Computer Science Department

Computer Science is the fastest-growing program at Colorado School of Mines.


CS@Mines prepares tomorrow’s leaders to bring the computational power and thinking of computer science to all fields of engineering and science, as well as business, medicine and entertainment. 

According to the Wall Street Journal, Mines was the top-ranked public university for combining faculty accessibility and research prowess. Our department takes those Mines strengths even further, with our emphasis on industry collaboration, commitment to diversity, and the steadfast goal of improving computer science education for Colorado and the nation.

Computer Science by the Numbers


98%    CS BS graduates with positive outcomes in 2018-19

$72,931    Average starting salary for CS BS graduates in 2018-19


100%    CS MS graduates with positive outcomes in 2018-19

$92,625    Average starting salary for CS MS graduates in 2018-19