Otero Junior College

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Otero Junior College
Otero Junior Collegelogo.jpg
Motto We're Focused on Your Future!
Established 1941
Type public
President James Rizzuto
Location La Junta, Colorado, United States
Coordinates: 37°58′18″N 103°32′43″W / 37.97160°N 103.54538°W / 37.97160; -103.54538
Colors blue and white
Affiliations Colorado Community College System
Website www.ojc.edu

Otero Junior College is a community college located in La Junta, Colorado, USA.

Founded in 1941, Otero Junior College is located on an attractive 40-acre campus on the southern edge of La Junta, Colorado.

Otero Junior College is proud of its reputation as one of the finest community colleges in the State of Colorado. For close to 75 years our students have taken the education they received at OJC to build the foundation for a higher academic degree or have entered the workforce with applicable skills for entry-level employment. OJC is committed to focusing on the future of our students to help build our nation’s next generation of educated and workforce-ready citizens.

Supported by state tax dollars, tuition at OJC is affordable. Many students attending OJC qualify for financial assistance in the form of scholarships, grants, student loans and on-campus work-study jobs. OJC is a full-service campus with modern dorms, library, classrooms and state-of-the-art technology.

With on-campus housing options, OJC has an active Student Life program with featuring over a dozen student organizations including a nationally awarded Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK), International Relations Organization (IRO) that celebrates and promotes cultural diversity on the campus, Otero Players theatrical troup, Student Nurses Association, Art Club, Chess Club, STEM Club and more.


Otero Junior College Athletics are active in the NJCAA Region IX Conference.

Coed Teams: Golf/Rodeo

Men's Teams: Baseball/Basketball/Soccer

Women’s Teams: Basketball/Volleyball/Soccer/Softball.

2010 Region IX Champions: Men’s Soccer (7th in the Nation) West District Champions: Men’s Soccer 2012 Region IX Champions: Men and Women’s Basketball Region IX & District C Finalists: Women’s Soccer 2013 Region IX Champions: Men’s Soccer and Women’s Softball Region IX Runners up: Men’s Basketball Region IX & District C Finalists 2014 Region IX Champions: Women’s Soccer (4th in the Nation) District C Champions: Women’s Soccer Region IX Champions: Women’s Softball

Koshare Indian Museum[edit]

The Koshare Indian Museum, featuring a collection of Native American artifacts, and the Koshare Indian Dancers, are housed on the campus of Otero Junior College.

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