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Patten University

"Patten College in Oakland, CA is a Christian liberal arts institution with over 1000 students and a "strong Biblical Studies emphasis." Patten offers weekend and non-traditional extension programs, and the campus is just a few miles from the beautiful Lake Merritt/Lakeside Park area, America's largest urban saltwater lake."

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Open Admissions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

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Overview

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"Patten College in Oakland, CA is a Christian liberal arts institution with over 1000 students and a "strong Biblical Studies emphasis." Patten offers weekend and non-traditional extension programs, and the campus is just a few miles from the beautiful Lake Merritt/Lakeside Park area, America's largest urban saltwater lake."

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In 1944, Dr. Bebe Patten and her husband, C. Thomas Patten, conducted evangelistic services in the Bay Area. Thousands of people filled the Oakland Auditorium Arena (now the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center) seeking purpose and meaning for their lives. Several hundred answered a call to active Christian service. Because of this response, Dr. Patten founded the Oakland Bible Institute, which was incorporated as a California nonprofit corporation.

The School was located for several years at its initial location, 1428 Alice Street. It moved to Telegraph Avenue in 1950, and then to the present campus on Coolidge Avenue in 1960. Later the school was renamed Patten University in response to its growth and expansion of academic programs and degree offerings.

While the University has continued to emphasize Bible and church-centered ministries, it has created options for students whose career interests lie in fields other than the professional ministry.

The University is supported by the Christian Evangelical Churches of America, Inc. (CECA), also founded in 1944 by Dr. Patten. This organization is a separate nonprofit corporation that establishes churches and ordains men and women to the ministry. Christian Cathedral, the CECA headquarters church located on the Patten University campus, provides some of the facilities used in the University program.

In 1997, Patten University became an affiliate university of the Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee. Recognized as a "Church of God Institution", the University provides programs to further the ministry and the work of the Church of God in the western United States.

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Student Life

Student Life

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Student Publications: The Wire

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Music Ensembles
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Drama/Theater

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center remedial instruction tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs veteran's counselor
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): accelerated program double major dual enrollment of high school students independent study teacher certification
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Bible/Biblical Studies (32%), Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (29%), Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other (22%), General Studies (15%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the Christian and/or Jewish Bible and related literature, with an emphasis on understanding and interpreting the theological, doctrinal, and ethical messages contained therein. May include preparation for applying these studies in various religious vocations.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Associates

An undifferentiated program that includes instruction in the general arts, general science, or unstructured studies.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

Administration & Faculty

President Janet L. Holmgren
Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Full-time Faculty 18
Student : Faculty Ratio 17 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 66 : 33
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 22/100
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Admission Considerations

Very Important: Character Personal Qualities, Religious Affiliation Commitment, Application Essay, Recommendations

Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Class Rank, Extracurricular Activities, Volunteer Work, Work Experience

Also Considered: Interview, Talent Ability, Standardized Test Scores

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
History 2 0
English 4 0
Math 2 0
Science 2 0
Science Lab 1 0
Social Studies 4 0
Foreign Language 1 0
Academic Electives 6 0

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT SAT Subject Tests

Deadlines

July

31

Regular Decision

Finance

Finance

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $8,036, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $8,036 Same as On-Campus
Housing $8,500 $10,872
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $16,536 $18,908

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

23% of students graduated on time.

19% of students graduated in six years.

20% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

Patten University participates in the NAIA Division I for college athletics.

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Baseball Darin Wright (Get recruited )

Rankings

WalletHub

#171 The Best and Worst College Cities and Towns in America

Washington Monthly

#55 Baccalaureate Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#85 Baccalaureate Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#87 Baccalaureate Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#119 Baccalaureate Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#121 Baccalaureate Colleges - ROTC Rank
#166 Baccalaureate Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#183 Baccalaureate Colleges - Overall Rank
#207 Baccalaureate Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
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