Creighton University is a interdisciplinary collegiate institution in Omaha, Nebraska. The university was founded in 1878 from a donation by philanthropist Mary Lucretia Creighton, in honour of her late husband.
There are more than 100 academic programmes, courses and majors at Creighton. Of the nine schools and colleges the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest, and comes with a dedicated academic advisory service known as the Ratio Studiorum Program. The medical colleges at Creighton are Nursing, Dentistry and Medicine, and there is also a dedicated graduate school on campus.
Creighton offers a Magis Core curriculum, which allows students to pick from a wide range of courses while still being able to attain an accredited major in four years. In a typical freshman year a student will opt for a 15-17 credit hours of teaching per semester. There is expansive on-campus accommodation for undergraduate students, and Creighton also has programmes in place aimed at adults who may have to fit studies around a family and working life.
Creighton is a Jesuit and Roman Catholic led university, and inspires an ethos that infuses the curriculum and student experience. The division of Mission and Ministry is devoted to aiding students of all faiths and none in their studies, ensuring an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere at Creighton.
The sports teams represented at Creighton are known as the Bluejays. The women’s soccer team has won four Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championships, and play at the 6000 seater Morrison Stadium built adjacent to Creighton campus. In 1991 Creigton’s men’s baseball team progressed to the College World Series.
Congresswoman Barbara Cubin, owner of the Chicago Cubs J. Joseph Ricketts, astronaut Michael Anderson, and theologian Nancey Murphy all attended Creighton University.