Cameron University surpasses previous enrollment record

For the third year in a row, Cameron University has once again achieved historic enrollment levels. Headcount enrollment for the Fall 2011 semester is up 2.35 percent over last year’s record breaking enrollment. This represents the largest headcount enrollment in the university’s 103-year history. The continuation of enrollment growth represents a three-year overall headcount growth of 19 percent - more than 1000 students - when compared to 2008 enrollment levels.

“It is exciting to see so many students making Cameron their University of Choice,” says Cameron University President Cindy Ross. “By choosing Cameron, students are guaranteed a top quality education.  The continuing increase in enrollment will ultimately yield positive benefits for the Lawton-Fort Sill community and Oklahoma as we work to increase the number of college-educated citizens.”

The university has maintained the record number of freshman students with about 2,800 freshmen enrolled this semester. In addition, Cameron’s on-campus housing is full again this fall. 

Enrollment in Cameron’s graduate programs is up almost 16 percent over last year, bringing the three-year increase in graduate students to more than 41 percent. 

Military and military dependent headcount enrollment has increased 9.5 percent over last year, thanks to Cameron’s numerous initiatives designed for military students, dependents and veterans. The university’s commitment to this portion of the student body resulted in Cameron being named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine as well as “Best for Vets” by Military Times Edge magazine last year.

The CU-Duncan campus is experiencing continued growth as well.  Preliminary numbers indicate that both headcount and credit hour enrollment are on the rise.  Current headcount enrollment at the Duncan site is 681 and more than 5,100 student credit hours of enrollment. 

“Cameron’s Duncan campus continues to work to meet the needs of students in Stephens County and the surrounding area by providing affordable and convenient access to the top quality education for which Cameron is known,” says Ross.  “The continued growth is a statement about the value of Cameron’s branch campus to Oklahoma.”

Because enrollment for the fall semester remains open, final enrollment numbers will continue to shift until the end of the semester.

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August 24, 2011

PR# 11-147