Creighton Facts and Accolades

Creighton Facts and Accolades

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A Creighton education is as innovative as it is extraordinary, and year after year, the University and its students are recognized for academic excellence, service, research and much more.

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Note: Content updated 06/03/2021

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

  • More than 60 majors and minors
  • 60+ students who earn the Dean’s Service Honor Roll for 30+ hours of service given to the community in a year
  • 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio is among the lowest of the 27 U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities
  • 400+ undergraduate research presentations at local, regional and national conferences each year
  • More than 40 CURAS-funded summer research fellowships are awarded annually
  • 30+ peer-reviewed science publications with undergraduates as authors or co-authors each year
  • 26 Goldwater Scholars since 2005, ranking 1st among Catholic universities for success in this prestigious undergraduate scientific research scholarship
  • 250+ students study abroad each year
  • 56% of Arts and Sciences students complete undergraduate research
  • 100% of honors students conduct research
  • 100% of classes taught by faculty. 0 courses taught by teaching assistants
  • 50 full-time faculty advising freshmen
  • 18 Fulbright scholars since 2005
  • 96% of recent graduates were employed, enrolled in graduate or professional school, or serving in a volunteer program within 6 months of graduation (2020)
  • More than 50% of graduates go directly to graduate or professional school after graduation —continuing at Creighton or heading to other prestigious institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, Oxford and Cambridge universities
  • Over the past 5 years, 71% of Arts and Sciences students who applied to medical school were admitted, compared to the 42% national average (2019)

(Sources: College of Arts and Sciences fact sheet, 2019 Undergraduate Viewbook, CCAS campaign case statement, College of Arts and Sciences travel brochure)

College of Nursing

College of Nursing

  • 3 degree programs (BSN, MSN, DNP)
  • 3 campuses: Omaha; Grand Island, NE; Phoenix
  • Approximately one-third of sophomore nursing students spend time studying abroad
  • 1st in Nebraska to offer the DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) degree and preparation for one of the newest nursing roles, the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)
  • 9,000 Omaha public and parochial school students and staff treated annually through health assessments and education
  • 244 preceptorship hours completed by students — among the highest of any nursing program in the nation
  • 12 months to complete the accelerated BSN, for college graduates pursuing nursing as a 2nd degree
  • National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) total first-time pass rate is 96% for traditional BSN students in 2020. (In comparison, the national average rate is 88.3%)
    • Annual pass rates on the certification examination for nurse practitioner-track graduates generally range from 90 to 100% for first-time test-takers
  • 100% NCLEX pass rate by January 2018 cohort on the Phoenix campus
  • 100% 2020 Nurse Practitioner Certification pass rate
  • 99% success rate – BSN graduates employed, attending graduate or professional school or doing volunteer or service work within 6 months of graduation
  • Creighton nursing graduates currently working in Nebraska by position: 30% of clinical nurse specialists; 23% of nurse practitioners; 8% of registered nurses (2019) 1
  • More than 8,800 alumni
  • Top 100 Doctor of Nursing program in the nation – U.S. News & World Report
  • #10 ranking of the Family Nurse Practitioner Track – U.S. News & World Report

Sources: College of Nursing fact sheet, College of Nursing campaign case statement)
1 Blake Eno, Advancement Services

College of Professional Studies

College of Professional Studies

  • Online bachelor’s degree programs are ranked No. 48 nationally by U.S. News & World Report (2020)
  • Enrollment is 170+ for 2018-2019
  • 9 undergraduate certificate programs, including business administration, health administration and policy, creative writing and more
  • 1 of only 20 universities in the U.S. offering undergraduate degrees in Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
    • The EMS program draws students from across the nation and around the world
  • 51 adult students enrolled in Professional Studies graduated in 2018-2019 from 17+ programs
  • Students range in age from the 20s into the 70s and are an equal balance of women and men (2019)
  • 24 students inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda, the national honor society for full-time adult students (2019)
  • Up to 80 hours of prior learning accepted, including: transfer credits from other accredited institutions, credit by examination and credit for professional certification, including military service
  • Resources are available 24/7, 365 days a year, and include online tutoring and writing support
  • As a Yellow Ribbon program participant and Military Friendly School, the University offers veterans and their dependents access to a Creighton education at little or no out-of-pocket cost

