Fort Lewis College rests in the midst of canyon country in Durango, Colorado and the San Juan Mountains. A small public university, the Fort Lewis campus initially stood on a piece of land that served as a 19th century military post of the same name. When the Native Americans gave back the land to the government in 1911, it was with the agreement that the latter would put up a school that would provide qualified Native Americans with tuition-free education. In 1956, the school moved to Durango where it is located right now. Today, Fort Lewis College is part of the Colorado State University System and is governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
The mission of Fort Lewis College is to provide young men and women education that will help them develop their skills and competencies and prepare them for the bigger challenges of the 21st century. The focus of attention therefore is to provide an effective and above-average undergraduate program built around a strong liberal arts foundation. Students can choose from a wide range of majors for their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degrees as well as their certificates and special academic programs.
A total of 3,685 students are enrolled today at Fort Lewis College. With a student to faculty ratio of 18 to 1 and the average class size no more than 19 students, students are assured that their instructors will be able to help them with their individual learning requirements.
The average cost of attendance per academic year at Fort Lewis including required fees plus room, board and prescribed books is US$14,989.50 for in-state students and US$25,919.50 for out-of-state students. Financial aid is extended by way of grants, loans, scholarships and student employment. On-campus housing is available.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs and online classes, please contact Fort Lewis College.