Cameron University celebrates its high school concurrent students

August 15, 2019

For more than a decade, Cameron University has provided concurrent enrollment opportunities for high school juniors and seniors in addition to providing tuition waivers for most participants. Since August 2018, more than 350 high school students participated in concurrent enrollment on the Lawton or Duncan campus, earning more than 1,800 college credits.

“Nationally, concurrent enrollment has demonstrated that participation positively impacts student success in post-secondary education”, said Jerrett Phillips, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success. “Cameron University has offered this opportunity to qualified high school applicants for over 10 years. During that time, we provided tuition waivers to juniors as well as seniors and helped them afford high quality, college level courses while in secondary school.” 

Cameron University is proud to announce that the following high school junior and senior students participated in concurrent enrollment during the last academic year (August 2018 – July 2019). Students who authorized publication of their names are listed below by high school.

Bray-Doyle High School:  Katlyn D. Hampton, Mark C. Kilbourn, Justin A. Miller

Central High School:  Haleigh B. Bradley, Victoria D. Gibbs, Aiden M. Martin-Teakell, Richart K. Morita, Lauren M. Perry, Garrett R. Thornton, Katelynn R. Vandever

Duncan High School:  Bryce C. Albin, Rebecca J. Bailey, Mora B. Bivens, Brooklyn N. Bostick, Aubrey L. Bowden, Derek L. Bridges, Joshua E. Bumgarner, Riley A. Butler, Steven A. Cox, JaiVion D. Dangerfield, Hunter A. DeVoe, Madelynn J. Girod, Madelyn S. Harper, Lauren A. Hennan, Samantha S. Hurley, Tayler L. Janz, Celia M. Jones, Carson L. Kinnaird, Ian N. McEntire, Sam T. McGough, Devin D. Moore, Evan G. Moore, Emma L. Morris, Braden C. Mowdy, Stephanie M. Munoz, Ashlynn M. Pharaoh, Karliegh D. Ramirez, Liberty R. Redden, Jacob G. Riley, Katelyn D. Samuels, Roderick D. Standokes, Braylen K. Sullivan, Connor M. Thaxton, Creed C. Watkins, Preston H. Weaks, Katelyn E. White, Kara M. Whitt, Katy E. Whitt

Marlow High School:  Kale R. Baker, Madison B. Baker, Macey K. Bateman, Matthew B. Branum, Matthew A. Cobbs, Chassidy J. Dixon, Ryan M. Ford, Joshua B. Gibbs, Owen R. Howard, Kobey B. Kizarr, Mikahla L. Lavey, Tyler L. Lavey, Cole C. McDonald, Mia Meshell, Ryder C. Mitchell, Meagan P. Morriston, Lindley R. Newberry, Cole Y. Newport, Chloe R. O'Conner, Alli S. Spurlock, Jaci D. Strickland, Lauren B. Wade, Valhana B. Woods 

CU encourages high school juniors and seniors throughout southwest Oklahoma to apply for concurrent enrollment. To qualify, students must meet the academic standards established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. If a student attends an accredited high school, they must have a minimum 20 A.C.T. composite score (S.A.T 1020 / 940 (depending upon year taken)) OR a 3.0 high school GPA and class rank in the top 50% of their class. If a student is home schooled or attends an unaccredited high school they must meet the same ACT (or SAT) requirement as stated above AND complete high school coursework equivalent to an individual classified as a junior or senior at an accredited high school. National ACT, Pre-ACT, Residual ACT, SAT, or PSAT test scores may be utilized.

Once a student is granted admission for concurrent enrollment, Cameron has a tuition waiver program to help with the affordability of the academic experience. High school seniors can receive waivers up to 18 credit hours of tuition per year (year begins with the summer preceding the senior year). Effective in the Fall 2019 semester, a policy change allows all admitted high school juniors to receive waivers up to nine credit hours per year (year begins with the summer preceding their junior year). To recognize exceptional academic performance, this year’s high school juniors with an ACT composite of 26 or higher qualify for six hours of tuition waivers per semester.

 “Through concurrent tuition waivers, Cameron University will invest up to $2,826 into each student participating in the program this academic year,” says Phillips. “Last year, the university awarded $471,788.00 in high school junior and senior concurrent tuition waivers.”

 Families are responsible for fees, books and other educational expenses. Concurrent enrollment is a great program that allows high school students to earn credits on a college transcript and complete a Cameron University associates or bachelor’s degree in less time. General education credits earned through concurrent enrollment at Cameron are transferable to other Oklahoma colleges and universities.

 Cameron University begins fall classes on Monday, August 19.