Otero Junior College
- 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.
- The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Otero Junior College||(CO) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||54 staff||40 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,434 students||1,643 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||27:1||36:1|
|# Full-Time Students||670 students||742 students|
|# Part-Time Students||764 students||901 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||330||330|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$31,300||$33,100|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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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