Cameron University

Cameron University

Cameron University is a four-year, co-educational, public university located in Lawton, Oklahoma. It was established in 1909 as an all-male agricultural college, when it was then named Cameron State School of Agriculture. It was named in honor of Rev. E. D. Cameron, a Baptist minister and Oklahoma's first State Superintendent.

The university's sports teams are nicknamed the Aggies. CU sponsors baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, softball, tennis and volleyball teams. The university also offers intramural sports programs to its students.

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Contacting Cameron

Cameron University
2800 Gore Blvd
Lawton , OK 73505
General Phone: (580) 581-2225

Cameron Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management189business, business management, accounting, entrepreneurship, MIS
Liberal Arts154foreign language and literature, English, general studies, political science, sociology, history
Education and Teaching133education, educational administration, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Security and Law Enforcement92criminal justice and police, criminology
Therapy and Counseling66psychology, social psychology
Engineering Technician31electronics tech, mechanical drafting, engineering technician
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy28health and physical education
Drama and Performing Arts25various performing arts
Science18biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Media15communication studies
Agricultural Science and Management12agriculture
Family and Social Work12family and consumer science, child care management
Art Studies11art studies
Medical Support and Technology11health diagnostic professions
Computer Science and Engineering7computer and info science

Number of programs and degrees for Cameron in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree52725
Associate's degree19110
Master's degree1027

Cameron Student Body

In 2007-2008, Cameron had a total enrollment of 5,469 students (4,229 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 91%
Graduate 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 60%
Black 17%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 3%
American Indian 8%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 16%
20-21 18%
22-24 17%
25-29 17%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)12%
State unknown1%

Cameron Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 48 %
Part-Time 22 %

Cameron Room and Board (2007)

Cameron offers campus housing for 720 of its 4,229 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Lawton, Oklahoma for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Oklahoma Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 15 meals per week.

Cameron Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,020
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 9,742
Room and board $ 7,215
Room charge $ 4,959
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,256
Books and supplies $ 1,260
Other expenses $ 2,642

Financial Aid:
Cameron participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 315000)

Cameron Faculty

Cameron has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3025
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2317

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year25$65,1508$59,602
Associate professoracademic year29$59,51110$52,711
Assistant professoracademic year40$47,79822$47,140
Instructoracademic year13$38,94520$34,251
All faculty totalacademic year107$53,95160$45,434

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Cameron Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Lone Star Conference
Baseball Lone Star Conference
Track Lone Star Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports31013

Cameron Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, General

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
General Studies
History, General
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Social Psychology

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Cameron Highlights

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What Sets Cameron Apart:

Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 6%Cameron Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 8%Cameron Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in education and teaching
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 9%Cameron % of degrees in education and teaching
% of degrees in drama and performing arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Cameron % of degrees in drama and performing arts
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Cameron % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Cameron Number of students
% of degrees in engineering technician
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 15%Cameron % of degrees in engineering technician
Number of degree programs
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 15%Cameron Number of degree programs
% of degrees in liberal arts
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 15%Cameron % of degrees in liberal arts
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Cameron % of degrees in security and law enforcement
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%Cameron Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
% of degrees in business and management
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%Cameron % of degrees in business and management

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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