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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.

Other highlights:

  • 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

Descriptive Statement

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.

Our Endeavor

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

Undergraduate Studies
Associate of Arts

Paraprofessional Educator

Bachelor of Arts or Science

Leadership and Management

Bible Education
Biology Education
Business Education
Elementary Education
Language Arts Education
Mathematics Education
Music Education
Physical Education
Social Studies Education

Creative Writing

Health Science
Prepares students for graduate programs in areas such as:
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Veterinary Science

Human Performance
Exercise Science
Sport Management

Interdisciplinary Studies


Bible Translation
Biblical Studies
Intercultural Studies (Missions)
Pastoral Ministries
Women’s Ministry
Student & Family Ministries

General Music
Music Performance
Worship Arts

General Psychology
Youth & Family Studies

Social Science
Criminal Justice

Adult Degree Programs

Bachelor's in Business
Business & Organizational Leadership Major
Healthcare Administration Major

Bachelor's in Psychology
Family Studies Major

Other Programs

Corban Accelerated Online
AMBEX Semester Study Program
Other Study Abroad Programs
ROTC Program
Theatre Arts
WESTREK Summer Backpacking

Graduate School

The Corban MBA
Human Resources Management Track
Management Elective Track
Non-Profit Management Track

Master of Arts in Counseling

Master of Science in Education
Curriculum and Instruction
ESOL Specialist (Oregon Endorsement)
Reading Specialist (Oregon Endorsement)

Graduate Teacher Licensure Program

School of Ministry

Our Mission

To educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. (based on Matthew 28:19-20)

Religious Affiliation

Independent (Baptist heritage)

Our Motto

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.

Fast Facts

Corban is an independent Christian university established in 1935 offering undergraduate and graduate level degrees.

Academic Programs:
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 405,000. It is 45 miles south of Portland; one hour from the mountains and the coast.

Study Abroad:
Corban offers AMBEX as well as 14 other study abroad programs.

2,068 students (2014–2015)

Student/Faculty Ratio:

Annual Cost:
(Traditional Undergraduate Program)
Tuition and Fees:
$28,640 (2014-2015)
Room & Board:
$8,892 (2014-2015)

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.

(Updated 1/8/15)

Questions about Corban?

Contact Steve Hunt, Vice President for Marketing for more information:

Phone: 503-375-7591