Otero Junior College

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Otero Junior College
Otero Junior Collegelogo.jpg
Motto We're Focused on Your Future!
Type public
Established 1941
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
Macdonald Hall.

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

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

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. 90% Graduation Rate of Competing Sophomores for all Athletic Programs 16 NJCAA Region IX Coach of the Year Awards 175 NJCAA Academic All-Americans 660 NJCAA Academic All-Region IX Players 24 NJCAA Athletic All-Americans 272 NJCAA Athletic All-Region IX Players

Coed Teams: Golf/Rodeo

Men's Teams: Baseball/Basketball/Soccer/Wrestling

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

2010 Region IX Champions: Men’s Soccer (7th in the Nation) West District Champions: Men’s Soccer

2011 Region IX Runner up: 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

Region IX Runner up: Men's Soccer 2015 Region IX Champions: Men's Soccer

Koshare Indian Museum[edit]

The Koshare Indian Museum, featuring a collection of Native American artifacts and a kiva which is a performance space for the Koshare Indian Dancers, is located on the campus of Otero Junior College.

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