Institutional Characteristics 2012-13
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, 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 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:


There is a new question that asks at what levels your institution offers distance education: undergraduate,
graduate, or no distance education offered. Please carefully review the definition of distance education before
responding.

!! Cost of attendance data will only be collected for the current year. Any changes to prior year data need to
be made in the prior year revision system. Starting next year, only one year of data will be able to be revised
in prior year systems.


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
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, and admits almost all students that
apply, your institution is open admission.


If your institution makes ANY (even one) 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.
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
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 2011
Fall 2012

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 2011
Fall 2012
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
530
640
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 2012 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, 2012;
for program reporter institutions report an estimate of students enrolled in your institution at any time between August 1
and October 31, 2012). 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
3,730
217 4,156
occupational programs)
3,953
203
Of undergraduates, those who are
879

949
first-time, degree/certificate-
949
0
seeking students
Graduate
1,162
415 1,511
1,160
351

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 2011 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 2012-13

1,550
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 2012-13
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
12,584
12,584
27,270
tuition
13,590
13,590
28,620
Required
1,869
1,869
1,869
fees
2,064
2,064
2,064
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
420
420
909
hour charge 453
453
954

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 2012-13


In-district
Prior
In-state
Prior
Out-of-state
Prior
year
year
year
Average
12,584
12,584
27,270
tuition
13,590
13,590
28,620
Required
1,869
1,869
1,869
fees
2,064
2,064
2,064

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
699
699
1,516
hour
755
755
1,592
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 2012-13?
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)
4,938
5,453
Board charge (Maximum plan)
4,250
4,469
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 2012-13 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
2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
2012-13


full academic
year
Published tuition and required fees:
Tuition
Guaranteed increase %
Guarantee
(check only if
applicable to
entering
students in
2012-13)
In-district





Tuition
10,590 11,550 12,584
13,590



Required
1,654
1,875
1,869
fees
2,064



Tuition +
12,244 13,425 14,453
15,654


fees total
In-state





Tuition
10,590 11,550 12,584
13,590



Required
1,654
1,875
1,869
fees
2,064



Tuition +
12,244 13,425 14,453
15,654


fees total
Out-of-state





Tuition
24,750 25,980 27,270
28,620



Required
1,654
1,875
1,869
fees
2,064



Tuition +
26,404 27,855 29,139
30,684


fees total






Books and
1,300
1,300
1,500


supplies
1,500
On campus:
Room and
8,120
8,596
8,995


board
9,922

Other
1,800
1,800
1,800


expenses
2,425
Room and
9,920 10,396 10,795
12,347


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





board
8,901
Other





expenses
2,565
Room and
0
0
0
11,466


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





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
No
Yes-Specify
country




Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
and/or
track


Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Prepared by

This survey component was prepared by:

Keyholder
SFA Contact
HR Contact
Finance Contact
Other










Name:

Tricia Douthit
Email:

tdouthit@mines.edu

How long did it take to prepare this survey
hours
minutes
component?
1


The name of the preparer is being collected so that we can follow up with the appropriate person in the event that there
are questions concerning the data. The Keyholder will be copied on all email correspondence to other preparers.
The time it took to prepare this component is being collected so that we can continue to improve our estimate of the
reporting burden associated with IPEDS. Please include in your estimate the time it took for you to review instructions,
query and search data sources, complete and review the component, and submit the data through the Data Collection
System.
Thank you for your assistance.

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 2013.
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
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
In-district tuition and fees
$12,244
$13,425
$14,453
$15,654
In-state tuition and fees
$12,244
$13,425
$14,453
$15,654
Out-of-state tuition and fees
$26,404
$27,855
$29,139
$30,684
Books and supplies
$1,300
$1,300
$1,500
$1,500
On Campus Room and Board
$8,120
$8,596
$8,995
$9,922
On Campus Other Expenses
$1,800
$1,800
$1,800
$2,425
Off Campus Room and Board
N/A
N/A
N/A
$8,901
Off Campus Other Expenses
N/A
N/A
N/A
$2,565
Off Campus with family Other Expenses
N/A
N/A
N/A
$2,500

PRICING INFORMATION
Average undergraduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-
Tuition
Fees
13
In-district
$13,590
$2,064
In-state
$13,590
$2,064
Out-of-state
$28,620
$2,064
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-13
Tuition
Fees
In-district
$13,590
$2,064
In-state
$13,590
$2,064
Out-of-state
$28,620
$2,064
Alternative tuition plans
Tuition payment plan


ADMISSIONS INFORMATION
Open admission
No
Undergraduate application fee 2012-13
$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
530
640
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
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Institutional Characteristics
Colorado School of Mines (126775)
Source
Description
Severity
Resolved
Options
Screen: Selection Process
Perform You indicated in the student enrollment question in Part
Fatal
Yes

Edits
B of the IC Header survey that you enroll part-time
students, but you reported no part-time students in Part
B of the Institutional Characteristics survey. Please
correct your data or contact the IPEDS Help Desk for
assistance at 1-877-225-2568. (Error #11224)
Reason: Overridden by administrator. Enrollment at this level is very rare. jlm
Related Selection Process
Screens:
Screen
You reported the number of students who submitted ACT Explanation
Yes

Entry
test scores but you did not enter any percentiles. Please
explain or fix. (Error #11173)
Reason: We do not use the ACT Writing as part of our decision process for undergraduate admissions and therefore we do not
track this information.
Screen
You reported the number of students who submitted ACT Explanation
Yes

Entry
test scores but you did not enter any percentiles. Please
explain or fix. (Error #11173)
Reason: We do not use the ACT Writing as part of our decision process for undergraduate admissions and therefore we do not
track this information.
Screen
The 75th percentile for a majority of institutions is less
Explanation
Yes

Entry
than 700. Please fix or explain. (Error #11313)
Reason: Mines is increasing the quality of the entering class.
Screen
The 75th percentile for a majority of institutions is less
Explanation
Yes

Entry
than 32. Please fix or explain. (Error #11315)
Reason: Mines is increasing the quality of the entering class.
Screen: Price of Attendance
Screen
This value should be within 20% of prior year. (Error
Explanation
Yes

Entry
#11110)
Reason: The $1800 reported in prior year’s only reflects miscellaneous expenses. The $2425 includes personal and transportation
costs.
Screen
This value should be within 20% of prior year. (Error
Explanation
Yes

Entry
#11110)
Reason: Mines is now submitting this data.
Screen
This value should be within 20% of prior year. (Error
Explanation
Yes

Entry
#11110)
Reason: Mines is now submitting this data.
Screen
This value should be within 20% of prior year. (Error
Explanation
Yes

Entry
#11110)
Reason: Mines is now submitting this data.