Corban University

5000 Deer Park Dr Se, Salem, OR 97317-9392
Tel: (503)581-8600
Private not-for-profit | 1,161 students
Corban College has its roots in Phoenix, Arizona, where in 1935 it began as a Bible Institute. After relocating to California in 1946 it became known as Western Baptist Bible College where it operated until moving to Oregon in 1969. In 2005 the name of the college was changed to Corban College in order to enhance our ability to reach out to all evangelical churches and at the same time to present our Baptist heritage in a positive manner. The name, a biblical word meaning "a gift dedicated to God," and motto, "Dedicating Heart and Mind to God," reflect the mission of the college.

School Overview:

Corban University
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
77 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,161 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
970 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
191 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
955 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
206 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted34%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)470-600450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)460-580460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)450-570440-570
ACT English (25-75%)19-2719-25
ACT Math (25-75%)18-2418-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)7-86-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)19-2520-25

School Notes:

  • Corban is a four-year private, residential, independent Christian college with 45 majors and programs of study including professional, liberal arts and ministries. Adult degree programs and graduate studies in education, online and on campus, are also available.
  • Corban is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. As a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), Corban's Education program is approved to culminate in an ACSI teaching certificate. It is also approved by the State of Oregon to prepare both elementary and secondary teachers for licensure. For more information on our accreditation, click here.
  • Our distinction is relationship—student to student and faculty to student. The members of the Corban community are here to help new students succeed. Our motto, Dedicating Heart and Mind to God, is a very real part of our process.
  • Corban is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as one of the West's Top Ten Best Comprehensive Colleges/Bachelor's for 2007. Corban also received national recognition by the Best Christian Workplace Institute ranking Corban as the number one Christian college workplace in 2006 among similarly sized colleges.
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