Otero Junior College

La Junta, CO 81050
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Otero Junior College is one of the 13 public 2-year colleges in Colorado. Its campus is small in size and located in the town of La Junta. The institution offers only undergrad degree programs.

Every year 34% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Otero JC's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $3,469, and fees were $387. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $5,782 and $387 respectively.

Overview

Campus LocaleRemote Town
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2-year
TypePublic
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate52%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 4 35
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 1 15
Certificate 5 40
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 83.3%
  • NCLEX-PN: 98.3%

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1967 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
ACEN
06/01/1992 - Current

Admission

100%

Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$145/credit
In State Students$145/credit
Out of State Students$241/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $6,525 $6,525 $10,845
ADN 70 $10,150 $10,150 $16,870
BSN 125 $18,125 $18,125 $30,125
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of Otero Junior College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 43% $4,680
Other Federal Grant 2% $1,590
State Grant & Scholarships 38% $1,091
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 85% $4,302
Federal Student Loans 33% $5,136
Private Loans -- --

$11,281

Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$10,250
$30,001 to $48,000$10,586
$48,001 to $75,000$11,637
$75,001 to $110,000$10,840
Over $110,000$12,826

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Student Population

1,330

Undergrads

0

Graduates

718

Women

612

Men

46%

Full-time

54%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
48%
Hispanic
33%
Black/African American
5%
Race/ethnicity unknown
5%
Non-resident alien
5%
Two or more races
3%
Asian
1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Colorado state board of nursing.

Otero Junior College
1802 Colorado Ave
La Junta, CO 81050
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