(Source: College of Professional Studies fact sheet)

Graduate School

Graduate School

  • 300+ faculty members drawing from 8 of Creighton’s 9 schools and colleges
  • 45+ programs
  • 22 accelerated master’s programs, allowing students to complete an undergraduate and graduate program on an accelerated basis
  • 3 pathways: online, on-campus, hybrid
  • 26 graduate certificate programs
  • 25+ dual-degree programs
  • More than 65% of Creighton graduate students are enrolled in online programs
  • More than 5,900 alumni
  • 43 states and 5 countries represented by students in the online Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Leadership (EdD) (2019)
  • One of the first Jesuit universities to teach ministry in an online format, with the launch of a Master of Arts in Ministry (collaboration with Omaha Archdiocese) in 2003 1
  • Best Online Programs by U.S. News & World Report (2020):
    (as of January 2020)
    #8 Best Online Master’s Education Programs
    #24 Best Online MBA for Veterans
    #31 Best Online MBA Programs
    #31 Best Online Master’s Business Programs (non-MBA)
    #48 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs

(Sources: Graduate School fact sheet, Graduate School campaign case statement)
1 Creighton University Strategic Plan – Hallmarks timeline

Heider College of Business

Heider College of Business

  • 1st named college at Creighton University, recognizing philanthropists Charles (BSC’49) and Mary Heider
  • 8 CFA Charter holders among the faculty—the most respected designation in finance
  • 91% of students complete at least 1 internship
  • Top 2% of business schools worldwide accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International
  • #10 in the nation for first-time CPA pass rates within 18 months among mid-sized universities
  • Creighton Business Symposium—the largest student-run business conference in the nation
  • iJay store—the first and one of only two student-run, Apple® authorized campus stores in the world
  • Over $9 million of University funds managed by students through the Portfolio Practicum class
  • One of the 1st in the U.S. to offer the FinTech degree—an innovative program for an in-demand career field
  • One of the 1st universities to offer a four-year leadership development program and a four-year career development program for all business students
  • 3/3 Law Program allows students to complete dual business and law degrees in 6 years
  • 98% of recent graduates employed or enrolled in graduate school or a volunteer program within 6 months of graduation (2020)
  • Over 80% of business students come from out of state
  • 45% of business graduates began their careers in Nebraska in 2020
    • 55% of business graduates found employment with companies in states coast-to-coast and abroad in 2020
  • 100% employment success rate for accounting majors for the past 10 years (2020)
  • Heider students traveled to 6 continents, explored over 23 countries, and logged over 1 million miles (2019-2020)
  • Alumni live and work in every state in the U.S. and in countries around the world
  • More than 100 Fortune 100 companies have operations in Omaha
  • 4 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in Omaha
  • 2021 U.S. News & World Report Rankings
    • #16 Online Business Analytics
    • #19 Online Finance
    • #19 Management Information Systems
    • #21 Online General Management
    • #24 Online Master’s Business Programs (non-MBA)
    • #25 Accounting
    • #30 Online MBA Programs for Veterans
    • #35 Online MBA

(Sources: Heider College of Business fact sheet, Undergraduate Viewbook, Heider campaign case statement, Heider Year in Review)

School of Dentistry

School of Dentistry

  • August 2018 marked the opening of a new state-of-the-art 200,000-plus square-foot dental facility
  • 1,991 students applied in 2019
    • 115 students in the 2020-2021 class
  • 36.5% of first-year Creighton dental students come from states without dental schools (2020) 1
  • Nationally competitive dental research programs in oral biology
  • Internationally recognized in dental material and product development research programs
  • One of the most affordable private dental schools in the U.S.
  • 44,000+ patient visits annually at the school’s dental clinic
  • 14,000 adults and children served annually through our dental clinics
  • 2,400 dental visits provided annually in elementary schools by the Healthy Smiles program
  • The Wilwerding-DiLorenzo Digital Technology Center has 40 Ceramic Restoration (CEREC) lab acquisition units and 22 CEREC lab million units 1
  • Nearly $1.5 million in extramural funding from federal agencies, foundation, corporation and other donors for 2019-2020 research
  • Creighton dental alumni currently practice in 7 countries
  • Of all the private dental schools in the country, Creighton places the most dentists in rural areas
  • Creighton is a dental pipeline school for Native American students interested in dentistry and is among the top 3 schools in the country educating Native American dentists. Creighton graduated the first American Indian dentist in the nation in 1956
  • 25% of practicing dentists in Nebraska are Creighton grads (2019) 2

