Cameron University’s history is rooted in Oklahoma’s statehood. In 1908, one year after Statehood, Oklahoma became a state, the Oklahoma Legislature created six agricultural high schools in each judicial district. The Cameron State School of Agriculture was named for the Rev. E. D. Cameron, a Baptist minister and Oklahoma’s first State Superintendent of Schools. The first classes were held on Statehood Day, November 16, 1909, in the basement of a bank building while a new campus building was constructed.
Cameron added junior college work in 1927. With this changed function came a new name — Cameron State Agricultural College. In 1941, high school courses were dropped, and Cameron became solely a junior college.
Baccalaureate degrees were authorized in 1966 by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, following action by the Legislature. The institution’s name was shortened to Cameron College in 1971, and then changed to Cameron University in 1974.
In 1988, State Regents expanded Cameron’s functions to include offerings at the master's degree level. This change in function was the first granted to an Oklahoma institution since Cameron was given the authority to offer bachelor's degrees more than 20 years earlier. In May 2004, the Duncan Higher Education Center in nearby Duncan, Oklahoma, became an official branch campus and was renamed Cameron University - Duncan.
Today, Cameron University serves students from around the globe, offering more than 50 degrees through two-year, four-year and graduate programs.
We'll fight to the end Cameron Aggies
Fight for our honored name
We'll back you all the way, you know, for spirit is in our fame
So here's to the Cameron Aggies
Here's to the Black and Gold
Yes, Fight! Fight!
Cameron Aggies all the way!