Fort Lewis College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,360

8.61% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$17,918

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

10.2%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

92.1%

4,164 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

3,600

88.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

44.8%

372 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 (107 degrees awarded), General Psychology (59 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (56 degrees).

In 2016, 789 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fort Lewis College. 55.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (477 degrees), 3.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (146 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fort Lewis College is $6,360, which is $-18,055 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Fort Lewis College is $6,360, which is $-18,055 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $17,918.

In 2016, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,360

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Fort Lewis College was $6,360. The cost of tuition at Fort Lewis College is $-18,055 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$17,918

2016 Value

6.09%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Fort Lewis College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $17,918. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Fort Lewis College grew by 6.09%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,604

Room and Board

$1,208

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fort Lewis College was of $9,604 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,208. The cost of room and board increased by 4.33% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Fort Lewis College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 2.53% with respect to 2015, when 79% 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.

10.2%

2015 Default Rate

102

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Fort Lewis College was 10.2%, which represents 102 out of the 996 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 4,164 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 34.1% annual growth. Out of those 4,164 applicants, 3,836 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.1% acceptance rate.

There were 3,600 students enrolled at Fort Lewis College in 2016, and 21% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fort Lewis College has an overall enrollment yield of 20.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

3,836

Accepted Out of 4,164

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fort Lewis College was 92.1% (3,836 admissions from 4,164 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 86%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 34.1%, while admissions grew by 43.7%.

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SAT Scores

21%

Submission Percentage

162

Scores Submitted

21% of enrolled first-time students at Fort Lewis College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fort Lewis College has a total enrollment of 3,600 students. The full-time enrollment at Fort Lewis College is 3,178 students and the part-time enrollment is 422. This means that 88.3% of students enrolled at Fort Lewis College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fort Lewis College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.6% White, 25.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.5% Two or More Races, 1% Black or African American, 0.583% Asian, and 0.139% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fort Lewis College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (26.1%), followed by White Female (23.7%) and American Indian or Alaska Native Female (14.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fort Lewis College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,600 students. The full-time enrollment at Fort Lewis College is 3,178 and the part-time enrollment is 422. This means that 88.3% of students enrolled at Fort Lewis College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%

2016 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 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), 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

    1,787

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    913

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    390

The enrolled student population at Fort Lewis College is 49.6% White, 25.4% American Indian or Alaska Native, 10.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.5% Two or More Races, 1% Black or African American, 0.583% Asian, and 0.139% 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 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% 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, 125 students (3.47%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 89 more women than men received degrees from Fort Lewis College. The majority of degree recipients at Fort Lewis College are white (477 degrees awarded). There were 3.27 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (146 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fort Lewis College is General Business (107 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (59 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (56 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 (43 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (68 degrees), and Physical Sciences (50 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fort Lewis College are Miscellaneous managers (136,243 people), Postsecondary teachers (116,217 people), Physicians & surgeons (84,741 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (83,073 people), and Other Physical Scientists (57,786 people).

The most specialized majors at Fort Lewis College are Natural Resources & Conservation (43 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (68 degrees), Physical Sciences (50 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (9 degrees).

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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 Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Dentists, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Fort Lewis College are Natural Resources & Conservation (43 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (68 degrees), Physical Sciences (50 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (9 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 (207,716 people), Elementary & secondary schools (159,487 people), Hospitals (141,763 people), Computer Systems Design (71,018 people), and Scientific research & development services (66,961 people).

The most specialized majors at Fort Lewis College are Natural Resources & Conservation (43 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (68 degrees), Physical Sciences (50 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (13 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (9 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. 107 degrees awarded

  2. 59 degrees awarded

  3. 56 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fort Lewis College was General Business with 107 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 350

  2. 439

In 2016, 350 degrees were awarded to men at Fort Lewis College, which is 0.797 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (439).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 72 degrees were awarded to men at Fort Lewis College in General Business, which is 2.06 times more than the 35 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 48 degrees were awarded to women at Fort Lewis College in General Psychology, which is 4.36 times more than the 11 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%

100% Completion Time

38%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 17% of students graduating from Fort Lewis College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 40% 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.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Fort Lewis College is Female and White (57.1% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.88% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    477 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    146 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    78 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fort Lewis College is white (477 degrees awarded). There were 3.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, american indian or alaska native (146 degrees).

2.79% of degree recipients (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    250 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    227 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native Female

    103 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Fort Lewis College is white female (250 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (227 degrees).

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Operations

Fort Lewis College has an endowment valued at nearly $7.68M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $326k (4.24%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Fort Lewis College had a total expenditure of $74.5M. Of that $74.5M, they spent $34.3M on salaries and $74.5M on benefits.

Fort Lewis College employs 49 Associate professors, 45 Professors, and 44 Assistant professors. Most academics at Fort Lewis College are Male Professors (26), Male Associate professors(26), and Female Assistant professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fort Lewis College are: Service, with 65 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 58 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 40 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$7.68M

2015 Endowment

6.8%

growth from 2014

Fort Lewis College has an endowment valued at about $7.68M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Fort Lewis College grew 6.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $26M 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. $2.18M - Federal

  2. $16.8M - State

  3. $19k - Local

As of 2015, Fort Lewis College received $2.18M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $16.8M from state grants and contracts, and $19k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$34.3M

Salary Expenditure

$74.5M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Fort Lewis College had a total expenditure of $74.5M. Of that $74.5M, they spent $34.3M on salaries and $74.5M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Fort Lewis College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$34.3M

2015 Salaries

5.54%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Fort Lewis College paid a median of $34.3M in salaries, which represents 46% of their overall expenditure ($74.5M) and a 5.54% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.71% growth from 2013 and a 3.11% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.1M

Instructional Salaries

174

Number of Employees

In 2015, Fort Lewis College paid a total of $11.1M to 174 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

49 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

65 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fort Lewis College were Associate professor with 49 employees; Professor with 45 employees; and Professor with 44 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fort Lewis College were Service with 65 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 58 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fort Lewis College was Male Professor with 26 employees, Male Associate professor with 26 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 26 employees.

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

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