Welcome to Patten University. Whether you are one of our current students, looking for an institution of higher learning, one of our many distinguished alumni, or just curious; I believe you will quickly see that Patten University’s regionally accredited undergraduate and graduate programs are among the most affordable in the world. We feel passionate about Patten because we believe that a thoughtful, values-based education transforms not only individual lives but society as a whole and, to support that belief, we recently lowered tuition rates so that more people can take advantage of what Patten University has to offer.
The cost of attending school today is making it impossible for many people to seek the education that they need. At Patten University we understand that you want to get the classes that you need when you need them. We also understand that you need to graduate on time so you can launch your new career or improve your existing career, and you need to do this without going deeply into debt. Traditional age students, transfer students, and working adults are enrolling at Patten to accomplish these goals using Patten’s groundbreaking combination of online and on-campus academic programs.
Patten University was founded by an entrepreneur who, almost seven decades ago, saw the need to provide greater access to higher education. Today, the faculty and staff at Patten are continuing that tradition by taking down the barriers both to access and to success that have stood between you and your educational goal. Based on our core values of social justice and community service, our outstanding faculty offer our students the invaluable Patten experience that not only advances their knowledge and skills but also enhances their leadership capability as fully contributing local and global citizens.
We hope you will explore our excellent programs and contact us with any questions you have about how a Patten education can change your life.
Dr. D. Terry Rawls