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The Year in Review

Year in Review Report

The 2019-2020 Year in Review provides a glimpse of the historical 2019-2020 academic year (July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020). There were many defining moments, which started out with flourishing promise during the first semester, but took a dramatic detour with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring semester. Through it all, the University was able to stay connected, stay cura and stay Creighton.

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      The 2018-2019 Year in Review report covers the period from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. It gives an overview of the important work Creighton is doing to further the University’s mission of Jesuit, Catholic higher education. Through dialogue and discourse, discovery, new beginnings and hope, the report captures a moment in time, highlighting benchmarks and milestones during Creighton’s 140th anniversary year.

      Student Snapshot

      • Total enrollment: 8,910, highest enrollment in Creighton history, 4,446 undergraduate students, 4,464 graduate and professional students
      • Creighton’s largest freshman class ever: 1,155. 37% ranked in the top 10% of their high school class. 563 high schools represented, 40 states represented, 41% from more than 400 miles from Omaha. 52% from public high schools, 39% from Catholic high schools, 6% other private schools. 58% female, 42% male.
      • Creighton graduates have an overall success rate of 98% within 6 months of graduation (employed, attending graduate or professional school or engaged in service work)
      • Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1

      Research at a Glance

      • Total external funding: $24.8 million, 15.9 million in health sciences research, $8.9 million in external funding for all schools, colleges and areas within the University, 68% of external funding comes from highly competitive federal awards, $8.2 million of the total federal awards are National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards
      • 36% of Creighton undergraduate students participate in research before graduating, 400 undergraduate student research presentations at conferences, 40+ funded summer undergraduate research scholarships
      • Creighton is the No.1 producer of Goldwater Scholars among Catholic universities over the past 10 years and ranks among the top 25 private universities producing such scholars. In the past 15 years, Creighton has produced 23 Goldwater Scholars, and since 2005, 17 Fulbrights.

      Honors, Awards, Rankings

      • No. 1 Midwest Regional University: 16th year in a row - U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Colleges”
      • Top 90 Commitment to Undergraduate Research - U.S. News & World Report
      • Ranked no. 120 out of more than 1,000 U.S. colleges and universities - The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings
      • Best Online: No. 9 Graduate Business Program for Veterans (excluding MBA) No. 9 MBA programs for Veterans, No. 16 Graduate Education Programs, No. 17 MBA programs, No. 20 Graduate Business Programs (excluding MBA) No. 33 Bachelor’s Programs - U.S. News & World Report
      • Top 41 Internship Programs - U.S. News & World Report
      • No. 1 Best College for Veterans (Midwest) - U.S. News & World Report
      • Best College Values - Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
      • Top 100: Heider College of Business, 1 of the Top 100 Best Undergraduate Business Programs: No. 15 Undergraduate Accounting Program, No. 15 Graduate Finance Program, No. 17 Undergraduate Finance Program, No. 23 Undergraduate Business Intelligence and Analytics (BIA) Program, No. 25 Graduate Accounting Program - U.S. News & World Report
      • 1 of 47 universities recognized for service-learning - U.S. News & World Report
      • Named 1 of the 2019 Best Global Universities - U.S. News & World Report

      Year in Review Video Highlights

      • Highest enrollment in Creighton history with 4,255 undergraduate students and 4,399 graduate and professional students 
      • There is an 11:1 student-to-faculty-ratio
      • Of the 1,118 freshman students, 43% are male while 57% are female
      • Creighton students have an overall success rate of 99% within six months of graduation (employed, attending graduate or professional school or engaged in service work)
      • 34% of Creighton undergraduate students participate in research before graduating
      • 200 students present their finding at national and regional scholarly conferences each year
      • According to U.S. News & World Report: No. 1 Midwest Regional University 15 years in a row; a top 42 university for undergraduate research/creative projects, the only Catholic university on the elite list; Best College for Veterans (midwest); Top 100 Best Undergraduate Business Programs (Graduate Finance Program, 15; Undergraduate Finance Program, 18; Undergraduate Accounting Program, 33); Best Graduate Schools (Pharmacy - Private Programs, 3; Physical Therapy, 15; Occupational Therapy, 25)
      • Tree Campus USA designation for ten consecutive years from the Arbor Day foundation; 1000 trees of 100 different species on campus
      • 34% of undergraduate students participate in research; 200 scholarly research presentations by undergraduate students

      The 2016-2017 Year in Review report covers the period from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017. It contains highlights, glimpses into the myriad happenings and pursuits in the life of Creighton University, and financial and other figures that tell our story as well. Throughout, Emily Dickinson’s “‘Hope’ is the Thing with Feathers” provides a backdrop that speaks to Creighton’s hope-filled future. Read the full report.

      • 18 projects received a combined $1 million in seed funding through Creighton Global Initiative
      • Approximately 1800 graduates from 48 states and 27 countries
      • 1 student named 2017 Goldwater Scholar; One student Fulbright award winner
      • According to U.S. News & World Report: No. 1 Midwest Regional University 14 years in a row; a top 25 university for internship opportunities, Best Online Graduate Education Programs (No. 61): MS in Educational Leadership and MS in School Counseling and Best Online MBA Programs (No. 47)
      • Tree Campus USA designation for nine consecutive years from the Arbor Day foundation; 1000 trees of 100 different species on campus
      • 34% of undergraduate students participate in research; 200 scholarly research presentations by undergraduate students
      • More than 350 students participated in fall and spring service and justice trips

      2015-2016: Year in Review Full Report

      Creighton University’s 2015-2016 Year in Review takes a look back at the past academic year (July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016). The piece, titled “I Say More,” borrows from the inaugural theme of Creighton President the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, and showcases some of the outstanding work being done by Creighton faculty, staff and students. Read the full report.

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