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Patten University


Oakland, CA

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Coordinates: 37°47′10.81″N 122°13′10.46″W / 37.7863361°N 122.2195722°W / 37.7863361; -122.2195722

Patten University is a private for-profit institution of higher education in Oakland, California. Originally, founded in 1944 by Bebe Patten as the Oakland Bible Institute and affiliated with the Christian Evangelical Churches of America, it was acquired in 2012 by the UniversityNow and became a secular for-profit institution.

Patten University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and authorized by the California State Board of Education. The accreditation through WASC is currently under probation. It offers Associate and Bachelor’s degrees in religious fields, business, and liberal arts and sciences. Master’s degree programs are available in education and business management. A special Associate of Science in General Studies is available only to active duty military personnel.

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