Top Mining and Mineral Engineering All Programs - 2020

For all the 434 degrees granted in Mining and Mineral Engineering annually, the majority of them are Bachelors degree. Of the 434 students graduating with degrees in the US, 85% percent identify as men and 15% percent identify as women. Though students at schools all over the US study Mining and Mineral Engineering, Missouri has the most graduates. The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Mining and Mineral Engineering is $70,200.

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Total Students
434
Total Males
367
Total Females
67

Degree Type

  • Total Bachelors degree

    253

  • Total Masters degree

    99

  • Total Postbaccalaureate certificate

    52

  • Total Doctors degree research scholarship

    20

  • Total Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Degree

    6

  • Total Award of less than 1 academic year Degree

    3

  • Total Associates degree

    1

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See where Mining and Mineral Engineering is the most popular major in the U.S.
This heat map represents the states that have the highest percent of Mining and Mineral Engineering degrees compared to all other degrees awarded in that state.
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Top Colleges for Mining and Mineral Engineering

If you’re thinking about majoring in Mining and Mineral Engineering, then you should look at these top colleges, including Missouri University of Science and Technology, Colorado School of Mines and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Missouri University of Science and Technology is our top ranked institution for a degree in Mining and Mineral Engineering with 136 students graduating with this major annually . Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Mining and Mineral Engineering Majors

For Mining and Mineral Engineering majors, some of the most in demand jobs include Architectural and Engineering Managers, Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary and Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers. Additionally, Mining and Mineral Engineering graduates may find a high salary job, such as Architectural and Engineering Managers or Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary.

Top Paying Careers for Mining and Mineral Engineering

  1. Architectural and Engineering Managers   (Median Wage: $140,760)
  2. Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $101,720)
  3. Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers   (Median Wage: $92,250)
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