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Patten University

2433 Coolidge Ave, Oakland, CA

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  • Phone: (510) 261-8500 x7765

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  • Phone: (510) 261-8500 x7747

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Patten University is a nonprofit private university that has a large number of majors available for students to choose from. The school is located in Oakland, CA, in a predominately urban area. The Nondenominational Christian affiliation at the school is an important part of the history, education and mission that defines the school. The school's smaller size in terms of enrollment, approximately 1,100 students, offers students a more hands on education due to class size and ease of access to professors.

A list of some of the popular programs are:

  • Liberal Arts
  • Child Development
  • Biblical Studies
  • General Studies
  • Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services

The school has an open enrollment policy, admitting all applicants that meet the requirements for admission. Submission of transcripts, test scores, and admissions essays may be needed for certain programs.

The cost of tuition is nearly $15,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's tuition calculator to better estimate their cost of attending Patten University. Student housing is available for students, which costs around $4,000 per year. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Patten University participates in sports through the NAIA's Cascade Collegiate Conference in Baseball.

Students may visit the website to get a complete list of areas of study, programs, admissions information, and more that is available at this school.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students Patten University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Patten University is about 1,100. The student body is made up of 96% undergraduate students and 4% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $8,800 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $350-$420 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$7,034
Receiving Student Loans96%$6,581

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 13%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Patten University may offer services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Patten University is approximately 19%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years8%
Graduating in 5 Years1%

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Biblical Studies (B)

Business and Marketing Studies

  • Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services (B)