Creighton University was founded in 1878 and continues to operate as a private, not-for-profit, four-year institution that is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.
As a gift to honor her late husband, Edward Creighton, Mary Lucretia Creighton donated funds for the establishment of Creighton University. Creighton University endeavors to continue to uphold its Roman Catholic values. The mission of this university is to remain “...committed to excellence in its undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.” Located in Omaha, Nebraska, the school enrolls more than 7,700 students, who attend from many regions of the United States and 40 different countries.
Students at Creighton University will find a range of extracurricular activities. Creighton hosts more than 200 clubs and organizations including honor societies, cultural, political, social, service and sports organizations. For example, a student representative from each school represents the student government at CSU, and each school also has maintains an advising body. The Student Center for Service and Justice sponsors community service projects, service trips, and educational opportunities. Creighton also offers performing arts clubs and organizations focusing on theatre, orchestra, choir and dance. Creighton’s dance groups perform ballet, contemporary and modern dance, in addition to jazz and musical theatre dance. The Creightonian, the school newspaper, is operated by a student staff and published weekly. Students can also participate in Greek Life, and the Creighton Bluejays compete in NCAA Division 1 athletics, including 14 intercollegiate teams in 8 different sports.
Creighton University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Additionally, individual schools and programs retain programmatic accreditation, including the:
- College of Business by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
- Pharmacy program by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education
- Occupational Therapy by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
- Physical Therapy by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
- School of Medicine by the Liaison Committee on Medication Education of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association
- Emergency Medical Services Education Program by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
Creighton University awards bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees housed in nine schools and colleges, including: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, University College, Graduate School, in addition to Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions schools. The student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1. Creighton University participates in the Common Application or prospective students can complete the university’s application. Fees are waived for online applications, and students are automatically cross-referenced for University Awards, Founders Awards, and Magis Awards.
DISTANCE AND ONLINE EDUCATION
A number of online degrees are also hosted by Creighton University. Students may opt to complete the online Integrated Leadership Studies - B.S. degree or enroll in one of a number of online graduate programs. Online graduate programs range from the online doctorate in Interdisciplinary EdD Program in Leadership to master’s programs in education, health-related fields, ministry, management, and more. Students can also complete the online Catholic School Leadership - Graduate Certificate program.
COSTS AND FINANCIAL AID
The estimated cost of tuition and fees at Creighton University is $34,300 annually. A number of financial aid programs are available for eligible students, including scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment. Creighton University awards general merit scholarships based on academic achievement, talent, leadership, and service, in addition to hosting supplemental scholarships based on merit and financial need. Grants supported by Creighton University include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Nebraska Opportunity Grant, and the Creighton University Grant. Students may also qualify for loans, including the Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Subsidized / Unsubsidized Loans, the Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students, and Federal Nursing Loans. Creighton University also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for eligible veterans and dependents.
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Catholic / Jesuit
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate degree
Adult Age Enrollments:3,986
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