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Top-ranked Creighton University prepares students for success through a Jesuit, Catholic education. With 140+ academic paths, you can find your passion here. We offer programs spanning the arts, sciences, law, business and multiple health sciences fields, and at Creighton, the classroom is just the beginning. From research to internships to service-based learning, our students do more.

National Recognition

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Creighton University among the top third of National Universities for 2022, recognizing our full range of undergraduate majors, plus master's and doctoral programs, and emphasis on faculty research. Other accolades include:

  • Named one of the top universities in the U.S. by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education
  • The Princeton Review has included Creighton in the 2022 edition of its annual guide, The Best 387 Colleges
  • Named a 2021–2022 “military-friendly” school by the Military Friendly® resource and media group
  • Recognized by U.S. News & World Report for Innovation and as a Best Value institution
  • Named among the best online grad programs for 2021 by U.S. News & World Report
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An Education with Results

Creighton makes a difference in the lives of our students and alumni. At Creighton, our students have the support of a community that’s ready to help them succeed. And they do. Within 6 months of graduation, 97% of our recent alumni are pursuing an advanced degree or employed and earning starting salaries competitive with national averages.

Student Opportunities

Research

As early as freshman year, students can begin hands-on academic research with faculty—an experience not found at larger universities. CURAS (Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship) is dedicated to facilitating undergraduate student research, and students at higher levels have many opportunities to engage in research.

Internships

Students have access to thousands of job and internship opportunities locally and around the country. Creighton students have secured a variety of internships including positions at Omaha-based Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies and operations.

The John P. Fahey Career Center offers many tools and resources—including our worldwide network of alumni—to help students find employment opportunities and reach their career goals. In 2020, 92% of our students completed an internship or participated in research.

Community Service

Each year, our students log more than 1 million total hours of service, through 800 partnerships with local, national and international organizations. Service to humanity is an important part of our curriculum, and Creighton students in every academic path have the opportunity to ask big questions and explore how to make the world a better place.

Study Abroad

Creighton partners with institutions around the world to offer study abroad opportunities for students. Immerse yourself in a different culture and country and expand your student experience.

You’ll take away a lot from your Creighton experience, like a top-tier Jesuit education and the skills to succeed.

Find out why becoming a Creighton Bluejay is right for you. Request more information and an admissions counselor will connect with you.

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New opportunities, internships, and people have entered my life, thanks to Creighton. Creighton will challenge you in the best way by igniting a passion within you.
— Emily Nyvall, Class of 2019
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97%

of recent alumni are enrolled in graduate studies or employed within 6 months of graduation

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1.1M

community service hours contributed in a single year by Creighton students