The Year in Review

2015-16 Year in Review

2016-2017: Year in Review

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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Text Only: 2015-2016 Snapshots and Highlights

1 new president; 3 major initiatives

  • Creighton Global Initiative
  • President’s Advisory Council on Sustainability
  • Diversity Commission

$4 million given to Creighton Global Initiative; $1.5 million earmarked for new and continuing international programs

21 academic, service, research, internship and volunteer programs sponsored in 17 countries


  • 3rd consecutive year that Creighton has laid claim to the Nebraska Professor of the Year award
  • 3 students named top STEM scholars in the 2016 Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
  • 1 Fulbright award winning student
  • 1 award-winning student-produced documentary

In Our Professional Schools

  • 148 medical students matched into residencies
  • 27,000 dental patients served
  • 1,000+ children helped in the last decade through the School of Dentistry’s annual Give Kids a Smile event.
  • 1000+ low-income clients received free legal help through Creighton’s Milton R. Abrahams Legal Clinic and Community Economic Development Clinic

Research and Scholarship

  • One in three undergraduate students participated in research projects
  • 200+ scholarly presentations given by undergraduate research students
  • Nearly $24 million received in sponsored activities or extramural awards (research, instruction and training efforts FY16 to date)

Class of 2015

98% of Creighton’s Class of 2015 are successfully employed, admitted to graduate or professional school, or engaged in a post-graduate volunteer  experience 

Class of 2019

  • 1068 freshmen began their college journey
  • Largest class in Creighton history
  • 45% of the Class of 2019 hail from more than 400 miles from Omaha
  • 37% ranked in the top 10% of their high school classes