Facts and Distinctions

Facts and Distinctions

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.


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Enrollment 2019-20

  • Undergraduate: 934
  • Online: 50
  • Graduate: 214
  • Global: 1552
  • Total: 2750

Degree Programs

Degrees Awarded, 2018-19

  • Undergraduate: 249
  • Master’s: 36
  • Doctoral: 3

Tuition and Fees

Traditional undergraduate tuition at Corban University is $33,190 for full-time undergraduate students for 2020-21. With room, board, activities, and other fees combined, the total cost of attendance is $44,658 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.

Traditional Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

For information on tuition and fees for online, graduate, and post-graduate programs, follow these links:

Budget and Endowment, 2018-19

  • Operating Budget: $21 million
  • Endowment: $3 million


  • Faculty: 51
  • Staff: 110
  • Total: 161


  • Location: Salem, Oregon (state capital)
  • Acres: 220
  • Residence Halls: 5
  • Arts Facility: Psalm Performing Arts Center

Global Partnerships



  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)


  • Ranked among the best universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Nationally recognized as a College of Distinction, with special honors for its Business and Education programs.
  • Named a 2020 NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution for the school’s conduct in competition, academic focus, and character recognition and promotion.


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