OJC is on a 40-acre campus in a rural setting in La Junta, Colorado. There are many activities and organizations for OJC students to join – chorus, theater groups, , and more.
OJC does not have fraternities or sororities.
OJC offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year.. There are 360 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,449 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 320 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.OJC does not offer coed housing or housing for students with disabilities.
At OJC there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at OJC:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Golf||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Otero Junior College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security.
OJC offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit OJC, take U.S. Highway 50 to La Junta, CO. If you need to fly, book your flight to Colorado Springs airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore OJC's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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