It's been said that you learn as much outside the college classroom as you do inside. That's because your college years are not just a time for education but also a time for adventure.

mix some adventure in with your education!

From the Beach Party to the Turkey Trot, from outdoor adventures to talent competitions, from intramural sports to poetry clubs, there is a place for you to be yourself at Corban. When you get involved in campus life, you'll grow not only academically and spiritually but also through the relationships you build.

Corban Fast Facts
  • 13:1 student to faculty ratio
  • Average class size: 18
  • 89% of Corban graduates earn their degree in 4 years
  • Nationally recognized as a College of Distinction
  • Ranked among the Best Universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report
  • Average financial aid covers 89% of tuition
  • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • 1140 students at our Salem campus and 2058 worldwide


Spiritual Life

Our love for God is at the heart of all we do. We encourage students to continually align their hearts with God by providing opportunities for spiritual growth in all shapes and sizes. Enjoy a night of worship, participate in service projects, or visit Corban's prayer chapel for quiet reflection. Engage in a Bible study in your residence hall or grab a friend for a time of prayer. At Corban, you will be encouraged in your walk with God and challenged to put your faith in action each day.

Chapel is held three times a week for the entire Corban community to hear, understand, and respond to what God is teaching us. This intentional time of worship, prayer, and Bible teaching gives us the opportunity to focus on our great God and His work in our lives.

Through the Reach program, students put their faith to work in community service projects focusing on hunger and housing, education and literacy, justice and dignity, or creation care. Work with organizations such as Union Gospel Mission, Habitat for Humanity, SMART, Oregon Right to Life, and Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center.

Student-led mission trips take place on every livable continent. As a Corban student, you'll have multiple opportunities each year to share the love of Jesus around the world!

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Resident Life

Late-night trips to Taco Bell. Friendly hall rivalries. Group study sessions. Dorm devotions. Deep conversations. Lighthearted laughter. These are just a few of the things you'll find as part of your life in a Corban residence hall.

Each hall has a Resident Assistant to provide support, accountability and conversation, and there's always a fellow student around to encourage you, laugh with you, and pray with you. Whether splitting a tray of nachos or helping each other study for tomorrow's history exam, Corban students are pulling for each other. This is the kind of community that results from eating, living, and studying with your neighbors, classmates, and family-away-from-home.

Varsity Athletics

Student athletes receive an outstanding academic, physical and spiritual education that encourages their passion, discipline, teamwork and faith to shine through in every area of their lives. They play for love of the game, the thrill of competition, and the opportunity to glorify Jesus Christ.

Being a Warrior at Corban University is about more than just sports.

Warrior athletic teams have claimed 31 Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) titles in the NAIA and five consecutive President’s Cup Academic Awards for outstanding academic performance among student athletes.

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Campus Recreation
Visit Campus Recreation

Some of the best community is built through activity and healthy competition. Campus Recreation offers a wide variety of intramurals, informal activities, competitive sports and outdoor adventures for your leisure time.

Enjoy friendly competition, recreation, fellowship and fun with Corban’s intramural sports! Choose from sports like soccer, flag football, volleyball, basketball, dodge ball, badminton, ping pong and more!

You can workout in the Fitness Center, fully equipped with strength and cardio equipment. On Open Rec days, you can participate in pick-up basketball, table tennis, disc golf, badminton, board games, volleyball and more. Or join in an outdoor adventure such as paintball, hiking, kayaking, cosmic tubing or camping.

Student Services

We understand that making the transition to college can bring challenges along with the adventure. Corban's Student Services is here to help with your unique situation.

