Otero College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in La Junta, CO

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How much is the OJC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, OJC's tuition & fees is $4,418 for Colorado residents and $7,048 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $20,618 for Colorado residents and $23,248 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

OJC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Colorado Residents Tuition & Fees$4,418
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$7,048
Books & Supplies Costs$1,900
On-campus Room & Board$8,480
On-campus Expenses$5,820
Off-campus Room & Board$12,798
Off-campus Expenses$5,751
2023-2024 Estimates
Colorado Residents Tuition & Fees$4,753
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$7,569

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, OJC' tuition is much lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in Colorado, its tuition is much lower than the average tuition of $17,007.
Otero College$4,418$7,048
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Colorado 2-4 Years Colleges$17,826
Public Schools$7,400$17,007
Private Schools$18,146

Financial Aid and COA

At Otero College, 813 students (71%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $7,120.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at OJC is $16,128 for students living on-campus and $20,377 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 164 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $9,132 and the average amount of student loans is $4,604.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Colorado ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$20,618$23,248
COA (off-campus)$24,867$27,497
Tuition & Fees$4,418$7,048
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$16,200$16,200
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$20,449$20,449
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$13,498$16,128
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$17,747$20,377
Average Financial Aid$7,120$7,120
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship81371%$7,120
Pell Grants39734%$5,567
Federal Student Loan21118%$5,748
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid16499%-
Grants or Scholarships16499%$9,132
Federal Grants16198%$3,984
Pell Grants7244%$5,698
Other Federal Grants16198%$1,436
State/Local Grants5835%$1,559
Institutional Grants14990%$5,140
Student Loan Aid4125%$4,604
Federal Student Loans4125%$4,604
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level6766$7,795
110,001 or more55$3,760

Student Population

Otero College has a total of 999 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 469 male students and 682 female students attending OJC. The school offers online degree programs and 81 students enrolled online exclusively (8.11% of all students).
Undergraduate1,151 469682

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1802 Colorado Ave, La Junta, CO
Degree & Programs
Program Offered16 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population999
Graduation Rate37%
Transfer-out Rate7%
Retention Rate56% (Full-time), 50% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate16 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties31 (Full-time), 38 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs224 (Full-time), 89 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$51,086
Average Staff Salary$37,228