Patten University

Patten University

Patten University originated as the Oakland Bible Institute founded by Dr. Bebe Patten, an evangelical preacher in 1944. The institute was renamed Patten University in 1960. It is now organized into the following four academic divisions.

  • Division Of Arts, Sciences And Business
  • Division Of Biblical And Theological Studies
  • Division Of Continuing And Extended Education
  • Division Of Education

The five acre campus of Patten University is located in southern downtown Oakland, across from San Francisco bay. It is three miles from the Lakeside Park surrounding the 155 acre lake Merritt.

The athletic teams of Patten University are known as the Lions. The institution offers many scholarships including athletic scholarships, the Friberg music scholarship, the Tom Patten chair of music scholarship and the Jerry Clark memorial scholarship.

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Patten University
2433 Coolidge Ave
Oakland , CA 94601

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Patten University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts29liberal arts and sciences, general studies
Religion and Philosophy24bible studies
Education and Teaching19education, elementary school teaching
Business and Management17business and related services
Family and Social Work17child development

Number of programs and degrees for Patten University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree82
Postbaccalaureate certificate111
Award of less than 1 academic year262
Bachelor's degree433
Associate's degree181
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years01

Patten University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Patten University had a total enrollment of 758 students (706 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 94%
Graduate 6%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 23%
Black 13%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 13%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 43%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 17%
20-21 20%
22-24 22%
25-29 11%
30-34 6%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Patten University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 58 %

Patten University Room and Board (2007)

Patten University offers campus housing for 84 of its 706 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Oakland, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Patten University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,480
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,480
Room and board $ 6,980
Room charge $ 3,490
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,490
Books and supplies $ 1,566
Other expenses $ 2,214

Financial Aid:
Patten University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 449000)

Patten University Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*3$40,033
Associate professorcalendar year1*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$36,0006$35,767

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year1*1*
Associate professoracademic year2*0*
Assistant professoracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year4$24,6251*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Patten University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Baseball Independent Far West Region

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01212

Patten University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies

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Patten University Highlights

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What Sets Patten University Apart:

% of degrees in family and social work
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% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 7%Patten University % of degrees in liberal arts
% of degrees in education and teaching
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 11%Patten University % of degrees in education and teaching
Male % of student body
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Top 12%Patten University Male % of student body
Minority % of student body
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Top 15%Patten University Minority % of student body
% students on athletic fin. aid
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 16%Patten University % students on athletic fin. aid
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Patten University Dorm rooms per full-time student

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