We are Colorado's crossroads of education and adventure. In Durango, Colorado, our beautiful mountain campus inspires an active and friendly community. We offer transformative learning experiences that foster entrepreneurship, leadership, and creativity.
AISESTop 200 Collegesfor Indigenous Students
Princeton ReviewBest Green Colleges
U.S. News & World ReportTop Public Schoolsin the West
Of tenured faculty have highest degree in their field
Programs in the Top 10 according to Schools.com
Average class size
Classes with fewer than 50 students
Student to faculty ratio
Miles of trails to hike and bike
World-class ski resorts within driving distance
“Having questions and being able to talk directly with your professor – those are the conversations that have made me a better student, a better economist, and a better man.”
"My professors know who I am and really care about me which is such a valuable part of my time here."
"Every day I experience new things here and I am constantly growing because of it."
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"The [Chemistry] Department really reinforced the necessary skills that it’s going to take to be successful. You have to be tenacious, do the hard work, and be willing to put in the extra time."
"Getting involved is what made me feel at home here at Fort Lewis."
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"Take the risk of trying something new... I think life would be pretty stagnant without adventure"
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"For me I dance on the theatre stage in the morning, then go play football in the afternoon. Everyone here understands that we come from different places, but we use that and come together to learn and get better."
"At FLC, I got that hands-on experience you need for the real world. I learned how to use what I was learning in the classroom and, through my internship, I got to use that in real-time."
“I feel like the [PlayFest] experience has really prepared me to work in a professional setting...And the best part is that PlayFest, and any theatre for that matter, brings us together as a community into one space, no matter how we identify.”
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"There are alternative ways of life here at FLC that you won't find in the mainstream colleges."
FLC is an active, hands-on, you-have-to-try-this-for-yourself educational experience. We don't just sit in small classes and look at the mountains. We go to class there. Or the desert, the river, a non-profit in town, or even the US-Mexico border. Go try us.
Check out Amazon Prime's series featuring FLC
FLC was featured in Episode One of The College Tour that premiered on Amazon Prime and Roku. Hosted by Amazing Race alum Alex Boylan, the show features ten talented FLC students. The students share their experiences with FLC's academics, diversity, athletics, career preparation, and more at Colorado's "campus in the sky."
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In late winter 2023, against record-setting snowfall, two Fort Lewis College juniors joined Southwest Colorado Community Naturalist Keith Bruno and Weminuche Audubon Society Volunteer Kurt Huffman for a 10-mile trek into the HD Mountains near Bayfield, Colorado. Matt Young and Ian Crews were on a mission to record the unique calls of the Mexican spotted owl. Young and Crews are members of FLC’s Strategies for Ecological Education, Diversity & Sustainability Club, and the excursion provided valuable insight into their future careers as land management professionals.
More than 400 FLC students graduated on May 6 at a ceremony addressed by Thomas J. Vilsack, the 32nd United States Secretary of Agriculture.
This year's faculty and staff award recipients exhibit exceptional work, from supporting FLC's day-to-day operations with excellence to advancing institutional goals.
Wakȟályapí Coffee, founded by Fort Lewis College junior Devyn Valandra, took home the $10,000 first-place cash prize for the best business plan at this year’s Hawk Tank competition.
Following a highly competitive national search, Mario Martinez was announced as Fort Lewis College's new provost and vice president of Academic Affairs on April 13, 2023. Martinez brings a methodical approach to higher education administration that will focus on addressing equity gaps in student outcomes, championing continued institutional transformation and innovation, and working alongside campus leaders, faculty, and staff to realize the academic goals of FLC’s strategic plan.