Fall 2017 Enrollment
963 undergraduate students
96% of undergrad students are full time
39% male — 61% female
46% of students are from out of state
2017-2018 Academic Year
50 full-time faculty
84 part-time faculty
14 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio
90% of first-year students live on campus
49% of all students live on campus
Corban’s campus is located on a forested hillside just south of Portland in Salem, Oregon. It’s the perfect setting to enjoy a wide variety of Pacific Northwest adventures both on and off campus. Hiking, snowboarding, the coast, kayaking, and camping are all within an hour’s drive. Corban students also enjoy checking out local restaurants, coffee shops, theaters, the Saturday Market, food trucks, parks, and more.
|First-Year Seminars and Experiences||X|
|Common Intellectual Experiences||X|
|Collaborative Assignments and Projects||X|
|Service Learning, Community-Based Learning||X|
|Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience||X|
RETENTION FALL 2017
79.32% of students began in Fall 2016 and returned in Fall 2017 (full-time, first-time freshmen)
6-YEAR GRADUATION RATE 2017
50% of students graduated in 6 years
ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2017
|Black or African American||1%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||1%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||1%|
|Two or more races||8%|
|Race and/or ethnicity unknown||5%|
Warrior teams compete in the Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) of the NAIA in 13 sports: men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, track and field, golf, and soccer, plus men’s baseball as well as women’s softball and volleyball.
Mascot: Cadmar the Warrior
School colors: Navy and gold
Corban is a private, independent Christian university with an 80-year history of educating Christians to make a difference. Corban is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES: Criminal Justice, English, Communication, Creative Writing, Journalism, Humanities, Exercise Science, Forensic Psychology, Health Science (Pre-Med), History, Mathematics, Media Arts, Music, Music Performance, Political Science, Psychology, Pre-Counseling/Clinical Psychology, Worship Arts
SCHOOL OF MINISTRY: Biblical-Theological Studies, Christian Ministry, Intercultural Education, Intercultural Studies, Linguistics
HOFF SCHOOL OF BUSINESS: Accounting, Leadership & Management, Marketing, Sports & Recreation Management
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND COUNSELING: Bible Education, Biology Education, Business Education, Elementary Education, Health Education, Language Arts Education, Mathematics Education, Music Education, Physical Education, Social Studies Education
Corban has received four consecutive President’s Cup Academic Awards for outstanding overall academic performance among student athletes.
All Corban students take core courses that set a foundation for success, including American Thought & Culture and World Thought & Culture. These courses uniquely blend history, literature, and fine arts to help students understand how all aspects of culture impact the events of history and, in turn, how history influences art and literature. Students are challenged to think critically about the development of their worldview and to appreciate the interconnectedness of the academic disciplines.
Each student also takes at least 24 credit hours of Bible and theology classes, which leads to a Bible minor. This lays the foundation for the biblical integration in every class and equips students to live authentically and boldly for Christ.
Real World Preparation
A Corban education equips students to make a difference in the world. Classes incorporate projects that require collaboration, teamwork, time management, and presentation skills that students will need in their careers. The biblical worldview integrated into every class gives them the foundation to make wise and ethical decisions in life and emerge as leaders in their careers and communities.
Original student research is highly valued at Corban, even at the undergraduate level. By participating in relevant research, Corban undergraduates get to be part of breakthroughs in science and gain a significant advantage in preparing for medical school or grad school. Health science majors might conduct live animal research in the mouse lab or natural product synthesis in the chemistry lab, while exercise science students focus on fitness research. They work closely with expert faculty and present their findings at Corban’s Annual Science Symposium. Some students have even had their research published.
Corban students are encouraged to develop a global perspective. Each year, teams serve in medical missions in Haiti, sports outreach in Cuba, and church ministry in Cameroon, among other mission trips and service experiences. Faculty-led study tours let students explore Europe, Israel, and Southeast Asia. Study abroad options include Corban’s AMBEX program in Germany as well as semesters in Spain, Israel, and any of CCCU’s BestSemester programs.
|International Student Organization||X|
|Student-run film society||X|
Corban’s intimate class sizes truly give students the freedom to engage in the learning process through class discussions and close relationships with faculty mentors who know each student by name. Expert faculty draw on their extensive real world experience in their fields as well as their excellence as educators to provide relevant, practical training.
Corban faculty take an active role in each student’s college experience, serving as advisors to students from the moment they enroll at Corban. Through the Freshman Seminar program, all incoming freshmen are assigned to a small, faculty-led group of students who share their academic interests. Faculty begin connecting with their group over the summer before classes even start so that, by the time students arrive on campus, they have already built relationships with their advisor and other new students. During Warrior Welcome, as well as throughout the fall semester, students meet with their seminar group, getting to know one another, discussing strategies to transition successfully to college life, and developing a growing understanding of their chosen discipline.
Transfer students are also assigned an academic advisor who works with them one-on-one throughout their time at Corban. This close faculty involvement from day one helps keep students on track with their academic goals and ultimately graduate well-prepared for their careers.
Through college writing classes, capstone projects, and upper-division courses, Corban students develop above-average writing skills and outperform national comparison groups in writing competency. Courses challenge students to research well, think critically, and articulate clearly their ideas through written communication. This gives them a significant advantage for success in any career field.
|English (including composition)||X|
|Sciences (biological or physical)||X|
Other: Biblical Studies
* Required for Bachelor of Arts students
CLASS SIZE BREAKDOWN
|Number of Classes||55||78||60||50||8||2||0||253|
In Corban’s close-knit Christian community, students build genuine friendships that last a lifetime. The vibrant student life also creates endless opportunities for adventure. Whether it’s sledding on blocks of ice on the first day of classes, relaxing in “Hammock City,” participating in the Lumberjack Games, or playing intramural flag football, there is always something for students to do.
The Barn offers a maker-space for students to create art, crafts, and woodworking projects. In Corban’s Community Garden, students cultivate fresh produce to donate to a local foodbank. ASB (student government) offers leadership opportunities and a voice in decisions about the Corban community. Student-led clubs cover a variety of interests, including music, improv, ministry, hiking, ultimate Frisbee, cinematography, science, poetry, and more.
Corban also empowers students to start their own initiatives and pursue projects and activities that God has laid on their hearts. This could be anything—a special interest club, a student-led mission trip, or outreach ministry.
Corban is a place of authentic Christianity. Students and faculty alike love Jesus, and it shows. Residence hall Bible studies and chapel, which meets three times a week, encourage students to grow in their faith. Regular guest speakers and events like the Christian Thought Leader Conference and Women of Grit challenge students to live authentically and wrestle intentionally with current cultural issues.
CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES
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|Special housing for disabled students|
|Special housing for international students|
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Corban graduates are making a difference around the world as leaders in their careers, communities, and churches. They are in demand by employers who value not only their knowledge and career preparation, but also their integrity, creativity, and dedication. They are also well prepared to excel in graduate school. Corban’s health science majors who apply to medical school are accepted at a 32% higher rate than the national average.
Internships, practicums, and capstone projects give students the opportunity to put their learning into practice even before they graduate. Education majors complete their observation and student teaching in at least three different types of schools so that the may be ready for any school setting. Exercise science students earn their personal trainer certification and coach clients while they’re in college. Business majors collaborate with area businesses to create and implement strategies for marketing, increasing revenue, or launching new products. Ministry majors actively serve in local churches. Media arts majors create videos for local non-profits. Political science majors take advantage of Corban’s location in the state capital to serve as interns to state legislators.
Making a Difference
Students who attend Corban for four years volunteer at least 160 hours in the community with churches and nonprofit organizations through Corban’s REACH program. This program emphasizes Corban’s mission “to educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ,” as students serve in organizations that focus on education and literacy, hunger and housing, dignity and justice, conservation, or mentoring and coaching.
ADMISSIONS FALL 2017
1,943 total applicants
641 total admissions
196 total freshman enrollment
32.99% of applicants admitted
Admissions Deadlines for 2018-19 Admission
Rolling admission? No
Closing date: Aug 1
Rigor of secondary school record
Standardized test scores
Freshman Profile Fall 2017
|25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
|SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing||530||630|
TUITION AND COSTS
TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2018-2019
|Room and Board (on campus)||$10,228|
|Estimated Total On Campus||$43,268|
Corban Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)
A college education should be a stepping stone to making a difference in the world, not a burden that prevents students from following their calling. The Corban Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) gives students the freedom to use their education and talents to make a difference wherever God leads, without worry over student loan debt.
If students graduate from Corban and are working at least 30 hours a week, but making less than $40,000 a year, this innovative program can help them repay their student loans. Corban is the only school on the West Coast to offer a program like this to freshmen and transfer students!
Corban offers a wide variety of academic, athletic, and special-interest scholarships, including top scholarships for students interested in specific majors and programs.
- $16,000 Dessieux Scholarship for health science majors
- $16,000 McLaran Scholarship for political science majors
- $16,000 Debate Scholarship for students who participate in Corban’s debate team
- $15,000 Presidential Scholarship for high academic achievers