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Tuition includes all required books and materials, so you can graduate free of student loans.

Have more questions or want to sign up?  Schedule a free, personal consultation with one of our Enrollment Advisors today by filling out the form to the right.  We'll help explain the great value and many benefits of our accredited degree programs. 

The Patten Advantage

Undergraduate Business Degrees
Graduate Business Degrees
4 Academic Years (8 terms)
    • Devry
    • $75,516
    • Capella
    • $63,975
    • University of Phoenix
    • $59,750
    • Ashford
    • $49,560
    • Patten University
    •  
      $11,200
* This chart is for illustration only, based on publicly available data as of March 6, 2014. Actual results will vary depending on the number of terms needed to complete the program.
2 Academic Years (4 terms)
    • Capella
    • $35,752
    • Kaplan
    • $28,129
    • University of Phoenix
    • $28,020
    • Ashford
    • $25,242
    • Patten University
    •  
      $8,320
* This chart is for illustration only, based on publicly available data as of March 6, 2014. Actual results will vary depending on the number of terms needed to complete the program.
    • Patten University

    • Other Universities

    • = Regionally accredited
    • = Regionally accredited
    • + Learn at your own pace
    • One schedule, fits all
    • + Schedule an exam when you're ready
    • Exams on a deadline
    • + Enrollment in 30 minutes
    • Enrollment in 30 days
    • + Affordable
    • Expensive
    • Patten University compared to Other Universities

    • = Both are regionally accredited
    • + Patten: Learn at your own pace
    • Others: One schedule, fits all
    • + Patten: Schedule an exam when you are ready
    • Others: Exams on a deadline
    • + Patten: Enrollment in 30 minutes
    • Others: Enrollment in 30 days
    • + Patten: Affordable
    • Others: Expensive
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Online Degree Programs

Our challenging programs are designed to give you the real-world knowledge you need to succeed in today's workplace. The following degrees are offered online in our brand new learning platform.

Tuition

If you are employed by a company that offers tuition assistance benefits, your out-of-pocket costs will be even lower than the tuition shown below.  Our Enrollment Advisors can help you calculate the cost of your degree program.

 

 What's included in tuition:

  • As many courses as you can complete per 16-week term

  • All required e-books and course materials

 

Undergraduate Tuition

Have employer tuition assistance benefits?  If so, you may be able to earn your degree for free, or for less than $350 per month after tuition reimbursement. 

Don't have tuition assistance?  Pay only $350 per month.

 

Graduate Tuition

Have employer tuition assistance benefits?  If so, you may be able to earn your degree for free, or for less than $520 per month after tuition reimbursement. 

Don't have tuition assistance?  Pay only $520 per month.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Which type of accreditation does Patten have?

Patten is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC is a regional accrediting agency that covers institutions based in California such as Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley.

For more information about accreditation, you can schedule a call with one of our Enrollment Advisors.

How is Patten so affordable?
  • Our programs are online.
  • Our faculty is paid to work with students — not to do research.
  • We elected not to participate in the federal student loan program, and thus don’t have overhead costs to administer it.
How long would it take for me to earn my degree?

This depends on how many credits you transfer in and how many courses you complete per term. Our Enrollment Advisors can provide an estimate based on your specific situation.

How soon can I start?

Terms start each Monday, subject to capacity. To check availability for a specific date, schedule a call with an Enrollment Advisor.

Can I test out of courses?

You can “challenge” any course at any time by taking a final exam and completing a project. Note that our tuition is a flat fee, and includes as many courses as you can take.

To learn more about “challenge” mode, schedule a call with one of our Enrollment Advisors.

Can I transfer credits to Patten?

Generally speaking, yes. Our Registrar will evaluate your credits free of charge. To start the transfer credit evaluation process, schedule a call with one of our Enrollment Advisors.

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