Creighton University

Omaha, NE 68178
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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. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students8,654
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate89%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 17 132
Doctor's degree - professional practice 1 34
Master's degree 1 30
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 91.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
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



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1070 to 1290
ACT25 to 30
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations 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).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $50

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,160/credit
In State Students$1,160/credit
Out of State Students$1,160/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$850/credit
In State Students$850/credit
Out of State Students$850/credit

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $52,200 $52,200 $52,200
ADN 70 $81,200 $81,200 $81,200
BSN 125 $145,000 $145,000 $145,000
FNP 50 $42,500 $42,500 $42,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 14% $4,187
Other Federal Grant 3% $2,790
State Grant & Scholarships 1% $2,303
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 99% $19,577
Federal Student Loans 49% $6,608
Private Loans 10% $19,092


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$32,829

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Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Nebraska state board of nursing.
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

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