Institutional Characteristics 2010-11
Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Overview
Institutional Characteristics Overview
Welcome to the Institutional Characteristics (IC) survey. This survey collects important information about your

institution's mission, admissions, students services, and student charges.
Much of the data reported on the IC survey appear on the NCES College Navigator, a college search service for
students. It is important to report data correctly, as College Navigator is only updated one time after IC data have been
reviewed, so errors may stay on the website for a full year.
Additionally, the pricing data are used to calculate the net price of attendance in the Student Financial Aid survey. This
has important implications for what students see about your institution, and also for the net price watchlists.
Remember, it is the responsibility of the keyholder to provide NCES with accurate data about the institution. Please
never hesitate to call the IPEDS Help Desk and ask for help to make sure that you are reporting correctly!
Changes to Institutional Characteristics:


Doctor's-Professional Practice tuition will be collected for 9 selected programs.

This survey component has been reordered, due to moving some of the items to the IC Header.


Reviews of the IC survey indicate a number of places where many people make errors. Please review the common

errors listed below to ensure your institution does not make any reporting errors which may affect your institution's
appearance to students and others.


Do not try to outsmart fatal errors. In some cases, this provides false information to students or may cause
an institution to appear on a watch list. Fatal errors are there for a reason - contact the Help Desk at
877.225.2568 and they will happily help you to figure out what you are doing incorrectly, or provide an
override if necessary. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp

Admissions data are for first-time students only. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp

Many institutions are open admission but indicate that they are not. If your institution only requires a
GED or other high school equivalent and/or an ability to benefit test, your institution is open admission.


If your institution makes numerous exceptions to an on-campus housing requirement, you should not
indicate that you require students to live on campus. This leads to inconsistent and problematic reporting
on the Student Financial Aid survey. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp

Program reporters need to report tuition, fees, and living expenses for the entire length of the
program for which they are reporting. This has major implications for the calculation of net price.
To download survey materials package for this component: Survey Materials

To see last year's data submission for this component: Reported Data


Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Part A - Mission Statement and System Office
1. Provide the institution's mission statement or a web address (URL) where the mission statement can be
found. Typed statements are limited to 2,000 characters or less. The mission statement will be available to the
public on College Navigator.

Mission Statement URL:


http://www.mines.edu/
Please begin URL with "http://" or "https://"
Mission Statement

2. System, Governing Board or Corporate Structure (please see instructions for reporting System or Corporate
data).
Note: Do NOT indicate a religious affiliation here. That information is collected separately and differs from
system name.
If you need assistance or need to make changes, contact the Help Desk at 1-877-225-2568. You will not be able to lock
your submission if this question is blank.

This institution is NOT a part of a system or corporate entity.


This institution is a part of a system or corporate entity.


Specify name of the system or corporate entity.



Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Part B - Admissions and Estimated Enrollment
1. Does your institution have an open admission policy for all or most entering first-time degree/certificate-
seeking undergraduate-level students?
If the only requirement for admission is a high school diploma or GED/other equivalent, your institution is still considered
open admission. Institutions that require only an Ability to Benefit or similar test beyond the diploma/equivalent are also
considered open admission.
If your institution does not have an open admission policy, you will be expected to answer additional questions (B2, B3,
and B4) regarding your admissions procedures and admissions yield.

Yes



No


You may use the space below to provide context for the data you've reported above. These context notes will be
posted on the College Navigator website, and should be written to be understood by students and parents.

Please feel free to visit:
http://www.mines.edu/Admissions
for admissions information.

Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Part B - Admission Requirements and Services - Admission Considerations
2. Please select the option that best describes how your institution uses any of the following data in its
undergraduate selection process.

