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The city of Lawton (Pawnee: Raaríhtaaru? ) is the county seat of Comanche County, in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Located in the southwestern region of Oklahoma, approximately 80 miles (130 km) southwest of Oklahoma City, it is the principal city of the Lawton Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the 2010 US Census, Lawton's population was 96,867, making it the fifth largest city in the state.

Built on former reservation lands of Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Indians, Lawton was founded on August 6, 1901, and was named after Major General Henry Ware Lawton, a Civil War Medal of Honor recipient who was killed in action in the Philippine–American War. Lawton's landscape is typical of the Great Plains with flat topography and gently rolling hills, while the area north of the city is marked by the Wichita Mountains.

The city's proximity to Fort Sill Military Reservation gave Lawton economic and population stability in the region throughout the 20th century. Although Lawton's economy is still largely dependent on Fort Sill, it has also grown to encompass manufacturing, higher education, health care, and retail. The city's government is run by a council-manager government consisting of a city manager and a city council headed by a mayor. Interstate 44 and three major United States Highways serve the city, while Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport connects Lawton by air. Recreation can be found at the city's many parks, lakes, museums, and festivals. Notable residents of the city include many musical and literary artists as well as several professional athletes.

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Schools in and around Lawton, OK

Name
Eves College of Hairstyling
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Platt College-Lawton
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Cameron University
Four or more years; Public; $9,713 average out-state tuition; $3,105 average in-state tuition
Great Plains Technology Center
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public
Red River Technology Center
Less than 2 years (below associate); Public
Caddo Kiowa Technology Center
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Four or more years; Public; $7,968 average out-state tuition; $2,808 average in-state tuition

Lawton, OK Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Fred R. McDaniel Memorial Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017