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Getting a higher education is now affordable

The Patten Advantage
  • Affordable Tuition

    • $350/mo Undergraduate Tuition
    • $520/mo Graduate Tuition

    Tuition includes as many courses as you can complete per term and all ebooks and course materials.

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  • Online degrees designed around you

    • Learn at your own pace
    • Get personal academic support
    • Schedule exams when you're ready
    • Start school any Monday

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Accredited Online Degree Programs

Our challenging programs are designed to give you the real-world knowledge you need to succeed in today’s workplace.


With concentrations in

Bachelor of Arts

Associate of Arts

General Studies
With concentrations in


Patten is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

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Special On-campus Programs (Oakland, CA)
Do you have transfer credits?

Our Registrar will evaluate your credits free of charge. To start the transfer credit evaluation process, schedule a call with one of our Enrollment Advisors.

Contact Us

Patten Enrollment Advisors are available to answer any questions.

Call 1-866-854-8876

Advisors are available from 7am – 6pm PST

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Enroll to start classes as early as Monday, it's fast & easy.

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Disrupting Education

When asked why city officials would turn to a for-profit company rather than a public college, Desley Brooks, an Oakland City Council member, said the answer is cost: “You can’t even go to a J.C. and get this level of education for that amount of money. The trust comes from the people who are involved.”

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Patten Alumnus Interview

Hear from Patten University's first online graduate, Kristofer King, Bachelor of Arts in Management - Leadership, 2014

Our Mission

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.


"I chose Patten because it felt like a program that was geared towards my way of learning. I have found that this model allows me to work at my own pace without needing to spend weeks in a class where I may have already mastered the material."

– Tally Simmons, Senior Manager of Operations at Bright Horizons