Creighton University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$37,086

3.18% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$31,481

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

1.23%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

72%

9,727 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

8,654

79% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

76.5%

745 Graduates

About

Creighton University is a higher education institution located in Douglas County, NE. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Creighton University were Registered Nursing (149 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (96 degrees), and General Finance (93 degrees).

In 2017, 2,534 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Creighton University. 59.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.2% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,855 degrees), 9.28 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (200 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Creighton University is $37,086, which is $16,353 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Creighton University is $37,086, which is $16,353 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $31,481.

In 2017, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,086

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Creighton University was $37,086. The cost of tuition at Creighton University is $16,353 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$31,481

2017 Value

3.72%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Creighton University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $31,481. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Creighton University grew by 3.72%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,600

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Creighton University was of $10,600 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.97% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

48%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Creighton University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 92% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.23%

2016 Default Rate

21

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Creighton University was 1.23%, which represents 21 out of the 1703 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Creighton University received 9,727 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 6.04% annual decline. Out of those 9,727 applicants, 7,004 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72% acceptance rate.

There were 8,654 students enrolled at Creighton University in 2017, and 23% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Creighton University has an overall enrollment yield of 16%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

7,004

Accepted Out of 9,727

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Creighton University was 72% (7,004 admissions from 9,727 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 70.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -6.04%, while admissions declined by -4.25%.

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SAT Scores

23%

Submission Percentage

254

Scores Submitted

23% of enrolled first-time students at Creighton University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Creighton University has a total enrollment of 8,654 students. The full-time enrollment at Creighton University is 6,840 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,814. This means that 79% of students enrolled at Creighton University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Creighton University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.3% White, 8.61% Asian, 6.77% Hispanic or Latino, 4.04% Two or More Races, 3.35% Black or African American, 0.462% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.3% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Creighton University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40%), followed by White Male (30.5%) and Asian Female (5.19%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (42.5%), followed by White Male (28.4%) and Asian Female (6.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Creighton University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,654 students. The full-time enrollment at Creighton University is 6,840 and the part-time enrollment is 1,814. This means that 79% of students enrolled at Creighton University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Creighton University was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Creighton University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,173

  2. Asian

    745

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    586

The enrolled student population at Creighton University is 71.3% White, 8.61% Asian, 6.77% Hispanic or Latino, 4.04% Two or More Races, 3.35% Black or African American, 0.462% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.3% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 220 students (2.54%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 498 more women than men received degrees from Creighton University. The majority of degree recipients at Creighton University are white (1,855 degrees awarded). There were 9.28 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (200 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Creighton University is Registered Nursing (149 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (96 degrees) and General Finance (93 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Creighton University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (101 degrees awarded), Theology (43 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (41 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Creighton University are Registered nurses (1,316,469 people), Medical & health services managers (145,627 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (145,146 people), Pharmacists (132,603 people), and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (122,172 people).

The most specialized majors at Creighton University are Legal (101 degrees awarded), Theology (43 degrees), Language & Linguistics (41 degrees), Health (1,020 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (61 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Creighton University are Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Podiatrists, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Creighton University are Legal (101 degrees awarded), Theology (43 degrees), Language & Linguistics (41 degrees), Health (1,020 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (61 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Creighton University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,482,662 people), Elementary & secondary schools (368,998 people), Outpatient care centers (228,436 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (215,325 people), and Offices of physicians (200,355 people).

The most specialized majors at Creighton University are Legal (101 degrees awarded), Theology (43 degrees), Language & Linguistics (41 degrees), Health (1,020 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (61 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Creighton University.

Most Common

  1. 149 degrees awarded

  2. 96 degrees awarded

  3. 93 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Creighton University was Registered Nursing with 149 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,018

  2. 1,516

In 2017, 1,018 degrees were awarded to men at Creighton University, which is 0.672 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,516).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 76 degrees were awarded to men at Creighton University in Medicine, which is 1 times approximately the same the 76 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 142 degrees were awarded to women at Creighton University in Registered Nursing, which is 8.35 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%

100% Completion Time

74%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 67% of students graduating from Creighton University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (81.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Creighton University is Female and White (81.1% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.537% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,855 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    200 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    162 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Creighton University is white (1,855 degrees awarded). There were 9.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (200 degrees).

2.68% of degree recipients (68 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,148 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    707 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    113 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Creighton University is white female (1,148 degrees awarded). There were 1.62 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (707 degrees).

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Operations

Creighton University has an endowment valued at nearly $526M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $91.9M (17.5%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Creighton University had a total salary expenditure of $375M. Creighton University employs 199 Assistant professors, 172 Associate professors, and 130 Professors. Most academics at Creighton University are Female Assistant professors (117), Male Associate professors(95), and Male Professors (90).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Creighton University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 239 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 199 employees, and Management with 172 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$526M

2017 Endowment

17.2%

growth from 2016

Creighton University has an endowment valued at about $526M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Creighton University grew 17.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $492M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $12.6M - Federal

  2. $5.01M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Creighton University received $12.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.01M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$177M

2017 Salaries

2.77%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Creighton University paid a median of $177M in salaries, which represents 47.2% of their overall expenditure ($375M) and a 2.77% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.28% growth from 2015 and a 2.36% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$52.2M

Instructional Salaries

539

Number of Employees

In 2017, Creighton University paid a total of $52.2M to 539 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

199 Employees

Business and Financial Operations

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

239 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Creighton University were Assistant professor with 199 employees; Associate professor with 172 employees; and Associate professor with 130 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Creighton University were Business and Financial Operations with 239 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 199 employees; and Management with 172 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Creighton University was Female Assistant professor with 117 employees, Male Associate professor with 95 employees, and Male Professor with 90 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Creighton University.

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