The annual U.S. News & World Report magazine's college rankings are out - and for the 11th year in a row, Creighton University is the No. 1 Midwest Regional university. It is the 16th time in 17 years that Creighton has ranked No. 1 in "America's Best Colleges" edition and the 27th straight year the University has been ranked at or near the top of the magazine's rankings.
Creighton also was recognized for the seventh time as No. 1 in the Midwest region as a "best value," where students get the best return on their tuition investment.
The University was also given a nod for its commitment to student success in a category called "A-Plus Schools for B Students," a ranking which acknowledges schools who understand the importance of accepting students who possess a well-rounded high school experience. Creighton's undergraduate profile demonstrates that Creighton students were very involved in extracurricular and community activities during their high school years.
Creighton's undergraduate program in finance in the College of Business is also ranked in the top 25. The University was also honored in the Midwest region for undergraduate teaching methodology.
"Creighton exists for one powerful, purposeful reason: to enable our students to find their way in the world by making a meaningful contribution to it. These national honors provide prospective students and their families valuable insights as they make the critical decision to find the right college," said Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., Creighton president. "I am especially pleased that the University is considered a best value as students find here a depth and breadth of academic opportunities, with nine schools and colleges, rarely found in schools this size."
Criteria for U.S. News rankings include academic reputation and peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.