Rankings and Reviews

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Creighton is a wonderful place for students, faculty and staff to live, learn and serve in the Jesuit tradition. But don’t take our word for it. See what everyone else is saying about Creighton and our schools and colleges.

One of “America’s Best Colleges”

Creighton University again earned the top spot in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s college rankings for Midwest Regional Universities. This is the 16th year in a row the University has earned the No. 1 ranking in “America’s Best Colleges” edition.

Your investment in a top-ranked education will pay off. U.S. News & World Report named Creighton a “Best Value” school. 

Nationally, U.S. News & World Report ranked Creighton among 90 universities recognized for an extraordinary commitment to undergraduate research/creative projects. 

Creighton was also one of 41 schools in the country recognized by U.S. News & World Report for internship programs encouraging students to apply classroom learning with real-world experience. The University is also the only Catholic university in this category.

Globally Recognized

For the first time, U.S. News & World Report has named Creighton University one of the Best Global Universities.

Some of the “Best Online Programs” for 2019

Several Creighton University online programs have been ranked at the top of their respective categories in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs.

US News and World Report Best Online Programs Badges

A Top School for Military Students

U.S. News and World Report named Creighton No. 1 for veterans among Midwest regional universities for 2019.

Military Advanced Education & Transition selected Creighton University as a top school in the 2018 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities research study.

military times best colleges 2018Creighton University is included in the Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 (formerly Best for Vets) rankings. The University was included in the Military Times Best for Vets in the previous three years.

Creighton was also named a 2019-2020 “military-friendly” school by the Military Friendly® resource and media group.

Learn more about the benefits military students can receive at Creighton.


One of the “Best Value Colleges of 2019”

The Princeton Review has selected Creighton University as one of the nation’s best-value institutions in its 2019 edition of “Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment” (Penguin Random House/Princeton Review Books).

Creighton was also named among the 25 schools “Making an Impact.”

Best Dispute Resolution Program

Our graduate program in negotiation and conflict resolution is ranked 15th in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report rankings for Best Dispute Resolution Programs.

As an interdisciplinary program guided by Ignatian values, “Creighton’s dispute resolution program has repeatedly appeared on the U.S. News short list, a testament to the excellent work of our entire faculty in helping students, and a recognition of their accomplishments as teachers, scholars, and practitioners in the field,” interim director Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán, JD, PhD said.

Rankings were based on nominations and votes from legal educators across the nation. Founded in 2005, thanks to a generous gift from the family of Creighton University alumna Gail Werner Robertson, the Werner Institute offers graduate and certificate programs including a Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and a Graduate Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Classes are available both in-person on the Creighton campus and online.

“Best Value” College

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Creighton University among its “Best College Values” for 2018. 

Kiplinger’s assesses quality according to measurable standards, including the admission rate, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and the four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include sticker prices, financial aid and average debt at graduation.

Goldwater Scholars

Since 2005, Creighton has produced 23 Goldwater Scholars, recognized for their academic achievements in the natural sciences. Creighton remains the No. 1 producer of Goldwater Scholars among Catholic universities during the same time period.

A College of Distinction

High school guidance counselors are some of our biggest fans. Many recommend us for our student engagement, quality of teaching, vibrancy of the college community and success of graduates. That support—and other research—earned us a dedicated profile on Colleges of Distinction.

Colleges of Distinction - Catholic, General and Nebraska

Named Fair Trade University

Fair Trade UniversitiesWe’re proud to be the first Jesuit university to achieve Fair Trade status as part of Fair Trade Colleges & Universities, a national initiative to recognize institutions’ efforts to support fair trade through five criteria.