Creighton University, located in Omaha, Nebraska, offers a top-ranked education in the Jesuit tradition for people who want to contribute something meaningful to the world. It’s where students, faculty and staff thrive in a supportive community committed to Jesuit, Catholic values and traditions. Here, students learn to become leaders through service to others.
Nearly 9,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students of a variety of ages come to Creighton from near and far. They are committed to academic excellence; in fact, the academic profile of our incoming freshmen represents one of the strongest among all U.S. Catholic universities. Creighton students value faith, leadership and service, and they find opportunities to grow in these areas at Creighton. Through internships, research and clinical experience, they learn by doing.
They eagerly take what they learn out into their communities to make a difference. Recent graduates report a success rate of 97 percent: they are employed, continuing their education, or in a volunteer program.
Faculty members embody the Creighton mission and values by showing care and respect for each student. In the classroom, they integrate critical and creative thinking with active approaches to learning. They equip students with ethical perspectives to help navigate our complex world. As experts in their fields, faculty members conduct research that advances new knowledge. They help prepare students to live great lives by modeling a lifelong commitment to community, inquiry, justice, reflection and service.
Creighton’s nine schools and colleges deliver a powerful education with programs in the arts and sciences, law, business and health sciences. Opportunities for hands-on research, service-learning, study abroad and other immersive learning experiences abound.
Formation of the student as a “whole person” and well-rounded individual is key in every program. The Magis Core Curriculum for undergraduate students is designed to introduce students to a range of ideas and disciplines, all within a framework focused on ethical reasoning and critical thinking.
Creighton University ranks in the top third of U.S. News & World Report magazine’s college rankings for National Universities. Publications such as The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance have also recognized Creighton as a leader in service, sustainability and value.
Most importantly, community partners and business leaders know Creighton graduates are not only highly competent but also empathetic, passionate and principled global citizens.
Omaha, Nebraska, stands apart as a top metro area for affordability, strong economy and quality of life. Time and time again, Omaha has been voted a leading city for music, sports, dining and outdoor recreation.
Several Fortune 500 companies call Omaha home, providing opportunities for quality internships for students and jobs for graduates. Creighton University is a committed partner with many organizations and neighbors in our beloved community.
Select health sciences programs are also offered in Grand Island, Nebraska; Anchorage, Alaska; Denver, Colorado; and Phoenix, Arizona, where an unprecedented partnership is helping to make Creighton the largest Catholic health professions educator in the country.
Founded in 1878, Creighton is one of 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. The Society of Jesus—the world’s largest Catholic religious order of priests and brothers—was founded in the mid-1500s by St. Ignatius of Loyola. Jesuits, as members of the Society of Jesus, continue the Ignatian tradition by advancing education worldwide.
Many Jesuits live and work on the Creighton campus as professors, administrators, coaches and students. Even the University president is a Jesuit.
Creighton’s mascot has been the bluejay since 1924, and we’ve been part of the BIG EAST conference since 2013. Fans far and wide cheer proudly for Bluejay athletics, including basketball, baseball, cross-country, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball teams. Our student-athletes excel on the field, the court, the classroom and in community outreach.
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