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Otero Junior is a public college located in La Junta, Colorado. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 637 undergraduate students. The Otero Junior acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Agricultural Business, and Nursing Assistant. Graduating 41% of students, Otero Junior alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,900.
About Otero Junior College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Address
1802 Colorado Ave
La Junta, CO 81050
Website
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$10,750/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,037/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,321/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,830/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,951/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,925/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
637Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
35%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
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

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
National
83%

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Otero Junior College is a great 2 year college for the small town person just starting to branch out and the big city person trying to tone it down. I loved that we had many international students to create a diverse campus life, but I think that the college could definitely grow academically. While some of their programs (nursing) were spot-on, I feel some were lacking. Admittedly however, they appear to have begun doing more in that they are starting to partner more with other colleges to provide further coursework in certain areas, such as making a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education possible.
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I just finished my second year at Otero Junior College, and graduated with cum laude honors. This is my home town and I lived at home, but I have seen the dorm areas. They are new in the last few years and convenient to the college - right across the street. The professors are very helpful and easy to get to know. The campus is beautiful and easy to access. I have met students from all over the country who come here to study a variety of things. There are plenty of opportunities for athletes in golf, basketball, volleyball, and even rodeo. I am thankful for my hometown junior college. And it was easy to pay for - I am finishing two years debt free!
It has been more than two years since I was a student at the junior college. You could see international students who are coming from all over the world. I'm from Japan originally by the way, this school is filled with various culture, nation-identity, and language. It is so impressive to me. If I was a college student in Japan, I could never experienced like this. In fact, I have been learning Spanish speaking with friends who is from Spain or can speak it. When it comes to academics, I believe that students and professors have great communication each other. Because this school is two-year institution, the class scale is relatively small size. That is why students could study hard without leaving problems that they didn't get it. Also, any professors teach us kindly and hardly. Their dedications always help our studying. I be proud of and satisfied with attending this school.