Corban University is a private, residential Christian university located in Salem, Oregon. It was founded in Arizona in1935 as a Bible institute before it moved to California in 1946 and changed its name to Western Baptist Bible College. In 1969, the school moved to Oregon where it operates today. Its name was changed to Corban College in 2005 then to the current Corban University in 2010.
Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), Corban University today offers undergraduate courses in Bible studies and liberal arts. For its graduate degree programs, it offers the Corban MBA which is offered entirely online; the Graduate Teacher Licensure Program; Master of Science in Education; and Master of Arts in Counseling. It also maintains an Adult Education Program that offers two fully accredited bachelor’s degree majors to working adults that they can complete entirely online or one night a week at Salem.
Corban’s Accelerated Online program offers students the same quality of education it offers in regular day classes. The online courses simply offer alternative times for busy working students to do their studies. Cost of tuition for the accelerated online courses is US$300 per credit. Students can earn one to three credits depending on the course chosen.
Cost of tuition for the traditional undergraduate program is US$425 per credit while for the graduate programs, it’s US$495 per credit. Financial aid is extended via loans, grants and scholarships for qualified students.
Corban is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as 4th in the West’s Best Baccalaureate Colleges for 2010. Corban has been ranked in the top 10 in the West for the last eight years.