Institutional Characteristics 2011-12
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 IC appear on College Navigator, a college search service for students. 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 (price) of attendance 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
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 Institutional Characteristics:


The systems question is now part of the IC Header.

There is a new question that asks whether all of the programs at your institution are offered completely via
distance education.

!! Cost (price) of attendance data for program reporters will be collected for the length of the program (tuition
and fees, books and supplies) or for 4 weeks (room and board, other expenses). This is to better align IC cost
of attendance with SFA data for the net price calculation. Based on the data entered, program cost of
attendance and academic year cost of attendance will be calculated. Please review all of these values very
carefully


Reviews of the IC survey 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.


Do not try to outsmart fatal errors. In some cases, this provides false information to students or may cause
an institution to appear on the College Affordability and Transparency lists. 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
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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, and admits almost all students that
apply, 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.

Academic year reporters need to report tuition, fees, and living expenses for the entire academic year
for which they are reporting. In order to be consistent with other institutions in IPEDS, please use the
IPEDS definition of an academic year.
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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:


http://www.mines.edu/
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 2010
Fall 2011

period:






Men
Women
Total
Number of applicants
7,301
2,844
10,145
Number of admissions
3,183
1,337
4,520
Number (of admitted)
that enrolled full-time
656
223
879
Number (of admitted)
that enrolled part-time
0
0
0
Total enrolled full-time
656
223
879
and part-time
Percent of admissions
21
17
19
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 2010
Fall 2011
Test scores NOT
period






required
Number of enrolled students that submitted SAT scores
387
Percent of enrolled students that submitted SAT scores
45
Number of enrolled students that submitted ACT scores
749
Percent of enrolled students that submitted ACT scores
88

25th Percentile
75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading
570
675
SAT Math

630
710
SAT Writing


ACT Composite
27
31
ACT English
25
31
ACT Math
27
33
ACT Writing


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Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Part B - Estimated Fall Enrollment
Estimated 2011 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, 2011;
for program reporter institutions report an estimate of students enrolled in your institution at any time between August 1
and October 31, 2011). 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
3,567
219 3,946
occupational programs)
3,729
217
Of undergraduates, those who are
874

879
first-time, degree/certificate-
879
0
seeking students
Graduate
1,053
448 1,420
1,132
288

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 (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 - 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)
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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 2010 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).
If you make any exceptions to this rule, and have first-time, full-time 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 2011-12

1,610
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 2011-12
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
11,550
11,550
25,980
tuition
12,584
12,584
27,270
Required
1,875
1,875
1,875
fees
1,869
1,869
1,869
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
385
385
866
hour charge 420
420
909

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 2011-12


In-district
Prior
In-state
Prior
Out-of-state
Prior
year
year
year
Average
11,550
11,550
25,980
tuition
12,584
12,584
27,270
Required
1,875
1,875
1,875
fees
1,869
1,869
1,869

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
641
641
1,444
hour
699
699
1,516
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 2011-12?
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)
4,670
4,938
Board charge (Maximum plan)
3,926
4,250
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 (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 2008-09, 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 2011-12 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. 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
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12


full
academic
year
Published tuition and required fees:
Tuition
Guaranteed increase %
Guarantee
(check
only if
applicable
to
entering
students
in 2011-
12)
In-district





Tuition
9,810
10,590
11,550
12,584



Required
fees
1,429
1,654
1,875
1,869



Tuition +
11,239
12,244
13,425
14,453


fees total
PY tuition +
11,239
12,244
13,425


fees total
In-state





Tuition
9,810
10,590
11,550
12,584



Required
fees
1,429
1,654
1,875
1,869



Tuition +
11,239
12,244
13,425
14,453


fees total
PY tuition +
11,239
12,244
13,425


fees total
Out-of-state





Tuition
23,820
24,750
25,980
27,270



Required
fees
1,429
1,654
1,875
1,869




25,249
26,404
27,855
29,139



Tuition +
fees total
PY tuition +
25,249
26,404
27,855


fees total






Books and


supplies
1,300
1,300
1,300
1,500
On campus:
Room and


board
7,335
8,120
8,596
8,995
Other


expenses
1,800
1,800
1,800
1,800
Room and
9,135
9,920
10,396
10,795


board and
other
expenses
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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
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 2012.
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
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
students
In-district tuition and fees
$11,239
$12,244
$13,425
$14,453
In-state tuition and fees
$11,239
$12,244
$13,425
$14,453
Out-of-state tuition and fees
$25,249
$26,404
$27,855
$29,139
Books and supplies
$1,300
$1,300
$1,300
$1,500
On Campus Room and Board
$7,335
$8,120
$8,596
$8,995
On Campus Other Expenses
$1,800
$1,800
$1,800
$1,800
Average undergraduate student tuition and fees for academic
Tuition
Fees
year 2011-12
In-district
$12,584
$1,869

PRICING INFORMATION
In-state
$12,584
$1,869
Out-of-state
$27,270
$1,869
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year
Tuition
Fees
2011-12
In-district
$12,584
$1,869
In-state
$12,584
$1,869
Out-of-state
$27,270
$1,869
Alternative tuition plans
Tuition payment plan


ADMISSIONS INFORMATION
Open admission
No
Undergraduate application fee 2011-12
$45
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Total
Male
Female
Number of applicants
10,145
7,301
2,844
Percent admitted
45%
44%
47%
Percent admitted who
19%
21%
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 2011 (enrolled full-time
# Submitting Scores
% Submitting Scores
students)
SAT
387
45%
ACT
749
88%
25th Percentile
75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading
570
675
SAT Math
630
710
SAT Writing
N/A
N/A
ACT Composite
27
31
ACT English
25
31
ACT Math
27
33
ACT Writing
N/A
N/A
Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Explanation Report
Number Source
Location
Description
Severity
Accepted
Screen: Part B - Admission Requirements and Services - Selection Process
1 Row: 28 Screen
The 75th percentile for a majority of
Explanation
Yes
Col: 3
Entry
institutions is <700. Please fix or
explain.

Number Source
Location
Description
Severity
Accepted
Screen: Part B - Admission Requirements and Services - Selection Process
Reason: CSM is admitting higher quality of students.
2 Row: 32 Screen
The 75th percentile for a majority of
Explanation
Yes
Col: 3
Entry
institutions is <32. Please fix or
explain.
Reason: CSM is admitting higher quality of students.
3 Row: 29 Screen
You reported the number of students
Explanation
Yes
Col: 2
Entry
who submitted SAT test scores but
you did not enter any percentiles.
Please explain or fix.
Reason: We do not use this information for admission purposes.
4 Row: 29 Screen
You reported the number of students
Explanation
Yes
Col: 3
Entry
who submitted SAT test scores but
you did not enter any percentiles.
Please explain or fix.
Reason: We do not use this information for admission purposes.
5 Row: 33 Screen
You reported the number of students
Explanation
Yes
Col: 2
Entry
who submitted ACT test scores but
you did not enter any percentiles.
Please explain or fix.
Reason: We do not use this information for admission purposes.
6 Row: 33 Screen
You reported the number of students
Explanation
Yes
Col: 3
Entry
who submitted ACT test scores but
you did not enter any percentiles.
Please explain or fix.
Reason: We do not use this information for admission purposes.
Screen: Part B - Estimated Fall Enrollment
7 Row: 10 Screen
The number you entered, 288, is
Explanation
Yes
Col: 5
Entry
outside the expected range of within
30% of the number reported in last
year's Enrollment. Please fix or
explain.
Reason: This includes students enrolled in our continueing education program. We do not
have that many enrolled at the time of census.