Admission Considerations
Required Recommended
Neither Required
Don't
nor Recommended Know
Secondary school GPA








Secondary school rank








Secondary school record








Completion of college-preparatory program








Recommendations








Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios,
certificates of mastery, assessment instruments)








Admission test scores
SAT / ACT








Other Test (ABT, Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Note: If this is the only requirement other than a diploma or








equivalent, and few students are not admitted due to this test,
please return to question 1 and indicate that your institution is
open admission.
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)









Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Part B - Admission Requirements and Services - Selection Process
3. Provide the number of first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who applied, who were
admitted, and who enrolled (either full- or part-time) at your institution for the most recent Fall period available.
Include early decision, early action, and students who began studies during the summer prior to the selected
fall reporting period.
Remember that this question is only applicable to first-time students, do not include other students in these totals.
Only report students at levels that you indicated were offered in the IC Header. If you made an error in the IC Header,
please call the IPEDS Help Desk and correct your error.
Select reporting
Fall 2009
Fall 2010

period:






Men
Women
Total
Number of applicants
7,035
2,750
9,785
Number of admissions
3,185
1,359
4,544
Number (of admitted)
that enrolled full-time
644
231
875
Number (of admitted)
that enrolled part-time
0
0
0
Total enrolled full-time
644
231
875
and part-time
Percent of admissions
20
17
19
enrolled by full-time
and part-time


4. If test scores are required for admission for first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students,
provide the number and percentage of enrolled students submitting SAT and/or ACT scores, as well as the 25th
and 75th percentile scores for each test. Provide writing test scores only if used for admission. Provide data for
the most recent group of enrolled students for whom data are available. Include new students admitted the
summer prior to the selected fall reporting period.
DO NOT convert test scores (e.g., do not convert an SAT score to an ACT scale, etc.). If you have numbers for both
SAT and ACT scores, provide the percentiles for both tests.
Select reporting
Fall 2009
Fall 2010
Test scores NOT
period






required
Number of enrolled students that submitted SAT scores
399
Percent of enrolled students that submitted SAT scores
47
Number of enrolled students that submitted ACT scores
774
Percent of enrolled students that submitted ACT scores
91

25th Percentile
75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading
560
650
SAT Math

620
710
SAT Writing
530
630
ACT Composite
26
31
ACT English
27
32
ACT Math
24
30
ACT Writing


You may use the space below to provide context for the data you've reported above. These context notes will be
posted on the College Navigator website, and should be written to be understood by students and parents.


Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Part B - Estimated Fall Enrollment
Estimated 2010 Fall Enrollment
Provide an early estimate of the institution's fall enrollment for all levels offered. Levels should match those
indicated 'Yes' in the IC Header survey. If you made an error in the Header survey, please contact the Help Desk.
These data will NOT appear in College Navigator, but will be made available via the IPEDS Data Center.
Estimates should be based on the definitions used in the IPEDS Fall Enrollment component submitted during the spring
collection (for academic institutions report an estimate of the students that are/will be enrolled as of October 15, 2010;
for program reporter institutions report an estimate of students enrolled in your institution at any time between August 1
and October 31, 2010). Prior year (PY) Fall Enrollment counts are provided for reference.

Full-time
FT PY
Part-time
PT PY Total
Enroll-
Enroll-
ment
ment
Undergraduate (academic or
3,474
198 3,795
occupational programs)
3,579
216
Of undergraduates, those who are
879

875
first-time, degree/certificate-
875
0
seeking students
Graduate
909
543 1,298
1,044
254

Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Part C - Student Services - Special Learning Opportunities
1. Does your institution accept any of the following? [Check all that apply]


Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)



Credit for life experiences



Advanced placement (AP) credits



None of the above



2. What types of special learning opportunities are offered by your institution? [Check all that apply]


Distance learning opportunities (e-learning)



ROTC




Army
Navy
Air Force







Study abroad



Weekend/evening college



Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)




Students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization




Students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization




This institution is approved by the state for the initial certification or licensure of teachers



None of the above


3. If your institution grants a bachelor's degree or higher but does not offer a full 4-year program of study at the
undergraduate level, how many years of completed college-level work are required for entrance?