(Sources: School of Dentistry fact sheet, School of Dentistry campaign case statement)
1 Jill Zuerlein, Sr. Health Sciences Marketing Strategist, School of Dentistry and School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
2 Blake Eno, Advancement Services

School of Law

School of Law

  • Creighton law students come from 38 states and 156 undergraduate schools (2020-2021)
  • 20% students of color (2020-2021)
  • 61% of our students are from states other than Nebraska (2020-2021)
  • 2, 3 or 4 years to complete JD with Creighton’s flexible scheduling
  • Earn 2 degrees in 3 years: JD/MS in Government Organization and Leadership (GOAL program); JD plus MS in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from the Graduate School’s Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • A constitutional law seminar offered every other year allows face-to-face discussion with a U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • The summer program “From Nuremberg to The Hague” was named a Top-5 Best Excursion Program by National Jurist (2017). The program lets law students study international criminal law, war crimes and the Holocaust in Germany and the Netherlands
  • 1,470 low-income clients receive free legal help each year through Creighton’s Milton R. Abrahams Legal Clinic and Immigrant and Refugee Clinic (before 2020)
  • 1,900 hours of pro bono and community service work logged by students (2019-2020)
  • 11 types of competition teams for law students
  • 12-to-1 student-faculty ratio
  • One of the first accredited Jesuit law schools
  • 90.9% of 2019 graduates were employed, in graduate school or not seeking a job 10 months after graduation. Of those employed, 97.3% were in JD-preferred or JD-advantage positions.
  • 7,000+ law alumni

(Sources: School of Law fact sheet, School of Law campaign case statement)

School of Medicine

School of Medicine

  • 7,086 applications for 230 seats (Omaha and Phoenix) in the 2021-2022 academic year
  • 100% of Creighton medical students participate in community service initiatives during their four years of medical education
  • 21 clinical departments; 5 basic science departments; 38 residency and fellowship programs (Omaha and Phoenix)
  • 91% of 2021 graduates matched with their specialty of choice and 100% of students were accepted into residency programs
  • 2 Creighton-affiliated student-run clinics offer services at no charge to those in need (Magis Clinic in Omaha, Virginia G. Piper Medical Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix)
    • 1,000+ people treated annually at the Magis Medical Clinic at Siena/Francis House
  • 32% of first-year medical students participated in a global medicine rotation in 2019
  • 80% of Creighton medical students engage in research with faculty
  • 1st Jesuit university to receive the prestigious Community Service Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges (in 2003)
    • Chosen among 125 medical schools in the nation. The award recognizes Creighton’s outstanding efforts in meeting the medical needs of people not served by traditional health-care systems
  • $16.4 million in total research awards for 2019-2020 1
  • International leader in hereditary cancer and osteoporosis research
  • Recognized programs in infectious disease, cardiovascular disease, nutrition/metabolism and neuroscience
  • Graduates’ medical licensing scores and pass rates consistently exceed the national average
  • 6,400+ alumni in 50 states and 9 countries
  • Creighton’s four-year medical school in Phoenix will represent the only Catholic medical education in the western United States 2
  • Creighton’s Phoenix campus hosts the only comprehensive Catholic medical education program west of Omaha 2
  • Creighton is the soon-to-be-largest Catholic health professions educator in the nation 2

(Sources: School of Medicine fact sheet, School of Medicine campaign case statement)
1 Nicole Phelps, medschool.creighton.edu/research
2 Jim F. Clifton, SJ, School of Medicine

