An uncommon way to learn

Bring your curiosity, your sense of adventure, and your love of life. Feel them become the future you almost dared not dream.

Your classes are small in numbers, but as wide as the world. They rarely end at the classroom door. Your faculty are guides and mentors in this modern life as much as they are teachers of academic subjects. Your peers are collaborators in coursework, and co-conspirators in adventure.

Your campus on the mesa looks over our iconic Colorado town. A town that brings together mountains and desert, concepts and reality, people and their landscape.

A history of FLC

Unique to colleges in Colorado, our Old Fort includes historic buildings and sustainable farming and incubator programs.

Today’s FLC is a place of experiential learning and an incubator of ideas and opportunity. It emerged through a series of changes uniquely tied to this region and its people. From military outpost to Indian boarding school, rural high school to public college, we have been at the heart of Southwest Colorado and the Four Corners region for over a century.

About Durango

Bread bakery is a local staple in Durango, Colorado

From art galleries to eateries, 300 days of sunshine to 300 miles of local trails, Durango, Colorado is a launchpad like no other for your adventures. Situated along a rolling river between wild mountains and desert canyons, you have culture and history, outdoor adventure, and nightlife at your fingertips.

Led by vision

From the citizen members of the Board of Trustees to the elected leaders of the Associated Students of FLC, we are led by individuals committed to our community. Our mission and values guide our decisions and propel us toward ambitious strategic goals. We invite you to see what we’re up to.

Dr. Tom Stritikus
  • President of FLC since 2018
  • Scholar of bilingual education
  • Ph.D., University of California,
    Berkeley in Language, Literacy,
    and Culture
About Dr. Tom Stritikus
Board of Trustees
  • 9-member board
  • 7 appointed by the Governor
  • 1 nonvoting student member
  • 1 nonvoting faculty member
Meet the Board
Strategic data
  • Managed by the Office of
    Institutional Research &
    Planning Resources
  • Data from multiple
    external agencies
  • Data from internal offices
Read the data

Taking the initiative

From carbon neutrality to rural economic development, Skyhawks take the initiative to solve the problems we as a society face today. Current initiatives tackle engineering problems in developing nation and water issues in the American west. They launch independent businesses, direct campus sustainability, and uphold the Native American Tuition Waiver.

Village Aid Project

Bring safe water and sanitation to communities in developing nations. FLC engineering students design and build projects around the world. All students are welcome to join for the installations.

Village Aid Project

Water in the West

Residents, ranchers, river guides, and ecologists--we all have a stake in the future of water in the west. Find out what this multidisciplinary and collaborative project is doing about it.

Water Resource Center

Launch your business

Win $5000 to launch your brilliant business idea in the next HawkTank competition.