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Public 2 Year

Otero Junior College

La Junta, Colorado

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Overview

Enrollment

999
Otero Junior College overview
Location La Junta, Colorado
Online ojc.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Remote Town
Otero Junior College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Otero Junior College, located in La Junta, Colorado, provides a comprehensive two-year curriculum in a small-town setting. Established in 1941, the college sits approximately 64 miles east of Pueblo, offering students a quieter, rural atmosphere conducive to study. Otero Junior College is set on a campus noted for its inviting, walkable layout. It maintains an open admissions policy, welcoming a broad range of applicants. The college offers housing options on campus, with residence halls available for students preferring the immersive experience of living at the college. Academically, Otero is particularly recognized for its programs in nursing and agriculture science, reflecting the local economy's reliance on healthcare and agriculture. While Otero Junior College is not prominently known for its athletic programs, it provides various sports opportunities under its team name, the Rattlers.

Otero Junior College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  483 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 516 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $3,754 plus fees of $472.

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Annual Cost to Attend

Colorado Resident Tuition

$3,754
In State Costs for Otero Junior College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,900
Other Fees$472
Room and Board $8,480
Budget for Other Expenses$5,820
Total One Year Cost$20,426

Out of State Resident Tuition

$6,258
Out of State Costs for Otero Junior College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,900
Other Fees$472
Room and Board $8,480
Budget for Other Expenses$5,820
Total One Year Cost$22,930

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years

$31,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

Data Not Available

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Otero Junior College students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 30%
Health Professions 29%
Mechanic and Repair Technologies 14%
Business 12%
Agriculture 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=127778 IPEDS survey data for Otero Junior College.

Current students may use the Otero Junior College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.

Last updated February 24, 2024