School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

  • First in the nation to offer entry-level OT, PT doctorates
  • First in the nation to offer hybrid OT education program
  • First in the nation to offer web-based distance education pharmacy program
  • 45 years of EMS education, including 25 years offering the Bachelor of Science in EMS
  • DPT students receive more than 44 weeks of clinical training, up to 10 weeks more than PT students at other Midwest schools
  • 22 residency and fellowship positions
  • 100% of OT core faculty members hold terminal degrees
  • Fewer than 15% of pharmacy schools in the U.S. offer as much drug information expertise to the professional community
  • The Center for Health Services Research and Patient Safety is recognized nationally for its work in patient safety research and education
  • One of 10 schools nationally which has developed a medication therapy management (MTM) center in partnership with a national MTM administrator
  • Office of International Relations for Health Sciences is a leader in establishing and strengthening international partnerships with colleges and universities across the world
  • Students come from 47 states and 42 countries (2020)
  • More than 80% of our students receive 1 to 3 job offers before they graduate
  • Nearly 100% first-time national licensure pass rates in pharmacy, OT and PT 1
  • Every year students travel to countries around the world to gain clinical experience and do service. Countries have included China, Dominican Republic, Chile, Korea, United Kingdom, Thailand and Italy
  • 20+ international fieldwork and experiential learning sites
  • 36% of occupational therapists in Nebraska were educated at Creighton 1
  • 22% of pharmacists in Nebraska were educated at Creighton 1
  • 16% of physical therapists in Nebraska were educated Creighton 1
  • 9,200+ alumni
  • U.S. News & World Report national rankings for programs (2020)
    (As of March 2020)
    #9 Physical Therapy (Creighton is in the top 4% of accredited programs nationwide.)
    #15 Occupational Therapy
    #46 Pharmacy (Creighton is 3rd among private institutions included in the list.)

(Sources: School of Pharmacy and Health Professions fact sheet, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions campaign case statement)
1 Blake Eno, Advancement Services

Athletics

Athletics

  • Member of BIG EAST conference since 2013
  • 14 NCAA Division I athletic programs
  • 13 BIG EAST Conference sponsored programs as well as the rowing teams’ participation in the West Coast Conference
  • Our BIG EAST programs are baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf men’s and women’s soccer, softball, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s tennis
  • Ranked 2nd nationally in men’s soccer in average home attendance, 5th in men’s basketball, 21st in volleyball in 2019-2020.
  • Ranked 2nd nationally in men’s soccer in average home attendance, 5th in men’s basketball, 21st in volleyball in 2019-2020.
  • Athletics department staff and student-athletes combined to perform over 5,000 hours of community service in 2019–2020
  • New practice facility for women’s basketball and volleyball, The Ruth Scott Training Center (The Ruth), officially opened in February 2019.
  • Creighton Athletics earned an NCAA graduation success rate of 95% in a 2020 announcement by the NCAA

(Source: Creighton Athletics Department)

Carnegie Classification

Carnegie Classification

  • In 2019, Creighton was elevated in the most recent Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education from the category “Master’s Colleges and Universities” to the newly created “Doctoral/Professional Universities” category
    • For 16 years in a row, Creighton had been recognized as No. 1 in the Midwest regional category
  • The Carnegie classifications are the leading framework for recognizing and describing institutional distinction and difference in U.S. higher education and are used by U.S. News & World Report in categorizing institutions for its annual rankings
    • For a second consecutive year, Creighton returns to the prestigious list of National Universities, recognized for offering a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s and doctoral programs, and for producing groundbreaking research.

(Sources: Creighton magazine spring, summer 2019 issues, September 2019 Creighton news release)

Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURAS)

Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURAS)

  • With 26 Goldwater Scholars since 2005, Creighton is the No. 1 Goldwater producer among Catholic universities
  • 18 Fulbright recipients since 2005. The University has been recognized 3 times for being a top Fulbright-producing institution
  • Students also have received prestigious British scholarships, such as Davies-Jackson and Rhodes
  • 36% of our undergrads participate in research; in the College of Arts and Sciences alone over 50% of students are involved in undergraduate research
  • Undergraduates were responsible for approximately 400 presentations at local, regional and national conferences last year
  • Creighton offers undergraduate researchers more than 40 funded summer fellowships. Most of these are funded by Creighton, while 6 are funded by a National Institutes of Health INBRE (IDeA Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence) grant
  • 200+ tenure-track faculty participating in CURAS from all Creighton schools and colleges
  • The number of students in the sciences registering for Directed Independent Research courses has quadrupled from about 100 students in 2007 to about 400 in 2014.
  • Undergraduate science research projects have resulted in approximately 30 peer-reviewed publications per year (from biology, biochemistry, chemistry and physics faculty) with undergraduates as co-authors
  • Students can begin research projects as early as freshman year, and continue throughout their undergraduate careers. Such opportunities aren’t available to freshmen at most peer institutions
  • Through the Clare Boothe Luce program, one of 13 institutions providing undergraduate and graduate scholarships to women studying science or math
  • Undergraduate science faculty have had continual external funding from the National Institutes of Health INBRE (IDeA Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence) program since 200; funding over the past 17 years totals more than $5.1 million 1

