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Creighton University Data & Information Overview

445 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
78% Acceptance Rate
This overview covers the essential stats on Creighton University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more.
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How Well Is Creighton University Ranked?

#105 Best Colleges in Nation
#1 Best Colleges in NE
Registered Nursing Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Creighton University was awarded 445 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is registered nursing.

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Overall Quality

Creighton is ranked #105 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Creighton held the #141 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 19 colleges in Nebraska, Creighton is ranked at #1.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Creighton?

78% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
19% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Creighton University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 78%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 19% 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 580 and 680. Math scores were between 550 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Creighton University  ( 580 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Creighton University  ( 550 to 690 )
Creighton received ACT scores from 64% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for Creighton University  ( 24 to 32 )

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Creighton University Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
66% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Creighton, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Creighton University is 66%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  66 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Creighton University

91% Freshmen Retention
69% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 91% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Creighton University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  91 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Creighton for first-time, full-time students is 69%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  69 out of 100

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Creighton University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,330 Full-Time Undergraduates
24.8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
59.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,458 undergraduates at Creighton with 4,330 being full-time and 128 being part-time.

How Much Does Creighton University Cost?

$31,218 Net Price
51% Take Out Loans
$34,240 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Creighton is $31,218. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Creighton

$0-30 K$30K-48K$48-75$75-110K$110K +

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Creighton, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Creighton, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $8,560 a year. That adds up to $34,240 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Creighton is 1.6%. 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.

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How Much Money Do Creighton Graduates Make?

$66,524 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Creighton make about $66,524 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Creighton students since it is 57% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Creighton University make the most money.

Location of Creighton University

Nebraska State
4,330 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Located in Omaha, Nebraska, Creighton University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Creighton are given below.

Contact Details
Address:2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178

Creighton University Majors

68 Majors With Completions
1,358 Undergraduate Degrees
1,121 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 68 majors graduated from Creighton University. Of these students, 1,358 received undergraduate degrees and 1,121 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
Finance & Financial Management118$54,080
Child Development & Psychology93NA
General Biology82$15,648
Physiology & Pathology Sciences81NA
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods74NA
Business Administration & Management42$46,316
Health & Medical Administrative Services40$40,253

Learn more about the majors offered at Creighton University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Creighton

39% Take At Least One Class Online
19% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 3,383 students took at least one online class at Creighton University. This is a decrease from the 5,123 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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Notes and References


*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.


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