Salem, OR — On May 11, Governor Kate Brown declared July 25-July 29, 2022, Oregon Private College Week, proclaiming that “Oregon’s private, nonprofit, independent college and universities are vital to Oregon’s goal for a more educated and skilled workforce, enriching local communities, and contributing to our state’s education attainment goals.” Oregon Private College Week is presented by the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities (“The Alliance”). 

Corban University is joining eleven other private, nonprofit colleges and universities to celebrate Oregon Private College Week by hosting prospective students and their families on our campus throughout the week. Visit this link to sign up for a tour and info session at Corban’s campus. 

Together, The Alliance’s member colleges and universities offer degrees in more than 260 fields of study, including engineering, business, law, and computer science. Alliance institutions confer 32.3% of all education degrees in Oregon, 34.6% of all health profession degrees, 14.2% of all business and marketing degrees, and 11.5% of all public administration and social services degrees. 

The majority of undergraduate students (64%) enrolled in Alliance member institutions finish their bachelor’s degrees in four years—the highest rate of completion in the state. 

During Oregon Private College Week, prospective students and their families are invited to visit, explore, ask questions, learn about academic programs and financial aid, talk to admissions staff, and tour the campuses. This is a great opportunity to understand the facts about private colleges in The Alliance, including: 

  • Private college students are economically, socially, and racially diverse. One in four undergraduates at Alliance member institutions are eligible for Federal Pell grants. Nearly twenty percent of undergraduates are the first in their family to attend college and 33% of undergraduates identify as a student of color. Forty percent of all undergraduate students hail from Oregon. 
  • Private colleges are focused on student success. One of the best indicators of success is class size, and the student-to-faculty ratio averages 12:1 at Alliance institutions. Faculty utilize high-impact teaching strategies that include service learning, research with faculty, internships/field experiences, and study abroad options.  
  • Private college is affordable. Eighty-nine percent of undergraduates at Oregon private, nonprofit colleges and universities receive institutional aid and 99.6% of first-generation students with financial need receive aid.  

Information sessions and tours of each participating college campus will be available in two sessions, from 9:00-11:30 a.m., and 2:00-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 25-29. For more information about Oregon Private College Week, to view a list of participating colleges, or to register, please visit 


ABOUT CORBAN: Corban is a private Christian university, founded in 1935, with a storied 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. Offering academic excellence at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, and online, Corban 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. 

The Alliance is comprised of 13 private, nonprofit, independent colleges and universities. These institutions deliver high-quality experiential learning with high-impact teaching strategies. The Alliance is the collective voice of private education in public policy advocacy. For more information, visitwww.oaicu.orgor