(Sources: CURAS fact sheet, creighton.edu/curas, Dr. Soukup)
1 Julie Strauss-Soukup, PhD, Associate Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship, Professor of Chemistry, Director of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

Enrollment

Enrollment

  • Total enrollment for 2019-2020: 8,821 (Undergrad: 4,472; Graduate & Professional: 4,349) 1
  • Over the past decade Creighton has averaged 1,036 freshmen—12% higher than the previous 10-year average of 927 prior to 2020 2
  • 90% freshman retention rate (2018-2019). The national average retention rate for freshman to sophomore year for all four-year private schools is 75.3% according to the ACT National Collegiate Retention data 2
  • Enrolled more than 1,000 freshman 8 times in University history. Those 8 incoming classes all have enrolled since 2009 2
  • Enrolled more than 1,000 freshman students for the sixth consecutive year in 2019 3
  • 62% of undergraduate freshmen say they came to Creighton to study a subject preparing them to attend a health science professional school 4
  • 98% of Creighton students receive some form of financial aid or scholarship
  • The Heider College of Business had a record-breaking 2018 incoming class of 325 freshmen 5

1 Official Fall 2019 Census Enrollment
2 2019 Final Enrollment Management Report
3 Creighton press release, August 2019
4 2019 Admissions Report
5 Heider College of Business Year in Review

2019-2020 Freshman Profile:

  • 1,075 members of the class of 2023; third largest freshman class in school history
  • Sixth straight year the first-year class has topped the 1,000-student mark
  • More than 40% of freshman class comes from 400 or more miles from Omaha
  • 13 states sent 20 or more students to this class
  • 32 states are represented by the class (Nebraska, Minnesota and Colorado being the top three)
  • 23 international students from 16 countries
  • 25% had a relative graduate from Creighton
  • 57% are Catholic
  • 10% graduated from a Jesuit high school
  • 14% are the first in their family to attend college

(Sources: Creighton press release, August 2019; Creighton magazine, fall 2019)

Global Engagement

Global Engagement

Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC)
(Source: creighton.edu/ministry/ilac)

  • 45 years of a Creighton presence in the Dominican Republic, hosted by the Centro de Educacion para la Salud Integral (CESI), known by its English name Mision ILAC
    • Since its inception, 4,380+ students have traveled to the Dominican Republic in service to others
  • Encuentro Dominicano, a semester-long academic service learning program for undergraduate students
  • Over the past 5 years, through ILAC:
    • 15,000 patients evaluated and treated by 625 health sciences students
    • 2,500 surgeries performed and 7,500 patients evaluated by six surgical groups
    • 2,000 point-of—use water filters inspected by 60 students
    • 450 high school students participated in service immersion trips
    • Prosthetics laboratory created which provides hundreds of patients with access to prosthetics

Academic Service-Learning
(Source: 2018-2019 Impact Report)

  • 22,703 total service hours (direct and indirect)
  • 31 average service hours per student
  • 727 students enrolled in academic service-learning courses (7.2% of students)
  • 36 faculty (4.3% of all faculty)
  • 157% increase in academic service-learning courses from 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
  • 121 community partners
    • 95 local, 12 international, 3 regional, 2 national

Creighton Global Initiative
(Source: creighton.edu/geo/creightonglobalinititaive)

  • A presidential initiative launched in 2016 to offer opportunities for faculty, staff and students to embrace global perspectives
  • 65 projects funded
    • 5 research, 5 faculty development, 5 partner development, 10 global speakers, 18 glocalization, 22 student mobility
  • $2.5 million invested
  • 1,400 students involved
  • 400 faculty and staff involved

