FLC at a glance
FLC is a college like no other—from its students, to their studies, from its campus to its place in the Southwest. Scan the facts, pore over the pics, and if you haven’t visted yet (in-person or virtually), put that on your to-do list. Out of 4,300 colleges and universities, we've been recognized by Forbes magazine as among the best, and we are frequently mentioned in other top colleges lists, typically for affordability, diversity, the high quality of our faculty, and the benefits of being in Durango.
Roughly 3230 undergraduate students and 80 graduate students make up our student body, and just over half are students of color. About 1/3 of students are the first in their family to go college, and first-year students enter with a high school GPA of 3.26, on average. 41% of students are Native American or Alaska Native, representing 177 Tribes and Native Alaskan villages.
98% of classes at FLC have fewer than 50 students. In fact, the average class size is 24, and the student to faculty ratio across all departments is 15:1. This means that you get individualized attention and mentorship that supports your transition from student to professional.
What’s more, with an experiential approach to education across all 55 majors, you’ll get a taste for the practical application of your studies through field schools, internships, original research, or other opportunities.
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.
42% of students call campus their home while they’re here, and enjoy a range of recreational options including a climbing wall, disc golf course, campus events throughout the year, and over 55 student organizations.
Time and again we make third-party lists for diversity and inclusion, sustainable practices, outdoor access, and affordability. These are just a few of the lists we've made in comparison to other schools.
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Students of color
Tribes & Alaska Native villages represented
Reduction in campus carbon emission
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