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A University Invested in Nebraska

Creighton University produces nearly $1 billion in annual economic activity in the State of Nebraska, generating more than $37 million in paid taxes.

Most of our students come to Omaha from cities across the country and world. Thousands of these graduates stay to join the local workforce and transform the physical and economic health of Nebraska’s local communities.

Historic Public-Private Partnerships Designed to Promote Nebraskans’ Physical and Economic Health

Creighton attracts students on a national and international scale. 80% of our students come from out-of-state—and discover an academic atmosphere with transformative connections to the world’s top companies and executives. Of that 80%, nearly half stay in Nebraska. When Creighton graduates pursue careers or additional education in Nebraska, they make a positive impact on the state's economy.

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of our students come from outside Nebraska

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of those out-of-state students are employed or continue their education in Nebraska (for those who reported)

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jobs in Nebraska represented by Creighton's presence

Jose Bajo
“My family and I moved to Nebraska from Miami because I wanted a calmer way of living,” Jose said. “I’ve found that here.”
— Jose Bajo, BSN’14, nurse practitioner, Grand Island
Jennifer Taniguchi
“I had not met other Creighton students, but I knew many Hawaii kids were heading [to Omaha]. I assumed we could create a home away from home, and I was right.”
— Jennifer Taniguchi, BSBA’18, Deloitte, Omaha
Tim Burd
“After my residency, my wife and I wanted to stay in the Midwest with its great people, especially those affiliated with Creighton.”
— Tim Burd, MD’96, orthopedic spine surgeon, Nebraska Spine Hospital

Impacting Communities Statewide

Of Creighton’s accelerated nursing graduates in Nebraska, three in four choose to begin their careers in state. Nursing graduates typically start working in or near the communities in which they live and study, making proximity of education a significant factor in an area’s supply of nurses.

Nursing student and faculty in lab
Nurse taking blood pressure

Benefiting Nebraska’s Health

More than 6,500 Creighton health sciences alumni work in Nebraska health care. Because of our contributions, the state has the seventh best ranking for health care practitioners’ availability to our communities. If you remove Creighton alumni from the health care workforce, Nebraska drops to 18th place in the number of health care practitioners per 10,000 persons.

Internships and Research Lead to High Outcomes Rate

Creighton students report 99% career outcomes rate including above average graduation rate

99% success rate
92 percent retention rate for freshman-to-sophomore-year, the national average for all institutions is 82%
74 percent of undergrads do 2 or more internships or conduct faculty-led research

Attracting Talent to Make a Difference

Over 3,800 health sciences alumni originally from states other than Nebraska are using their degrees in our state through 2040.

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Serving Rural Communities

“I wear a lot of different hats and take care of people who may not have the same access to health care that someone does in more populated areas. It feels good to be there for them.”

–Jose Bajo, Accelerated Nursing Program, Class of 2014