Colorado School of Mines

Mines Housing Costs

What are the Mines Living Expenses?

Make the best financial choice for you by understanding all of your college expenses. Begin by knowing how much you'll be paying annually for food, housing, books and more.

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Mines Housing and Meal Plan Costs

Mines prices housing and dining separately. The on-campus housing charge for a standard student was $8,567 in 2020, and the cost of a typical meal plan was $5,644.

The following table outlines average expected prices at Colorado School of Mines both for living on campus or off campus, meal plans and other charges.

Expense On Campus Off Campus
Room and Board $14,720 $10,142
— Housing       $8,567
— Meals       $5,644
Other Living Expenses $1,879 $3,065
Books and Supplies $1,500 $1,500
Total $18,099 $14,707

Over 4 Years You Could Pay About $85,043 for Living Costs

There was an average 7.4% price adjustment annually for the past five years in Mines housing and dining costs, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. If current tendencies continue, 2021 incoming freshmen will spend about $19,267 in room, board and other expenses in their first year of school. Those individuals would wind up paying approximately $20,529 in their 2nd year, and $23,357 in their fourth year.

Over the entire degree (presuming you graduate on-time) the total will be around $85,043 for a four-year stay or $39,797 for a two-year stay.


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More Details on Campus Living Arrangements

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether Mines does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Question Answer
Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus? No
On-Campus Housing Capacity 1,861

Campus Expenses are Above Average

Students at Mines pay $18,099 to live on campus, while the average student nationwide will pay just $14,951.


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