About Otero Junior College

Founded in 1940, Otero Junior College. is a college. Located in Colorado, which is a city setting in Colorado, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,464 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Otero Junior College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 36 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Otero Junior College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
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Application Fee0
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Admissions at OJC are considered , with ,3% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Otero Junior College.

Otero Junior College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    8 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    6 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    8 Students rated campus food 2.7 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    8 Students rated campus facilities 4.7 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    8 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 75 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    8 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    6 Students rated local services 2.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    8 Students rated academics 4.6 stars. 75 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Otero Junior College?

6 Students rated Otero Junior College

Elizabeth - 09/24/2018

Otero Junior College is a great school for people who are not ready to go to a large school. The campus is easy to get around and all the class rooms are easy to find. The professors get to know students better than larger schools, which allows for them to help students out when they have questions about the topic. The price of attending is also affordable and allows for people to get a next level education for a good price.

MacKenzie - 03/27/2018

Overall, Otero Junior College is a fantastic small town community college. The staff is usually easy to communicate with and class sizes are small enough to facilitate good quality discussions. There are lots of organizations to join and plenty of tutoring for students who need it. The classes are informative. The college being located in small town La Junta, CO means that there are not too many services around the college, but the town's small size makes the campus within a short distance from anything that the town does have to offer. My only real complaint with the school is that advising is not always the best. I have had issues finding an advisor that will help me truly understand the college process. As a first-generation student, I honestly do not understand a lot of how the process works and I wish that the college had advisors that would explain things on my level. However, the Trio department is a fantastic resource for students like me that need the extra boost. Usually Trio's advisors, tutoring, and fellow student support are enough to help me through all my questions.

Jacquline - 03/15/2018

Otero Junior College is a small college located in a rural county, but I have heard from several students that have come from other countries or been to other community colleges who have said that they find this college to be comparably better. As a student who grew up in the area, I did not have any other options without having to move. To be honest, I have only dealt with friendly and helpful professors while taking courses there--no professor can help if one is unwilling to ask. Usually, they came up to me and offered help. I had a very understand biology professor during a time when a parent was having a major health problem, and all of them were willing to deal with my shy and anxious personality. I only had a few issues with the Student Services Department Staff, but any problems were eventually resolved. I do think that the career and transfer counseling could be somewhat more helpful, though. Overall, I had a decent college experience while attending this school.

Mariah - 08/16/2017

I was born and raised in La Junta Colorado where OJC is at. It's a great community and I am fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to get my AA from here. The staff is great there's a great diversity of students who attend OJC. I was a member of TRIO and it is a great organization who always had great gatherings and activities. I was also a member of the Alpine club and got to do some rock climbing for the first time and skiing. They're always planning fun things to do. I was also part of the OJC Cheer Club while I was still a Junior and Senior in High School. I am currently working towards my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education through CU Denver but get to take my classes here at OJC and I couldn't be more happy with having the option to do so.

Otero Junior College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Otero Junior College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Otero Junior College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Well first of all, I would know what I wanted to do in the future for my career, so I could direct myself in that way much earlier. I would have definitely changed some of my studying techniques during that senior year, so that I was prepared for the extra academic load that comes with college. Knowing what you want to do in the future helps you out so much I believe in college. You can then get your regular classes out of the way, and focus on exactly what you are going for in life.

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  3. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Right now I am attending Otero Junior College. Academically this school is best known for its nursing program. I am not in the nursing program, I am attending this school mainly for its basketball program. I will graduate with an Associates of Science in Buiness on May 1, 2010.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    OJC is unique because of the community feel to it- everybody knows everybody, and everyone helps each other out the best they can. It's a wonderful place to start the college experience.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my high school was how much fun the students could have with the teachers while still learning a lot and being very serious towards academics. The teachers were awesome and very helpful. They were always willing to help you out no matter what the situation was. If you were serious about your academics and what you wanted to do, they would not hesitate to drop what they were doing and help you. It was great to have that type of help in my younger years in high school.

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish that i would have known better study skills before i came to this school.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I think that the worst thing about this school is that there is not a variety in foods and the cafeteria is not open long enough.

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    It's not a school that gives a free pass. The people that don't want to make any effort, shouldn't bother to go to OJC, because they'll just be wasting theirs, and everyone elses time.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Otero Junior College receive some sort of financial aid. 49% were awarded federal grants. While 38% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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