Otero Junior College

La Junta, CO
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Public University

About Our College

Otero College was established in 1941 and was named La Junta Junior College. Which was operated by the school district. In 1949, an election was held to consider proposal that the college become an independent unit supported by the county instead. It was approved and the college was renamed as Otero County Junior College. The College changed its name again, to Otero Junior College in 1956. On February 20, 1968, the Otero County Junior College District voted in favor of Otero Junior College joining the state system. The college officially became a state two-year college on July 1, 1968.[1] On May 18, 2021, Colorado's governor signed a law officially changing the college's name from Otero Junior College to Otero College.[2]

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