Fort Lewis College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,200
2.04% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$15,685
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.39%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
91%
4,942 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,400
85.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
38.8%
297 Graduates

About

Fort Lewis College is a higher education institution located in La Plata County, CO. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Fort Lewis College were General Business (64 degrees awarded), General Psychology (48 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (34 degrees).

In 2022, 645 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fort Lewis College. 55.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (307 degrees), 1.87 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (164 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fort Lewis College is $7,200, which is $−21,130 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Fort Lewis College is $7,200, which is $−21,130 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,685.

In 2022, 89% of undergraduate students attending Fort Lewis College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 31% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$7,200
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Fort Lewis College was $7,200. The cost of tuition at Fort Lewis College is $−21,130 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$15,685
2022 Value
0.772%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Fort Lewis College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,685. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Fort Lewis College grew by 0.772%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,270
Room and Board
$1,240
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fort Lewis College was of $11,270 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 2.33% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,240. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
31%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Fort Lewis College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.14% with respect to 2021, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.39%
2019 Default Rate
18
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Fort Lewis College was 2.39%, which represents 18 out of the 752 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Fort Lewis College received 4,942 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 30.2% annual growth. Out of those 4,942 applicants, 4,496 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91% acceptance rate.

There were 3,400 students enrolled at Fort Lewis College in 2022. 19% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fort Lewis College has an overall enrollment yield of 19%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,496
Accepted Out of 4,942

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fort Lewis College was 91% (4,496 admissions from 4,942 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 92.8%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 30.2%, while admissions grew by 27.7%..

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SAT Scores

19%
Submission Percentage (2022)
165
Scores Submitted (2022)

19% of enrolled first-time students at Fort Lewis College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fort Lewis College had a total enrollment of 3,400 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Fort Lewis College is 2,897 students and the part-time enrollment is 503. This means that 85.2% of students enrolled at Fort Lewis College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fort Lewis College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.7% White, 31.5% American Indian or Alaska Native, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, 11% Two or More Races, 1.03% Black or African American, 0.647% Asian, and 0.176% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fort Lewis College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (20.3%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Female (19.8%) and White Female (19.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (55%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native Female (15%) and White Male (10%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

85.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fort Lewis College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,400 students. The full-time enrollment at Fort Lewis College is 2,897 and the part-time enrollment is 503. This means that 85.2% of students enrolled at Fort Lewis College are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

59%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Fort Lewis College was 59%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Fort Lewis College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,383 enrolled students
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    1,072 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    463 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Fort Lewis College is 40.7% White, 31.5% American Indian or Alaska Native, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, 11% Two or More Races, 1.03% Black or African American, 0.647% Asian, and 0.176% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 20 students (0.588%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 69 more women than men received degrees from Fort Lewis College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fort Lewis College is white (307 degrees awarded). There were 1.87 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (164 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fort Lewis College is General Business (64 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (48 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (34 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Fort Lewis College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (70 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (92 degrees), and Physical Sciences (23 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fort Lewis College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (419,352 people), Other managers (347,886 people), Postsecondary teachers (253,086 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (246,608 people), and Secondary school teachers (153,543 people).

The most specialized majors at Fort Lewis College in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (70 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (92 degrees), Physical Sciences (23 degrees), English (22 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fort Lewis College are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Fort Lewis College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (70 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (92 degrees), Physical Sciences (23 degrees), English (22 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fort Lewis College are Elementary & secondary schools (598,456 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (524,333 people), Legal services (336,609 people), Computer Systems Design (280,602 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (269,317 people).

The most specialized majors at Fort Lewis College are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (70 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (92 degrees), Physical Sciences (23 degrees), English (22 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Fort Lewis College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 64 degrees awarded
  2. 48 degrees awarded
  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fort Lewis College was General Business with 64 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

288
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
357
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 288 degrees were awarded to men at Fort Lewis College, which is 0.807 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (357).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 41 degrees were awarded to men at Fort Lewis College in General Business, which is 1.78 times more than the 23 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 39 degrees were awarded to men at Fort Lewis College in General Psychology, which is 4.33 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

29%
100% Completion Time
42%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 29% of students graduating from Fort Lewis College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 44% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Fort Lewis College is Female and White (50.6% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.71% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    307 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    164 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fort Lewis College is white (307 degrees awarded). There were 1.87 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (164 degrees).

1.4% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    154 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    153 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female
    110 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Fort Lewis College is white female (154 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (153 degrees).

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Operations

Fort Lewis College has an endowment valued at nearly $15M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−20.6%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Fort Lewis College had a total salary expenditure of 91.6M. Fort Lewis College employs 74 Assistant professors, 58 Professors and 42 Associate professors. Most academics at Fort Lewis College are Male Assistant professor (43), Male Professor (31), and Female Assistant professor (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fort Lewis College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 97 employees, Service, with 68 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 40 employees.

Endowment

$15M
2022 Endowment
1.31%
growth from 2021

Fort Lewis College has an endowment valued at about $15M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Fort Lewis College grew 1.31% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $34.3M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.2M - Federal
  2. $26.3M - State
  3. $55.2k - Local

As of 2022, Fort Lewis College received $5.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $26.3M from state grants and contracts, and $55.2k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$40.6M
2022 Salaries
7.83%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Fort Lewis College paid a median of $40.6M in salaries, which represents 44.3% of their overall expenditure ($91.6M) and a 7.83% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.1M
Instructional Salaries
216
Number of Employees

In 2022, Fort Lewis College paid a total of $15.1M to 216 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
74 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
97 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fort Lewis College were Assistant professor with 74 employees, Professor with 58 employees, and Associate professor with 42 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fort Lewis College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 97 employees, Service with 68 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fort Lewis College was Male Assistant professor with 43 employees, Male Professor with 31 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 31 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Fort Lewis College.

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