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.
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 hold classes there. Or the desert, the river, a non-profit in town, or even the US-Mexico border. We install solar panels on the Navajo Nation and water systems in Myanmar. We take trips to the highest peaks on Earth. You have got to try us.
Join us on The College Tour show
Amazon Prime's series featuring FLC
FLC is excited to be featured in Episode One of The College Tour, which premiered on Amazon Prime and Roku. Hosted by Amazing Race alum Alex Boylan, the show features ten talented FLC students. They share their experiences with FLC's academics, diversity, athletics, career preparation, and more at Colorado's "campus in the sky." Join our talented Skyhawks for this guided tour!
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The FLC Foundation accomplished a banner year of fundraising thanks to nearly 2,500 donors who gave more than $9 million in record-setting support for students and the Fort Lewis College community.
The Fort Lewis College Foundation recently announced a transformative grant from The Colorado Health Foundation, which will fund the new nursing program’s culturally inclusive simulation labs, support curriculum development, and provide student scholarships.
Heather Shotton is Fort Lewis College’s new vice president for Diversity Affairs, a role she’s eager to infuse with her expertise and work in alongside the students, staff, faculty, and administration of FLC.