About 80.4 percent of the 1,466 degrees and certificates handed out by the Colorado School of Mines in 2016-17 were to students in Engineering programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.
The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Golden conferred 926 bachelor's degrees and 187 master's degrees in Engineering programs.
But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. Data shows the school gave out 241 bachelor's degrees in Mechanical Engineering, followed by 189 bachelor's degrees in Petroleum Engineering and 86 bachelor's degrees in Chemical Engineering.
The school enrolled 6,069 students for 2016-17, including 4,610 in undergraduate programs and 1,459 in graduate programs.