Lawton Public Schools includes 26 elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, two Headstart/Pre-K centers and one secondary alternative school. The average teacher has over 14 years experience and more than 50 are National Board certified. Seven elementary schools have received the U.S. Department of Education's prestigious Blue Ribbon Award. Four sites are designed as "model schools" through Great Expectations, a professional development program that stresses high expectations. Academic studies and a complete fine arts program are offered. Athletic programs are successful with many state championships and several graduates play in the NFL and MLB.
Cameron University, averaging 6000 students, is a 100 year old higher education institution under the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents. More than 50 degrees are offered through two-year, four-year and graduate programs. The campus continues to undergo a transformation with more that $54.5 million in improvement projects. The Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies (CETES) is the university's initiative to lead the economic development of southwest Oklahoma. Small class sizes, excellent faculty and the finest in student housing produces a truly unique university atmosphere.
Columbia College specializes in adult and military education with opportunities available at 35 campuses nationwide; serving nearly 25,000 students in 13 states and on 18 military bases. If you want to finish a college degree started years ago or interested in attending for the first time, assistance is available to help select a college degree program that is ideal for your life and future goals.
Great Plains Technology Center is known as an exceptional occupational education institution preparing a world class workforce. The mission is to prepare individuals to succeed in work and life by helping them develop competitive workforce knowledge, skills and attitudes. This goal is accomplished by providing viable occupational education, training and development opportunities to the citizens of our district. Great Plains also promotes the economic development of southwest Oklahoma by assisting businesses and organizations to continually improve their operations.
Platt College exists to create a workforce of professionals with the skills and training necessary to answer the needs of today's and tomorrow's workplace. Because students receive the rigors of academic discipline as well as hands-on experience in their chosen fields, employers can rest assured they will hire a confident graduate who is well prepared and possesses valuable experience.
The University of Oklahoma, in 1964, began serving the educational needs of the U.S. Armed Forces. At Fort Sill, OU offers master's degree programs in Public Administration, International Relations, Human Relations, Economics and Communication. Courses are taught in an intensive format the includes pre-class preparation, pre- and post-class assignments plus two weekends of on-site instruction. Courses are taught by OU faculty and degrees can be earned in 18 to 24 months.
Webster University Fort Sill is a military-friendly institution with 30 years of experience educating service members and surrounding community members. Located at 43 of the largest military institutions int he country, Webster offers degree programs that can be completed in the classroom, online or a combination of both. The distinguished faculty, teaching in online classrooms, share the same credentials as those in traditional educational institutions and the academic standards are just as rigorous. Degree programs offered at Fort Sill include Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Human Resource Management, Information Technolgoy Management, and Management and Leadership.