Institutional Accreditation

Colorado School of Mines is accredited through the doctoral degree by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413
(800) 621-7440 / (312) 263-0456


Specialized Accreditation

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) |

Program Accredited
Chemical Engineering 1956-present
Chemical Engineering & Petroleum Refining 1956-2000
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 2008-present
Civil Engineering 2012-present
Electrical Engineering 2012-present
Engineering 1983-2018
Engineering Physics 1977-present
Environmental Engineering 2012-present
Geological Engineering 1936-present
Geophysical Engineering 1953-present
Mechanical Engineering 2012-present
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 1936-present
Mining Engineering 1936-present
Petroleum Engineering 1936-present
  • Year of Last Comprehensive Evaluation: 2018–2019
  • Year of Next Comprehensive Evaluation: 2024-2025

American Chemical Society (ACS)
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry



ABET Student Outcomes 2018 – Present


Contact Information

Institutional Research
304 Guggenheim Building
1500 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401

Sean Petranovich
Director, IRSA

Scott Harper
Data Scientist

Jennifer Haynes
Data Scientist

Alyssa Strickler
Data Scientist