Internships and Careers

Internships and Careers

  • 92% of our students completed an internship or participated in research in 2020 1 (74% completed more than one)
  • Access to more than 41,000 internships and full-time or part-time job opportunities through Handshake, a career management system 2
    • 4,423 active users in Handshake
  • 2,073 new employers approved June 2019-May 2020 2
  • 1,400+ students in Career Development Programs (Career Portfolio participants, EDGE interns and EDGE Scholars)

1 2020 Outcomes Sheet
2 Career Center Year-in-Review 2019-2020

Military

Military

  • Named a 'Best for Vets’ college for 2021
  • Named one of the Best Online MBA Program for Veterans in 2021 by U.S. News & World Report
  • Recognized as a 2021-2022 “military-friendly” school by the Military Friendly resource and media group
  • A top school in the 2018 Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) Guide to Colleges and Universities research study.
  • Creighton is included in the Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 (formerly Best for Vets) rankings. The University was included in the Military Times Best for Vets in the previous 3 years

Health Sciences

Health Sciences

  • National leader in collaborative care education
  • Creighton is the soon-to-be-largest Catholic health professions educator in the nation 1
  • Creighton’s four-year medical school in Phoenix will represent the only Catholic medical education in the western United States 1
  • Creighton is the only university offering all the major health science programs on a single campus (Omaha) with our undergraduates 1
  • $114.1 million annual charitable medical care provided by Creighton health sciences schools and CHI Health-affiliated clinics 2
  • 40 degree and certificate programs in dentistry, emergency medical services, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy and physician assistant programs
  • CHI St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center (Phoenix) is named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals and CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center (University campus and Bergan Mercy) are named among America’s 250 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals, 2020. (This premier distinction rewards hospitals that consistently exhibit exceptional, comprehensive quality care.) 3
  • School of Medicine – first Catholic university to receive the Community Service Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges 4
  • College of Nursing – annual pass rates between 90-100% on the certification exam for nurse practitioner-track graduates 4
  • School of Dentistry – one of the nation’s most affordable private dental schools 4
  • School of Pharmacy and health Professions – near 100% first-time national licensure pass rates in pharmacy, OT and PT 4

1 Jim F. Clifton, SJ, School of Medicine
2 School of Medicine campaign case statement
3 healthgrades.com/quality/americas-best-hospitals-for-2020
4 healthsciences.creighton.edu/about/rankings-recognition

Phoenix Campus

Phoenix Campus

  • Creighton is the only Jesuit, Catholic medical campus west of the Mississippi River 1
  • Projected to become the largest Catholic health professions educator in the United States by 2025 2
  • Creighton’s four-year medical school in Phoenix will represent the only Catholic medical education in the western United States 2
  • 100% NCLEX pass rate by the first nursing cohort on the Phoenix campus 3
  • 96% of 2019 medical graduates matched with their specialties of choice 3
  • 100% of medical students participate in service within the community 3
  • 12 months to complete the Accelerated Nursing Program
  • 1 student-established and student-run clinic offering free services to those in need: St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix
  • Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center (Phoenix) is named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals, 2020. (This premier distinction rewards hospitals that consistently exhibit exceptional, comprehensive quality care.) 4

1 Phoenix campaign case statement
2 Jim F. Clifton, SJ, School of Medicine
3 healthsciences.creighton.edu/phoenix/phoenix-numbers
4 healthgrades.com/quality/americas-best-hospitals-for-2020

The building

  • 2021 expected completion date of the building in Park Central
  • 180,000 square feet, 7 stories
  • The project is the centerpiece of a significant redevelopment project for one of the city’s iconic properties, transforming what was the city’s first retail shopping mall, Park Central
  • The campus will include the medical school and a 278-unit apartment community

(Source: healthsciences.creighton.edu/phoenix/phoenix-campus)

