Creighton is a wonderful place for students, faculty and staff to live, learn and serve. Sure, we know we’re one of the top Midwest universities and offer the best Jesuit education. But don’t take our word for it. See what everyone else is saying about Creighton and our schools and colleges.
#1 in the Midwest of “America’s Best Colleges”
Creighton University again earned the top spot in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s college rankings for Midwest Regional Universities. This is the 15th year in a row the University has earned the No. 1 ranking in “America’s Best Colleges” edition.
Creighton also landed at No. 3 for Most Innovative Schools in the Midwest Region. Other regional rankings included a No. 4 placement for Best Undergraduate Teaching and No. 2 for the freshman retention rate.
As a Best Value School, Creighton earned a No. 6 ranking in the Midwest.
Nationally, for the fourth year in a row, Creighton was also one of 42 universities around the country to be acknowledged for an emphasis on undergraduate research/creative projects. Creighton is the lone Catholic university on the list.
Creighton was also one of 20 schools in the country recognized for internship programs encouraging students to apply classroom learning with real-world experience. The University is also the only Catholic university in the category.
Since 2005, Creighton has produced 19 Goldwater Scholars, recognized for their academic achievements in the natural sciences. The awards place Creighton in an elite group of 25 private institutions across the country that in the past five years have produced seven or more Goldwater Scholars. Plus, Creighton is the No. 1 producer among Catholic universities during the same time period.
Best College Dining Experience
Creighton University was ranked #39 in the top 50 College Dining Experiences by CollegeRank.net. Schools were chosen and ranked according to four factors: Versatility, Nutrition and Wellness, Sustainability, and Accessibility. You can learn more about Creighton Dining Services here.
A Top School for Military Students
Military Advanced Education & Transition selected Creighton University as a top school in the 2016 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities research study.
Military Times named Creighton University to their 2017 Best for Vets Colleges list.
Creighton was also named a 2016 “military-friendly” school by the Military Friendly® resource and media group. Learn more about the benefits military students can receive at Creighton.
One of the “Best Colleges of 2017”
Princeton Review again listed Creighton University as one of the nation’s top 381 colleges and universities in its 2017 edition of the annual college guide. Creighton was named #5 among Students Most Engaged in Community Service.
The Review cites Creighton as a leader in undergraduate education, saying the University forms students who are driven inside the classroom, but “want to find deeper meanings in all that they do to enact change in the world.”
“Colleges that Pay You Back” 2016
Creighton University is also among the 200 colleges and universities profiled in Princeton Review’s “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges”. This publication uses information from sources like Payscale.com to identify schools that offer top financial aid packages, help graduates find rewarding and meaningful careers post-graduation, and facilitate internships and other opportunities to prepare students for a career while in school.
“Best Value” College 2016
Creighton University is listed as one of the nation’s ‘best value’ private institutions for delivering a high-quality education at an affordable price in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance annual rankings. Creighton is ranked 34 in the top 100 list of private universities appearing in the December 2016 issue. Kiplinger’s assesses quality according to measurable standards, including the admission rate, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and the four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include sticker prices, financial aid and average debt at graduation.
A College of Distinction
High school guidance counselors are some of our biggest fans. Many recommend us for our student engagement, quality of teaching, vibrancy of the college community and success of graduates. That support—and other research—earned us a dedicated profile on Colleges of Distinction.
President’s Award for Community Service
Creighton University was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the eighth year in 2015. This recognizes the university’s commitment to volunteering, service learning, and civic engagement, as well as meaningful community outcomes.
Named Fair Trade University
We’re proud to be the first Jesuit university to achieve Fair Trade status as part of Fair Trade Colleges & Universities, a national initiative to recognize institutions’ efforts to support fair trade through five criteria.