Otero Junior College

Otero Junior College


Institutional Mission

To provide quality higher education that is accessible, transforms lives, expands employment opportunities, enriches our communities, promotes individual and global cultural diversity, and fosters economic development.

Otero Junior College will provide superior educational opportunities and be a valued partner with the communities we serve.

Value Statement
The special spirit of Otero Junior College celebrates learning as the process that changes and improves lives. By setting standards of excellence for ourselves, and by placing a high value on integrity, honesty, teamwork, communication and innovation, we assist students in realizing their greatest potential. We hold ourselves personally accountable for our stated values and the public trust placed in us.

  • Email: international@ojc.edu

  • Phone: +1 719-384-6805

  • Type of University: Community college

  • Year founded: 1941

  • No. of undergraduate students: about 1300

  • International students: 3%


Application process

  1. Online Application for International Students.
    Because there are details for immigration requirements that are NOT required for domestic students we ask our international students to complete a separate application form.
  2. Submit your passport ID page.
    This can be scanned/photographed and sent to international@ojc.edu.  This is to ensure that we spell names and get birth dates correct that may have typos in the application or errors due to cultural differences in writing dates.
  3. Submit transcripts and translation of transcripts is not in English.
    Do not send just the translation, please send the original copy as well. These can be scanned and emailed to international@ojc.edu.  Do not send a photograph as they can be very difficult to read.  Date of completion should be on the page.  If it is not, students should also provide a graduation certificate indicating date of completion.
  4. Submit proof of language ability.  There are several methods by which students can demonstrate their language ability including:
      60        TOEFL iBT (internet based) minimum of 15 in each category
    1. ​​​5.5      IELTS Score                                                 1050   GTEC CBT Score
      44        PTE Academic                                            2nd A   Step EIKEN Test
      Secondary School transcript where English was the primary language of instruction.
      Submit proof of ability to cover a minimum of 1 year of educational expenses
      2019-2020 |   $18,120 USD Tuition/Fees/Room/Meals/Insurance/Books
      2020-2021 |   $19,300 USD ESTIMATED Tuition/Fees/Room/Meals/Insurance/Books


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Cost of attendance

Tuition and fees$7818
Room and board$7728

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