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Corban University

Located in Salem, OR, Corban University is an earnestly faith-centered institution devoted to professional studies and the liberal arts, with all programs centered around the teachings of the Bible. The ardently religious students in this small school participate in student led fellowships, which are not unlike traditional fraternities and sororities.

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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Located in Salem, OR, Corban University is an earnestly faith-centered institution devoted to professional studies and the liberal arts, with all programs centered around the teachings of the Bible. The ardently religious students in this small school participate in student led fellowships, which are not unlike traditional fraternities and sororities.

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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. To educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. Based on Matthew 28:19-20

  • To foster a transformative learning culture where a sustainable biblical worldview takes shape.
  • To build a Christian community that promotes worship, creative expression and activities that reflect God's character.
  • To cultivate a life of stewardship and service toward God, humanity and creation. Corban University has its roots in Phoenix, Arizona where it began as a Bible institute in 1935. Relocating to California in 1946, the university changed its name to Western Baptist Bible College and operated there until moving to Oregon in 1969.

In 1955, the University received degree-granting status from the State of California Department of Education. In 1959, it received national accreditation as a Bible college by the American Association of Bible Colleges. In 1968, it was regionally accredited and after moving to Oregon was accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Over the years, the University has gone from a Bible college to a university offering programs in biblical studies, the liberal arts, and professional studies.

In 2005 the name was changed to Corban in order to enhance our ability to reach out to all evangelical churches. The name, a biblical word meaning "a gift dedicated to God," and motto, "Dedicating Heart and Mind to God," reflect the mission of the university.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 936
Gender 39% Male / 61% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 91% Full Time / 9% Part Time
Geography 56% In State / 44% Out of State / 1% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 39% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 78%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 4%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 6%
Ethnicity Unknown 4%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $100.00. Housing deposit due : Aug 1. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

66% of students live on-campus.

54% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Married Students
  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Women's Dorms

Activities

Student Publications: Hill Top News

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Radio Station
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensembles
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Drama/Theater
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center reduced course load tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, dorms, libraries, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections computer repair service available on campus wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: chaplain/spiritual director career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs
  • Facilities: archaeological museum
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): accelerated program cross-registration double major honors program independent study internships teacher certification liberal arts/career combination dual enrollment of high school students
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Psychology (33%), Education (15%), Business Administration and Management (13%), Bible/Biblical Studies (8%), English Language and Literature (7%), Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences (5%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the Christian and/or Jewish Bible and related literature, with an emphasis on understanding and interpreting the theological, doctrinal, and ethical messages contained therein. May include preparation for applying these studies in various religious vocations.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

Job Opportunities:

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

Associates

A program that focuses on the Christian and/or Jewish Bible and related literature, with an emphasis on understanding and interpreting the theological, doctrinal, and ethical messages contained therein. May include preparation for applying these studies in various religious vocations.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the general theory and practice of learning and teaching, the basic principles of educational psychology, the art of teaching, the planning and administration of educational activities, school safety and health issues, and the social foundations of education.

Job Opportunities:

Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that focuses on the general theory and practice of learning and teaching, the basic principles of educational psychology, the art of teaching, the planning and administration of educational activities, school safety and health issues, and the social foundations of education.

Job Opportunities:

Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A general, introductory, undifferentiated, or joint program in health services occupations that prepares individuals for either entry into specialized training programs or for a variety of concentrations in the allied health area. Includes instruction in the basic sciences, research and clinical procedures, and aspects of the subject matter related to various health occupations.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

Job Opportunities:

Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Athletes and Sports Competitors
Compete in athletic events.
Coaches and Scouts
Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. May evaluate athletes' strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits or to improve the athletes' technique to prepare them for competition. Those required to hold teaching degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category.
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Mathematicians
Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.
Statisticians
Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other
All mathematical scientists not listed separately.
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the general study of human social behavior and social institutions using any of the methodologies common to the social sciences and/or history, or an undifferentiated program of study in the social sciences.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
All social scientists and related workers not listed separately.
Social Science Research Assistants
Assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other
All postsecondary social sciences teachers not listed separately.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Administration & Faculty

President Reno Hoff
President Sheldon Nord
Accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Full-time Faculty 58
Student : Faculty Ratio 13 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 68 : 31
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 64/100
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Acceptance Rate: 32.3% accepted of 2,896 applications

82% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
60% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
26% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite20 - 26
English20 - 26
Math20 - 26
 
SATMath470 - 590
Reading480 - 590
Writing450 - 568

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Religious Affiliation Commitment, Recommendations, Application Essay

Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Character Personal Qualities, Level Of Applicants Interest, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Interview, Extracurricular Activities, Alumni Relation, Class Rank

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 0 4
Math 0 3
Science 0 2
Social Studies 0 3
Foreign Language 0 2

Other Application Information: All SAT Scores Required for Review SAT or ACT

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $23,853 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $19,975
$30K-$48K $20,124
$48K-$75K $22,529
$75K-$110K $20,769
$110K+ $17,976

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $26,976, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $26,976 Same as On-Campus
Fees $455 Same as On-Campus
Housing $8,876 $11,545
Books $900 $900
Total (before financial aid) $37,207 $39,876

Students Receiving Aid

100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 72% $5,796
Federal Scholarships/Grants 45% $4,436
Institutional Grants 100% $12,474
Other Federal Grants 16% $2,926
Other Loans 14% $13,388
Pell Grants 39% $3,885
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 17% $1,869
Student Loans 72% $8,387

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.corban.edu.

Estimate the net price for you at http://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/corban.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

45% of students graduated on time.

54% of students graduated in six years.

77% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

Corban University participates in the NAIA Division II for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Golf Ron Sisler (Get recruited )
Soccer Aaron Lewis (Get recruited )
Basketball Steve Masten (Get recruited )
Baseball Jeff McKay (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Golf Ron Sisler (Get recruited )
Softball Nathan Ohta (Get recruited )
Soccer Marty Ziesemer (Get recruited )
Basketball Dave Bale (Get recruited )
Volleyball Tracy Smith (Get recruited )
Track and Field and Cross Country Norm Berney (Get recruited )

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Rankings

Forbes

#635 America's Top Colleges

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Colleges (Western)

U.S. News & World Report

#6 Regional Colleges
#7 Regional Colleges West Rankings
#74 Regional Colleges Overall Score

WalletHub

#202 The Best and Worst College Cities and Towns in America

Washington Monthly

#59 Baccalaureate Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#88 Baccalaureate Colleges - ROTC Rank
#98 Baccalaureate Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#100 Baccalaureate Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#158 Baccalaureate Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#205 Baccalaureate Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD rank
#254 Baccalaureate Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#265 Baccalaureate Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#328 Baccalaureate Colleges - Overall Rank
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