The 2021 Military Times “Best for Vets: Colleges” rankings list has been published, with Cameron University achieving a number of distinctions. Cameron was named third in Oklahoma, 13th in the Southwest region, 99th among public institutions, 117th among four year schools and 125th in the nation overall. In addition, Cameron scored an 87% rating for military-friendly institutions.
“Cameron University considers its veterans and their dependents shining treasures and strives to provide a wealth of services to maintain a military friendly environment that contributes to their personal success,” said CU Veterans Affairs coordinator, Vicki Henson.
For 10 years, veterans have relied on the Military Times “Best for Vets: Colleges” as a top resource when making education decisions. This year’s ranking report noted that Cameron University was the first VetSuccess Campus in Oklahoma. VetSuccess Campus helps members of the military, veterans and their dependents with educational benefits and provides access to academic counseling.
In addition, CU was recognized for its yearly Veterans Resource Fair that connects military members and their family members with organizations that offer services to assist them, the Veterans Day observance that honors the Armed Forces, and maintaining a focus group to improve VA educational offerings.
Cameron’s ranking in “Best for Vets: Colleges” aligns with the many services and opportunities offered to veterans, service members and their families. One of the most important benefits is CU certification 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. 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 at CU include a VA work-study program, a Tragedy Assistance Program for survivors, focus groups to assist in improving VA educational benefit offerings, free admission for active duty members and their families and $1 admission for veterans to all sporting events, an active Student Veterans of America chapter, military-related service projects, social events and university-provided Veterans Cords for commencement.
The Cameron University Office of Veterans Affairs is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and is located on the CU campus in Room 332 of the North Shepler Tower. For more information, call 580-581-2301.
Cameron University is a publicly funded state university with campuses in Lawton and Duncan. Offering nearly 50 different degree options, the university is committed to providing its students a top-quality education. To learn more about Cameron’s degree programs, visit www.cameron.edu, or contact the Office of Admissions at 580-581-2289 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cameron is currently enrolling for the fall semester, which begins Aug. 16.