Fort Lewis College
Durango, CO 81301-3999


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 3,600
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 13%
Student to faculty ratio 18:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,463 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Fort Lewis College is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,164 applications and 3,836 students were granted admission. Fort Lewis College is at the #90 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 88% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 21% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT940 to 1120
ACT19 to 24

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
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Tuition & Fees

Fort Lewis College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $16,072 and in-state students paid $6,360.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 96% of Fort Lewis College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 35% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,341 (which is 2.1% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Fort Lewis College in 2016-2017, was 415, which is 51% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,284 (which is 0.3% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Fort Lewis College has enrolled a total of 3,600 students (3,178 students full-time and 422 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,600 students, 371 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 50% men and 50% women and 3,590 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 10 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 50%

Hispanic: 11%

Two or more races: 8%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Black/African American: 1%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Fort Lewis College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 25% 136
Education 20% 105
Engineering 8% 44
Health Professions And Related Programs 8% 42
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 2% 10
Mathematics And Statistics 1% 8
Social Sciences 1% 8
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 1% 6
Visual And Performing Arts 1% 6
Philosophy And Religious Studies 1% 4

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Fort Lewis College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Fort Lewis College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $26,700. Last year, out of the total 1,240 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,128 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,585 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,379 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $26,700 $34,300
Employment Rate 91% 87%
Total Graduates 1,240 1,585