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.

CS@Mines is hiring!

The Department of Computer Science at the Colorado School of Mines invites applications for two open rank tenured/tenure-track faculty positions in Computer Science. We are especially interested in candidates with research specialization in one or more of the following broadly defined areas: Machine Learning and AI, Systems, and Quantum Computing.

CS@Mines is also looking to hire multiple teaching faculty who have a clear passion for conveying knowledge to novice software professionals. We are looking for superb teachers who inspire students and will advance the University’s commitment to diversity.

Computer Science by the Numbers


91%    CS BS graduates with positive outcomes in 2020-21

$83,162    Average starting salary for CS BS graduates in 2020-21


96.8%    CS MS graduates with positive outcomes in 2020-21

$97,054    Average starting salary for CS MS graduates in 2020-21