Rankings and Reviews

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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.

One 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 12th year in a row the University has earned the No. 1 ranking in “America’s Best Colleges” edition.

Creighton was also named among 32 universities in the nation in “Academic Programs to Look For” under Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects. This recognizes universities where students working independently or in small teams, mentored by a faculty member, do intensive and self-directed research or creative work that results in an original scholarly paper or other product that can be formally presented on or off campus.

‘Best Online Programs’ for 2015

Several Creighton University online programs have been ranked in the nation’s Top 20 for their respective categories in the fourth annual U.S. News & World Report 2015 Best Online Programs. The Creighton online program categories recognized are: No. 16 in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs (B.S. in Leadership); No. 12 in Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Master of Business Intelligence and Analytics and Master of Security Analysis and Portfolio Management); and No. 11 in Best Online Graduate Education Programs (M.S. in Educational Leadership and M.S. in School Counseling and Preventive Mental Health).

“This recognition is a testament not only to the growing prestige of our online offerings but also to our faculty and staff’s commitment and diligence in making these programs top-tier academic initiatives,” said Creighton Provost Edward R. O’Connor, Ph.D. “

“Colleges that Pay You Back” 2015

Creighton University is among the 200 colleges and universities profiled in Princeton Review’s new, “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges” and “What It Takes to Get In.” This book is an expansion of Princeton Review’s annual “Best Value Colleges.”

Creighton ranked No. 23 in the section on schools that make an impact. The 25 schools on the “Best Schools for Making an Impact” list were selected based on student ratings and responses to the survey questions covering community service opportunities at their school, student government, sustainability efforts and on-campus student engagement. Also taken into account was PayScale.com’s percentage of alumni from each school that reported that they had high job meaning.

“They are always willing to talk outside of class and offer suggestions about subjects of study that might make what is learned in the classroom more interesting and applicable to the individual,” said one student about the faculty at Creighton. “It’s clearly evident they are passionate about their subjects and genuinely care about the success of their students.”

One of the “Best Colleges of 2015”

Princeton Reviews Best Colleges of 2014Princeton Review again listed Creighton University as one of the nation’s top 379 colleges and universities in its 2015 edition of the annual college guide.

Creighton University students say they are very pleased with their choice to attend a great Jesuit university that is focused on academics and creating well-rounded students, according to The PrincetonReview’s 2015 “Best 379 Colleges” book.

Creighton is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. As one student said, “At Creighton students come first, and it is as simple as that!”

“Best Value” College 2015

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 39 in the top 100 list of private universities appearing in the December 2014 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.

The Best Master’s University

Creighton UnivMaster'sersity is ranked #1 in the Best Master’s Universities category in the 2014 Washington Monthly College Rankings.

Washington Monthly’s college rankings measure institutions based on three criteria: civic engagement, research and social mobility. Washington Monthly gives high marks to institutions that contribute to society, enroll low-income students, help them graduate and are affordable to attend.

Goldwater Scholars

Three Creighton students were selected as 2014 Goldwater Scholars in recognition of 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.

A College of Distinction

Colleges of Distinction - CatholicHigh 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

President's Honor RollCreighton University was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the sixth year in 2013. This is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, student-service learning and civic engagement, as well as meaningful community outcomes.

Named Fair Trade University

Fair Trade UniversitiesWe’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.