Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic institution in Omaha, Nebraska.
Established in 1878, when 120 students gained an education in its newly-founded College of Arts and Sciences, it now hosts more than 8,000. A medical college followed in 1892, then a law school in 1904. Creighton is named after its founding family, whose funding was used by Bishop James O’Connor to set the school up.
Students of Creighton are often found engaging in local community service in and around campus.
Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska. A major transport hub for centuries, it is now a popular destination for its museums, music scene and one of the best zoos in the world. It is also home to some of the richest people and companies in the world, including Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. The College World Series, the pinnacle of university baseball, takes place in Omaha each year. Creighton’s campus is situated on the east side of town, just two miles from the Missouri River and the state border with Iowa.
Alumni include Marcia M. Anderson, one of the first African-American women to gain the rank of major general in the United States Army Reserve, James Keogh, a former Time magazine executive editor and head speechwriter for President Nixon, and the sports stars Bob Gibson (baseball) and Kyle Korver (basketball).