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ABOUT CORBAN: Corban is a private Christian university with an 85-year history of educating students who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. Situated on a beautiful forested hillside overlooking Oregon’s capital city of Salem, Corban’s 205-acre campus is the perfect home base for adventure in the Pacific Northwest, just an hour from the mountains or the Oregon coast.

Academic excellence at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, as well as online, prepares students for careers as business leaders, educators, medical professionals, politicians, ministry leaders, and more. Expert faculty, a tight-knit community, and opportunities for local and global engagement provide for students’ growth both in and beyond the classroom.

DENOMINATION: Corban is an independent Christian university with a Baptist heritage.

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

  • To foster a transformative learning culture where a sustainable biblical worldview takes shape.
  • To build a vibrant Christian community that promotes worship, creative expression, and activities reflecting God’s character.
  • To cultivate a life of stewardship and service toward God, humanity, and creation.

Make a Difference in the World for Jesus Christ


  • Christ-honoring
  • Bible-centered
  • People-oriented
  • Excellence-driven
  • Future-directed

MASCOT: Corban’s mascot is an ancient warrior in full armor. His name is Cadmar.

COLORS: Navy and Gold