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 student loan default rate at Creighton is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Creighton.
- In 2017-2018, 65% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Creighton bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $59,700 a year. That's about 46% more than their peers at other schools.
- It takes the average Creighton student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.
Creighton University Rankings
Creighton is ranked #190 out of 2,587 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #1 out of 22 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.
|#50||Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#96||Best Graduate Certificate Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#124||Best Master’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#202||Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
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.
|#20||Best Student Counseling Schools||College Factual|
|#33||Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Schools||College Factual|
|#101||Best Accounting Schools||College Factual|
|#124||Best Business Schools||Business Degree Central|
|#156||Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
|#182||Best Health Professions Schools||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||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Creighton?
Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 64%.
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
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Creighton, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $9,449 a year. That adds up to $37,796 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Creighton is 1.7%. 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 4,312 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,330 full-time undergraduates at Creighton, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Creighton University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||97|
|Hispanic or Latino||386|
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 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Creighton
The following table shows how Creighton is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Allied Health Professions||#49||#49|
|Finance & Financial Management||#72||#72|
Online Growth Rankings of Creighton
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Creighton University was 6.9%. This is the #1,492 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||11%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||5%|
|Finance & Financial Management||6%|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||30%|
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|
|Finance & Financial Management||#116|
|Health Sciences & Services||#147|
|Allied Health Professions||#151|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#406|
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
- Image Credit: By Bluejayscholar under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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