Fort Lewis College is Colorado's public liberal arts college, offering baccalaureate degree programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences as well as professional programs in engineering, applied sciences, teacher education, and business administration. The college has a diverse student body with an enrollment of about 3,800, of which 24% are Native American and 11% Hispanic. Fort Lewis College is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Located at the intersection of the Rocky Mountains and the desert Southwest, the College embraces cultural diversity. Research and professional engagement are expected, but our top priority is commitment to undergraduate teaching.
About the Area:
Durango, a multicultural community, is the hub of Southwest Colorado, located in the beautiful San Juan mountains with nearby peaks over 14,000 feet. A mild four-season climate allows for numerous popular recreational opportunities. Durango is a popular tourist destination with an area population of about 45,000. It is served by major airlines with direct connections to Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas/Fort Worth.