Fort Lewis College

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School Overview

Fort Lewis College (FLC) is a public college located in Durango, Colorado that focuses on undergraduate liberal arts education. FLC offers bachelor’s degrees in over 30 fields of study including Accounting, Business Administration and Management, Marketing, Economics, Athletics, Engineering, Music, Teacher Education and various Natural Sciences. Fort Lewis College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.

General Information

Admission Office

1000 Rim Drive

Durango, CO 81301-3999

(970) 247-7184

Fax: (970) 247-7179

Contact: Andrew Burns

Director of Admission
Main Address

1000 Rim Drive

Durango, CO 81301-3999

(970) 247-7010

Total undergrads: 3,746

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 800

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,611


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 60%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 59%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Hispanic-American Studies B
Native American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Ecology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Engineering managment B
Marketing Management B
Operations Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Multicultural Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Counseling Psychology B
Industrial/Organizational Psychology B
Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Fort Lewis College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (970) 247-7010
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301-3999
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,319
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 45%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 3,057 (92% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $9,040
Out-of-state Tuition: $19,696
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $11,637

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Fort Lewis College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Fort Lewis College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 3
Education 131
Engineering 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 2
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 4
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 14
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Grand total 2371

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Fort Lewis College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $9,040
Out-of-state $19,696
Books and supplies $1,250

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $7,563
Out-of-state $7,563

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 644 93%
Grant or scholarship aid 614 89% $11,637
Student loan aid 334 48% $5,810

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,698 81% $12,974
Federal student loans 1,408 42% $6,307

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Fort Lewis College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Fort Lewis College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,198 1,661 2,537
Percent admitted 100% 90% 92%
Percent admitted who enrolled 18% 22% 15%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Fort Lewis College Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 3,319
Undergraduate enrollment 3,272
Graduate enrollment 47

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Fort Lewis College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
    • Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs

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