Otero Junior College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$3,469

5.6% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$11,281

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

17.5%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

1,330

46.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

33.5%

67 Graduates

About

Otero Junior College is a higher education institution located in Otero County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Otero Junior College were .

In 2017, 480 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Otero Junior College. 56.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (281 degrees), 2.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (130 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Otero Junior College is $3,469, which is $-3,945 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Otero Junior College is $3,469, which is $-3,945 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,281.

In 2017, 64% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 22% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,469

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Otero Junior College was $3,469. The cost of tuition at Otero Junior College is $-3,945 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$11,281

2017 Value

4.94%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Otero Junior College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,281. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Otero Junior College grew by 4.94%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,018

Room and Board

$1,800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Otero Junior College was of $8,018 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 0.792% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

22%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

64% of undergraduate students at Otero Junior College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 9.86% with respect to 2016, when 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

17.5%

2016 Default Rate

45

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Otero Junior College was 17.5%, which represents 45 out of the 257 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Otero Junior College has a total enrollment of 1,330 students. The full-time enrollment at Otero Junior College is 615 students and the part-time enrollment is 715. This means that 46.2% of students enrolled at Otero Junior College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Otero Junior College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.8% White, 33.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.26% Black or African American, 2.56% Two or More Races, 0.752% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.526% Asian, and 0.15% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Otero Junior College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (22.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (18.7%) and White Male (18.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

46.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Otero Junior College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,330 students. The full-time enrollment at Otero Junior College is 615 and the part-time enrollment is 715. This means that 46.2% of students enrolled at Otero Junior College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Otero Junior College was 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Otero Junior College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    636

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    445

  3. Black or African American

    70

The enrolled student population at Otero Junior College is 47.8% White, 33.5% Hispanic or Latino, 5.26% Black or African American, 2.56% Two or More Races, 0.752% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.526% Asian, and 0.15% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 64 students (4.81%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 60 more women than men received degrees from Otero Junior College. The majority of degree recipients at Otero Junior College are white (281 degrees awarded). There were 2.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (130 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Otero Junior College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Otero Junior College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Agriculture (85 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (155 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Otero Junior College are Registered nurses (1,312,065 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (160,923 people), Medical & health services managers (144,116 people), Other managers (132,912 people), and Pharmacists (132,117 people).

The most specialized majors at Otero Junior College are Agriculture (85 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (155 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees), Health (133 degrees), and Protective Services (19 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Otero Junior College are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, Dentists, Physicians, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Otero Junior College are Agriculture (85 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (155 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees), Health (133 degrees), and Protective Services (19 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Otero Junior College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,460,357 people), Elementary & secondary schools (383,640 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (327,728 people), Outpatient care centers (215,225 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (203,765 people).

The most specialized majors at Otero Junior College are Agriculture (85 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (155 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (32 degrees), Health (133 degrees), and Protective Services (19 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Otero Junior College.

Most Common

  1. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Otero Junior College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 210

  2. 270

In 2017, 210 degrees were awarded to men at Otero Junior College, which is 0.778 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (270).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Otero Junior College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.02 times more than the 46 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 46 degrees were awarded to women at Otero Junior College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.979 times less than the 47 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%

100% Completion Time

37%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 34% of students graduating from Otero Junior College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 39% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Otero Junior College is Female and Black or African American (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.97% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    281 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    130 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    21 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Otero Junior College is white (281 degrees awarded). There were 2.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (130 degrees).

4.38% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    156 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    125 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    81 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Otero Junior College is white female (156 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (125 degrees).

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Operations

Otero Junior College has an endowment valued at nearly $501k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $134k (26.8%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Otero Junior College had a total salary expenditure of $23.9M. Otero Junior College employs 32 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Otero Junior College are Female No academic ranks (19), Male No academic ranks(13), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Otero Junior College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 99 employees, Service, with 29 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 25 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$501k

2017 Endowment

1%

growth from 2016

Otero Junior College has an endowment valued at about $501k, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Otero Junior College grew 1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.16M lower than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.71M - Federal

  2. $1.23M - State

  3. $590k - Local

As of 2017, Otero Junior College received $1.71M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.23M from state grants and contracts, and $590k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$10.8M

2017 Salaries

0.49%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Otero Junior College paid a median of $10.8M in salaries, which represents 45.3% of their overall expenditure ($23.9M) and a 0.49% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.11% growth from 2015 and a 0.799% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$1.61M

Instructional Salaries

32

Number of Employees

In 2017, Otero Junior College paid a total of $1.61M to 32 employees working as instructors, which represents 14.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.51M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank

Most Common Instructor

32 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

99 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Otero Junior College were No academic rank with 32 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Otero Junior College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 99 employees; Service with 29 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female No academic rank

  2. Male No academic rank

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Otero Junior College was Female No academic rank with 19 employees, Male No academic rank with 13 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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