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Fort Lewis College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Fort Lewis College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Fort Lewis College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Fort Lewis College was awarded 20 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies.

Overall Quality

FLC is ranked #1,204 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when FLC held the #1,249 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

FLC is also ranked #15 out of 23 schools in Colorado.

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Is It Hard to Get Into FLC?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Fort Lewis College is 83%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that FLC is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 22% 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 520 and 600. Math scores were between 500 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Fort Lewis College  ( 520 to 600 )

SAT Math Scores for Fort Lewis College  ( 500 to 610 )
FLC received ACT scores from 87% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Fort Lewis College  ( 20 to 25 )

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Fort Lewis College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 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

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Fort Lewis College is 97%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  97 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Fort Lewis College

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 57%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  57 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 17% for first-time, full-time students at FLC, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  17 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at FLC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,300 undergraduates at FLC with 2,921 being full-time and 379 being part-time.

FLC Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 98.43 out of 100, FLC is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  98.43 out of 100
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How Much Does Fort Lewis College Cost?

The overall average net price of FLC is $16,922. 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 +
$12,152 $14,364 $17,259 $20,050 $21,048

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At FLC, approximately 48% of students took out student loans averaging $5,810 a year. That adds up to $23,240 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FLC is 8.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do FLC Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from FLC make around $35,200 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 12% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Fort Lewis College make the most money.

Location of Fort Lewis College

Located in Durango, Colorado, Fort Lewis College is a public institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Durango draws many to the area.

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Location of Fort Lewis College

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 36 majors graduated from Fort Lewis College. Of these students, 667 received undergraduate degrees and 9 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 Business/Commerce 83 $33,600
General Psychology 60 $19,800
Health & Physical Education 60 $30,400
General Biology 42 $24,900
Natural Resources Conservation 41 $22,500
Sociology 38 $20,100
General Engineering 30 NA
Accounting 29 $40,900
Fine & Studio Arts 28 $22,700
Public Health 26 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

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 262 students took at least one online class at Fort Lewis College. This is an increase from the 121 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 262 24
2016-2017 121 7
2015-2016 39 1
2014-2015 5 0
2013-2014 0 0

Learn more about online learning at Fort Lewis College.

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