  • Academic Services
    Find help with academic advising, tutoring, make-up tests, proofreading, voluntary academic contracts, study skills and more.
  • Career Services
    Connect with job and internship opportunities and use our resources to help you discover your abilities, learn about different careers, create a résumé and prepare for your future.
  • Commuter Services
    Students living off-campus have a variety of fun options to build relationships and get involved with activities on campus. Enjoy a commuter luncheon, free tickets to campus drama productions, or take advantage of the lockers, mini-fridges and microwaves available at the student center.
  • Counseling Services
    High-quality and confidential mental health counseling and consultation is provided for Corban students, free of charge.
  • Dining Services
    With Real Food on Campus (RFoC), students select from a full array of healthy, restaurant-quality gourmet foods, salad bar, grilled sandwiches, pizza and burgers, Pepsi© products and Starbucks© coffee in the Dining Hall. The Common Grounds coffee shop and Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) snack shop also offer convenient drinks and snacks throughout the day.
  • Disability Services
    Although Corban does not offer a specialized curriculum for students with disabilities, we work with students to modify campus facilities and programs to meet individual needs and ensure your academic experience is the best it can be.
  • Employment
    Corban students have jobs both on and off campus. Several departments on campus, including Corban Dining Services, library, mailroom and most administrative offices hire student employees.
  • International Student Services
    Corban's growing international student population currently represents more than 12 countries. If you're new to the U.S., we'll help you get familiar with American culture, get connected to other Corban students, and make a smooth transition to American college life.
  • Security Services
    24/7 security patrols, emergency response, safety escorts, facility access and roadside assistance services help maintain a safe and secure environment at the Corban campus.

We're honored that you're trusting your student's education and well-being to Corban University, and we hope you can rest assured that your student is in good hands!

Our parent resources will let you in on some of the day-to-day experiences your student will have at Corban. You'll find the chapel schedule and Corban Clips, our weekly student newsletter, which will give you an inside look at what's happening on campus. You'll also find a campus map and some accommodation options that might be helpful when you come to visit.

Our Beliefs

We Believe

God has revealed Himself in creation, in the Scriptures, and supremely in Jesus Christ. God is the source of all truth.

We Believe

the Scriptures, consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, are divinely inspired and without error in the original writings. They are to be understood in their normal literary sense and serve as the final authority in all matters of faith and life.

We Believe

in the one true, personal, sovereign, eternal God, who is Spirit, and is the Creator and Sustainer of all things. He exists in three equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We Believe

the biblical account of creation is neither allegory nor myth, but an historical account of the miraculous creative acts of God. All creation was good before the intrusion of sin and death.

We Believe

Jesus Christ is true God and true man, existing as one person. He was virgin born, lived a sinless life, died on the cross, was raised physically from the dead, and has ascended into heaven.

We Believe

the Holy Spirit indwells and gives life to believers, enables them to understand the Scriptures, empowers them for godly living, and gifts them for service. Some spiritual gifts are not normative for today because they were given to authenticate the Gospel and establish the early church.

We Believe

God specially and directly created human beings in His image. Human life is sacred, beginning at conception. God created humans male and female and has ordained marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

We Believe

the entire human race suffered spiritual death and became alienated from God and subject to physical death as a result of the disobedience of Adam, the first human.

We Believe

the death of Jesus Christ was a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins. Before the creation of the universe, God sovereignly chose some from among sinful humanity to receive His grace in Christ. Salvation is received by God’s grace through faith apart from any works. Believers are saved eternally, progressively transformed into Christ-likeness in this life, and will be perfected at His coming.

We Believe

the Church, the Body of Christ, began at Pentecost and is expressed in the world through local churches. Its mission is to worship God, make disciples of all peoples, and live out the Gospel until Christ returns. It observes two ordinances: believer's baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper. The church is distinct from the state and upholds the individual's freedom before God in matters of faith.

We Believe

angels are spirit beings created to serve and worship God, that some rebelled and followed Satan, and that this rebellion was defeated at the cross.

We Believe

in the imminent and glorious return of Jesus Christ, who will gather His people, raise the dead, judge the nations, establish His millennial kingdom on earth, and fulfill His promises to Israel.

We Believe

in the bodily resurrection of all the dead, the unsaved to everlasting punishment and the saved to an everlasting, blessed life with God.