Sept. 12, 2017

Sept. 12, 2017: No. 1 Ranking

Creighton University President, the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, SJ

I am delighted to announce that, for the 15th consecutive year, Creighton University has earned the No. 1 ranking for Midwest Regional Universities in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s 2018 “America’s Best Colleges” edition.

This is a major accomplishment for our University and speaks to the exceptional caliber of our students, the commitment and expertise of our faculty and staff, and success and generosity of our alumni. We are grateful and inspired that U.S. News & World Report continues to recognize our dedication to academic excellence, educational innovation, global engagement, and the formation of our students as tomorrow’s leaders. The ranking also confirms and encourages our commitment to the Jesuit, Catholic mission of our University.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings criteria include academic reputation and peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

Nationally, for the fourth year in a row, Creighton was also one of 42 universities around the country to be acknowledged for an emphasis on undergraduate research/creative projects. Creighton is the lone Catholic university on the list. The recognition stems from U.S. News & World Report’s invitation to academic administrators at 1,500 colleges and universities to nominate up to 10 institutions embarking upon the most innovative research projects with undergraduates.

Creighton was also one of 20 schools in the country recognized for internship programs encouraging students to apply classroom learning with real-world experience. The University is also the only Catholic university in the category.

Creighton maintained its place as No. 1 for Best College for Veterans in the Midwest region.

Two programs in the Heider College of Business again earned recognition among the Top 100 Best Undergraduate Business Programs, with a No. 18 ranking in Finance and a No. 33 ranking in Accounting.

As a Best Value School, Creighton earned a No. 6 ranking in the Midwest.

These rankings acknowledge and validate, on a national scale, the tremendous work of our entire Creighton community. Congratulations and thank you!


Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