Emilie Rusch

Colorado School of Mines remains top public university in Colorado in U.S. News rankings

Masked student walks by A Friend to Lean on statue

Mines welcomed students back to its Golden campus — with masks and social distancing required — on time for the start of the 2020-21 academic year.

Colorado School of Mines is the No. 34 public university in the United States top among public universities in Colorado according to the latest ranking of more than 1,400 colleges and universities from U.S. News & World Report, released today. Mines also appeared prominently on lists for best undergraduate engineering programs (No. 42) and best undergraduate teaching (No. 61). 

Mines ranks No. 88 among all national universities,  a category that encompasses public and private institutions that offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master's and doctoral programs, with an emphasis on faculty research.

Among national universities in the state, the University of Denver, a private school, was No. 80, University of Colorado Boulder was No. 103 and Colorado State University was No. 153.

More on Mines in the 2021 U.S News & World Report rankings:

  • No. 34 Top Public Schools
  • No. 42 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs - Overall (Highest degree: Doctorate)

    • No. 33 in Mechanical Engineering
    • No. 68 in Computer Science 
  • No. 56 Best Colleges for Veterans
  • No. 61 Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • No. 88 National Universities
Emilie Rusch

Emilie Rusch

Director of Communications
About Mines
Colorado School of Mines is a public research university focused on science and engineering, where students and faculty together address the great challenges society faces today - particularly those related to the Earth, energy and the environment.