Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Fort Lewis College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Fort Lewis College was awarded 82 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting.

Overall Quality

FLC landed the #1,716 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

FLC also holds the #27 spot on the Best Colleges in Colorado ranking.

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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

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

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 62%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  62 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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Fort Lewis College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,220 undergraduates at FLC with 2,862 being full-time and 358 being part-time.

How Much Does Fort Lewis College Cost?

The overall average net price of FLC is $16,274. 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 +
$13,108 $12,909 $15,040 $19,449 $20,697

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 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 12.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution 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.


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Location of Fort Lewis College

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 34 majors graduated from Fort Lewis College. Of these students, 622 received undergraduate degrees and 20 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 67 $33,600
General Psychology 54 $19,800
Health & Physical Education 51 $30,400
General Biology 37 $24,900
Fine & Studio Arts 35 $22,700
Natural Resources Conservation 35 $22,500
Accounting 31 $40,900
Public Health 30 NA
Sociology 29 $20,100
Marketing 28 $28,300

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 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 2018-2019, 332 students took at least one online class at Fort Lewis College. This is an increase from the 262 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 332 36
2017-2018 262 24
2016-2017 121 7
2015-2016 39 1
2013-2014 0 0

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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