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 14th year in a row the University has earned the No. 1 ranking in “America’s Best Colleges” edition.

 Best ValueCreighton also landed at No. 3 for Most Innovative Schools in the Midwest Region. Other regional rankings included a No. 4 placement for Best Undergraduate Teaching and No. 2 for the freshman retention rate.

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

 Most InnovativeAnd nationally, Creighton is among 36 universities recognized for an extraordinary commitment to undergraduate research/creative projects.

‘Best Online Programs’ for 2016

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 Best Online Graduate Programs - Business, MBA, Nursing, Education, Bachelors


Online Programs Earn High U.S. News Rankings for Veterans

Three online degree programs at Creighton University have earned placement in the Top 15 of the U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs for Veterans.

Creighton’s online bachelor’s degree program was ranked 15th and our online graduate education programs ranked 11th, all out of 737 programs providing veterans with high-quality, flexible online education options. This is the third year U.S. News and World Report has issued rankings for Best Online Programs for Veterans.

To qualify for the Best Online Programs for Veterans rankings, an online degree program had to report participation in two key programs that offer educational benefits to people with military service. The rankings methodology requires programs to belong to institutions that are certified for the G.I. Bill and must also belong to schools participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program or to public institutions that charge in-state tuition for all out-of-state veterans.

A Top School for Military Students

Military Advanced Education & Transition selected Creighton University as a top school in the 2016 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities research study.

Military Times named Creighton University to their 2015 Best for Vets Colleges list.

Creighton was also named a 2015 “military-friendly” school by the Military Friendly® resource and media group.

U.S. News and World Report named Creighton No. 1 for veterans among Midwest regional universities for 2016.

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

One of the “Best Colleges of 2017”

Princeton Review again listed Creighton University as one of the nation’s top 381 colleges and universities in its 2017 edition of the annual college guide. Creighton was named #5 among Students Most Engaged in Community Service.

The Review cites Creighton as a leader in undergraduate education, saying the University forms students who are driven inside the classroom, but “want to find deeper meanings in all that they do to enact change in the world.”

“Colleges that Pay You Back” 2016

Creighton University is also among the 200 colleges and universities profiled in Princeton Review’s “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges”. This publication uses information from sources like Payscale.com to identify schools that offer top financial aid packages, help graduates find rewarding and meaningful careers post-graduation, and facilitate internships and other opportunities to prepare students for a career while in school.

Best Dispute Resolution Program

The Werner Institute at the Creighton University School of Law is ranked 14th in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report rankings for Best Dispute Resolution Programs.

The ranking puts Creighton’s program on a footing with similar programs at Harvard University, Northwestern University and Georgetown University. As an interdisciplinary program guided by Ignatian values in settling conflict, the Werner Institute offers a cutting-edge approach to dispute resolution, said Patrick Borchers, J.D., professor of law and director of the Institute.

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 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 2015

Creighton University is listed as one of the nation’s ‘best value’ private institutions for delivering a high-quality education at an affordable price in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance annual rankings. Creighton is ranked 39 in the top 100 list of private universities appearing in the December 2014 issue. 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 16 Goldwater Scholars, recognized for their academic achievements in the natural sciences. The awards place Creighton in an elite group of 25 private institutions across the country that in the past five years have produced seven or more Goldwater Scholars. Plus, Creighton is the No. 1 producer 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

Community Service Honor Roll

Creighton University was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the 8th year in 2015. This recognizes the university’s commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement, as well as meaningful community outcomes.


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.