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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?

1,247 Undergraduate Awards
$36,031 Avg Cost After Aid
72% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Most Popular Online Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#116 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#218 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Creighton.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Anthropology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Health Sciences & Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Social Sciences Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Creighton has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#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?

Location of Creighton University

Contact details for Creighton are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178
Phone: 402-280-2700
Website: https://www.creighton.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creightonuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/creighton

How Do I Get Into Creighton?

You can apply to Creighton online at: www.creighton.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for Creighton

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Creighton?

72% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
23% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Creighton University is 72%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Creighton University  ( 520 to 640 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Creighton University  ( 550 to 650 )
200
800
Creighton received ACT scores from 88% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 31. Math scores were between 24 and 28. Composite scores were between 25 and 30.

ACT English Scores for Creighton University  ( 24 to 31 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Creighton University  ( 24 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Creighton University  ( 25 to 30 )
1
36

Can I Afford Creighton University?

$36,031 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
1.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Creighton is $36,031. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

4,325 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,472 undergraduate students at Creighton, with 4,325 being full-time and 147 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Creighton

There are also 4,349 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,325 full-time undergraduates at Creighton, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Creighton

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Creighton University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Creighton Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 371
Black or African American 103
Hispanic or Latino 340
White 3,116
International Students 123
Other Races/Ethnicities 272

Geographic Diversity

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

2,035 Took All Classes Online
3,544 Took At Least One Class Online
8.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 12 master’s degree programs available online at Creighton. In 2017-2018, 3,544 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Creighton has changed over the last few years.

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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
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 11%
Business Administration & Management 22%
Business, Management & Marketing 7%
Dispute Resolution 17%
Education 12%
Educational Administration 17%
Health Professions 3%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 21%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 12%
Nursing 26%
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
Bioethics/Medical Ethics #5
Anthropology #10
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #32
Student Counseling #34
Health Sciences & Services #37
Finance & Financial Management #39
Public Health #55
Allied Health Professions #55
Computer Information Systems #96
General Business/Commerce #102
Social Sciences #116
Educational Administration #167
Computer & Information Sciences #218
Nursing #308
Education #393
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.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 208 14 7 91 320
Educational Administration 0 0 69 48 82 199
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 8 189 197
Business Administration & Management 2 44 1 120 4 171
Medicine 0 0 0 0 162 162
Finance & Financial Management 0 112 10 30 0 152
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 4 127 131
General Biology 0 104 0 1 1 106
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 72 1 18 0 91
Law 0 0 0 0 90 90
Dentistry 0 0 0 0 81 81
Marketing 0 79 0 0 0 79
Child Development & Psychology 0 74 0 0 0 74
Health Sciences & Services 0 18 28 23 0 69
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 18 29 15 0 62
Dispute Resolution 0 0 6 54 0 60
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 59 0 0 0 59
Economics 0 50 0 0 0 50
Accounting 0 39 0 3 0 42
Chemistry 0 35 0 0 0 35
Public Health 0 3 0 28 0 31
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 28 2 0 0 30
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 27 0 0 0 27
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 9 0 17 0 26
Journalism 0 24 0 0 0 24
Student Counseling 0 0 0 24 0 24
Allied Health Professions 0 16 0 6 0 22
Philosophy 0 22 0 0 0 22
Political Science & Government 0 20 0 0 0 20
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 0 0 7 12 0 19
General English Literature 0 15 0 3 0 18
Anthropology 0 10 6 2 0 18
Computer Science 0 16 0 0 0 16
Romance Languages 0 15 0 0 0 15
History 0 14 0 0 0 14
Social Work 0 14 0 0 0 14
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 13 0 13
Communication & Media Studies 0 12 0 0 0 12
Mathematics 0 12 0 0 0 12
Drama & Theater Arts 0 9 0 0 0 9
International Business 0 8 0 0 0 8
Natural Resources Conservation 0 8 0 0 0 8
International Relations & National Security 0 8 0 0 0 8
Sociology 0 8 0 0 0 8
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 7 0 0 7
Physics 0 5 0 2 0 7
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 2 4 6
Design & Applied Arts 0 6 0 0 0 6
Writing Studies 0 0 0 5 0 5
Environmental Control Technology 0 4 0 0 0 4
Classical Languages & Literature 0 4 0 0 0 4
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 0 4 0 4
Medical Science 0 0 2 2 0 4
Sustainability Science 0 4 0 0 0 4
Area Studies 0 2 0 1 0 3
Classical & Ancient Studies 0 3 0 0 0 3
Public Administration 0 0 0 3 0 3
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 0 3 0 3
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0 2 2
General Business/Commerce 2 0 0 0 0 2
Fine & Studio Arts 0 2 0 0 0 2
Computer Software & Applications 0 1 0 0 0 1
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 1 0 0 0 1
Music 0 1 0 0 0 1
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dental Support Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 4 1,243 182 458 833 2,720

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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