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2800 West Gore Blvd
Lawton, OK 73505-6377
p. 580-581-2200
w. www.cameron.edu

Cameron University

Cameron University Rating: 4.0/5 (4 votes)

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Introduction

Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma may be the perfect match for students desiring a small, rural four-year college that also offers graduate programs. Founded in 1908, the school has roots as an agricultural college but has moved into the modern age, currently awarding associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees.

History

The school now known as Cameron University began as an agricultural high school, founded shortly after Oklahoma achieved statehood. The Cameron State School of Agriculture was named for the baptist minister Rev. E.D. Cameron. Its first classes were held in 1909 in a bank basement.

Programs of study expanded as Southwest Oklahoma’s educational needs changed; junior college classes were added in the 1920s. The high school program was dropped in the early 1940s and the school became Cameron State Agricultural College. In the 1960s, the college began offering bachelor’s degrees. The institution became known as Cameron College in 1973 and received its current name in 2004, when it took over an education facility in Duncan, Oklahoma.

Academics

A wide variety of courses and programs are offered, including associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. More than 50 degree programs are available. Education has become a major component of the university’s offerings, with a large number of students seeking degrees in that field. Business is also big business at here, with a variety of university resources dedicated to business studies, including the university’s new master’s program in entrepreneurial studies.

Some of the most popular majors include:

  • Education – 25 percent of enrollment
  • Business/Marketing – 18 percent of enrollment
  • Social Sciences – 13 percent of enrollment
  • Psychology – 7 percent of enrollment
  • Parks And Recreation – 6 percent of enrollment
  • Computer and Information Sciences – percent of enrollment

Like many universities, the school has been scaling up its online programs and now offers more than 200 courses online. Students can earn four degrees solely by taking online classes.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

The university does not have an admissions deadline, but financial aid information must be submitted by May 1. Students must submit their high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores, and an admissions essay is also required. Students should also turn in relevant documentation of volunteer work and letters of recommendation.

The university requires that all new freshmen be graduates of an accredited high school or have a GED. New students must have at least a 20 on the ACT or an 890 on the SAT or have a high school GPA of 2.7 and rank in the top half of their class. The majority of first-time students have a high school GPA of 3.0 or better and were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

Nearly all applicants are admitted.

Financial Aid

Financial aid can help students pay for tuition, books, supplies, room and board, and other education-related expenses. Students may be eligible for federal grants and student loans as well as grants and scholarships offered by the state of Oklahoma, the university itself, and other outside organizations. For example, students who are Oklahoma residents may be eligible for financial aid from the Oklahoma’s Promise Program, which provides aid to families that make less than $50,000 per year.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4543rd for the average student loan amount.
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Students

The university is best suited for students who want to further their education in a quiet, small town with few big-city distractions. The recently opened McMahon Centennial Complex is a major part of campus life. The facility has a food court, art gallery, student services offices, meeting rooms and more. Bentley Gardens is another key point of interest on the campus. The gardens include a pond, walking trails, an outdoor music venue and various natural features.

The university has four sororities and three fraternities. There are also more than 80 other campus groups and clubs, including professional, academic, and interest-based organizations.

The nearby Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge offers lots of camping, hiking and other outdoor recreation.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

The Cameron University Aggies are members of the NCAA Division II and participate in the Lone Star Conference.

Men’s sports include basketball, baseball, golf, tennis and cross country. Women’s sports include basketball, volleyball, softball, golf, cheerleading and tennis.

School colors are gold and black.

Alumni

Famous alumni include:

  • John Brandes, former NFL player
  • Gen. Bryan Brown, former Commanding General of U.S. Special Operations Command
  • Avery Johnson, NBA coach

Accreditation

The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Information Summary

Ranks 25th in Oklahoma and 2052nd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Oklahoma and 147th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.02
Arson 1 0.02
Burglary 5 0.08
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.02
Arrest 1 0.02

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 589 0.60
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 8 0.01
Forcible Rape 57 0.06
Robbery 175 0.18
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,960 2.00
Larceny 3,365 3.44
Vehicle theft 206 0.21

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Lawton, OK 73505-6377
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population46,286 (44,745 urban / 1,541 rural)
Households17,314 (2.63 people per house)
Median Household Income$36,467
Families12,685 (3.07 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate with arts & sciences (education dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringPost-master's certificate
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District4004

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 1709th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $3,435 $3,435 $10,875
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,620 $1,620 $1,620
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $169 $169 $417
FT Graduate Tuition $3,540 $3,540 $10,656
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,296 $1,296 $1,296
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $202 $202 $498
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $15,337 $15,337 $22,777
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,896 $18,896 $26,336
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $10,666 $10,666 $18,106

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $4,590 $4,770 $4,590 $4,770 $11,198 $11,745
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,418(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board $5,190 $5,454
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,942(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,966 $8,230
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,122(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,122(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference Lone Star Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Lone Star Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Lone Star Conference

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity700
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$1,552
Board Fee$2,660

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 110 102 50 13 40 471 61 873
Accounting 7 1 1 14 23
Agriculture, General 2 9 1 13
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other 1 3 5
Art/Art Studies, General 2 7 2 11
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 6 1 1 1 7 16
Business Administration and Management, General 27 8 6 1 10 77 1 134
Business/Commerce, General 16 5 7 29
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 1 1
Chemistry, General 4 1 1 2 1 9
Child Care and Support Services Management 3 3
Child Development
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 2 2
Communication and Media Studies, Other 2 2 1 13 2 20
Computer Science 3 1 2 6
Computer and Information Sciences, General 5 2 1 1 3 1 13
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 2 23 7 6 39 12 92
Counseling Psychology 5 10 3 1 2 22 2 46
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 3 1 7 11
Education, General 1 2 1 14 18
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 2 1 1 17 22
Educational/Instructional Technology 2 8 1 11
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1 3 5 10
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 2 1 4 19 2 30
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other 2 1 8 11
English Language and Literature, General 1 1 4 4 10
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 8 8
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 1 1
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 1 3 1 5
General Studies 8 26 12 1 5 71 6 136
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 1 1 9 4 16
History, General 1 7 8
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Information Technology 9 1 1 18 5 35
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General 2 1 3 6
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 1 2 4
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 4 10 1 16
Music Teacher Education 1 1
Music, General 1 1 3 1 6
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 2 2
Physics, General 3 4 7
Political Science and Government, General 2 3 5
Psychology, General 1 3 6 1 1 19 4 37
Reading Teacher Education 2 7 9
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 1 1
Secondary Education and Teaching 1 1
Social Studies Teacher Education 1 2 3
Sociology 3 1 8 2 14
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 1 1 1 3 6

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 3101st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $53,272 ($56,755 male / $49,494 female)
Number of FT Faculty 189 (109 male / 80 female)
Number of PT Faculty 313
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $6,536,275
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