Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College is located in Durango, Colorado, and is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. The college was established in 1911 with the abandonment of the US Army post Fort Lewis. This college enrolls more than 3,000 students each year and offers its students academic majors, minors and certificates in various study areas including art, business administration and mountain studies.

The athletic teams in the college are known as the Skyhawks. The women of the college participate in sports such as basketball, golf, softball, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse and cross country, while the men are involved in sports including football, basketball, soccer, cross country and golf. The students publish a weekly newspaper called the Independent Newspaper on campus and also operate a radio station on campus called KDUR Radio.

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Contacting Fort Lewis

Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango , CO 81301-3999
General Phone: (970) 247-7010

Fort Lewis Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts260Native American studies, Hispanic-American studies, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, economics, ...
Business and Management194business, accounting
Science78biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling53psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy47exercise science
Fine Arts33fine arts
Computer Science and Engineering11computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts7drama
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for Fort Lewis in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree69926

Fort Lewis Student Body

In 2007-2008, Fort Lewis had a total enrollment of 3,928 students (3,717 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 54%
Women 46%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 1%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 1%
American Indian 20%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 35%
20-21 28%
22-24 20%
25-29 8%
30-34 3%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Mexico9%
New Jersey1%
New York1%

Fort Lewis Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 28 %

Fort Lewis Room and Board (2007)

Fort Lewis offers campus housing for 1,391 of its 3,717 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Durango, Colorado for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Colorado Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Fort Lewis Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470573
SAT Math470590
SAT Writing450560
ACT Verbal1924
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite1924

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT29%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT87%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Fort Lewis Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,196
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,512
Room and board $ 7,170
Room charge $ 3,842
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,328
Books and supplies $ 1,698
Other expenses $ 4,098

Financial Aid:
Fort Lewis participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 135300)

Fort Lewis Faculty

Fort Lewis has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3028
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1719

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year26$70,7158$67,636
Associate professoracademic year23$60,93522$51,795
Assistant professoracademic year32$52,37330$44,213
Instructoracademic year0*2*
No academic rankacademic year15$34,82417$34,947
All faculty totalacademic year96$56,65079$46,692

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Fort Lewis Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Basketball Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Track Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports244771

Fort Lewis Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Fort Lewis Highlights

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What Sets Fort Lewis Apart:

% of degrees in fine arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Fort Lewis % of degrees in fine arts
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Fort Lewis Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Fort Lewis % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Fort Lewis % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in science
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Fort Lewis % of degrees in science
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Fort Lewis Dorm rooms per full-time student
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Fort Lewis Male % of student body
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Fort Lewis Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Fort Lewis Number of students
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Fort Lewis % of degrees in liberal arts

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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