Institutional Characteristics 2013-14
Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Overview
Institutional Characteristics Overview
Welcome to the Institutional Characteristics (IC) component. This component collects important information about your
institution's mission, admissions, student services, and student charges.
Much of the data reported on IC appear on College Navigator. Please 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 cost of attendance data are used to calculate the net price of attendance in the Student Financial Aid
component. This has important implications for what students see about your institution, and also for the College
Affordability and Transparency lists.
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 This Year's Institutional Characteristics Component:


The prior year revision system for Institutional Characteristics is available ONLY for admissions data.
Changes to cost can ONLY be made in the Student Financial Aid component.


Reviews of the IC component data 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.


Question 2 should only be marked 'YES' if your institution is EXCLUSIVELY distance education. Do

not mark 'YES' if your courses/programs are also available in person.

Do not try to outsmart fatal errors; this is falsifying data. Contact the Help Desk if you need an
override, or fix the data.

Make sure you understand ALL definitions before responding to questions. For example, understand
what it means to be 'OPEN ADMISSION' before indicating whether your institution is or is not 'OPEN
ADMISSION' and make sure that you are reporting for an 'ACADEMIC YEAR' or 'PROGRAM' as
defined by IPEDS.
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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
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:


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


2. Are all the programs at your institution offered completely via distance education?

Yes



No



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, and only
reject a very small number of students based on the test, 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


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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 2012
Fall 2013

period:






Men
Women
Total
Number of applicants
8,401
3,281
11,682
Number of admissions
2,971
1,402
4,373
Number (of admitted)
that enrolled full-time
679
270
949
Number (of admitted)
that enrolled part-time
0
0
0
Total enrolled full-time
679
270
949
and part-time
Percent of admissions
23
19
22
enrolled 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 2012
Fall 2013
Test scores NOT
period






required
Number of enrolled students that submitted SAT scores
385
Percent of enrolled students that submitted SAT scores
42
Number of enrolled students that submitted ACT scores
805
Percent of enrolled students that submitted ACT scores
88


25th Percentile
75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading
570
670
SAT Math
630
720
SAT Writing
550
650
ACT Composite
27
31
ACT English
25
31
ACT Math
27
32
ACT Writing


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Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Part B - Estimated Fall Enrollment
Estimated 2013 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 IC 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, 2013;
for program reporter institutions report an estimate of students enrolled in your institution at any time between August 1
and October 31, 2013). 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
3,952
204 4,294
occupational programs)
4,082
212
Of undergraduates, those who are
949

954
first-time, degree/certificate-
954
0
seeking students
Graduate
1,168
397 1,366
1,101
265

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]


ROTC




Army
Navy
Air Force







Study abroad



Weekend/evening college



Teacher certification (for the elementary, middle school/junior high, or secondary level)


Do not include certifications to teach at 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 - Distance Opportunities
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)

7. Please indicate at what level(s) your institution offers distance education opportunities (courses and/or
programs).



Undergraduate



Graduate



The institution does not offer distance education opportunities


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Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Part C - Disability Service
Please indicate the percentage of all undergraduates enrolled during fall 2012 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:
%



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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).
This is only a screening question, and your response does not show up on College Navigator.
If you make any exceptions to this rule, and have even one first-time, full-time student living off-campus, please answer
No so that this does not cause conflicts with the Student Financial Aid survey. Making changes to the SFA component is
very difficult and may lead to inaccurate reporting for your institution.

No



Yes, and we do not make ANY (even one) exceptions to this

rule
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 2013-14

1,565
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 2013-14
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
13,590
13,590
28,620
tuition
14,400
14,400
30,330
Required
2,064
2,064
2,064
fees
2,085
2,085
2,085
6. Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduate students
Please be sure to report an average per credit tuition that includes all students at all levels (freshman, sophomore, etc.).


In-district
Prior
In-state
Prior
Out-of-state
Prior
year
year
year
Per credit
453
453
954
hour charge 480
480
1,011

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 2013-14


In-district
Prior
In-state
Prior
Out-of-state
Prior
year
year
year
Average
13,590
13,590
28,620
tuition
14,400
14,400
30,330
Required
2,064
2,064
2,064
fees
2,085
2,085
2,085

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
755
755
1,592
hour
800
800
1,688
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 2013-14?
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)
5,453
5,554
Board charge (Maximum plan)
4,469
4,549
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. Cost 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. If
your institution participates in any Title IV programs (Pell, Stafford, etc.), you must complete all information. 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 correctly.
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If the 2013-14 tuition and/or fees as reported on this page for full-time, first-time students are covered by a tuition
guarantee program, check the applicable box(es) under 'Tuition Guarantee'. Additionally, please indicate the maximum
% increase that is guaranteed. These numbers are expected to be fairly small. Please contact the Help Desk if you are
confused about these values and how to report them.
Charges for
2010-11 2011-12 2012-13
2013-14


full academic
year
Published tuition and required fees:
Tuition
Guaranteed increase %
Guarantee
(check only if
applicable to
entering
students in
2013-14)
In-district





Tuition
11,550 12,584 13,590
14,400



Required
1,875
1,869
2,064
fees
2,085



Tuition +
13,425 14,453 15,654
16,485


fees total
In-state





Tuition
11,550 12,584 13,590
14,400



Required
1,875
1,869
2,064
fees
2,085



Tuition +
13,425 14,453 15,654
16,485


fees total
Out-of-state





Tuition
25,980 27,270 28,620
30,330



Required
1,875
1,869
2,064
fees
2,085



Tuition +
27,855 29,139 30,684
32,415


fees total






Books and
1,300
1,500
1,500


supplies
1,500
On-campus:
Room and
8,596
8,995
9,922


board
10,103
Other
1,800
1,800
2,425


expenses
2,515
Room and
10,396 10,795 12,347
12,618


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


8,901


board
8,982
Other


2,565


expenses
2,610
Room and
0
0 11,466
11,592


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


2,500


expenses
2,500

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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 country and/or track
No
Yes-Specify




Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference


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 Data Center and sent to your institution’s CEO in
November 2014.
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
Are all the programs at your institution No
offered completely via distance
education?
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
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
In-district tuition and fees
$13,425
$14,453
$15,654
$16,485
In-state tuition and fees
$13,425
$14,453
$15,654
$16,485
Out-of-state tuition and fees
$27,855
$29,139
$30,684
$32,415
Books and supplies
$1,300
$1,500
$1,500
$1,500
On-campus room and board
$8,596
$8,995
$9,922
$10,103
On-campus other expenses
$1,800
$1,800
$2,425
$2,515
Off-campus room and board
N/A
N/A
$8,901
$8,982
Off-campus other expenses
N/A
N/A
$2,565
$2,610
Off-campus with family other expenses
N/A
N/A
$2,500
$2,500
Average undergraduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2013- Tuition
Fees
14
In-district
$14,400
$2,085
In-state
$14,400
$2,085
Out-of-state
$30,330
$2,085
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2013-14
Tuition
Fees
In-district
$14,400
$2,085
In-state
$14,400
$2,085
Out-of-state
$30,330
$2,085
Alternative tuition plans
Tuition payment plan


ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION
Open admission
No
Undergraduate application fee 2013-14
$45
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
Total
Male
Female
Number of applicants
11,682
8,401
3,281
Percent admitted
37%
35%
43%
Percent admitted who
22%
23%
19%
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 2012 (enrolled full-time
# Submitting Scores
% Submitting Scores
students)
SAT
385
42%
ACT
805
88%
25th Percentile
75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading
570
670
SAT Math
630
720
SAT Writing
550
650
ACT Composite
27
31
ACT English
25
31
ACT Math
27
32
ACT Writing
N/A
N/A

Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
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Institutional Characteristics
Colorado School of Mines (126775)
Source
Description
Severity
Resolved
Options
Screen: Selection Process
Perform Your institution indicated in the IC Header that it
Fatal
Yes

Edits
enrolls part-time students, but you did not report
enrolling any part-time students on the Part B -
Selection Process screen of this survey. Please
correct your data or contact the IPEDS Help Desk
for assistance. (Error #11224)
Reason: Overridden by administrator. This institution does enroll PTFT students, but does not have any to report at this time. JLM
Related Selection Process
Screens:
Screen
You reported the number of students who
Explanation
Yes

Entry
submitted ACT scores but did not enter any
percentile scores. Please correct your data or
explain. (Error #11173)
Reason: We do not track this information.
Screen
You reported the number of students who
Explanation
Yes

Entry
submitted ACT scores but did not enter any
percentile scores. Please correct your data or
explain. (Error #11173)
Reason: We do not track this information.
Screen
The 75th percentile for a majority of institutions is
Explanation
Yes

Entry
less than 700. Please correct your data or explain.
(Error #11313)
Reason: Our students are highly qualified for the rigors of our engineering programs.
Screen
The 75th percentile for a majority of institutions is
Explanation
Yes

Entry
less than 32. Please correct your data or explain.
(Error #11315)
Reason: Our students are highly qualified for the rigors of our engineering programs.
Screen: Enrollment
Screen
The number entered is outside the expected range Explanation
Yes

Entry
of within 30% of the number reported by your
institution in the prior year Fall Enrollment survey.
Please correct your data or explain. (Error #11190)
Reason: We don't have as many students at the non-degree level as previous years