Creighton’s growing presence in Phoenix

  • 886 health sciences students (anticipated goal)
    • 480 medical students
    • 290 pharmacy, occupational therapy and physical therapy students
    • 96 nursing students
    • 20 physician assistant students
  • 800+ faculty members (reflects Creighton faculty in Phoenix, Omaha and affiliates from our Alliance partners at Dignity Health St. Joseph's and Valleywise Health)
  • 325 residents and fellows in 22 programs
  • 105+ Creighton-educated physicians have stayed in Arizona for residency programs

(Source: Phoenix campaign case statement)

Projected 10-year economic impact to Phoenix:

  • 258 jobs created
  • $124.5 million total personal income
  • $12 million in total tax revenues
  • $304 million total economic output

(Source: Greater Phoenix Economic Council report, November 2017)

Rankings

Rankings

  • After 16 consecutive years of earning the No. 1 ranking for Midwest Regional Universities in U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings, Creighton has been elevated to the National Universities category, strengthening our position as a nationally prominent University.

U.S. News & World Report 2021
(as of September 2020)

  • No. 16 Service Learning
  • No. 25 Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • No. 68 Most Innovative Schools
  • No. 74 Best Value Schools
  • No. 76 Best Colleges for Veterans
  • In the Heider College of Business programs, No. 14 Finance, No. 19 Management Information Systems and No. 25 Accounting

Online Rankings by U.S. News & World Report 2021
(as of January 2021)

  • No. 7 Best Online Master’s in Education Programs
  • No. 16 Best Online Business Analytics MBA Programs
  • No. 19 Best Online Finance MBA Programs
  • No. 24 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (non-MBA)
  • No. 30 Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans
  • No. 35 Best Online MBA Programs

(Sources: Creighton news releases, creighton.edu/about/rankings-and-recognition)

National Rankings

  • One of America’s Top Colleges, Forbes magazine, 2019
  • Recognized in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2021 U.S. College Ranking
    • The WSJ methodology explores four key performance areas: resources, engagement, outcomes, and environment. Creighton ranks 129th out of 797 institutions in the most recent survey.
  • Named one of the Top 10 big-city colleges in the Midwest, Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2020
  • The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) ranks Creighton No. 966 out of 20,000 schools worldwide. Nationally, the CWUR places the University at No. 212
  • The Princeton Review has included Creighton in the 2021 edition of its annual guide, The Best 386 Colleges. Creighton also ranked 13th on the breakout list for “Students Most Engaged in Community Service” and 24th on the list for “Impact School.”
  • The Princeton Review selected Creighton as one of the nation’s best-value institutions in its 2020 edition of “Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment.” Creighton was also named among the 25 schools “Making an Impact”
  • Forbes magazine has rated Creighton No. 194 on its list of the nation’s top 650 colleges that deliver “the top academics, best experiences, career success and lowest debt”
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Creighton University among its “Best College Values" for 2019. Kiplinger ranks Creighton No. 150 out of 400 overall and No. 46 among private institutions

(Sources: Creighton news releases, creighton.edu/about/rankings-and-recognition)

Outcomes

Outcomes

  • 97% of graduates are employed, volunteering or attending graduate/professional school within 6 months of graduation in 2020 (compared to the national average outcomes success rate of 86% according the 2019 National Association of Colleges and Employers.)
    • 96% for the College of Arts and Sciences
    • 98% for the Heider College of Business
    • 99% for the College of Nursing
  • More than 80% of Creighton students receive 1 or more job offers before they graduate 1

1 Campaign brag deck PPT, 2019

Research

Research

  • Creighton is the No. 1 producer of Goldwater Scholars among Catholic universities, and ranks among the top 25 private universities producing such scholars. Since 2005, Creighton has produced 26 Goldwater Scholars
  • 18 Fulbright scholars since 2005
  • 36% of undergraduates participate in research before graduating; in the College of Arts and Sciences alone over 50% of students are involved in undergrad research 1
  • 400+ undergraduate student research presentations at conferences
  • 40+ funded summer undergraduate research scholarships
  • $26.3 million in external funding
  • $13.5 million in health sciences research funding
  • $12.8 million in extramural funding for all other schools, colleges and areas within the University
  • 70% of external funding comes from highly competitive federal awards
  • $6.7 million of the total federal awards are National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards

(Sources: 2019-2020 Year in Review, creighton.edu/research, CURAS)
1 Julie Soukup, PhD

