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Corban is a private Christian university in Salem, Oregon, USA, offering more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs of study, both on campus and online. Established in 1935, the University has a rich history of educating Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ.

Expert faculty equip students to make an eternal difference as Christ-followers in their careers as business leaders, educators, medical professionals, ministry leaders, and more. Students thrive in Corban’s gospel-centered community as they pursue academic excellence and Christian maturity.

Learn more about Corban’s recognitions and accreditation.

LOCATION: Corban’s 205-acre campus is located on a forested hillside in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, in Salem, Oregon’s capital city, just an hour from the mountains or the Oregon coast.

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

Enrollment (2022-2023)

  • Total enrollment: 1,042 at the Salem campus
  • Undergrad: 877
  • Graduate: 165
  • Students from out of state: 41%
  • Students who live on campus: 59%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 15:1
  • Average class size: 23


Warrior teams compete in 16 sports in the Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) of the NAIA.


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track & Field – 2022 NAIA National Champion, 10,000m
  • Wrestling


  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball – 2022 NAIA National Champions
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Track & Field 2022 NAIA National Champion, Heptathalon
  • Volleyball – 2023 NAIA National Championship Runners-Up

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

COLORS: Navy and Gold

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