Location: Located in Oakland, CA just minutes away from San Francisco,
in the heart of the Bay Area, Patten University offers students a unique
experience rich in cultural and recreational activities.
Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) & California
State Board of Education.
Founding: Founded in 1944 by the Christian Evangelical Church.
Gary Moncher, B.S., Western Baptist College; B.A.,
College; M.A., University of San Francisco; Ph.D.,
University of California at Berkeley.
Undergraduate majors leading to an A.A., B.A., or B.S. are available
Liberal Studies for Teaching
Teaching English as a
M.A., Church Ministries
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
Student Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1
Average Class Size: 12
Tuition and Fees (2002-2003): Tuition
$9840, Room and Board $5800
Affiliation and Articulation Agreements: Patten
is an affiliated university of the Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
and has formal articulation agreements with
other academic institutions, including the Hispanic
Institute, Marin Bible Institute, and various California Community
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
The School was located for several years at its initial
location, 1428 Alice Street. It moved 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
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
In the new millenium, Patten University will continue to hold to its
founding mission: to help men and women prepare for a life of leadership