Otero Junior College

Tel: (719)384-6831
1,474 students
Public institution

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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:
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Otero Junior College serves 1,474 students (46.81% of students are full-time).
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Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 43%.
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Otero Junior College is the only community colleges within Otero County, CO.
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The nearest community college is Lamar Community College (50.82 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 50% over five years.
Otero Junior College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 48 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,474 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,474 students 1,282 students
# Full-Time Students 690 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 784 students
1,017 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
29%
7%
% Black
3%
12%
% White
54%
57%
% Two or more races
3%
2%
% Unknown races
6%
3%
% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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. 0.48 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,860 is less than the state average of $5,694. The in-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,979 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,860 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,979 $10,252
Source: 2005 (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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Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Lamar
    2401 S Main St
    LamarCO 81052
    (719)336-2248
    50.82 Mi | 869 students
  • Pueblo
    900 West Orman Avenue
    PuebloCO 81004
    (719)549-3200
    62.75 Mi | 6,356 students
  • Trinidad
    600 Prospect St
    TrinidadCO 81082
    (719)846-5011
    76.64 Mi | 1,786 students
  • Colorado Springs
    5675 S Academy Blvd
    Colorado SpringsCO 80906
    (719)502-2000
    86.62 Mi | 14,792 students
  • Colorado Springs
    1815 Jet Wing Drive
    Colorado SpringsCO 80916
    (719)638-6580
    86.81 Mi | 398 students
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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 $14,602 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 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Colorado is Everest College-Aurora. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.