Number of years
Select One

Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Part C - Student Services - Services, Library, Tuition
4. Which of the following selected student services are offered by your institution? [Check all that apply]


Remedial services



Academic/career counseling services



Employment services for current students



Placement services for program completers



On-campus day care for children of students



None of the above




5. Does your institution have its own library or are you financially supporting a shared library with another
postsecondary education institution?



Have our own library



Do not have our own library but contribute financial support to a shared library



Neither of the above


6. Indicate whether or not any of the following alternative tuition plans are offered by your institution.


No

Yes

Tuition guarantee

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Other (specify in box below)
You may use the space below to provide context for the data you've reported above. These context notes will be
posted on the College Navigator website, and should be written to be understood by students and parents.


Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Part C - Disability Service
Please indicate the percentage of all undergraduates enrolled during fall 2009 who were formally registered as
students with disabilities with the institution's office of disability services (or the equivalent office).

3 percent or less




More than 3 percent:
%



You may use the space below to provide context for the data you've reported above. These context notes will be
posted on the College Navigator website, and should be written to be understood by students and parents.


Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Part D - Student Charges Questions
1. Are all full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus or in institutionally-
controlled housing?
If you answer Yes to this question, you will not be asked to report off-campus room and board in the price of attendance
(D11).
If you make numerous exceptions to this rule, and have many of these students living off-campus, please answer No so
that this does not cause conflicts with the Student Financial Aid survey.

No



Yes


2. Does your institution charge different tuition for in-district, in-state, or out-of-state students?
If you answer Yes to this question, you will be expected to report tuition amounts for in-district, in-state, and out-of-state
students.
Please only select Yes if you really charge different tuition rates, or you will be reporting the same numbers 3 times.

No



Yes


3. Does your institution offer institutionally-controlled housing (either on or off campus)?
If you answer Yes to this question, you will be expected to specify a housing capacity, and to report a room charge or a
combined room and board charge (D10).

No



Yes



Specify housing capacity for academic year 2010-11

1,535
4. Do you offer board or meal plans to your students?
If you answer Yes to this question, you will be expected to report a board charge or combined room and board charge
(D10).

No



Yes - Enter the number of meals per week in the maximum


meal plan available

19

Yes - Number of meals per week can vary (e.g., students'


charge meals against a meal card)

Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Part D - Undergraduate Student Charges
If the institution charges an application fee, indicate the amount.

Amount
Prior year

Undergraduate application fee
45
45

5. Charges to full-time undergraduate students for the full academic year 2010-11
Please be sure to report an average tuition that includes all students at all levels (freshman, sophomore, etc.).


In-district
Prior
In-state
Prior
Out-of-state
Prior
year
year
year
All full-time undergraduates
Average
10,590
10,590
24,750
tuition
11,550
11,550
25,980
Required
1,654
1,654
1,654
fees
1,875
1,875
1,875
6. Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduate students



In-district
Prior
In-state
Prior
Out-of-state
Prior
year
year
year
Per credit
353
353
825
hour charge 385
385
866

Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Part D - Graduate Student Charges
If the institution charges an application fee, indicate the amount.

Amount
Prior year
Graduate application fee
50
50


Please do not include tuition for Doctor’s Degree – Professional Practice programs.
Data for those programs are collected separately.
7. Charges to full-time graduate students for the full academic year 2010-11


In-district
Prior
In-state
Prior
Out-of-state
Prior
year
year
year
Average
10,584
10,584
24,750
tuition
11,550
11,550
25,980
Required
1,654
1,654
1,654
fees
1,875
1,875
1,875

8. Per credit hour charge for part-time graduate students


In-district
Prior
In-state
Prior
Out-of-state
Prior
year
year
year
Per credit
588
588
1,375
hour
641
641
1,444
charge

Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Part D - Student Charges - Room and Board
10. What are the typical room and board charges for a student for the full academic year 2010-11?
If your institution offers room or board at no charge to students, enter zero.
If you report room and board separately, leave the combined charge blank. If you report a combined charge, leave the
room and board charges blank.
Room and board charges
Amount
Prior year
Room charge (Double occupancy)
4,176
4,670
Board charge (Maximum plan)
3,775
3,926
Combined room and board charge

(Answer only if you CANNOT separate room and board charges.)
NA

Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Part D - Student Charges - Price of Attendance
11. Price of attendance for full-time, first-time undergraduate students:
Please enter the amounts requested below. These data will be made available to the public on College Navigator. Data for prior years may be corrected. If your
institution participates in any Title IV programs (Pell, Stafford, etc.), you must complete all information for the current year. Estimates of expenses for books and
supplies, room and board, and other expenses are those from the Cost of Attendance report used by the financial aid office in determining financial need.
Please talk to your financial aid office to get these numbers, to ensure that you are reporting correct numbers.
Leave items that do not apply blank and the system will fill in as "not applicable" or indicate that more information is needed. For example, if your institution was
not open in 2007-08, leave those cells blank and call the Help Desk to override any errors. DO NOT attempt to overcome the errors by entering false data.
If the 2010-11 tuition and/or fees for entering students are covered by a tuition guarantee program, check the applicable box(es) under 'Tuition Guarantee'.
Additionally, if the guarantee is not for a 0% increase, please indicate the maximum % increase guarantee.
Charges for
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11


full
academic
year
Published tuition and required fees:
Tuition
Guaranteed increase %
Guarantee
(check
only if
applicable
to
entering
students
in 2010-
11)
In-district





Tuition
8,764
9,810
10,590
11,550



Required
fees
1,286
1,429
1,654
1,875



Tuition +
10,050
11,239
12,244
13,425


fees total
PY tuition +
10050
11239
12244


fees total
In-state





Tuition
8,764
9,810
10,590
11,550



Required
fees
1,286
1,429
1,654
1,875



Tuition +
10,050
11,239
12,244
13,425


fees total
PY tuition +
10050
11239
12244


fees total
Out-of-state





Tuition
21,750
23,820
24,750
25,980



Required
fees
1,286
1,429
1,654
1,875



Tuition +
23,036
25,249
26,404
27,855


fees total

PY tuition +
23036
25249
26404


fees total






Books and


supplies
1,300
1,300
1,300
1,300
On campus:
Room and


board
7,350
7,335
8,120
8,596
Other


expenses
1,800
1,800
1,800
1,800
Room and
9,150
9,135
9,920
10,396


board and
other
expenses
Off campus (not with family):
Room and


board
7,350
7,335
8,120
9,800
Other


expenses
1,800
1,800
1,800
1,800
Room and
9,150
9,135
9,920
11,600


board and
other
expenses
Off campus (with family):
Other


expenses
1,800
1,800
1,800
1,800
You may use the space below to provide context for the data you've reported above. These context notes will be posted on the College Navigator
website, and should be written to be understood by students and parents.


Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Part E - Athletic Association
1. Is this institution a member of a national athletic association?
No


Yes - Check all that apply



National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)



National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)



National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)



United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA)



National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)



Other



2. If this institution is a member of the NCAA or NAIA, specify the conference FOR EACH SPORT using the pull down menu.

Sport
NCAA or NAIA member
Conference
Football
No
Yes-Specify




Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Basketball
No
Yes-Specify




Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Baseball
No
Yes-Specify




Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Cross
No
Yes-Specify
country




Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
and/or
track

Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Summary
Institutional Characteristics Component Summary
Academic Year Reporters
IPEDS collects important information regarding your institution. All data reported in IPEDS
survey components become available in the IPEDS Data Center and appear as aggregated data
in various Department of Education reports. Additionally, some of the reported data appears
specifically for your institution through the College Navigator website and is included in your
institution’s Data Feedback Report (DFR). The purpose of this summary is to provide you an
opportunity to view some of the data that, when accepted through the IPEDS quality control
process, will appear on the College Navigator website and/or your DFR. College Navigator is
updated approximately three months after the data collection period closes and Data Feedback
Reports will be available through the ExPT and sent to your institution’s CEO in November 2011.
Please review your data for accuracy. If you have questions about the data displayed below
after reviewing the data reported on the survey screens, please contact the IPEDS Help Desk at:
1-877-225-2568 or ipedshelp@rti.org.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Mission Statement
http://www.mines.edu/Mission
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army
Air Force)
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for current students
Placement services for program completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Undergraduate students enrolled who
3 percent or less
are formally registered with office of
disability services
PRICING INFORMATION
Estimated expenses for academic year for full-time, first-time students
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
In-district tuition and fees
$10,050
$11,239
$12,244
$13,425
In-state tuition and fees
$10,050
$11,239
$12,244
$13,425
Out-of-state tuition and fees
$23,036
$25,249
$26,404
$27,855
Books and supplies
$1,300
$1,300
$1,300
$1,300
On Campus Room and Board
$7,350
$7,335
$8,120
$8,596
On Campus Other Expenses
$1,800
$1,800
$1,800
$1,800
Off Campus Room and Board
$7,350
$7,335
$8,120
$9,800
Off Campus Other Expenses
$1,800
$1,800
$1,800
$1,800
Off Campus with family Other Expenses
$1,800
$1,800
$1,800
$1,800
Average undergraduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2010-
Tuition
Fees
11
In-district
$11,550
$1,875
In-state
$11,550
$1,875

PRICING INFORMATION
Out-of-state
$25,980
$1,875
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2010-11
Tuition
Fees
In-district
$11,550
$1,875
In-state
$11,550
$1,875
Out-of-state
$25,980
$1,875
Alternative tuition plans
Tuition payment plan
ADMISSIONS INFORMATION
Open admission
No
Undergraduate application fee 2010-11
$45
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2010
Total
Male
Female
Number of applicants
9,785
7,035
2,750
Percent admitted
46%
45%
49%
Percent admitted who
19%
20%
17%
enrolled
Admissions Considerations
Required
Recommended
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Recommendations
Completion of college-preparatory program
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign
language)
Test Scores Fall 2010 (enrolled full-time
# Submitting Scores
% Submitting Scores
students)
SAT
399
47%
ACT
774
91%
25th Percentile
75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading
560
650
SAT Math
620
710
SAT Writing
530
630
ACT Composite
26
31
ACT English
27
32
ACT Math
24
30
ACT Writing
N/A
N/A
Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751

Explanation Report
Number Source Location
Description
Severity
Accepted
Screen: Selection Process
1 Row 33 Screen
You reported the number of students
Explanation
Yes
Column Entry
who submitted ACT test scores but you
2
did not enter any percentiles. Please
explain or fix.
Reason: Currently, CSM is not tracking ACT writing section.
2 Row 33 Screen
You reported the number of students
Explanation
Yes
Column Entry
who submitted ACT test scores but you
3
did not enter any percentiles. Please
explain or fix.
Reason: Cuurently, CSM is not tracking ACT writing seciton.
Screen: Enrollment
3 Row 10 Screen
The number you entered, 254, is
Explanation
Yes
Column Entry
outside the expected range of within
5
30% of the number reported in last
year's Enrollment. Please fix or explain.
Reason: As of October 15th, our cash funded continueing education students are not
enrolled. They are counted in the enrollment survey at the end of the term.
Screen: Price of Attendance
4 Row 4
Screen
This value should be within 20% of
Explanation
Yes
Column Entry
prior year.
6
Reason: This is the first year that CSM has created a budget for this population. Previous
year information was based upon a student living on campus.