Colorado School of Mines

Is Mines a Good School for the Money?

Colorado School of Mines Value Report

Is a Mines degree worth it? Only you know for sure, but College Factual's value analysis can help answer that question. Keep reading for more.

Within Colorado, Mines is a Great Quality for a Good Price.

Top 20% Colorado Value
Top 10% Colorado Quality

Colorado School of Mines is ranked #2 out of #23 in Colorado for quality and #3 out of #17 for Colorado value.

This makes it a great quality for a good price in the state.

State Value Ranking  3 out of 17
Great Value
State Value Score  82.35 out of 100
Great Value

Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the Mines financial aid page to be sure.

Fair Value Nationwide

Average National Value
Top 10% National Quality

Colorado School of Mines is ranked #770 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Colorado School of Mines is priced appropriately for the kind of quality education they provide and thus has earned a fair value recognition from College Factual's analysis.

National Value Ranking  770 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  47.69 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Centre College $103,543 A+
Gustavus Adolphus College $129,323 A
Drake University $156,398 B+
Indiana University - Bloomington $164,986 B
Sewanee - The University of the South $166,223 B
Gonzaga University $173,576 B-
Saint Louis University $191,922 C
University of California - Santa Barbara $196,452 C
Colorado School of Mines $197,482 C
Loyola Marymount University $220,898 D+
Reed College $235,796 D

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

That Degree May Cost You $197,482 in Total

On average, a bachelor's degree from Mines will cost you about $197,482. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $45,926 and a typical 4.3 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $45,926
Average Years to Graduate 4.3
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $197,482

Many Factors Affect Net Price

There are many ways you can lower the cost of a college education. Consider taking advantage of in-state tuition, or shortening the length of your degree by taking summer classes. Learn more about Mines cost for other factors that may affect net price such as the financial aid you qualify for that is largely based on your family's income.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$111,022 In-State With Aid
$231,951 Avg Cost No Aid
4.3 Years to Graduate

The net price YOU pay may be very different than the typical net price.

Look at the table below to get a sense of how Mines value for your educational dollar might vary.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $231,951 #371 B
All Students $197,482 #770 C
Only Students Receiving Aid $185,369 #880 C-
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $157,604 #3 A-
All Students $123,135 #3 A-
Only Students Receiving Aid $111,022 #3 A-

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Colorado.

About 91% of Mines students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Mines financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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