Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska, United States
The university was founded as Creighton College on September 2, 1878 through a gift from Mary Lucretia Creighton, who stipulated in her will that a school be established in memory of her husband, prominent Omaha businessman Edward Creighton. Edward's brother, John A. Creighton, is credited with fostering and sustaining the university's early growth and endowment. In 1958, the college split into a prep school and the present-day Creighton University.



On Sep. 2, 1878, five Jesuits, two lay teachers and 120 students began classes at the new Creighton College.

Today, 8,000+ students attend Creighton University — one of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S.


Creighton is a Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive university committed to excellence in its selected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.As Catholic, Creighton is dedicated to the pursuit of truth in all its forms and is guided by the living tradition of the Catholic Church.As Jesuit, Creighton participates in the tradition of the Society of Jesus, which provides an integrating vision of the world that arises out of a knowledge and love of Jesus Christ.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (2)

University Ranking

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Student services

Creighton may offer a top interdisciplinary education - but, this is far more than the place where you’ll learn.As a traditional undergraduate student at Creighton you’ll live, sleep and eat, on campus or off, in an engaged, active community. As an adult, you likely have a full-time job, a family or other responsibilities that deserve your attention. Luckily, Creighton has a variety of programs specifically created to fit your busy schedule, lifestyle, and needs. Creighton’s tradition can be seen across the community through local arts and culture and by the motto, ‘work hard, play hard.’

Housing services

You may already know that to get the best from college life as a traditional student, you should live on campus. Our residence halls and apartments will allow you to make fast friends with people you’ll know for the rest of your life. Creighton’s unique living and learning communities offer an immersive experience for those seeking to learn, play and grow in a tight-knit group of fellow students. Maybe you’ll want to be part of the Freshman Leadership Program in Kiewit Hall. Or, maybe living in Deglman Hall’s Cortina Community is more your style.

Student Life

Campus life

One thing’s for sure: there’s always something to do on campus. Start at Rollie’s Roost in the Skutt Student Center for a quick game of billiards. After your win, head to one of our many dining options for a slice or two.

Student clubs

If there’s one thing you can do at Creighton, it’s everything. Everyone can join in the fun: traditional undergrads, grad students, adult and professional students.This is more than a place to get a top-tier Jesuit education. This is a place where people get involved, where they discover what drives them. It doesn’t take long for Creighton students to find out that, whatever they’re into, there are a lot more people on campus who are into it too.

Omaha, Nebraska, United States