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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Graduates and their families and friends celebrated with FLC faculty and staff on Friday, December 20, with Colorado Senator Rhonda Fields as commencement speaker.
Principal Leadership is the second online graduate program from the School of Education.
Winner Aaron Stone competed for the franchise through the Applied Entrepreneurship course in the School of Business Administration.
Surrounded by boxes and papers in the archives of the Center of Southwest Studies, History students are preparing records important to both U.S. and Colorado history for use by future researchers, historians, and students.
The future of clean energy has roots in Fort Lewis College’s Thermal Hydraulics Lab. FLC Engineering professor Billy Nollet and his students are pioneering the creation of an induction motor with magnets to pick up and move melted sodium metal through a loop, to experiment with measuring and controlling the material’s impurity content and temperature. Their results are critical to the larger experiment going on in the nuclear power industry – how to develop more efficient, safer, and economical reactors.