Creighton University Overview
Located in Omaha, Nebraska, Creighton University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
What Is Creighton University Known For?
- The 1% student loan default rate at Creighton is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Creighton.
- In 2017-2018, 65% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Creighton with a bachelor's degree make about $59,700 a year. That's 46% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- The average Creighton student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Creighton University Rankings
According to our 2021 analysis, Creighton is ranked #191 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #2 out of 17 schools in Nebraska.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Creighton has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Creighton.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Creighton has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Colleges for Health Sciences & Services||College Factual|
|#20||Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management||College Factual|
|#25||Best Colleges for Nursing||College Factual|
|#42||Best Nursing Schools||Nursing Degree Search|
|#52||Best Colleges for Health Professions||College Factual|
|#80||Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing||College Factual|
Where Is Creighton University?
Contact details for Creighton are given below.
|Address:||2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178|
How Do I Get Into Creighton?
You can apply to Creighton online at: www.creighton.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for Creighton
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Creighton?
Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 71%.
Average Test Scores
About 23% of students accepted to Creighton submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 640. Math scores were between 550 and 650.
Can I Afford Creighton University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Creighton, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $9,247 a year. That adds up to $36,988 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Creighton is 1.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Creighton University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 4,349 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,325 full-time undergraduates at Creighton, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Creighton University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||103|
|Hispanic or Latino||340|
Nebraska students aren't the only ones who study at Creighton University. At this time, 38 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 59 countries are represented at Creighton. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and India.
Online Learning at Creighton University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Creighton has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 2nd most popular in Nebraska for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Creighton
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Creighton University was 8.8%. This is the #1,408 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Creighton regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Creighton majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||22%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||7%|
|Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods||21%|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||12%|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||5%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Creighton ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Creighton.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||#32|
|Health Sciences & Services||#37|
|Finance & Financial Management||#39|
|Allied Health Professions||#55|
|Computer Information Systems||#96|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#218|
|Business Administration & Management||#473|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Creighton University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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