Prospective Students

Bring your curiosity, sense of adventure, and love of life.

Your classes are small in numbers but as wide as the world. Learning rarely ends at the classroom door. FLC faculty are guides and mentors as much as teachers of academic subjects. Your peers are collaborators in coursework and co-conspirators in adventure.

Campus on the mesa overlooks our iconic Colorado town. It is a space that brings together mountains and desert, concepts and reality, and people and their landscape.

A history of FLC

Today’s FLC is a place of experiential learning and an incubator of ideas and opportunities. It emerged through a series of changes uniquely tied to this region and its people. From military outpost to Indian boarding school, rural high school to a public liberal arts college, we have played a part of Southwest Colorado and the Four Corners region for over a century. Learn More

FLC at a Glance

FLC is a college like no other—from its students, to their studies, from its campus to its place in the Southwest. Scan the facts, pore over the pics, and if you haven’t visited yet (in-person or virtually), put that on your to-do list. Out of regional colleges in the West, U.S. News & World Report recognizes us as one of the best. We are frequently mentioned in other top colleges lists, typically for:

  • affordability
  • diversity
  • the high quality of our faculty and small class size
  • hands-on or experiential learning
  • and the benefits of being in Durango
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Learn Outside the Lines

Small class size is a hallmark of FLC. 57% of classes at FLC have fewer than 19 students. In fact, the average class size is 19, and the student-to-faculty ratio across all departments is 13:1. This means that you get individualized attention and mentorship that supports your transition from student to professional. LEARN BY DOING What’s more, with a focus on experiential learning across all 59 majors, you’ll get a taste for the practical application of your studies through field schools, internships, original research, or other opportunities for hands-on learning. Learn More

Campus Environment

With the best view in town, FLC breathes human innovation into 247 acres sitting at 6,872 feet. 12% of our “Tree campus” is xeriscaped with native and low-irrigation plants. Over half of campus energy comes from solar and wind power, and we have reduced carbon emissions by 58% since 2011. 48% of students call campus their home while they’re here, and enjoy a range of recreational options including a climbing wall, disc golf course, campus events throughout the year, and over 51 student organizations. Learn More

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