We are Colorado's crossroads of education and adventure. Our beautiful mountain campus in Durango, Colorado, inspires an active and friendly community, and offers transformative learning experiences that foster entrepreneurship, leadership, and creativity.
All tenured faculty have highest degree in their field
Programs in the Top 10 according to Schools.com
Average class size
Classes with fewer than 30 students
Student to faculty ratio
Miles of trails to hike and bike
World-class ski resorts within driving distance
FLC is an active, hands-on, you-have-to-try-this-for-yourself educational experience. We don’t just sit in small classes and look at the mountains. We hold class in those mountains. Or the desert, or the river, or a non-profit in town, or the US-Mexico border. We install solar panels on the Navajo Nation, and water systems in Myanmar. We take trips to the highest peaks on Earth. You have got to try this.
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In September 2019, FLC was privileged to capture a rare conversation with the legendary actress Angela Lansbury. From "Murder, She Wrote" to "Beauty and the Beast," Lansbury's 70 + years of experience in film and theatre are explored in conversation with her niece, Felicia Lansbury Meyer, who teaches in the Department of Theatre.
It’s the perfect match for Colorado’s work hard, play hard lifestyle: FLC's location the new Certificate in Ski Resort Operations.
Check out FLC's First Year Launch programs at Purgatory resort, only a half-hour drive from campus. Purgatory is a repository of geologic and biologic gems to be discovered.
Thanks to the variety of unique landscapes close by FLC's campus, summer is the best time to learn about geology.
The exhibition titled “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health & Illness” will be displayed until January 15, 2020.