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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?

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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.

Creighton is also ranked #1 out of 19 schools in Nebraska.

See all of the rankings for Creighton University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Creighton?

Acceptance Rate

Creighton University has an acceptance rate of 72%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

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

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Creighton it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

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 4,446 undergraduates at Creighton with 4,291 being full-time and 155 being part-time.

Creighton Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Creighton make about $59,700 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. 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 options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

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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