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.
|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
|Campus setting:||City: Large|
|Student Population:||1,520 (1,432 undergraduate)|
|Ratio of students to faculty:||23 to 1|
|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||–||–||–||–|
|Elementary Education and Teaching||–||–||–||–||20|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities||20||–||–||21||–|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies||20||–||–||–||–|
|Theology and Religious Vocations||13||–||–||–||–|
|Work and Family Studies||–||–||–||–||33|
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