FLC at a glance
FLC is a college like no other—from its students, to their studies, from our campus to our place in the Southwest. Out of Western regional colleges, U.S. News & World Report recognizes us as one of the best! We are frequently mentioned in top colleges lists for qualities like:
Students of color
Tribes & Alaska Native villages represented
Students are from Colorado
US states are represented
Countries are represented
Reduction in campus carbon emission
Students living on campus
Average class size
Native American Tuition Waiver
FLC awards more bachelor's degrees to Native American and Alaska Native students each year than any other four-year school as one of 13 "Native American-serving, non-Tribal" institutions nationwide. The Native American Tuition Waiver (NATW) is central to the role we play, and we advocate passionately for federal lawmakers' continued support in honoring the agreement.
With the best view in town, FLC breathes human innovation into 247 acres sitting at 6,872 feet. 12% of our “Tree campus” is xeriscaped with native and low-irrigation plants.
Over half of campus energy comes from solar and wind power, and we have reduced carbon emissions by 58% since 2011.
48% of students call campus their home. Students enjoy a range of recreational options on campus, including a climbing wall, disc golf course, campus events, and over 51 student organizations.
The FLC classroom experience
A hallmark of FLC is our class size. 57% of classes at FLC have fewer than 19 students which is our average class size. The student-to-faculty ratio across all departments is 13:1.
With a focus on experiential learning across 59 majors, you’ll learn the practical application of your studies through field schools, internships, original research, and other hands-on learning opportunities.
Durango activities & adventures
With Durango's population at 19,500 and La Plata County population at 56, 200, these are some of the activities and adventures you can easily access: