Corban University Online

Located in Oregon, Corban University is a faith-based higher education institution that was founded in 1935. Today, it offers professional, liberal arts, and ministry education programs to undergraduate students. Corban provides graduate education programs as well, which include business, teacher education, ministry, and counseling. Corban’s mission is to educate students Christians that will go on to make a difference in the world. It was ranked the 5th in U.S. News & World Report‘s West’s Best Regional Colleges for 2010 , and has been in the top ten of those rankings for nine years. Corban boasts high retention rates and a low student-to-teacher ratio, which allows the faculty to support students with individualized attention and assistance.

Programs Offered

Corban provides a wide array of course work for varying degree levels. Students can choose to pursue an associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree in more than ten fields, including business, ministry, social science, health science, and liberal arts. There are over 50 possible majors in total, all of which prepare students for their future careers and establish a strong foundation in biblical studies. The goal of Corban education is to mentor Christians that will go on to become professionals with strong values, integrity, and a desire to make a difference in the world. In addition to academic programs, students are also provided with counseling services, chapel, health services, and volunteer opportunities.


Since it first received accreditation in 1971, Corban has continued to adhere to the educational standards set in place by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. It has been consistently recognized for offering a high quality education to its students.


Prospective undergraduate students must have a high school GPA of at least 2.7. Corban requires that students take either the SAT or ACT, and students must have at least a 900 or 19 score on those tests, respectively. Students are required to agree with the statement of faith and demonstrate a relationship with Jesus Christ for admission because Corban is a faith-based school. Corban requests personal and pastoral references as part of the undergraduate application. Prospective graduate students are required to submit transcripts from their undergraduate college or university, submit recommendation letters, provide a resume, complete short essays, and, for the master’s in business administration, provide GMAT scores. Application fees vary based on the degree level and program.

Admissions Contact

Corban University
Admissions Office
5000 Deer Park Drive SE
Salem, OR 97317
(503) 581-8600

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