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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.



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.


Dr. Sheldon C. Nord

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

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, 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)



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