Creighton University is a private institution in Omaha, Nebraska. It was founded in 1878 by the Society of Jesus. The university is one of the 28 institutions that belong to the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The campus is outside the downtown area of Omaha and sits on 140 acres of land. The annual enrollment is over 8,000 students, with about half of the student population working toward the completion of an undergraduate program. The undergrad and graduate-level programs are offered through 10 schools and colleges, including the College of Nursing. However, the College of Arts & Sciences is the largest school at Creighton University, with over 28% of students enrolling in programs offered through the Arts & Sciences college.
The school offers six CCNE-accredited nursing programs, including three BSN options. The BSN programs include a traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN program. The accelerated program can be completed in just one year. Upon completion of any of the BSN programs, students are prepared to pass the NCLEX-RN exam. The college boasts a 97% employment rate for graduates, with one percent of graduates returning for a graduate-level program. Graduate-level options include MSN, DNP, and BSN to DNP programs.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students8,654|
|Student to Faculty Ratio11:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - professional practice||1||34|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1916 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
09/29/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
09/29/2001 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1070 to 1290|
|ACT||25 to 30|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$1,160/credit|
|In State Students||$1,160/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,160/credit|
|In District Students||$850/credit|
|In State Students||$850/credit|
|Out of State Students||$850/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of Creighton University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||3%||$2,790|
|State Grant & Scholarships||1%||$2,303|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||99%||$19,577|
|Federal Student Loans||49%||$6,608|
$31,481Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$25,030|
|$30,001 to $48,000$27,410|
|$48,001 to $75,000$26,739|
|$75,001 to $110,000$30,411|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Nebraska state board of nursing.