University Information & Facts
These official Corban statements are provided here for employees to copy and use when preparing internal and external documents. Please do not alter the information contained in each.
Corban is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. As a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), Corban's Education program is approved to culminate in an ACSI teaching certificate. It is also approved by the State of Oregon to prepare both elementary and secondary teachers for licensure. For more information on our accreditation, click here.
Our distinction is relationship— faculty to student and student to student. The members of the Corban community are here to help students succeed. Our motto, Dedicating Heart and Mind to God, is a very real part of our process.
For the 13th year running, Corban University is ranked in the top 10 for Best Regional Colleges in the West by “U.S. News Best Colleges.”
For 2015, Corban ranks #7 in the West. Within that category, Corban ranks #3 for Best Value and #3 for Best for Veterans.
- Corban scores #1 for % of freshmen who were in the top 25% of their high school class
- Corban scores #2 for % of students with highest 25th percentile SAT scores
- Corban scores #2 for most exclusive acceptance rate
- Corban scores #3 for highest rate of average alumni giving
“We continue to deliver solid academics, a rich campus experience and competitive athletics,” said Corban Associate Provost Chris Vetter. “This sets us apart year after year. Students truly appreciate what Corban has to offer them.”
U.S. News & World Report’s guide to best colleges is a tool often used by college seekers and parents when looking for academic quality and cost when choosing a school. The publication ranks colleges according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Its Best Regional College classification focuses on colleges offering a broad range of liberal arts programs.
The most recent student survey conducted by The Princeton Review also lists Corban University as one of the best colleges in the U.S. western states.
Our Corporate Themes
Transformative Learning, Holistic Development, Christian Stewardship
Corban is an independent Christian university with more than 50 majors and programs of study including professional, liberal arts and ministries. Adult degree completion programs in business and psychology and graduate studies in education, business counseling and ministry as well as graduate teacher licensure, online and on campus, are also available.
To provide Bible-centered baccalaureate and graduate programs built on the foundation of our Judeo-Christian and Baptist heritage.
To educate maturing Christians to become competent thinkers, involved citizens and effective communicators.
To provide opportunities for students to apply their academic knowledge and exercise their ministry gifts and abilities through church, community service and internship programs.
To develop healthy, balanced lives through participation in curricular programs and intramural activities designed to enhance the mind, body and spirit.
Majors and Degrees/Programs
Associate of Arts
Bachelor of Arts or Science
Adult Degree Programs
Bachelor's in Psychology
The Corban MBA
Master of Science in Education
To educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. (based on Matthew 28:19-20)
Independent (Baptist heritage)
Dedicating Heart and Mind to God.
Statement of Nondiscrimination
Corban University is an independent educational institution which has a core purpose to educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. A personal relationship with Jesus Christ is required for all employees and students. Within these guidelines, it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all applicants, employees and students and not to discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, color, national origin or age in access to, or treatment in employment, unless it relates to job performance.
Corban is an independent Christian university established in 1935 offering undergraduate and graduate level degrees.
Corban offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and program options as well as graduate and undergraduate degrees for working adults.
Salem, Oregon's capital, has a greater population area of 391,000. It is 45 miles south of Portland; one hour from the mountains and the coast.
Corban offers AMBEX as well as 14 other study abroad programs.
2,068 students (2014–2015)
(Traditional Undergraduate Program)
Tuition and Fees:
Room & Board:
Average Financial Aid Amount:
(Traditional Undergraduate Program)
$23,178 in scholarships, grants, and loans in 2013-2014.
Corban University gives approximately 45% of its traditional undergraduate tuition revenue back to students in grants and scholarships.
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