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Fort Lewis College (FLC)

1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO

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Fort Lewis College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Durango, CO, which is a predominantly rural area. Approximately 3,900 students are enrolled yearly at FLC.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • English Language And Literature
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences

To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. Very common scores among applicants admitted to Fort Lewis College are in the range of 20 to 25 on the ACT, or 1350 to 1680 for the SAT exam. 71% of applicants are accepted to FLC, of which 39% choose to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found at explore.fortlewis.edu.

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $6,200 for the year, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to find what your personalized cost of attendance would be. Housing may be available for those who wish to live on-campus for a cost of $4,400 each year. This school may offer financial aid for students that qualify as loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The FLC "Skyhawks" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Sports available may include but not limited to:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division II)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division II)

Contact information, financial aid information, areas of study offered, and more may be viewed on school's website at http://explore.fortlewis.edu/.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates FLC accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Fort Lewis College is about 3,700. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 22% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.

$16,900

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $16,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $5,900-$7,000
    • Out-of-State: $16,000-$19,290
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $240-$290 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $670-$800 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid95%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships92%$10,080
Receiving Student Loans52%$5,499
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Fort Lewis College may provide services like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

Fort Lewis College has an overall graduation rate which is close to 37%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years17%
Graduating in 5 Years15%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program
    • * Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee (since 2001)
  • Music Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1983)

Intercollegiate Athletics

FLC is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Fort Lewis College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Recreation and Fitness Studies

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    85.96%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    95%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    17:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $11,102