Patten University

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Patten University is an accredited private university located in Oakland, California. The university was first established in 1944 as the Oakland Bible Institute by preacher Dr. Bebe Patten. It was also directly affiliated with the Christian Evangelical Churches of America. In 1997, the school become affiliated with the University of the Church of God and its name was later changed to Patten University.

Patten University is authorized by the California State Board of Education and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) However, accreditation for the university was recently under probation.

The university offers undergraduate degrees in several religious subjects as well as liberal arts and sciences and business. For those seeking a graduate degree, the university offers master’s degree programs in business management and education. For active duty military personnel, the university offers a special Associate of Science (A.S.) in General Studies.

General Information

2433 Coolidge Ave, Oakland, CA 94601

General Phone:1-888-958-2089
Type of Institution:Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Awards Offered:Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
AA/AS degrees
BA/BS degrees
Postbaccalaureate certificate
MA/MS degrees
Campus setting:City: Large
On-campus housing:Yes
Student Population:1,520 (1,432 undergraduate)
Ratio of students to faculty:23 to 1

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 40 87%
Grant or scholarship aid 38 83% $344,397 $9,063
• Federal grants 23 50% $82,625 $3,592
• Pell grants 20 43% $69,785 $3,489
• Other federal grants 11 24% $12,840 $1,167
Local and state government scholarships or grants 14 30% $88,795 $6,343
Institutional scholarships or grants 24 52% $172,977 $7,207
Student loan financial aid 37 80% $362,700 $9,803
• Federal student loans 37 80% $362,700 $9,803
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 39 5 21 53
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 6
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 6
Education 5 20
Education, General 5
Elementary Education and Teaching 20
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 20 21
General Studies 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 20
Theology and Religious Vocations 13
Bible/biblical Studies 13
Work and Family Studies 33
Child Development 33
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

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