Getting a higher education is now affordable

Undergraduate Business Degrees
Graduate Business Degrees
4 Academic Years (8 terms)
    • Devry
    • $75,516
    • Capella
    • $63,975
    • University of Phoenix
    • $59,750
    • Ashford
    • $49,560
    • Patten University
    •  
      $11,200
* This chart is for illustration only, based on publicly available data as of March 6, 2014. Actual results will vary depending on the number of terms needed to complete the program.
2 Academic Years (4 terms)
    • Capella
    • $35,752
    • Kaplan
    • $28,129
    • University of Phoenix
    • $28,020
    • Ashford
    • $25,242
    • Patten University
    •  
      $8,320
* This chart is for illustration only, based on publicly available data as of March 6, 2014. Actual results will vary depending on the number of terms needed to complete the program.

The Patten Advantage

Tuition is just $350 /month for undergraduate and $520 /month for graduate studies (books included!) Have tuition assistance from your employer? You could earn your degree for free.

    • Patten University

    • Other Universities

    • = Regionally accredited
    • = Regionally accredited
    • + Learn at your own pace
    • One schedule, fits all
    • + Schedule an exam when you're ready
    • Exams on a deadline
    • + Enrollment in 30 minutes
    • Enrollment in 30 days
    • + Affordable
    • Expensive
    • Patten University compared to Other Universities

    • = Both are regionally accredited
    • + Patten: Learn at your own pace
    • Others: One schedule, fits all
    • + Patten: Schedule an exam when you are ready
    • Others: Exams on a deadline
    • + Patten: Enrollment in 30 minutes
    • Others: Enrollment in 30 days
    • + Patten: Affordable
    • Others: Expensive
Online Degrees
Tuition
FAQ

Online Degree Programs

Our challenging programs are designed to give you the real-world knowledge you need to succeed in today’s workplace. The following degrees are offered online in our brand new learning platform.

Associate of Arts
  • General Studies

This program provides students with a solid liberal arts foundation for future educational and career opportunities. The program encourages the expansion of perspectives to create awareness of the key forces of societal change: social, cultural, historical, economic, political, and technological.

Bachelor of Arts
  • Business Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Leadership
  • Psychology
  • Social Entrepreneurship

This program prepares graduates to manage and lead 21st century organizations – corporate, non-profit and governmental. Students will develop the skills to build highly effective cross-functional teams, negotiate and nurture professional relationships, and craft strategy to build competitive organizations.

Master of Business Administration
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Health Care
  • Human Resources
  • Sales Management

The MBA is a professional degree program recognized across all industries. An integrated curricular framework allows students to: examine the core functional areas of business, deepen their management knowledge and skills in select concentrations that address their specific needs, and assess their learning through practical and challenging applications.

Tuition

Your out-of-pocket tuition expense depends on the amount of your employer tuition assistance, if any. Our Enrollment Advisors can help you determine your out-of-pocket expense.

What's included in tuition:

  • As many courses as you can complete per term
  • All ebooks and course materials

Undergraduate Tuition

Have tuition assistance? You may be able to earn your college degree for free,* or for less than $350 per month. We also offer flexible payment terms to defer your payments until you are eligible to be reimbursed.

Don’t have tuition assistance? Pay only $350 per month.

Graduate Tuition

Have tuition assistance? You may be able to earn your college degree for free,* or for less than $520 per month. We also offer flexible payment terms to defer your payments until you are eligible to be reimbursed.

Don’t have tuition assistance? Pay only $520 per month.

Frequent Asked Questions

Which type of accreditation does Patten have?

Patten is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC is a regional accrediting agency that covers institutions based in California such as Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley.

For more information about accreditation, you can schedule a call with one of our Enrollment Advisors.

How is Patten so affordable?
  • Our programs are online.
  • Our faculty is paid to work with students -- not to do research.
  • We elected not to participate in the federal student loan program, and thus don’t have overhead costs to administer it.
How long would it take for me to earn my degree?

This depends on how many credits you transfer in and how many courses you complete per term. Our Enrollment Advisors can provide an estimate based on your specific situation.

How soon can I start?

Terms start each Monday, subject to capacity. To check availability for a specific date, schedule a call with an Enrollment Advisor.

Can I test out of courses?

You can “challenge” any course at any time by taking a final exam and completing a project. Note that our tuition is a flat fee, and includes as many courses as you can take.

To learn more about “challenge” mode, schedule a call with one of our Enrollment Advisors.

Can I transfer credits to Patten?

Generally speaking, yes. 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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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.