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Rankings Recognize Creighton Academics, Value, Vision

Rankings Recognize Creighton Academics, Value, Vision

For the sixth year in a row, Creighton University is No.1 in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s rankings of Midwest Master’s universities. It is the 11th time in 13 years that Creighton University has ranked No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s “America’s Best Colleges” edition.

Creighton was also recognized as No. 1 in the Midwest region as a “best value” university for giving students the best return on their tuition investment.

In a new category of “Schools to Watch,” peer experts identified schools that are innovative and focused on the future and continuous improvement. Creighton ranked No. 4 in the Midwest.

“It is important to keep rankings in perspective because they are a tool that is used by the public. But they only tell part of the story,” said Creighton President the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S.J. “Creighton’s focus is providing a quality learning and living environment for students in the Jesuit tradition preparing them to be next generation of leaders of the world,” he added.

The U.S. News ranking category, Universities-Master’s, reflects the scope of academic offerings, including a full range of undergraduate and master’s-level programs, and in Creighton’s case, doctoral programs. The criteria are academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

Creighton also is cited as outstanding by other publications like The Princeton Review and continues to receive rankings and honors for academics, community service, and student, faculty and staff accomplishments.

Highlights of those recognitions can be found at

http://www.creighton.edu/publicrelations/newscenter/facts/honorsandawards/