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Fort Lewis College Data & Information Overview

Fair Price Value for Your Money
93% Acceptance Rate
10% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Fort Lewis College Ranked?

#1,382 Best Colleges in Nation
#25 Best Colleges in CO
General Business/Commerce Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Overall Quality

FLC landed the #1,382 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when FLC held the #1,461 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

FLC also holds the #25 spot on the Best Colleges in Colorado ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into FLC?

93% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
24% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Fort Lewis College has an acceptance rate of 93%, so it is easier to gain admission to this school than some others. Still, the admissions staff will examine your application closely to make sure you're a good fit for FLC.

Average Test Scores

About 24% of students accepted to FLC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 620. Math scores were between 480 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Fort Lewis College  ( 490 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Fort Lewis College  ( 480 to 580 )
FLC received ACT scores from 24% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 16 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Fort Lewis College  ( 16 to 23 )

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Fort Lewis College Faculty

14 to 1 Student to Faculty
98% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Fort Lewis College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Fort Lewis College is 98%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  98 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Fort Lewis College

54% Freshmen Retention
28% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Fort Lewis College this rate is 54%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  54 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At FLC this rate is 28%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  28 out of 100

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Fort Lewis College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,904 Full-Time Undergraduates
58.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
54.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,359 undergraduates at FLC with 2,904 being full-time and 455 being part-time.

How Much Does Fort Lewis College Cost?

$16,255 Net Price
34% Take Out Loans
$22,720 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of FLC is $16,255. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for FLC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,492 $11,347 $16,067 $18,562 $20,650

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of FLC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At FLC, approximately 34% of students took out student loans averaging $5,680 a year. That adds up to $22,720 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FLC is 9.5%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do FLC Graduates Make?

$38,083 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from FLC make around $38,083 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Fort Lewis College

Colorado State
2,904 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Fort Lewis College is a public institution located in Durango, Colorado. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Durango draws many to the area.

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Contact details for FLC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301-3999
Phone: 970-247-7010

Fort Lewis College Majors

36 Majors With Completions
607 Undergraduate Degrees
7 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 36 majors graduated from Fort Lewis College. Of these students, 607 received undergraduate degrees and 7 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 64 $26,946
Philosophy 64 NA
General Business/Commerce 60 $30,333
Health & Physical Education 55 $23,155
General Biology 45 $24,260
Natural Resources Conservation 33 $23,928
Sociology 28 $29,932
Marketing 26 $41,074
General English Literature 25 $24,053
Special Education 23 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Fort Lewis College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at FLC

40% Take At Least One Class Online
5% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 1,410 students took at least one online class at Fort Lewis College. This is a decrease from the 1,829 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 1,410 161
2019-2020 1,829 189
2018-2019 332 36
2017-2018 262 24
2016-2017 121 7

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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