Institutional Characteristics 2015-16
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, student services, and student charges.
Much of the data reported on IC appear on College Navigator, which is updated once after IC data has been finally
reviewed. Thus, errors may stay on College Navigator 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 Center's lists. Revisions or changes to costs can ONLY be made in the Student
Financial Aid component and not in the prior year revision system.
Remember, it is the responsibility of the keyholder to submit accurate data about the institution. Please contact the
IPEDS Help Desk for clarifications to make sure that you are reporting correctly.
Changes to This Year’s IC Component

There were no changes implemented for the 2015-16 data collection period.


Common Errors

Quality control reviews of past IC data indicate frequently made errors. Please review the common errors below to
ensure accurate reporting. Additional common errors or tips can be found in the New Keyholder Handbook under
Resources.


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 to override, or fix, the data.

Make sure you understand ALL definitions before responding to questions. For example, make sure that you
are reporting for an 'ACADEMIC YEAR' or 'PROGRAM' as defined by IPEDS.
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To download the survey materials for this component: Survey Materials

To access your prior year data submission for this component: Reported Data



Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Part A - Mission Statement and Distance Education
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 exclusively via distance education?

No



Yes



Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Part B - Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
1. Which of the following are available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families?

Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)



Credit for military training



Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families



Recognized student veteran organization



Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding



None of the above


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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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by students and parents.


Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
Part C - Disability Service
Please indicate the percentage of all undergraduate students enrolled during fall 2014 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 full-time, first-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 2015-16

1,884
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



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 2015-16
Please be sure to report an average tuition that includes all students at all levels (freshman, sophomore, etc.).


In-district
Prior year
In-state
Prior year
Out-of-state
Prior year
All full-time undergraduate students
Average tuition
15,225
14,790
15,225
14,790
32,700
31,470
Required fees
2,128
2,128
2,128
2,128
2,128
2,128
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 year
In-state
Prior year
Out-of-state
Prior year
Per credit hour charge
508
493
508
493
1,090
1,049

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 2015-16


In-district
Prior year
In-state
Prior year
Out-of-state
Prior year
Average tuition
15,224
14,790
15,224
14,790
32,700
31,470
Required fees
2,128
2,128
2,128
2,128
2,128
2,128

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


In-district
Prior year
In-state
Prior year
Out-of-state
Prior year
Per credit hour charge
846
822
846
822
1,819
1,751

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 2015-16?
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)
5,959
5,763
Board charge (Maximum plan)
5,050
4,721
Combined room and board charge
NA

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

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.

If the 2015-16 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 full
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16


academic year
Published tuition and required fees:
Tuition Guarantee
Guaranteed
(check only if applicable to
increase %
entering students in 2015-16)
In-district





Tuition
13,590
14,400
14,790
15,225



Required fees
2,064
2,085
2,128
2,128



Tuition + fees
15,654
16,485
16,918
17,353


total
In-state





Tuition
13,590
14,400
14,790
15,225



Required fees
2,064
2,085
2,128
2,128



Tuition + fees
15,654
16,485
16,918
17,353


total
Out-of-state





Tuition
28,620
30,330
31,470
32,700



Required fees
2,064
2,085
2,128
2,128



Tuition + fees
30,684
32,415
33,598
34,828


total






Books and
1,500
1,500
1,500
1,500

supplies
On-campus:
Room and board
9,922
10,103
10,484
11,008


Other expenses
2,425
2,515
2,515
1,865


Room and board
12,347
12,618
12,999
12,873


and other
expenses
Off-campus (not with family):
Room and board
8,901
8,982
9,072
9,072


Other expenses
2,565
2,610
2,610
2,610


Room and board
11,466
11,592
11,682
11,682


and other
expenses
Off-campus (with family):
Other expenses
2,500
2,500
2,500
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 2016.
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
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
In-district tuition and fees
$15,654
$16,485
$16,918
$17,353
In-state tuition and fees
$15,654
$16,485
$16,918
$17,353
Out-of-state tuition and fees
$30,684
$32,415
$33,598
$34,828
Books and supplies
$1,500
$1,500
$1,500
$1,500
On-campus room and board
$9,922
$10,103
$10,484
$11,008
On-campus other expenses
$2,425
$2,515
$2,515
$1,865
Off-campus room and board
$8,901
$8,982
$9,072
$9,072
Off-campus other expenses
$2,565
$2,610
$2,610
$2,610
Off-campus with family other expenses
$2,500
$2,500
$2,500
$2,500
Average undergraduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2015- Tuition
Fees
16
In-district
$15,225
$2,128
In-state
$15,225
$2,128
Out-of-state
$32,700
$2,128
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2015-16
Tuition
Fees
In-district
$15,224
$2,128
In-state
$15,224
$2,128
Out-of-state
$32,700
$2,128
Alternative tuition plans
Tuition payment plan


Institution: Colorado School of Mines (126775)
User ID: P1267751
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Institutional Characteristics
Colorado School of Mines (126775)
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Description
Severity
Resolved
Options
Screen: Price of Attendance
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This value is expected to be within 20% of the prior year
Explanation
Yes

Entry
amount. Please correct your data or explain. (Error #11110)
Reason: We have invested in facilities and programming to make our campus more residential for students that live on-campus.
Therefore, we are able to reduce the transportation budget in half.