Fort Lewis College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,056
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$16,204
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
12.7%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
91.4%
3,757 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
3,300
87% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
43.7%
366 Graduates

About

Fort Lewis College is a higher education institution located in La Plata County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Fort Lewis College were General Business (83 degrees awarded), General Psychology (60 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (55 degrees).

In 2019, 685 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fort Lewis College. 51.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 48.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (350 degrees), 2.19 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (160 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fort Lewis College is $7,056, which is $−20,224 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fort Lewis College is $7,056, which is $−20,224 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $16,204.

In 2019, 83% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 41% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,056
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Fort Lewis College was $7,056. The cost of tuition at Fort Lewis College is $−20,224 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$16,204
2019 Value
12.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Fort Lewis College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $16,204. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Fort Lewis College grew by 12.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,892
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fort Lewis College was of $10,892 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board increased by 6.5% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
41%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Fort Lewis College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 2.47% with respect to 2018, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
12.7%
2017 Default Rate
119
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Fort Lewis College was 12.7%, which represents 119 out of the 940 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Fort Lewis College received 3,757 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 10.5% annual decline. Out of those 3,757 applicants, 3,433 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.4% acceptance rate.

There were 3,300 students enrolled at Fort Lewis College in 2019, and 52% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fort Lewis College has an overall enrollment yield of 22.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,433
Accepted Out of 3,757

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fort Lewis College was 91.4% (3,433 admissions from 3,757 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 90.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −10.5%, while admissions declined by −10.1%.

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SAT Scores

52%
Submission Percentage
399
Scores Submitted

52% of enrolled first-time students at Fort Lewis College in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fort Lewis College has a total enrollment of 3,300 students. The full-time enrollment at Fort Lewis College is 2,871 students and the part-time enrollment is 429. This means that 87% of students enrolled at Fort Lewis College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fort Lewis College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.6% White, 28.9% American Indian or Alaska Native, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 10.3% Two or More Races, 0.97% Black or African American, 0.697% Asian, and 0.182% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fort Lewis College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (23%), followed by White Female (20.5%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (18.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (33.3%), followed by White Female (33.3%) and Two or More Races Female (22.2%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fort Lewis College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,300 students. The full-time enrollment at Fort Lewis College is 2,871 and the part-time enrollment is 429. This means that 87% of students enrolled at Fort Lewis College are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%
2019 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 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), Fort Lewis College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,471
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    955
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    390

The enrolled student population at Fort Lewis College is 44.6% White, 28.9% American Indian or Alaska Native, 11.8% Hispanic or Latino, 10.3% Two or More Races, 0.97% Black or African American, 0.697% Asian, and 0.182% 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 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 50 students (1.52%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 23 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 (350 degrees awarded). There were 2.19 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (160 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fort Lewis College is General Business (83 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (60 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (55 degrees).

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 Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), and Physical Sciences (42 degrees).

Workforce

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 (336,213 people), Other managers (304,123 people), Postsecondary teachers (194,520 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (143,199 people), and Chief executives & legislators (133,456 people).

The most specialized majors at Fort Lewis College are Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), Physical Sciences (42 degrees), Social Sciences (96 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

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

The most specialized majors at Fort Lewis College are Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), Physical Sciences (42 degrees), Social Sciences (96 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fort Lewis College are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (402,169 people), Elementary & secondary schools (394,451 people), Legal services (259,618 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (224,766 people), and Computer Systems Design (218,054 people).

The most specialized majors at Fort Lewis College are Natural Resources & Conservation (41 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (72 degrees), Physical Sciences (42 degrees), Social Sciences (96 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (7 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 83 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 60 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 55 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fort Lewis College was General Business with 83 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

331
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
354
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 331 degrees were awarded to men at Fort Lewis College, which is 0.935 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (354).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 49 degrees were awarded to men at Fort Lewis College in General Business, which is 1.44 times more than the 34 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 43 degrees were awarded to women at Fort Lewis College in General Psychology, which is 2.53 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
40%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 21% of students graduating from Fort Lewis College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 40% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fort Lewis College is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 2.46% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    350 degrees awarded
  2. American Indian or Alaska Native
    160 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    74 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fort Lewis College is white (350 degrees awarded). There were 2.19 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (160 degrees).

4.38% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    185 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    165 degrees awarded
  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female
    95 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Fort Lewis College is white male (185 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (165 degrees).

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Operations

Fort Lewis College has an endowment valued at nearly $10.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.56M (15.2%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, Fort Lewis College had a total salary expenditure of $70.8M. Fort Lewis College employs 56 Professors, 55 Assistant professors, and 30 Associate professors. Most academics at Fort Lewis College are Male Professors (30), Female Assistant professors(29), and Female Professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fort Lewis College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 88 employees, Service, with 64 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 38 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10.3M
2019 Endowment
2.27%
decline from 2018

Fort Lewis College has an endowment valued at about $10.3M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Fort Lewis College declined 2.27% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $30.4M 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. $3.87M - Federal
  2. $18.9M - State
  3. $25.4k - Local

As of 2019, Fort Lewis College received $3.87M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $18.9M from state grants and contracts, and $25.4k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$33.9M
2019 Salaries
6.88%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Fort Lewis College paid a median of $33.9M in salaries, which represents 47.8% of their overall expenditure ($70.8M) and a 6.88% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.39% growth from 2017 and a 1.52% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.7M
Instructional Salaries
177
Number of Employees

In 2019, Fort Lewis College paid a total of $11.7M to 177 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
56 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
88 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fort Lewis College were Professor with 56 employees; Assistant professor with 55 employees; and Assistant professor with 30 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fort Lewis College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 88 employees; Service with 64 employees; and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 38 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fort Lewis College was Male Professor with 30 employees, Female Assistant professor with 29 employees, and Female Professor with 26 employees.

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

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