Whoever You Are, We Have A Place For You

Patten University offers liberal arts undergraduate and graduate degrees with a focus on business and community leadership.

Patten Online

At Patten University, we have designed our student experience to accommodate working adults. Our unique self-paced learning model gives you maximum flexibility to slow down when life gets busy or speed up when you have the time.
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Patten Campus

Patten University is located in Oakland, California, just minutes away from San Francisco and Berkeley. Our campus faculty is committed to providing exceptional instruction and support for our students.

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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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Online Learning

Online courses at Patten University are designed with you in mind. Self-assessment tools make it easy to keep track of your coursework.

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Shaping Students into Leaders Since 1944

Whether you prefer to learn on our Oakland campus or on our brand new online learning platform, there's a place for you at Patten. Learn more about how Patten University can help you reach your goals:

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