South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a university located in the Mount Rushmore region. The institution was founded in 1885 to train students in the skilled trade of mining, and now offers a variety disciplines in the sciences. SD Mines features various research programs that focus on clean energy production, one of which explores the impacts of sustainable fracking. SD Mines is also home to the Museum of Geology, which exhibits paleontology and mineralogy artifacts like rare fossils and crystals. The campus also has the 33,000 square foot James E. Martin Paleontology Research Laboratory, which houses more than 500,000 specimens. The collections include mineralogy/petrology, paleobotany, invertebrate paleontology, micropaleontology, biology, and vertebrate paleontology.
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|In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.||
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Excellent high-paying job opportunities while in school and after graduation.
Excellent opportunity to meet other high performing individuals and faculty.
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