Concurrent enrollment – whereby high school students take college level classes to get a head start on earning a college degree – has reached an all-time high at Cameron University. For the Fall 2022 semester, the number of concurrent students is 34.8 percent higher than in Fall 2021.
“We are fortunate to have so many area school districts where administrators understand the value of concurrent enrollment,” says Cameron president John McArthur. “Our long-time partnership with Lawton Public Schools is invaluable, and a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to improve distance learning opportunities in 28 rural school districts in southwest Oklahoma has enabled us to provide technology to make it easier for students in those schools to take college-level classes.”
Other areas in which the university is experiencing increases include the number of freshmen enrolled this fall, which is up 8.9 percent and has resulted in a 5.1-percent increase in credit hour production for first-time freshmen compared to last year.
The number of part-time students has increased by 4.2 percent, resulting in a 3.1-percent increase in credit hour production.
The number of international students has increased by 4.8 percent and is projected to continue to grow now that the US’s COVID-19 travel restrictions have been relaxed. Additionally, the number of Oklahoma residents has increased slightly, as has the number of students from neighboring states.
“Cameron offers in-state tuition to students Texas, New Mexico and Arkansas, and we are seeing an increase in that constituency as residents in those states are seeking high quality education at an affordable cost,” says Jerrett Phillips, Cameron’s Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success. “It’s also rewarding to see more international students returning to Cameron, expanding our multi-cultural opportunities and resources.”
Residency in CU’s student housing facilities is up 7.8 percent over last year, as more students are returning to the Shepler Center dormitories and Cameron Village apartments.
“Living on campus allows students to enjoy a well-rounded collegiate experience,” Phillips says. “The academic and social benefits of living on campus are numerous and play a significant role in a student’s success in obtaining a college degree.”
Cameron continues to offer traditional, online, ITV and hybrid class formats, with 15 degree programs that can be completed entirely online. Enrollment for the Spring 2023 semester will open on October 25.
For information about attending Cameron University, contact the Office of Admissions at 580-581-2289 or via email at email@example.com.