Otero Junior College

Tel: (719)384-6831
1,434 students
Public institution
OJC has a wide range of degree programs. Chances are, we have something that is right for you. Associate of Science Degree Programs including Behavioral Science, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Pre-Medicine, Psychology, Secondary Education, Sports Medicine, and many more. Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs including Administrative Assistant, Business, Business Management, Business Microcomputer Specialist, Early Childhood Profession, and Associate Nursing Degree just to name a few. Certificate Programs including Accounting Clerk, Administrative Assistant, Auto CAD, Automotive Technology, Children's Group Leader, Cisco CCNA and CCNP,Farm/Ranch Business Management, Law Enforcement Training, Massage Therapy, Microcomputer Operations, plus many others.
School Highlights
Otero Junior College serves 1,434 students (47% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 35%.
Otero Junior College is the only community colleges within Otero County, CO.
The nearest community college is Lamar Community College (50.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 54 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
College Otero Junior College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 54 staff
62 staff
Otero Junior College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 1,434 has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,434 students 1,371 students
Otero Junior College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
Otero Junior College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 670 students
779 students
Otero Junior College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 764 students
1,083 students
Otero Junior College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Otero Junior College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Otero Junior College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Otero Junior College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Otero Junior College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Otero Junior College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Otero Junior College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Otero Junior College Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
Otero Junior College Non Resident (2007-2014)
Otero Junior College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.60 0.70
Otero Junior College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $4,033 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,990 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $4,033 $5,664
Otero Junior College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,990 $10,360
Otero Junior College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Total Dormitory Capacity 330 271
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 87%
Otero Junior College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Otero Junior College is located on an attractive 40-acre campus in La Junta, CO. approximately 60 miles southeast of Pueblo, CO in beautiful Southeastern Colorado. OJC serves the local counties of Otero, Bent, and Crowley. The dormitory at Otero Junior College is only a short walk from classrooms. The commute to OJC is short and stress free for area students because traffic is not heavy. Parking is free and close to the classrooms. The community offers many fun events and activities. Small class sizes allow for personal interaction with faculty. Usually no more than 30 people in a class. Participation in class is easier because of smaller classes and faculty are able to spend more time with students individually. Computer Labs are not overcrowded and they are located all around the campus so you are sure to have access to technical resources. You're not just another number with a student population of only about 1,300. The library is quiet and not crowded with students, providing you with a place to concentrate. There is a wide array of social and recreational activities including intramural and intercollegiate sports and the performing arts. Students have access to the basketball/volleyball court, weight room, tennis courts, soccer field, and nearby baseball diamond and swimming pool. The Student Center provides pool, ping-pong, and air hockey tables so that students can relax. The Otero Players allow students to participate in stage productions of world drama. The Otero Arts Festival gives students opportunity to display their artwork. Various clubs and organizations represent a wide variety of student interests.

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Did You Know?
For Colorado public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,103 per year for in-state students and $9,855 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,638 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Colorado community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.54, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Colorado is Colorado Heights University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.