Creighton Tops U.S. News and World Report Rankings
The annual U.S. News & World Report magazine’s college rankings are out and for the seventh year in a row, Creighton University is No.1 of Midwest Master’s universities. It is the 12th time in 14 years that Creighton University has ranked No. 1 in the “America’s Best Colleges” edition.
The U.S. News ranking category, Universities-Master’s, reflects the scope of Creighton’s 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.
“Academic excellence is a part of our mission and it is particularly rewarding to be acknowledged by the broader community for our academic excellence. It speaks volumes for the quality of our faculty,” said the Rev. John P. Schlegel, S. J., Creighton president.
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.
“We are pleased that Creighton's exceptional combination of high quality education and commitment to making that education accessible is again being recognized, “ said Patrick Borchers, vice president for academic affairs.
Creighton’s freshmen enrollment this fall of more than 1,000 is the highest ever in the history of the University. The profile of the freshman class places Creighton among the top five private universities in the Midwest with an undergraduate enrollment of over 4,000 students. The School of Nursing expects to set an all-time record with 104 nursing freshmen. The College of Business will exceed more than 170 for one of its largest classes ever.
For the second year in a row, Creighton was ranked No. 5 in the Midwest as a “school to watch” for its innovation and focus on the future and continued improvement.