the 4,952 undergraduate students at Colorado School of Mines is 461 . When this is adjusted to account for those with part-time status, the result is the "full-time equivalent" (FTE) count. Using the FTE count for students and staff results in a "student to instructor" ratio of 15 to 1 which makes Colorado School of Mines worse than the typical college regarding instructional attention.

For every instructor (FTE) at Colorado School of Mines , there are 15 undergraduate students (FTE). This ratio is worse than the typical college concerning instructional attention.
The majority of the instructors (68.0% ) are full-time.
The majority of instructors (70.0% ) are "faculty" rather than "lecturers".
The vast majority of the faculty (95.0% ) are full-time.
A slim percentage of the faculty (34.0% ) are adjuncts (not in the tenure system).

Learn how the faculty structure at Colorado School of Mines compares to the national average

Most Popular Majors

Colorado School of Mines offers 17 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 17 majors within 5 broad fields of study. Across all fields of study, Colorado School of Mines awarded 1,058 undergraduate degrees in 2019 - 2020 .

Most Popular MajorsAssociates GraduationsBachelors GraduationsAll Graduations
Mechanical Engineering0313313
Computer Science0125125
Chemical Engineering0104104
Petroleum Engineering08484
Electrical Engineering07777

Find out what Colorado School of Mines' top fields of study and majors are

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