Creighton University is a private, Catholic Jesuit university located in Omaha, Nebraska. It was founded in 1878 as Creighton College via a gift from Mary Lucretia Creighton who indicated in her will her wish to have a school established in honor of her late husband, Edward Creighton, a prominent Omaha businessman. His brother, John A. Creighton is credited for being the one who fostered and sustained the university’s growth and development during its early years. Creighton College became Creighton University in 1879.
Today, Creighton enrolls over 7,385 students and is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Creighton offers more than 50 undergraduate and over 20 graduate academic programs. As a degree- granting university, Creighton has consistently been ranked as number 1 among comprehensive Midwestern Universities by U.S. News and World Report for the last 14 years.
A complex institution founded in the Jesuit intellectual tradition, Creighton University is made up of nine distinct academic schools and colleges ranging from Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; Nursing; Dentistry; Medicine; Pharmacy & Health Professions; Law; Graduate School; and University College for Adult students. To complement its campus-based programs, Creighton also maintains an Online Master’s Degree program which offers Master’s Degree courses in Information Technology Management; Negotiation and Dispute Resolution; Security Analysis/Portfolio Management; and Health Care Ethics.
Cost of tuition and fees varies depending on the degree level and specifc course chosen. Financial aid is extended in the form of loans, grants, scholarships for deserving students and work-study arrangements.