2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Colorado School of Mines is $19,100 for Colorado residents and $39,800 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for Mines is $19,138 for Colorado residents and $39,838 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 0.20% for Colorado residents and increased by 0.10% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 3.16% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs decreased by 0.14% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are much higher than the average amount ($10,897) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are much higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($24,344 - Public Research University (high research activity)).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$19,062 $39,762$16,090
2020-2021$19,100$39,800$16,599
Change % 2020-20210.20%0.10%3.16%
2021-2022$19,138$39,838$17,124
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $19,100 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $39,800 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at Mines is $19,138 for Colorado residents and $39,838 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been risen by 0.20% for Colorado residents and increased by 0.10% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are much higher than the average amount ($11,112) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are much higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($22,961 - Public Research University (high research activity)).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$19,062 $39,762$16,090
2020-2021$19,100$39,800$16,599
Change % 2020-20210.20%0.10%3.16%
2021-2022$19,138$39,838$17,124
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at Mines.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$555$1,209
2019-2020$555$1,245
2020-2021$555$1,282
Graduate2018-2019$952$2,015
2019-2020$925$2,075
2020-2021$899$2,137
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $74,700 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $95,600 for Colorado School of Mines graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$74,700$76,400$68,900
7 Years After Graduation$72,900--
8 Years After Graduation$80,700--
9 Years After Graduation$77,800--
10 Years After Graduation$95,600$97,100$89,600

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

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How Much is the tuition for 4 years at Mines?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $78,202 for Colorado residents and $165,198 for out-of-state students.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$19,279$19,459$19,641$19,824$78,202
Out-of-State$40,391$40,991$41,599$42,217$165,198
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$19,459$19,641$19,824$20,009$78,933
Out-of-State$40,991$41,599$42,217$42,844$167,651
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$19,641$19,824$20,009$20,196$79,670
Out-of-State$41,599$42,217$42,844$43,480$170,141
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$19,824$20,009$20,196$20,385$80,415
Out-of-State$42,217$42,844$43,480$44,126$172,667
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$20,009$20,196$20,385$20,576$81,166
Out-of-State$42,844$43,480$44,126$44,781$175,231
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $158,000 for Colorado residents and $244,996 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at Colorado School of Mines.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$38,087$39,006$39,959$40,947$158,000
Out-of-State$59,199$60,539$61,918$63,340$244,996
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$39,006$39,959$40,947$41,971$161,884
Out-of-State$60,539$61,918$63,340$64,806$250,603
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$39,959$40,947$41,971$43,032$165,910
Out-of-State$61,918$63,340$64,806$66,316$256,380
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$40,947$41,971$43,032$44,133$170,083
Out-of-State$63,340$64,806$66,316$67,873$262,335
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$41,971$43,032$44,133$45,274$174,409
Out-of-State$64,806$66,316$67,873$69,479$268,474
Last year, 74% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $114,668 for Colorado residents and $201,664 for out-of-state students.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at Colorado School of Mines.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$27,254$28,173$29,126$30,114$114,668
Out-of-State$48,366$49,706$51,085$52,507$201,664
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$28,173$29,126$30,114$31,138$118,552
Out-of-State$49,706$51,085$52,507$53,973$207,271
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$29,126$30,114$31,138$32,199$122,578
Out-of-State$51,085$52,507$53,973$55,483$213,048
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$30,114$31,138$32,199$33,300$126,751
Out-of-State$52,507$53,973$55,483$57,040$219,003
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$31,138$32,199$33,300$34,441$131,077
Out-of-State$53,973$55,483$57,040$58,646$225,142

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Colorado School of Mines.
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Colorado School of Mines 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$19,100$1,500$16,599$39,800$1,500 $16,599
Graduate$19,100 $1,500$16,599$39,800 $1,500$16,599

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