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Otero Junior College

General Information

Name: Otero Junior College
Address: 1802 Colorado Ave, La Junta, CO 81050

  • General information: (719) 384-6831
  • Financial aid office: (719) 384-6834
  • Admissions office: (719) 384-6831

Type of Institution: Public, 2-year
Religious affiliation: None

Estimated Student Expenses

Detailed Expenses2008-20092007-20082006-2007
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,749$1,698$1,600
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$4,756$4,692$4,512
Off Campus
Room and board$8,478$8,091$7,641
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2008-20092007-20082006-2007
On Campus$13,507$13,110$12,133
Off Campus$17,229$16,509$15,244
Off Campus with Family$12,711$12,261$11,356
On Campus$16,267$15,780$14,713
Off Campus$19,989$19,179$17,824
Off Campus with Family$15,471$14,931$13,936

Financial Aid Recipients

    Percentage of Students Who Receive Aid:
  • Any form of aid: 97%
  • Federal grants: 52%
  • State/local grants: 37%
  • Institutional grants: 51%
  • Student loans: 41%
    Average Amount of Aid Received:
  • Federal grants:$3067
  • State/local grants:$1835
  • Institutional grants:$2243
  • Student loans:$2923


Total enrollment: 1636
First-time student retention: 64%
Overall graduation rate: 48%

Characteristics of students

    • Attendance:
    • Full Time: 47%
    • Part Time: 53%
    • Gender:
    • Men: 38%
    • Women: 62%

White non-hispanic: 65%
Black non-hispanic: 2%
Hispanic: 30%
Asian/pacific islander: 1%
American indian/alaska native: 2%
Other: 0%


AgencyPeriods of AccreditationAction
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission 1/1/1967 -  None

Degrees offered

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences
 Agricultural Business Technology - Certificate
 Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling - Certificate
 Farm/Farm and Ranch Management - Certificate

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services
 Business Administration and Management, General - Associate, Certificate
 Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry - Associate, Certificate
 Real Estate - Certificate

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
 Computer and Information Sciences, General - Certificate
 Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General - Certificate

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
 Child Development - Associate, Certificate

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
 Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) - Certificate
 Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training - Certificate
 Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant - Certificate
 Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) - Associate

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies & Humanities
 General Studies - Associate
 Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other - Associate
 Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies - Associate

Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
 Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician - Certificate

Personal and Culinary Services
 Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General - Certificate

Security and Protective Services
 Criminal Justice/Police Science - Certificate

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