Creighton Named No. 1 Midwest Regional University

Omaha, NE (PRWEB) October 01, 2012

Once again, U.S. News & World Report has named Creighton the #1 Midwest Regional University in its annual rankings of Americas Best Colleges. This is the 10th consecutive year and the 15th time in 16 years that the university has been named to the top spot in this category.

U.S. News also recognized Creighton as a best value, another recurring achievement, for offering students the best return on their investment. This is vital for students in todays challenging job market and economic environment, and a distinguishing advantage for the University in an increasingly competitive higher education market. The University was further distinguished for dedication to student success and named an Up and Coming university for pioneering innovative changes in academics, student life, campus or facilities.

To rank colleges and universities, U.S. News considered academic reputation and peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving. The ranking formula uses quantitative measures proposed by education experts as reliable indicators of quality as well as U.S. News research and perspective on important aspects of education.

Creighton takes great pride in the national recognitions it has received recently realizing that this data can serve as a helpful tool for families making the critical decision to find the right college. I am especially pleased that the University is being acknowledged as a best value, as we pursue academic excellence and innovation in a community dedicated to educating the entire studentmind, body and spirit, said Timothy R. Lannon, S. J., Creighton president.

The 2013 U.S. News rankings are in addition to other notable recognitions Creighton has received recently. The University was cited by Colleges of Distinction as a Catholic College of Distinction for 2012-2013. Washington Monthly, a magazine devoted to politics and government, named Creighton #4 in the nation in its 2012 rankings of masters universities, based on contribution to the public good. Educational services company the Princeton Review also recently named Creighton one of the Best 377 Colleges and A Best Midwestern College.

A top-ranked education at Creighton is available to students no matter where they live. The University offers graduate degree and certificate programs in health care, finance, alternative dispute resolution, leadership and IT online to give busy working professionals a convenient, flexible and high-quality option for career development through education. Like our programs on campus, these online programs are grounded in the Universitys Jesuit vision and incorporate a practical, real-world approach to professional growth.

These rankings are an important tool for professionals making a critical decision about the course of their careersand their futures. Those interested in learning more about earning a graduate degree from top ranked Creighton University can call 866.717.6365 to speak with an Admissions Representative or visit

About Creighton University

Creighton University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution located in Omaha, Neb., enrolls more than 4,100 undergraduate and 3,200 professional school and graduate students. Nationally recognized for providing a balanced educational experience, the University offers a rigorous academic agenda with a broad range of disciplines, providing undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs that emphasize educating the whole person: academically, socially and spiritually. Creighton has been a top-ranked Midwestern university in the college edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine for more than 20 years. For more information, visit our website at

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