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Creighton Ranks Fourth in National Listing on Contributing to Public Good

Creighton University ranks fourth nationally in Washington Monthly’s 2012 master’s universities rankings. The monthly nonprofit magazine of United States politics and government ranks schools based on their contribution to the public good.

Rankings are based on three broad criteria:

  • Social mobility - recruiting and graduating low-income students;
  • Research—fostering scientific and humanistic research; and
  • Service—encouraging students to give back to their country.

“Creighton prides itself as a university where students experience a sense of community and have access not only to their fields of study, but to opportunities in which they can become leaders who will make a difference in the world. They are taught by example to look beyond themselves and give back to society,” said Creighton President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J.

Indicators of Creighton’s commitment in these categories include:

  • Students, faculty and staff are involved in more than 800 service outreach programs annually, contributing more than 295,000 volunteer hours to those in need.
  • Research awards to Creighton University for the 2011-12 academic year totaled $29.7 million.
  • More than 93 percent of 2011 graduates were employed, involved in volunteer work or attending graduate/professional school within six months of graduation. The national average is 84 percent.
  • The academic profile of the 2012 freshman class places Creighton among the top six private universities in the Midwest with more than 4,000 undergraduates. Creighton University attracts students who not only are exceptionally bright and talented but committed to involvement in their school and community. A complete profile of the freshman class is available at

Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic university bridging health, law, business and the arts and sciences for a more just world.