Facts and Distinctions

Corban is a private Christian university with an 88-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.

Founded: 1935

University Type: Private independent Christian university offering more than 50 undergraduate programs, as well as graduate programs in counseling, education, business, and ministry.

President: Dr. John Mark Yeats

Colors: Navy and Gold

Mascot: An ancient warrior in full armor. His name is Cadmar.

Enrollment 2022-23

  • Undergraduate: 877
  • Graduate: 165

Degree Programs

Degrees Awarded 2022-23

  • Total: 275

Tuition and Fees

Traditional undergraduate tuition at Corban University is $36,088 for full-time undergraduate students for 2023-24. With room, board, activities, and other fees combined, the total cost of attendance is $48,914 without financial aid. However, 99% of students receive financial aid, and every new student traditional undergraduate student will get at least a $9,000 academic scholarship.

Traditional Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Online, Graduate, and Post-Graduate Tuition and Fees

Budget, 2021-22

  • 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



  • 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 14 years for the school’s conduct in competition, academic focus, and character recognition and promotion.

Global Partnerships