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Cameron earns gold designation as Military Friendly ® School

Cameron University has earned the 2024-25 Military Friendly® School Gold designation from G.I. Jobs magazine. CU was one of just 243 schools chosen for gold award status in recognition of its leading practices, outcomes and effective programs. The gold designation indicates that CU is rated within 10 percent of the 10th-ranked organization for the category of small public universities.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School awards designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2024-25 survey, with 537 schools earning awards level designations in gold, silver, and bronze.

Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

Cameron’s commitment to active duty military, veterans and dependents is multi-faceted.

• Application fees are waived for active duty service members.

• Test administrations fees are waived for active duty military members for tests such as CLEP, DSST or proctoring for other schools besides Cameron University.

• Military credit evaluation is offered for free.

• Military and military dependents in Oklahoma can attend Cameron University at the in-state tuition rate.

• Cameron offers regularly scheduled courses on post at Fort Sill.

• Cameron University has been certified as a Yellow Ribbon school by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for waiving the remaining tuition not covered by the Post-9/11 GI bill for eligible students.

• In addition to degree programs and general education course offerings, Cameron is responsive to unique educational requests from Fort Sill. Examples include providing language and cultural awareness training and computer science courses for security systems and encryption.

• Cameron participates in the Military Spouse Career Advancement Portal and Financial Assistance Program by working closely with spouses of active duty military personnel to help them take advantage of this financial benefit.

• Cameron recognizes the recreational and cultural needs of military families. CU welcomes military families by offering a variety of free and reduced admission activities; examples include athletic events, concerts, theatrical events and lectures.

• Additional services include Vet Fest and the Veteran/Military Resource Fairs that bring a variety of veterans-related resources and organizations to campus, scholarship opportunities, career support and hosting DoD/VA processors to assist with claims processing.

• Academic support is provided in the form of tutoring, academic and career advising, counseling, and assistance in applying for financial aid and veterans benefits.

• Other military-friendly opportunities include a VA work-study program, an active Student Veterans of America chapter, military-related service projects, social events and veterans cords for commencement.that are donated by the Lawton chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

• Cameron’s George D. Keathley Department of Military Science is home to the Comanche Battalion, one of the top Army ROTC programs in the nation.

To learn about the veterans-related support and resources, visit http://www.cameron.edu/veteran_affairs or contact Vicki Henson at 580-581-2301 or vickih@cameron.edu.

Information about the George D. Keathley Department of Military Science and the U.S. Army ROTC program is available at https://www.cameron.edu/military, by calling 580-581-2340 or via email at military@cameron.edu.



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