About Creighton University
On Campus Housing
Creighton University is one of the top-ranked Jesuit Universities in the country. It focuses on traditional Jesuit and Catholic values. The university was founded on September 2, 1878, and had only 120 students enrolled. Now the university has over 8,000 students, all of whom strive towards academic excellence in the fields they are studying.
Creighton University has nine colleges and schools under it including the School of medicine and School of pharmacy. The university offers programs in the fields of science, law, business, health sciences, pharmacy, nursing and the arts. The university also provides students with opportunities for semester exchanges, research and service-learning.
Creighton University is located in Omaha, Nebraska which is considered an educational and commercial hub. The size of its campus is 132 acres. The university is affiliated with the NCAA Division I – Big East for sports and has a mascot, Billy the Bluejay. Women’s soccer is highly encouraged in the university.
With a large variety of Fortune 500 companies having their bases in the city, students have great opportunities in terms of acquiring internships and job opportunities. The alumni starting salary for the jobs that they acquire amounts to an average of $51,700. Creighton University is considered to be the largest Catholic healthcare educator in the USA.
As compared to other universities, Creighton University is at par with its peers. It strives for academic excellence from all its students. This is seen not just with the dedication that the students and professors display but also with Creighton University rankings in the country as well as worldwide.
U.S News and World Report ranked the university in the following categories:
- #104 in National Universities (tie)
- #69 in Best College for veterans (tie)
- #23 in Best Undergraduate Teaching (tie)
- #14 in Service Learning
- #21 in Co-ops/Internships
- #8 in Online Master’s Education Programs
While EduRank ranks it at #183 for Top Universities, Forbes ranks it at #194 in the category of The Nation's Top 650 Colleges.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Every student’s foremost concern when it comes to college is cost. Creighton University understands the position students are in and helps in any way possible. The university provides financial aid and this drastically helps students overcome the financial burden. Creighton offers low-interest loans and grants as well as scholarships based on merit and need.
The payment structure remains mostly constant throughout however, different courses will have slight differences in cost. The university provides prospective students with the Creighton University Net Price Calculator (NPC) to better understand the amount they will spend on their education.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$68,444 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $11,274 per year for living on campus. Creighton University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at CU costs around $4,868 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 42% male and 58% female students.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Creighton University understands that not all students have the bandwidth to pay the school fees in one go. This is why the university supplies students with financial aid as well as scholarships. This financial aid comes from institutional, federal, private and state sources.
A bonus that the university provides is that all students who apply to the colleges under the university are directly considered for general merit-based scholarships. These scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis. The student must maintain a steady GPA to further qualify for these scholarships, financial aid and grants.
Students that are successful in gaining any type of aid will be directly contacted by the concerned authorities to further along the process. Students must keep in mind to submit necessary documents to qualify for such aid. A deeper understanding of how to apply for aid is provided below.