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For 15th Straight Year, Creighton Ranked No. 1 in Midwest by U.S. News & World Report

For the 15th consecutive year, Creighton University has earned the No. 1 ranking for Midwest Regional Universities in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s 2018 “America’s Best Colleges” edition.

“Fifteen consecutive years as the top-ranked University in the Midwest is an immense accomplishment for Creighton University and it speaks volumes about the caliber of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and programs,” said Creighton University President Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ. “We continue to be grateful and inspired that Creighton is recognized for the academic, global and spiritual engagement of our community. The ranking confirms and encourages our commitment to the Jesuit, Catholic mission of the University.”

The U.S. News & World Report rankings criteria include academic reputation and peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

Nationally, for the fourth year in a row, Creighton was also one of 42 universities around the country to be acknowledged for an emphasis on undergraduate research/creative projects. Creighton is the lone Catholic university on the list. The recognition stems from U.S. News & World Report’s invitation to academic administrators at 1,500 colleges and universities to nominate up to 10 institutions embarking upon the most innovative research projects with undergraduates.

Creighton was also one of 20 schools in the country recognized for internship programs encouraging students to apply classroom learning with real-world experience. The University is also the only Catholic university in the category.

Creighton maintained its place as No. 1 for Best College for Veterans in the Midwest region.

Two programs in the Heider College of Business again earned recognition among the Top 100 Best Undergraduate Business Programs, with a No. 18 ranking in Finance and a No. 33 ranking in Accounting.

As a Best Value School, Creighton earned a No. 6 ranking in the Midwest.

About Creighton University: Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., enrolls 8,600 undergraduates and graduate and professional students among nine schools and colleges. No other university its size offers students such a comprehensive academic environment with personal attention from faculty-mentors. Jesuit and Catholic, it affords incomparable interprofessional education, bridging eight health professions programs with law, business and the arts and sciences – all on one walkable campus. Creighton has been a top-ranked university in the U.S. News & World Report for 21 years.


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