Canadian Mining Journal


US mining engineer graduate numbers up 20%

In 2015, a total 427 students graduated with mining engineering degrees from U.S. mining schools, according to the SME Guide to Minerals and Materials Schools.

The number includes undergraduate, masters and PhD degrees, and represents a 20% increase from the 356 graduates in 2014.

The SME has recorded a steady increase in graduate numbers in the field since 2004, which was an all-time low year with only 54 graduates.

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