Benefits for Pathways Students

Tremendous Savings

Save a significant amount of money: average private U.S. university tuition is about $32,000 annually, with room and board usually exceeding $10,000. Earning your Associate’s Degree from Patten University could save you over $80,000 – money that could be put toward an advanced degree or other family needs. Additionally, Patten University’s affordable, all-inclusive tuition model includes all ebooks and materials needed for classes: there are no additional, hidden fees.

Accredited, Transferrable

Patten University was founded in 1944 and has been supporting full-time online learning since 2013. Patten is accredited by WASC, the same accrediting body that oversees California State colleges, University of California campuses and Stanford University. Because Patten is WASC-accredited, its credits and degree are well-recognized and easily transferrable.

Local, On-Site Support

You’ll receive academic support, English language training and preparation for standardized tests (as needed) from the local Pathway partner.

Online Academic Support

You will also be assigned your very own Student Advisor. Your advisor is there for you throughout your degree program, helping you to set goals and navigate your academic experience by identifying new study strategies, work plans, and methods to improve your grades.

Innovative Online Learning Platform

The Patten University online learning platform allows you to study where and when you want, concentrate on course material that’s new to you, and test out of what you already know. The self-paced learning allows you to accelerate your progress when you have time to focus and move ahead. Even proctored exams are scheduled at your convenience.

Admissions Support for Transfer to Bachelor’s Program

Your local Pathway partner will help you choose a US university that fits you, is a good match for your demonstrated abilities, and is within your family’s budget. Over the last year of your program, you will receive admissions counseling, study abroad planning and cultural adaptation training.