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Creighton University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Creighton University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Creighton University Ranked?

Quality Badge

2021 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 68 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health sciences and services.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Creighton as #127 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

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

See all of the rankings for Creighton University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Creighton?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Creighton University is 72%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Creighton is a good fit for you.

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 Composite scores ranged between 25 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Creighton University  ( 25 to 30 )

Learn more about Creighton University admissions.

Creighton University Faculty

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 65%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  65 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Creighton University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Creighton University has a freshmen retention rate of 89%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  89 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 67%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  67 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Creighton University.

Excellent Overall Diversity at Creighton

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,472 undergraduates at Creighton with 4,325 being full-time and 147 being part-time.

Creighton Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 93.68 out of 100, Creighton is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  93.68 out of 100
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How Much Does Creighton University Cost?

The overall average net price of Creighton is $29,994. 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 +
$25,429 $23,949 $25,879 $29,321 $33,152

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 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.

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How Much Money Do Creighton Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Creighton make around $59,700 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future Creighton graduates since it is 50% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Creighton University make the most money.

Location of Creighton University

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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Location of Creighton University

Contact details for Creighton are given below.

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

Creighton University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 69 majors graduated from Creighton University. Of these students, 1,243 received undergraduate degrees and 1,291 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 Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 208 $61,300
Finance & Financial Management 112 $53,600
General Biology 104 $15,100
Marketing 79 $45,500
Child Development & Psychology 74 NA
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 72 NA
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 59 NA
Economics 50 $52,200
Business Administration & Management 44 $42,900
Accounting 39 $56,800

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

Online Learning at Creighton

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 2017-2018, 3,544 students took at least one online class at Creighton University. This is an increase from the 3,441 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,544 2,035
2016-2017 3,441 2,021
2015-2016 3,194 1,567
2014-2015 3,460 1,652
2013-2014 2,965 1,493

Learn more about online learning at Creighton University.

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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