Resources for Prospective Parents

You are on an important quest to ensure that your student enrolls in an institution of higher education that will provide academic challenge, professional preparation, and personal and spiritual growth.

Corban is an evangelical Christian university, where staff, faculty, and students are believers in Christ, and curriculum integrates the truth and authority of God’s Word. The Corban culture provides academic challenge, professional preparation, personal growth, and discipleship as we pursue our mission “to educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ.”

Our graduates are deep, insightful people grounded in the Word of God. And that’s exactly what our world needs.

Today we live in a post-Christian culture with increasing pressure to abandon biblical principles and truth. Never has it been so critical that we instill a faith continuum in the next generation.

This page will give you a brief overview of Corban and some answers to the most frequently asked questions, but we invite you to explore our website to learn more. We would also love to talk with you!

Call: 503-589-8151
Text: 503-832-5100

About Corban

Corban is recognized as a U.S. News & World Report Best University in the West and holds the highest grade among Oregon colleges by What Will They Learn. We are committed to academic excellence that equips our students with competence for their chosen careers. Learn more.

Mission and Values
Corban’s mission is “to educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ.” Read our statement of faith.


Our admissions team is ready to walk with you and your student through each step of the admissions process. Our admissions requirements are simple, and we’ve designed our application to be quick and easy.

We accept applications on a rolling basis, but recommend undergraduate students apply in the fall of their senior year of high school. Applying early gives students and families time to make a final college choice that they feel confident about, as well as helping ensure that they can take advantage of the best scholarship and grant opportunities, many of which are first-come, first-served.

Cost & Financial Aid

We understand that a college education is a significant investment. However, a private college education may be more affordable for your student than you think. It’s important to remember that the “sticker price” is not the final price. In fact, private universities typically offer more institutional scholarships and grants than public universities, narrowing the price gap considerably.

It’s also worth noting that graduation rates matter. At Corban, 88% of our students earn their degree in four years or less (compared to 60% at public colleges.) That means only paying for four years of tuition, instead of five or six, and starting a career sooner.

Our tuition and aid page is a great resource to help you walk through the financial side of a Corban education and learn more about costs and the options available to make Corban an affordable opportunity for your student.

Student Services

Academic Student Support
At Corban, we want every student to be successful in the classroom. From peer tutoring to 24/7 online tutoring, disability services to a writing help, Academic Student Support provides the tools students need to succeed.

Mental Health Resources
Corban offers an on-site Counseling Center for our students to access free of charge. Learn more on our counseling services page.

Corban’s dining services include our main dining hall, serving three meals a day during the week as well as brunch and dinner on the weekends, and our Common Grounds Coffee Shop, which offers grab-and-go food items. We offer multiple meal plan options for students to choose from, and our chefs and dietitians are here to help meet specific dietary needs, from food allergies to special preferences, in a way that’s personalized, sensitive, and supportive. Read more about campus dining.

Campus Safety
Corban is ranked as the safest campus in Oregon and Top 10 safest in the U.S. by Our Campus Safety officers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency response, crime prevention, safety escorts, and more.

Corban Merchandise

Looking for Corban gear? Check out our online Corban Store!