Corban University

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5000 Deer Park Drive SE

Salem, OR 97301

Phone: (503) 581-8600
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Aug. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#6 Overall Score: 74 out of 100. Regional Colleges (West)

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Corban University is a private institution that was founded in 1935. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 947, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 140 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Corban University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), 6. Its tuition and fees are $27,486 (2013-14).

Corban University is a Christian school in Oregon's capital of Salem, 45 miles south of Portland. At Corban, students can choose from more than 50 areas of study, with undergraduate and graduate online programs available as well. On campus and abroad, Corban encourages students to live religiously. At the annual Breakaway retreat, students head to Oregon's coast to pray together, and in the Summers of Service (S.O.S.), students travel on mission trips across the world to spread their faith. There are also many religious campus organizations, chapel services and a student-run Christian rock radio station.

Corban students can also spend their time on campus checking out the Prewitt-Allen Archaeological Museum, writing for Hilltop News or joining an intramural or club sport. The Corban Warriors varsity teams, which compete in the Cascade Collegiate Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, offer opportunities in baseball, softball, basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, track and volleyball.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Corban University is an independent Christian university in Salem, Oregon, with more than 50 majors and programs of study including professional, liberal arts, and ministries. Along with traditional and adult degree completion programs at the undergraduate level, Corban offers graduate teacher licensure programs and graduate degrees in education, business, ministry and counseling.

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.

Our distinction is relationship:faculty to student and student to student. The members of the Corban community are here to help students succeed. Our motto, Dedicating Heart and Mind to God, is a very real part of our process.

Corban is a member of the NAIA Cascade Conference for men's and women's basketball, soccer, golf, track and cross country as well as men's baseball, and women's softball and volleyball.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1935
Religious affiliation Baptist
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $1,850,168


When applying to Corban University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Corban University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 34 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 34.0%
Application deadline August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Corban University is 13:1, and the school has 48.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Corban University include: Psychology; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; English Language and Literature/Letters; and Theology and Religious Vocations. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 49%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Psychology 27%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 22%
Education 18%
English Language and Literature/Letters 11%
Theology and Religious Vocations 6%

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Student Life

Corban University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 947, with a gender distribution of 38 percent male students and 62 percent female students. At this school, 66 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 37 percent of students live off campus. Corban University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,156
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Corban University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Corban University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Corban University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Corban University.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Corban University, 86.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,974.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $27,486 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,550 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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