Otero is a public college located in La Junta, Colorado. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 615 undergraduate students. The Otero acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Agricultural Business, and Nursing Assistant. Graduating 40% of students, Otero alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,100.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities155 Graduates
Agricultural Business57 Graduates
Nursing Assistant45 Graduates
Automotive Mechanics32 Graduates
Early Childhood Education27 Graduates
Animal Sciences and Husbandry24 Graduates
Police and Criminal Science19 Graduates
Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)16 Graduates
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- of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.19 responses
- of students highly rate the dining facilities.19 responses
- of students highly rate the performing arts facilities.6 responses
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Otero Junior College Reviews
Otero was honestly the perfect college experience coming in as a freshman. The professors, coaches and people were overall friendly and willing to help with anything. i adapted and became very comfortable right away and thats something hard especially being from out of state. i would definitely recommend Otero to anyone looking for a great experience their first two years of college especially sports wise!
The location is the key reason why I would rate this college as average even though I've lived in the area all of my life. Some of the professors give out more complex schoolwork and are just as helpful when necessary, but others lack one or both of those qualities. Otero County is a high-poverty area, and that affects the surrounding entertainment and culture. If regular excitement is mandatory, then this is not the college for certain people. This rural area is definitely more conservative than liberal, and that may not be preferable for some students. Most people are friendly, but smaller towns do breed some level of gossip. If calm and an easy-going college experience in a semi-arid farming town with many agreeable people are fine, then Otero Junior College is a proper choice.
I really liked how tight knit the community at Otero Junior College is, it really feels like a second home to me and many others. Classes are very personal and professors are always willing to help every student with whatever they may need. The resources at Otero are also very helpful when it comes to the success and comfort level of its' students. They offer help in one on one tutoring, events like jump start to help students navigate their course work, and fun events for students to get involved in. Overall, there is not much I would change about this school it is a great environment with great people that want to see you succeed. If I had to chose something I would change, it would probably be the food provided at school. This campus has a large percent of athletes and sometimes it's hard to find healthy options that keep us energized for our day.