Creighton University

Creighton University

Situated in Omaha, Nebraska, Creighton University is a private Roman Catholic institution situated upon 108 acres. It was founded in 1878 when Mary Lucretia Creighton expressed her desire in her will to establish a school in the memory of her husband. The university offers graduate and undergraduate programs. Its Schools and Colleges are as follows :

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • Graduate School
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy & Health Professions
  • University College

The athletics teams of the college are popularly known as the Bluejays, or just Jays. Creighton University participates in the NCAA Division I Athletics and is a member of the Missouri Valley Conference. Creighton has fourteen teams in eight sports. Of these the most renowned is the men's basketball team. In the last eleven seasons, Creighton University has had more than twenty wins in various sporting events.

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Contacting Creighton

Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha , NE 68178
General Phone: (402) 280-2700

Creighton Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medicine386dentistry, pre-dentistry, pre-med, medical preparatory, medicine, pharmacy, pharmaceutics and drug design
Nursing and Emergency Medicine222EMT paramedic, registered nursing, adult health nursing, nurse practitioner, mental health nursing
Business and Management214business, business management, accounting, finance, investments and securities, human resources, international business, MIS, marketing ...
Science174biology, biomedical sciences, anatomy, bacteriology, pharmacology, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, physics
Liberal Arts158American studies, Native American studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, Ancient Greek language, Latin language, English, creative writing, ...
Law148pre-law, law
Therapy and Counseling111psychology, physical therapy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy81exercise science, athletic trainer, occupational therapy
Religion and Philosophy61philosophy, theology, theological and ministerial studies, pastoral counseling
Media58communication studies, journalism, organizational communications
Education and Teaching46educational administration, elementary/middle school admin, secondary school administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Medical Support and Technology25health service and sciences, dental hygienist
Medical Administration20health care administration
Family and Social Work9social work
Art Studies6art studies
Design5graphic design
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental studies
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Fine Arts3fine arts

Number of programs and degrees for Creighton in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years111
Bachelor's degree88749
Associate's degree27
Master's degree19324
Doctor's degree - professional practice6246
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship43
Post-master's certificate216
Postbaccalaureate certificate122

Creighton Student Body

In 2007-2008, Creighton had a total enrollment of 6,992 students (8,639 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 57%
Graduate 43%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 4%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 9%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 26%
20-21 24%
22-24 21%
25-29 16%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

South Dakota4%
(International Students)2%
New Mexico1%

Creighton Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 86 %

Creighton Room and Board (2007)

Creighton offers campus housing for 2,433 of its 8,639 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Omaha, Nebraska for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Nebraska Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Creighton Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510630
SAT Math540660
SAT Writing510620
ACT Verbal2430
ACT Math2429
ACT Composite2429

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT33%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT90%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Creighton Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,542
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,542
Room and board $ 8,516
Room charge $ 4,816
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,700
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,400

Financial Aid:
Creighton participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 254200)

Creighton Faculty

Creighton has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year18$135,8250*
Associate professorcalendar year42$101,28728$99,748
Assistant professorcalendar year19$93,14154$80,814
Instructorcalendar year0*10$78,338
All faculty totalcalendar year79$107,19792$86,307

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year61$104,58613$85,810
Associate professoracademic year62$70,03134$67,130
Assistant professoracademic year51$61,44352$56,893
Instructoracademic year17$46,47813$44,725
All faculty totalacademic year191$76,677112$61,945

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Creighton Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Missouri Valley Conference
Baseball Missouri Valley Conference
Track Missouri Valley Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports48124172

Creighton Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Investments and Securities
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
Secondary Education and Teaching
Secondary School Administration/Principalship
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Law (LLB, JD)
Pre-Law Studies

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Organizational Communication, General

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Medicine (MD)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Creighton Apart:

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% of degrees in medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Creighton % of degrees in medicine
Number of students
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Top 11%Creighton Number of students
% of degrees in law
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 13%Creighton % of degrees in law
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 14%Creighton Salaries of full-time faculty
Student SAT scores
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Top 15%Creighton Student SAT scores
% of degrees in science
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 16%Creighton % of degrees in science
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 16%Creighton Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 17%Creighton Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in religion and philosophy
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Creighton % of degrees in religion and philosophy

checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked Has hospital on campus
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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