Fort Lewis College
Fort Lewis College
|County||La Plata County, CO|
|Title IV Eligible||Participat|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts|
|Institution Level||Four or more years|
|Instructional Staff Total|
(research/public service staff included)
|192 staff||115 staff|
|Total Enrollment||3,891 students||1,633 students|
|# Full-Time Students||3,565 students||1,434 students|
|# Part-Time Students||326 students||137 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||19%||1%|
|% Two or more races||3%||2%|
|Finances and Admission|
|In-State Tuition Fees|
|Out-State Tuition Fees|
|SAT Reading (25-75%)||428-643||450-570|
|SAT Math (25-75%)||433-618||460-573|
|SAT Writing (25-75%)||430-610||440-570|
|ACT English (25-75%)||19-24||19-25|
|ACT Math (25-75%)||18-24||18-25|
|ACT Composite (25-75%)||19-24||20-25|
- Fort Lewis College is named after a former U.S. Army post established in the late 1870s. In 1891, it became a boarding school for American Indians. Twenty years later, Congress gave the school to the State of Colorado with the agreement that American Indians would be offered tuition-free education. Fort Lewis became an agricultural high school in 1911 and later evolved into a junior college. The campus moved to its present-day Durango site in 1956, first offered four-year degree programs in 1962, and graduated its first baccalaureate class in 1964.
- Fort Lewis College sits on a mesa-like terrace overlooking Durango and the 13,000-foot peaks of the La Plata Mountains. Facilities includes 15 residence halls and apartment buildings (mostly coed) and 14 academic facilities including the Center of Southwest Studies, Community Concert Hall, Education/Business Hall, Chemistry Hall, Art Hall, Noble Hall, Sage Hall, Berndt Hall, Theatre, Student Life Center, John F. Reed Library, Acquatic Center, Whalen Gymnasium, Linda & Ben Nighthorse Campbell Child & Family Center, College Union.
- As Colorado's public liberal arts college, Fort Lewis College focuses on undergraduate education, offering quality baccalaureate degree programs in the arts, sciences, and professional areas of education and business. The College has an enduring commitment to develop and maintain its programs at a level equal to those of other outstanding undergraduate institutions in the nation.
- Fort Lewis College offers a number of programs leading to the bachelor’s degree. The Bachelor of Science degree is offered in biology, chemistry, geology, and physics; the Bachelor of Arts degree is granted in all other four-year programs. In addition, the College offers a program leading to the Associate of Arts degree in agricultural science.
- Fort Lewis College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.
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