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Study. Ski. Sleep. Repeat.

Fort Lewis College

Turn your favorite vacation destination into an education to live by.

On a sage-brushed mesa overlooking downtown Durango stands Fort Lewis College’s campus in the sky—and Colorado’s most affordable four-year public college. Build your skills and resume alongside professors who know your name. Ski or ride (when you’re finished with homework) with friends who share your passions.

FLC’s core is its academics, built around small classes, original research by undergraduate students, and faculty who are committed to the art of teaching and mentorship. At the heart of student life you’ll find a community as active in the outdoors as they are committed to building a better world. You’ll also discover one of the most culturally diverse college campuses in the nation.

Serving the region, FLC hosts cultural and performing arts events on campus, leads heritage preservation at the Center of Southwest Studies, and tackles regional issues such as water resources and rural small business development.

Come See Campus for Yourself

Visit campus and get a free day pass to Purgatory! Campus tour options are available daily. Call 877-352-2656 with questions.


  • 55+ majors to choose from
  • 19 average class size
  • 3,268 students enrolled
  • 13:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 58% students of color;
  • 46% Native American students;
  • 46% first-generation students;
  • 70 student clubs and organizations

First-year students receive a FREE Purgatory Resort season pass

As a first-time, full-time, first-year student*, you’ll receive a ski pass from Mountain Capital Partners as part of your admission package. The passes are good at Purgatory Resort and Hesperus Ski Area, the local night-skiing site. Whether you’ve been curious about skiing, or already know you’ll balance studies with snow, don’t miss this opportunity.

Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: 877-352-2656
Contact the Office of Admission

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