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Creighton University again in top third of national universities in U.S. News rankings

US News 2022 RankingIn U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 “Best Colleges” rankings released Sept. 13, Creighton University ranked No. 103 in the prestigious National Universities category, putting the University in the top third of national universities.

Of the approximately 1,400 four-year colleges and universities nationwide ranked by U.S. News, only 389 (or about 20%) are classified as National Universities. These universities are recognized by U.S. News for offering a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master's and doctoral programs, and emphasize faculty research or award professional practice doctorates.

“This ranking recognizes our stature as a national university of prominence, dedicated to excellence in education, research, and scholarship,” said Creighton President the Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, SJ, PhD. “Creighton is poised to reach even greater heights, with a strategic vision that builds upon our Jesuit, Catholic tradition and propels us significantly forward in key areas of academic excellence, mission, and global engagement.”

Creighton’s academic programs were highly rated by leaders at other institutions within the national category.

“We are delighted presidents and chief academic officers at our peer institutions recognize the innovation and quality of our academic programs,” said Mary Chase, EdD, vice provost for Enrollment at Creighton.

In addition to the overall ranking, the University received several other undergraduate national rankings:
• In the Undergraduate Teaching category, Creighton ranked No. 13, the only program in Nebraska recognized in this category.
• Creighton’s nursing program was ranked No. 43 nationally in a new category, Best Nursing Programs, out of 658 institutions nationally.
• The Heider College of Business ranked in the top 20% in the country, with the finance program ranked No. 15 and the accounting program ranked No. 34.
• U.S News also recognized Creighton for Innovation, and as a Best Value institution.

Nearly 9,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students of a variety of ages come to Creighton for our nationally ranked programs. The Heider College of Business is celebrating 100 years of graduating business leaders around the globe, while the University continues to grow adding a new health sciences campus in Phoenix making Creighton the largest Catholic health professions educator in the nation.

Creighton also was cited recently in the 2022 edition of the Princeton Review college guide, The Best 387 Colleges. The full list is available on the Princeton Review website.


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