Creighton Ranks Fifth in the Nation in PC Magazine’s “Top Wired Colleges”
Creighton University ranks fifth in PC Magazine’s Top Wired Colleges, an annual analysis of colleges throughout the nation. The recognition honors colleges with the most comprehensive – in terms of size, scope and quality – computing and technology offerings.
Creighton is the only college in Nebraska and the only Jesuit, Catholic school in the nation being recognized.
“Creighton’s mission is to provide an exceptional learning and living environment that benefits students. This national recognition underscores that commitment and reaffirms the importance of cutting-edge technology to the total college experience…helping make graduates more marketable,” said Creighton President the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J.
Creighton embraces technology to support academics, enhance student’s education and provide an innovative learning environment.
- New facilities, including residence halls and student activity centers, feature state-of-the art technology approaches. For instance Opus Hall, a recently opened junior/senior townhouse complex, is built and engineered with students in mind and is technologically rich with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology, wireless Internet, cable television in each room, and automated digital laundry facilities.
- Lectures are delivered through pod casts, schools offer online testing, digital X-rays are available for health care professionals to review on computers and the world’s first online pharmacy degree is offered.
- The University was the first school to notify students of acceptance by text message.
- Creighton’s Online Ministries provides one of the most extensive faith-based websites in the world – with an average of 1.4 million visitors each month from 125 countries. It can be found at: www.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/online.html
- An eFellows program, in its 12th year, offers an academic year-long and summer technology sabbatical program for faculty.
- The school boasts more than 50 majors and courses in IT leadership and database design.
- An annual Gamefest, which is an all-night affair of console and PC game tournaments over the school’s network. Creighton was one of the first universities to host this type of student gaming event.
- A new security campaign and used innovative approaches to rewiring existing buildings. The list will be available in January’s issue PC Magazine on newsstands Dec.26. Background data on the survey conducted with top administrators from The Princeton Review’s college guide will be available on their website at www.pcmag.com on Dec. 15.