Fort Lewis College
is a small state-supported liberal
arts college located in Durango, Colorado. Additional
offerings include schools of education and business administration. Enrollment in 2002 was
about 4000 students.Generally admission requires a 2.0 grade point average and
either SAT scores of 1040 or more or an ACT score of 23 or more. Applicants with lower test scores are admitted with higher gradepoint averages.
Others may be considered for admission. Any Native American who meets
admission qualifications is excused from paying tuition.Fort Lewis originated when the U.S. Army post of the same
name was abandoned and a school for Native Americans established on the site. In 1911
courses in agriculture were added with some college courses in 1925. In 1933 the curriculum was limited to college level courses and in 1948 Fort Lewis became a junior college. It moved to Durango in 1956 first
granting baccalaureate degrees in 1964. It is now a part of the Colorado State University
system together with Colorado State University in
Fort Collins, Colorado and the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, Colorado. Fort Lewis continues to offer an associates degree in agricultural arts with a
guaranteed transfer program available to Colorado State University.