Recognitions & Accreditation

Corban University’s academic programs have earned a solid reputation for graduating qualified and capable individuals who are equipped to make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. Combined with our rich campus experience, international opportunities, Christian community, and dedicated professors, students truly value what Corban has to offer.


Best Regional Universities—West
Corban is ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Universities in the West

What Will They Learn
Corban has been 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. What Will They Learn evaluates schools in seven key areas of knowledge.

Safest Campus in Oregon
Safe at Last has ranked Corban as the safest college campus in Oregon and one of the Top 10 Safest Colleges in America. Corban is also ranked the #2 Safest College Campus in Oregon 2024 by

Military Friendly®
Corban is designated as a Military Friendly® School. This designation is based on a variety of factors, including strong student retention and graduation rates, job placement, low student loan default rates, and Corban’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program.

Best Dorms has ranked Corban as #3 for Best Dorms in Oregon 2024 based on amenities, safety, and value.


Corban University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Corban’s graduate counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and meets Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (OBLPCT) standards.

Corban University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The programs listed below have been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through December 31, 2028. Full accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to maintain quality.

AAQEP-Accredited Programs in the Corban University School of Education

Undergraduate Teacher Licensure Program (B.A. or B.S.):

  • Elementary (Multiple Subjects) with ESOL Endorsement
  • Secondary Biology
  • Secondary Health
  • Secondary Language Arts
  • Secondary Math
  • Music Education
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Education & Health
  • Secondary Social Studies

Graduate Teacher Licensure Program:

  • Elementary (Multiple Subjects)
  • Secondary (Single Subjects)

About Regional Accreditation
The U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) have recognized six regional organizations (instead of one national) to manage the accreditation process. Regional accreditation looks at the entire institution, not just individual programs.

Regional accreditation of postsecondary institutions is a voluntary, non-governmental, self-regulatory process of quality assurance and institutional improvement. It recognizes higher education institutions for performance, integrity, and quality to merit the confidence of the educational community and the public. Accreditation or pre-accreditation by a postsecondary regional accrediting agency qualifies institutions and enrolled students for access to federal funds to support teaching, research, and student financial aid.

The NWCCU is an independent, non-profit membership organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the CHEA as the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness of higher education institutions in the seven-state Northwest region of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. It fulfills its mission by establishing accreditation criteria and evaluation procedures by which institutions are reviewed.

The Commission oversees regional accreditation for 156 institutions. Its decision-making body consists of twenty-six Commissioners who represent the public and the diversity of higher education institutions within the Northwest region.

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