Creighton University is by far the most diverse educational institution of its size in the nation. The combination of relatively small size and unusual diversity is the key to appreciation Creighton University's excellence.
Creighton University is a private institution with an enrollment of 7,000 students taught by 667 full-time faculty and 804 part-time and contributed services faculty. Creighton has set as its goal the conduct of higher education in the context of Christian values.
Founded in 1878, Creighton is coeducational, independent, and has always been operated by the Jesuits in the traditions of that Catholic religious order. Creighton has a faculty and student body made up of individuals of many races and faiths from every geographical region of the United States and from numerous foreign nations.
Creighton is a university in the true sense. In addition to the College of Arts and Sciences, Creighton has a College of Business Administration, University College, Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions and a Graduate School offering master and doctorate degrees.
The Health Sciences facilities, including the School of Dentistry, are located on an 85 acre campus close to the business district of Omaha. The school of Dentistry is housed in the Boyne School of Dental Science Building which was completed in August, 1973 at a cost of $10.5 million providing 150,000 gross square feet of space. The building is named in grateful acknowledgment of the action by which Dr. Harry N. and Maude Boyne named Creighton University as the sole beneficiary of their estate.
Since its founding in 1905, the School of Dentistry has educated primary care dental health providers to address the oral health care needs of society, particularly the segment of society that experiences inadequate dental health perpetuated by isolation and the absence or unavailability of dental health facilities. Creighton dental students come from all parts of the United States, its territories and some foreign countries.
The School of Dentistry is unique in that it does not have any graduate specialty programs. With over 58,000 patient visits to the dental clinic each year, Creighton dental students are provided with a diverse clinical experience. Dental graduates are able to coordinate, with confidence, all phases of comprehensive dental care while providing directly a wide variety of general oral health care services.