Otero Junior College, a public, two-year institution, was founded in 1941 and sits on 40 acres in La Junta, Colorado. Otero Junior College is proud of its reputation as one of the finest community colleges in the State of Colorado, with over 97 percent of Otero Junior College students employed upon graduation or going on to continue their education at four-year colleges or universities. Otero Junior College operates with the mission of "offering traditional and alternative approaches to learning, emphasizing teaching excellence, assessing student learning and building collaborative partnerships to promote education and enrich the lives of our students." Otero Junior College awards associate's degrees and select certificates.
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission