At Patten University, we believe that everyone should be able to get a quality college education. We are committed to making higher education accessible and affordable to all, no matter their age, location, ethnicity or financial situation. Since 1944, Patten University has earned a reputation for carefully mentoring students and making a difference in our community. Today we have expanded our reach through online education while maintaining our commitment to enriching the world and giving students close personal attention. At Patten, you are never just a number.

Helping You Thrive

With our online programs, we focus on helping working adults acquire the skills and knowledge they need to advance or change their careers. Our flexible online learning platform gives you the freedom to earn your degree on your terms while still enjoying close interaction with faculty and students in an engaging learning environment. We are also committed to making education affordable so that students can earn a degree without acquiring a burden of debt. Our innovative tuition model and strategic reduction of bureaucratic overhead allow us to lower costs and pass the savings to you.


Patten University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (”WSCUC”). WSCUC is a regional accrediting agency serving a diverse group of public and private higher education institutions throughout California, Hawaii, and the Pacific, as well as a limited number of institutions outside the U.S. Through its work of peer review, based on standards, agreed to by the membership, WSCUC encourages continuous institutional improvement and assures the membership and its constituencies, including the public, that accredited institutions are fulfilling their missions in service to their students and the public good.



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94601 Oakland, California, USA

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