Service

Service

  • Nearly 82% of our incoming freshmen participated in volunteer service 1
  • 2 Creighton-affiliated student-founded and student-run clinics offer services at no charge to those in need (Magis Clinic in Omaha, St. Vincent DePaul in Phoenix)
  • 36 years of the Schlegel Center sending hundreds of students on Service & Justice Trips across the country 
  • Students complete more than 1 million hours of service annually
  • 12,145 hours of service completed on Service & Justice Trips in 2018-2019 2
  • In 2019, 347 participants (90 coordinators) on 46 trips between fall and spring breaks with community host partners in 19 states, including 12 trips here in Omaha and Nebraska 2
  • 5,026 Service & Justice Trip participants (including 1,227 student coordinators) in the past 17 years 2

1 Campaign brag deck PPT, 2019
2 Ken Reed-Bouley, Schlegel Center for Service and Justice

Student Clubs

Student Clubs

  • 251 student clubs (81 graduate/professional)
  • 4,400 students involved in a club or organization
  • 58,847 completed community service hours, 2018-2019
  • $376,610.25 raised by student organizations, 2018-2019
  • 141 student club-run fundraisers, 2018-2019
  • 97% of students involved in a club report that they have grown from being in a leadership role within a club (Survey of club presidents, 2018)
  • 93% of students report leading a student organization positively impacted their Creighton experience. (Survey of club presidents, 2018)

(Sources: Jack Robertson, marketing strategist, Division of Student Life; studentlife.creighton.edu/engagement/clubs-and-organizations, January 2020)

Sustainability

Sustainability

  • For 11 straight years, Creighton has received recognition as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management 1
    • Creighton is home to more than 1,000 trees and 100 different species across campus.
  • Creighton earned its first STARS Bronze rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in 2018 2
    • Since 2010, Creighton has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions from purchased electricity by more than 23% 2
  • The first Jesuit university to achieve Fair Trade status as a part of the Fair-Trade Colleges and Universities initiative 2
  • Faculty, staff and students reduced print impressions by 1.6 million (11%) from 2017 through 2019. This means print reductions over three years has saved 128 trees, 109,000 gallons of water and 11,700 pounds of CO2 reduced from the paper production process 3

1 Creighton press release, April 2019
2 Creighton magazine, fall 2018
3 Creighton Today, Jan. 31, 2020/Office of Sustainability

Omaha and Nebraska

Omaha and Nebraska

  • #5 Heartland City Essential to the Future of American Innovation, Entrepreneur, 2020
  • Top 35 Best Cities for New College Grads, Smart Asset, 2020
  • #2 Best Cities for Renters 2021, Forbes
  • #5 Best City for Young Professionals, Finance Yahoo, 2020
  • #3 Top U.S. Cities Where Millennials are Moving, and Staying (Omaha), Financial Advisor, 2019
  • #8 Top State (Nebraska) for Doing Business, Forbes, 2019
  • #5 10 U.S. Cities Where Employees are the Happiest, Fortune, 2019
  • #1 Best Cities for College Grads, ZipRecruiter, 2018
  • #8 Best American Cities to Work in Tech in 2018, SmartAsset, 2018
  • #6 Top 10 Arts-Vibrant Medium Communities, SMU National Center for Arts Research, 2018
  • #1 Beyond Silicon Valley: 5 Up-and-Coming Tech Hotspots (Omaha), Livability, 2018
  • Our cost of living is 5% below the national average, Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), 2018 Cost of Living Index
  • Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is the #2 best zoo in the country, USA Today, April 2018
  • 4 Fortune 500 company headquarters
  • 100 Fortune 1000 firms have operations here
  • Home of the NCAA Men’s College World Series for 50 years. Average attendance: 350,000 fans
  • Omaha Community Playhouse—the largest community theater in the country

(Sources: omahachamber.org, 2019 Undergraduate Viewbook)

Creighton’s Impact on the Economy 2017 (2018 dollars)

  • 7,683 jobs (annual average)
  • $847.2M total economic impact
  • $347.4M in wages and salaries
  • $28.9M in self-employment income
  • $30.79M in total state and local taxes

(Source: Nebraska’s Independent Colleges and Universities Impact Study, September 2018)