Ranking Recognizes Creighton’s Student Commitment, Faculty, Value
The annual U.S. News & World Report magazine’s college rankings are out and for the eighth year in a row, Creighton University is the No.1 Midwest Regional university. It is the 13th time in 14 years that Creighton University has ranked No. 1 in “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. Studies that show the University’s high placement rate—93 percent of graduates find jobs or are furthering their education only six months after graduation—gives further evidence of this value.
“The University’s outstanding academic programs, as well as its commitment to providing scholarship assistance to its talented and diverse student body, once again placed it in the top of this category,” said the Rev. John. P. Schlegel, S.J., Creighton president.
In a new category, peer experts also identified institutions where faculty members are doing the best job of educating undergraduate students. Creighton ranked No. 6 in the Midwest.
“We pride ourselves on the quality and commitment of our faculty to our students,” said Father Schlegel. “Faculty are the heart of our community, as the dynamic nature of a Creighton education relies on the outstanding, dedicated teachers, scholars and scientists who comprise our faculty.”
That commitment to student success was also recognized in another ranking, “A-Plus Schools for B Students.” This category acknowledges schools who understand the importance of accepting students who bring a well-rounded high school experience and a passion for making a difference in the world to college.
“It is particularly rewarding to be acknowledged by our peers for our emphasis on educating the whole person: academically, socially and spiritually,” Fr. Schlegel added.
U.S. News this year renamed the category in which Creighton appears from Universities-Master’s to Regional Universities. Criteria for ranking include academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.