Office of University Relations
SDSM& T News
501 E. St. Joseph Street • Rapid City, SD 57701- 3995
Phone: ( 605) 394- 6082/ 2554 • Fax: ( 605) 394- 6177
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 27, 2000
Contact: Donald Hapward, Manager of Admission, 394- 1266
Tech Reduces Tuition for Iowa and Nebraska Residents
Residents of Iowa and Nebraska can pursue top- notch engineering, science and computer science degrees for reduced rates at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, S. D.
Annual tuition at the university, listed as one of America’s 100 Best College Buys, has dropped by 25 percent to $ 4,619 per academic year. The new rate saves Nebraska and Iowa students more than $ 1,500 per year. Per- credit cost has decreased from $ 192 to $ 144.
Tech has prepared world- class engineers and scientists for more than a century. The university offers 10 engineering programs -- chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, geological, industrial, mechanical, metallurgical and mining. Majors in chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics, physics and interdisciplinary science complete the undergraduate program.
Tech’s graduate school offers 10 Master’s of Science degree programs -- atmospheric sciences, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, geology and geological engineering, materials engineering and science, mechanical engineering, paleontology and technology management.
Doctoral degrees are offered in atmospheric, environmental and water resources, geology and geological engineering and materials engineering and science.
More than 100 companies visit Tech’s campus each year to interview and hire its graduates and to offer cooperatives and internships to juniors and seniors. Approximately 76 percent of each year's senior class participate in one of those programs. Last fall, the annual career fair attracted 1,000 students who visited with representatives from 60 companies.
More than 90 percent of Tech students receive job offers within three months of graduation. Starting annual salaries average more than $ 44,000. Tech’s graduates work at companies such as Dow Chemical, Phillips Petroleum, Caterpillar, IBM, Hughes Aircraft, Microsoft, Intel and many other well- respected firms.
Tech is located in Rapid City, a growing city that serves as the gateway to the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument are close by.
With 56,000 residents, Rapid City offers diverse and interesting attractions for college students. The city lies in the Banana Belt that produces unexpectedly mild winters and rapidly changing weather. A 60- degree day may immediately follow a five- inch January snowfall. The Black Hills offer Tech students hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, camping, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and mountain climbing.
To learn more about reduced tuition rates at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, or for other information about the school, contact the Office of Academic and Enrollment Services at ( 605) 394- 2414 or ( 800) 544- 8162 ext. 2414, or visit Tech on the Internet at http:// www. sdsmt. edu.
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