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Creighton University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Omaha, Nebraska. The city atmosphere of Omaha makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

208 Undergraduate Degrees
112 Graduate Degrees
$36,031 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
72% Acceptance Rate

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Creighton University Rankings

We have ranked Creighton as #42 out of 1,284 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #2 out of 7 schools in Nebraska.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Creighton has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#17 Most Popular Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Most Popular Nursing Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#174 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Creighton.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#17 Most Popular Nursing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Creighton has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#9 Best Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#25 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#50 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search
#64 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#127 Best Colleges College Factual

Where Is Creighton University?

Location of Creighton University

Contact details for Creighton are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178
Phone: 402-280-2700

How Do I Get Into Creighton?

You can apply to Creighton online at:

Admission Requirements for Creighton

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Creighton?

72% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
23% Submit SAT Scores
Creighton has an acceptance rate of 72%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 71%.

Average Test Scores

About 23% of students accepted to Creighton submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 520 and 640. Math scores were between 550 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Creighton University  ( 520 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Creighton University  ( 550 to 650 )
Creighton received ACT scores from 88% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 31. Math scores were between 24 and 28. Composite scores were between 25 and 30.

ACT English Scores for Creighton University  ( 24 to 31 )
ACT Math Scores for Creighton University  ( 24 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for Creighton University  ( 25 to 30 )

Can I Afford Creighton University?

$36,031 Net Price
53% Take Out Loans
1.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Creighton is $36,031. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Creighton, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $9,247 a year. That adds up to $36,988 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Creighton is 1.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Creighton University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,325 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,472 undergraduate students at Creighton, with 4,325 being full-time and 147 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Creighton

There are also 4,349 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,325 full-time undergraduates at Creighton, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Creighton

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Creighton University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Creighton Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 371
Black or African American 103
Hispanic or Latino 340
White 3,116
International Students 123
Other Races/Ethnicities 272

Geographic Diversity

Nebraska students aren't the only ones who study at Creighton University. At this time, 38 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 59 countries are represented at Creighton. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and India.

Online Learning at Creighton University

2,035 Took All Classes Online
3,544 Took At Least One Class Online
8.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 12 master’s degree programs available online at Creighton. In 2017-2018, 3,544 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Creighton has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 3rd most popular in Nebraska for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Creighton

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Creighton University was 8.8%. This is the #945 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Creighton regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Creighton majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 26%
Registered Nursing 29%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Creighton ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Creighton.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Registered Nursing #247
Nursing #308

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Creighton University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 208 0 0 13 221
Nursing Practice 0 4 0 36 40
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 0 0 26 26
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing 0 0 0 12 12
Critical Care Nursing 0 8 0 1 9
Clinical Nurse Leader 0 0 7 0 7
Nursing Administration 0 0 0 3 3
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 0 2 0 0 2
TOTAL 208 14 7 91 320


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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