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, Corban is only an hour from Portland, the Cascade Mountains, and 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.
University Type: Private independent Christian university offering more than 50 undergraduate programs, as well as graduate programs in counseling, education, business, and ministry.
Interim President: Dr. Tom Cornman
Colors: Navy and Gold
Mascot: An ancient warrior in full armor. His name is Cadmar.
- Undergraduate: 918
- Online: 43
- Graduate: 197
- Global: 1124
- Total: 2282
- Department of Humanities: Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics: BS, BA, Master of Leadership in Kinesiology
- Hoff School of Business: BS, BA, Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Business Intelligence & Analytics (MBIA)
- School of Ministry: BS, BA, Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL), Master of Divinity (MDiv), Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
- School of Education: BS, BA, Master of Science in Education (MSEd), Graduate Teacher Licensure (GTL)
- School of Social Sciences: BS, BA, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MAC), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Public Safety Administration (MPSA)
Degrees Awarded, 2021-22
- Undergraduate: 239
- Master’s: 77
- Doctoral: 1
Tuition and Fees
Traditional undergraduate tuition at Corban University is $34,699 for full-time undergraduate students for 2022-23. With room, board, activities, and other fees combined, the total cost of attendance is $46,525 without financial aid. However, 99% of students receive financial aid, and every new student traditional undergraduate student will get at least an $8,000 academic scholarship.
- Operating Budget: $21 million
- Faculty: 57
- Staff: 96
- Total: 153
- Location: Salem, Oregon (state capital)
- Acres: 205
- Residence Halls: 4
- Arts Facility: Psalm Performing Arts Center
- 17 Varsity Athletic Teams
- NAIA, Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC)
- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
- Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
- Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP)
- Ranked among the best universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report.
- Given the highest grade among Oregon colleges by What Will They Learn, in recognition of our commitment to graduating well-rounded students who are prepared to make a difference in their careers.
- Named a NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution for the last 13 years for the school’s conduct in competition, academic focus, and character recognition and promotion.
- Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) in Jakarta, Indonesia, partners with Corban and awards Corban University degrees to education students.
- The Africa Training Partnership provides a three-year certificate program for pastors in Cameroon, West Africa, and is led by Corban faculty in the School of Ministry.
- The Institute for Biblical Languages & Translation in Israel awards Corban University degrees and certificates in Hebrew Translation.