Statement of Accreditation Status
Patten University

2433 Coolidge Ave
Oakland, CA 94601
United States
Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 19, 2015
Granted Candidacy

Candidacy is a status of preliminary affiliation with the Senior College and University Commission, awarded for a maximum of four years following a procedure for institutional review that includes self-study and on-site visitation. Candidacy indicates that the institution meets all or nearly all the Standards at a minimum level. Candidacy is not accreditation and does not ensure eventual accreditation; it means that an institution is progressing toward accreditation. This is the date that the institution was first granted the status of Candidacy with WSCUC. Not all institutions have become accredited with WSCUC through the Candidacy process.

First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

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Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.


Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

Proprietary with parent/board
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
Rolesort ascending Name Title E-mail
Director Institutional Research Aaron Hiatt Director of Institutional Research (Interim) ahiatt [at]
Chief Financial Officer Ramon Dourado VP for Finance and Operations ramon [at]
Chief Executive Officer Thomas Stewart President tstewart [at]
Chief Academic Officer Marc Porter Vice President for Academic Affairs mporter [at]
Board of Directors Chair David Morgan Chair of the Board of Trustees david.a.morgan [at]
Accreditation Liaison Officer Marc Porter Vice President for Academic Affairs mporter [at]
Degree Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
General Studies Associate 1983 On-Site
Leadership Bachelors 2006 Distance Education
MA Education (with credentials) Masters 2000 On-Site
Management Bachelors 2013 Distance Education
Business Administration Masters 2013 Distance Education
General Studies Associate 2013 Distance Education
Psychology Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
Profesional Communication Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Christian Leadership Non-degree 2013 On-Site
Professional Essentials Non-degree 2015 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2018 Offsite Review
Fall 2018 Accreditation Visit

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