Statement of Accreditation Status
Patten University

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

For Profit

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.

Semester Plan
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Abraham Ruelas Dean of Campus Programs aruelas [at]
Board Chair David Morgan Chair of the Board of Trustees David.A.Morgan [at]
Chief Academic Officer Open Search
Chief Executive Officer Thomas Stewart President tstewart [at]
Chief Financial Officer Eric Wagensonner Vice President of Finance and Administration ewagensonner [at]
Director of Institutional Research Lynnette Garetz Senior Manager of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning lgaretz [at]
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Business Administration Masters 2013 Distance Education
General Studies Associate 2013 Distance Education
General Studies Associate 1983 On-site
Leadership Bachelors 2006 Distance Education
MA Education (with credentials) Masters 2000 On-site
Management Bachelors 2013 Distance Education
Psychology Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2016 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Fall 2017 Offsite Review
Spring 2018 Accreditation Visit
Statement Last Revised

The last date that a change was recorded by WSCUC to the institutions accreditation status, key personnel, degrees, locations or other contact information.

Aug 20, 2015