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Corban University

Facts and Distinctions

Corban is a private Christian university with an 80-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 with a Baptist heritage; offers over 50 undergraduate programs, as well as graduate programs in counseling, education, business, and ministry.

President

Dr. Sheldon C. Nord

Enrollment 2017-18

  • Undergraduate: 974
  • Online: 47
  • Graduate: 166
  • Global: 1422
  • Total: 2609

Degree Programs

Degrees Awarded, 2017-18

  • Undergraduate: 196
  • Master’s: 35
  • Doctoral: 1

Tuition and Fees

Tuition at Corban University is $32,380 for full-time undergraduate students. With room, board, activities, and other fees combined, the total cost of attendance is $43,268 without financial aid. However, the average annual financial aid package for traditional incoming freshman students is $27,571.

Budget and Endowment, 2017-18

  • Operating Budget: $22 million
  • Endowment: $3 million

Employees

  • Faculty: 52
  • Staff: 80
  • Total: 132

Campus

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

Global Partnerships

Athletics

Accreditations

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

Recognitions

  • 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.
  • Awarded the Presidents’ Cup for academic excellence among athletes for five consecutive years.

Mascot

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

Colors

Navy and Gold