Cameron University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,470

4.93% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,410

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

15.5%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

4,524

65.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

22.7%

136 Graduates

About

Cameron University is a higher education institution located in Comanche County, OK. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Cameron University were General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees awarded), General Psychology (59 degrees), and Other Corrections & Criminal Justice (52 degrees).

In 2017, 869 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cameron University. 59.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (450 degrees), 4.37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (103 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cameron University is $4,470, which is $-16,263 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Cameron University is $4,470, which is $-16,263 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,410.

In 2017, 71% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,470

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Cameron University was $4,470. The cost of tuition at Cameron University is $-16,263 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$8,410

2017 Value

7.51%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Cameron University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,410. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Cameron University grew by 7.51%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,707

Room and Board

$1,418

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cameron University was of $6,707 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,418. The cost of room and board increased by 2.26% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

71%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

71% of undergraduate students at Cameron University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 1.39% with respect to 2016, when 72% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

15.5%

2016 Default Rate

183

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Cameron University was 15.5%, which represents 183 out of the 1182 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Cameron University has a total enrollment of 4,524 students. The full-time enrollment at Cameron University is 2,957 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,567. This means that 65.4% of students enrolled at Cameron University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cameron University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.7% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 12.1% Black or African American, 8.84% Two or More Races, 4.93% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.61% Asian, and 0.486% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Cameron University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30%), followed by White Male (20.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.07%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (32.9%), followed by White Male (13.3%) and Black or African American Female (7.69%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cameron University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,524 students. The full-time enrollment at Cameron University is 2,957 and the part-time enrollment is 1,567. This means that 65.4% of students enrolled at Cameron University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Cameron University was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Cameron University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,339

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    576

  3. Black or African American

    547

The enrolled student population at Cameron University is 51.7% White, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, 12.1% Black or African American, 8.84% Two or More Races, 4.93% American Indian or Alaska Native, 1.61% Asian, and 0.486% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 134 students (2.96%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 163 more women than men received degrees from Cameron University. The majority of degree recipients at Cameron University are white (450 degrees awarded). There were 4.37 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (103 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Cameron University is General Business Administration & Management (67 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (59 degrees) and Other Corrections & Criminal Justice (52 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Cameron University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (112 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees), and Protective Services (64 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cameron University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,040,933 people), Secondary school teachers (346,929 people), Education administrators (320,267 people), Other managers (235,320 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (185,222 people).

The most specialized majors at Cameron University are Psychology (112 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees), Protective Services (64 degrees), Education (122 degrees), and History (12 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cameron University are Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers

The most specialized majors at Cameron University are Psychology (112 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees), Protective Services (64 degrees), Education (122 degrees), and History (12 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cameron University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,133,997 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (443,508 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (417,528 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (334,515 people), and Outpatient care centers (204,041 people).

The most specialized majors at Cameron University are Psychology (112 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (39 degrees), Protective Services (64 degrees), Education (122 degrees), and History (12 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Cameron University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Cameron University was General Business Administration & Management with 67 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 353

  2. 516

In 2017, 353 degrees were awarded to men at Cameron University, which is 0.684 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (516).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 61 degrees were awarded to men at Cameron University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.678 times less than the 90 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 90 degrees were awarded to women at Cameron University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.48 times more than the 61 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

11%

100% Completion Time

24%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 11% of students graduating from Cameron University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 24% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 27% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Cameron University is Male and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.735% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    450 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    103 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    84 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cameron University is white (450 degrees awarded). There were 4.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (103 degrees).

2.3% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    255 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    195 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    65 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Cameron University is white female (255 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (195 degrees).

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Operations

Cameron University has an endowment valued at nearly $18.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $68.9k (0.378%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Cameron University had a total salary expenditure of $59.7M. Cameron University employs 38 Instructors, 37 Professors, and 36 Assistant professors. Most academics at Cameron University are Male Professors (29), Female Instructors(24), and Male Assistant professors (21).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cameron University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 66 employees, Service, with 60 employees, and Management with 39 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$18.2M

2017 Endowment

5.15%

growth from 2016

Cameron University has an endowment valued at about $18.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Cameron University grew 5.15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.9M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.41M - Federal

  2. $127k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Cameron University received $1.41M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $127k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$23.5M

2017 Salaries

7.57%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Cameron University paid a median of $23.5M in salaries, which represents 39.3% of their overall expenditure ($59.7M) and a 7.57% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.58% decline from 2015 and a 0.121% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.02M

Instructional Salaries

143

Number of Employees

In 2017, Cameron University paid a total of $8.02M to 143 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $8.02M (34.2%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

38 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

66 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cameron University were Instructor with 38 employees; Professor with 37 employees; and Professor with 36 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cameron University were Office and Administrative Support with 66 employees; Service with 60 employees; and Management with 39 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Instructor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cameron University was Male Professor with 29 employees, Female Instructor with 24 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 21 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Cameron University.

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