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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.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$7,034|
|Receiving Student Loans||96%||$6,581|
Academics & Student Services
The overall graduation rate of Patten University is approximately 19%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||8%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||1%|