OJC Demographics & Diversity

La Junta, Colorado

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at OJC are mainly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has high racial diversity. 48% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Otero Junior College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Otero Junior College students
Race Percent of Students
White 52%
Black 6%
Hispanic 27%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 2%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 4%
Race Unknown 4%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 27% more female students than male students enrolled at Otero Junior College with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, OJC has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Otero Junior College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for Otero Junior College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 556
Women 706

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

OJC serves a very low number of students outside of Colorado, with 82 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Otero Junior College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 82%
Out of State 14%
Foreign 4%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$44,490 per year

43% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 32.3%
Part time Undergrads 36.2%

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

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