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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade C
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Safety
    grade B+
  5. Student Life
    grade B+
  6. Location
    grade B minus

About

1802 Colorado Ave
La Junta, CO 81050
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
No data available  
From Otero Junior College

Founded in 1941, Otero Junior College is located on a beautiful 40-acre campus on the southern edge of La Junta, Colorado. For close to 80 years our students have taken the education they received at OJC to build the foundation for a higher academic degree or have entered the workforce with skills for entry-level employment.

Otero Junior College is a Hispanic Serving Institution accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Over 35% of the students at OJC are Hispanic and almost 48% of the student body are students of color.

With 12 NJCAA Intercollegiate athletic teams, the OJC Rattlers take tremendous pride in the accomplished of our student athletes. The athletic teams at OJC combine hard work, persistence, and dedication with the ultimate goal of success in the classroom and on the fields and courts. The athletic teams at OJC have won championships in competition academically and athletically.


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Otero Junior College Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
No data available  
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$10,082 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,649 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 20 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 19 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 19 responses

Majors

Elementary Education

Otero Junior College and the University of Colorado Denver have begun an innovative partnership to offer a bachelor’s degree in elementary education that can be completed in its entirety on the OJC Campus. The partnership provides a four-year pathway to a teaching license that includes early field experiences and a full year of teaching experience incorporated into the four-year program.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    3%
  • None
    90%
  • Some
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
556 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
723
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
40%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Day Care Services
No
84%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities. 19 responses
63%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 19 responses
33%
of students highly rate the performing arts facilities. 6 responses

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$25,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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