Creighton University

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School Overview

Creighton University was established in 1878 by a group that called themselves the Society of Jesus, and is one of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. Spreading across 132 acres and serving more than 8,000 students, it has grown to be the largest private religious university in the state of Nebraska. Creighton offers its students a wide variety of educational options, and is made up of 9 different colleges, and 13 centers and institutes.

Degree Programs

The degree programs that are offered through the 9 colleges at Creighton range from arts to business to medicine. The schools include College of Arts & Sciences, Heider College of Business, College of Nursing, School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy & Health Professions, School of Law, Graduate School, and College of Professional Studies. Among this wide range of educational options, Creighton’s undergraduate student to faculty ratio boasts an impressive 11:1 distribution.


Creighton University has received full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


The athletic teams at Creighton University are called the Bluejays and play in the NCAA Division I athletics. The university has 14 teams and participates in basketball, soccer, baseball and softball, cross country, tennis, golf, rowing and volleyball.

Library System

The library system at Creighton University is comprised of the Health Sciences Library and Learning Resources Center, the Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library, and the Klutznick Law Library. All three libraries are accessible to students in person and online.


Among the several recognitions Creighton University has received, is a commendable No. 1 ranking in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s college rankings for “Midwest Regional Universities America’s Best Colleges” edition. The university has earned this spot for an impressive 12 years in a row. Creighton also earned a spot in The Princeton Review’s top 378 colleges in the 2014 edition of the annual college guide. Various other awards include: 2013-2014 College of Distinction, No. 1 for Best Master’s Universities, President’s Award for Community Service–which is the highest federal recognition a university can receive, and is the first Jesuit University to achieve Fair Trade status as part of Fair Trade Colleges & Universities.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Creighton University awards need-based and non-need based academic scholarships of varying dollar amounts to undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, or the School of Nursing. While limited, the university does also offer scholarships to graduate students and to students enrolled in the professional schools; students are encouraged to contact the Dean’s office of the department they are enrolled in to get the details. If funding is available, Creighton University also awards various athletic scholarships based on the students athletic ability. The athletic scholarships are valid for one year, but can be renewed.

Student Housing

At Creighton University you will find 7 residence halls and for upperclassmen, 2 apartment housing options. All student housing is co-educational and includes amenities such as dining halls, laundry facilities, and hall chapels.

General Information

Admission Office

2500 California Plaza

Omaha, NE 68178-0001

(402) 280-2703

(800) 282-5835

Fax: (402) 280-2685

Contact: Mary Chase

Director of Admissions
Main Address

2500 California Plaza

Omaha, NE 68178-0001

(402) 280-2700


Total undergrads: 4,087

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 992

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,087

Graduate enrollment: 619


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 82%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 87%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
Native American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business Communications B
E-Commerce B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Organizational Communication A,B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science A,B


Chemistry Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
Latin Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B

English Language & Literature

American Literature B
Creative Writing B
English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B
English Literature (British) B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Latin B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Emergency Medical Technology A,B,C
Health System Administration B
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General A,B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies A,B

Physical Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Creighton University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(402) 280-2700
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Address:2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:8,393
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):76%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:5,199 (62% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$37,606
Out-of-state Tuition:$37,606
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$19,913

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Creighton University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Creighton University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences143
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services575
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2131
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters312
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics4
Health Professions and Related Programs16168
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics111
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies233
Natural Resources and Conservation2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences32
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences252
Theology and Religious Vocations3213
Visual and Performing Arts7
Grand total39655393

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Creighton University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services14
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Health Professions and Related Programs323
Social Sciences11
Grand total5311

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Creighton University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,05099%
Grant or scholarship aid1,04998%$19,913
Student loan aid57254%$8,988

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid3,84292%$20,454
Federal student loans2,06250%$7,741

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Creighton University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Creighton University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants10,3524,4285,924
Percent admitted100%70%71%
Percent admitted who enrolled10%10%10%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Creighton University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment8,393
Undergraduate enrollment4,203
Graduate enrollment4,190

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Creighton University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs (School of Pharmacy and Health Professions)
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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