Otero Junior College

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School Overview

Otero Junior College is a two-year community college located in La Junta, Colorado. Founded in 1941, Otero is a community college with a full-service campus, featuring high-tech facilities and classrooms, a campus library, and fully equipped student housing.

Otero students have a high rate of success in transfers and career placement. Over 97% of students either find employment or transfer their course credit to a four-year college or university.

Otero Junior College has affordable tuition that is subsidized by state tax revenue. Many Otero students qualify for financial assistance. Student loans, scholarships and work-study jobs are available.

General Information

Admission Office

1802 Colorado Avenue

La Junta, CO 81050

(719) 384-6831

Fax: (719) 384-6933



Contact: Jan Schiro

Admissions Coordinator
Main Address

1802 Colorado Avenue

La Junta, CO 81050

(719) 384-6831

www.ojc.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 1,600

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,350

Setting

Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special admission requirements for nursing program.


College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Farm/Ranch Management C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C

Education

Early Childhood Education A,C
Education – General A
Elementary Education A
Secondary Education A
Teacher Assistance A

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medical Administrative Assistance A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Pharmacy Assistance A
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prepharmacy A
Preveterinary Medicine A
Veterinarian Assistance A

History

History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology C
Mechanics & Repair – General C

Personal & Culinary Services

Cosmetology C

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A

Psychology

Psychology – General A

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Otero Junior College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (719) 384-6823
Website: WWW.OJC.EDU
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: www.ojc.edu/howToApply.aspx
Address: 1802 Colorado Ave, La Junta, CO 81050
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,279
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,156 (90% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $3,986
Out-of-state Tuition: $6,369
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,649

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Otero Junior College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Otero Junior College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 62
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 41
Education 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 84
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 21
Personal and Culinary Services 2
Precision Production 1
Grand total 2613

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Otero Junior College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $3,986
Out-of-state $6,369
Books and supplies $1,800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 242 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 236 96% $7,649
Student loan aid 91 37% $4,693

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 849 67% $6,363
Federal student loans 320 25% $4,950

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Otero Junior College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Otero Junior College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Otero Junior College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,279
Undergraduate enrollment 1,279
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Otero Junior College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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