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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2020 OJC Graduation Ceremony
Otero Junior College Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
- 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
Liberal Arts and Humanities131 Graduates
Agricultural Business61 Graduates
Nursing Assistant43 Graduates
Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)26 Graduates
Police and Criminal Science26 Graduates
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)18 Graduates
Community Health Services and Counseling13 Graduates
Phlebotomy Technician12 Graduates
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.
- 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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