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 :
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.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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