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Creighton #1 - Best University in the Midwest

Postby Brad » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:47 pm

Creighton #1 - Best University in the Midwest

http://www.omaha.com/article/20100817/N ... -creighton

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WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER wrote:
For the eighth straight year, Creighton University is the best Midwestern university of its kind, according to U.S. News and World Report.

The magazine's annual college rankings, released Tuesday, again honored Creighton as the No. 1 university in the 12-state Midwestern region that stretches from Nebraska to Ohio.


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UNL is the nation’s 47th best public university, according to U.S. News. The University of Iowa is 29th and Iowa State University is 41st. This category is for universities that offer a full array of undergraduate and graduate degrees and do cutting-edge research.
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Postby S33 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:54 am

Congrats to Creighton, but how can they be number one without offering the wide array of academic programs and athletics that the larger universities are able to? Seems like they should have rankings based on enrollment, it's crazy to compare a school of 6k to the larger universities with 25-50k.

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Postby Coyote » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:01 pm

Omaha World Herald wrote:The "regional university" category covers schools that have undergraduate and master's degree programs but offer few doctoral programs.
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Postby Brad » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:12 pm

11th year in a row!

Creighton No. 1 Again in National Ranking for Midwest Region

http://www.creighton.edu/publicrelation ... /index.php

Creighton University wrote:The annual U.S. News & World Report magazine's college rankings are out - and for the 11th year in a row, Creighton University is the No. 1 Midwest Regional university. It is the 16th time in 17 years that Creighton has ranked No. 1 in "America?s Best Colleges" edition and the 27th straight year the University has been ranked at or near the top of the magazine's rankings.

Creighton also was recognized for the seventh time as No. 1 in the Midwest region as a "best value," where students get the best return on their tuition investment.

The University was also given a nod for its commitment to student success in a category called "A-Plus Schools for B Students," a ranking which acknowledges schools who understand the importance of accepting students who possess a well-rounded high school experience. Creighton's undergraduate profile demonstrates that Creighton students were very involved in extracurricular and community activities during their high school years.

Creighton's undergraduate program in finance in the College of Business is also ranked in the top 25. The University was also honored in the Midwest region for undergraduate teaching methodology.

"Creighton exists for one powerful, purposeful reason: to enable our students to find their way in the world by making a meaningful contribution to it. These national honors provide prospective students and their families valuable insights as they make the critical decision to find the right college," said Timothy R. Lannon, S.J., Creighton president. "I am especially pleased that the University is considered a best value as students find here a depth and breadth of academic opportunities, with nine schools and colleges, rarely found in schools this size."

Criteria for U.S. News rankings include academic reputation and peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.
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Postby guitarguy » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:35 pm

This is so cool.. But when I think about it I can't think of another school that offers the true 'East Coast' University experience better than Creighton. This area seems to be dominated by State Colleges..

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Postby Varsity » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:39 pm

Awesome news. It's amazing how much these rankings and publicity can impact prospective students. As a recent Creighton grad, I remember seeing the rankings and statistics and it really helped me make my decision (and I have absolutely no regrets, a great education with unrivaled faculty support, D-1 sports, great location..)

Being from Wisconsin, I know Marquette and SLU (another school I considered) have very similar vibes. I think they are in a different ranking category because they are larger, but either way from first hand experience and talking to friends at those schools I still feel CU would have a leg up overall in value. It would be interesting to see all the Jesuit schools across the country compared in one list across various categories like the US News and World Report rankings.

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Postby iamjacobm » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:42 pm

Creighton needs to slap this information in as many East Coast cities as possible.

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Postby RNcyanide » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:27 pm

I've heard wonderful things from the people I know who went to Creighton. I would say they definitely earned this rating.
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Postby Coyote » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:49 pm

[font=Georgia]Creighton Athletics Continues Success in Classroom[/font]

Go Creighton wrote:Creighton University student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom as well as on the field, water or court, according to the Division I Graduation Success Rate (GSR) Reports released today by the NCAA.  

Creighton led its former league, the Missouri Valley Conference, in student-athlete graduation success rate at 95 percent and was second in its current league, the BIG EAST Conference, in the same category.  The 95 percent ranking was tied for 21st nationally among schools according to figures calculated by Xavier.


Top 25 Schools - GSR
1.   Brown University             99
     Dartmouth College           99
     University of Notre Dame  99
4.   Bucknell University           98
     Colgate University            98
     College of Holy Cross        98
     Davidson College              98
     Duke University                98
     Harvard University            98
     Lafayette College              98
     Yale University                 98
12.  Xavier University             97
     Fairfield University           97
     Northwestern University   97
     Stanford University          97
     Wake Forest University    97
17.  Boston College                96
     Princeton University         96
     University of Dayton         96
     University of Pennsylvania 96
21.  American University          95
     Belmont University            95
     Boston University              95
     Cornell University              95
     Creighton University          95

BIG EAST Conference Members
Xavier University            97
Creighton University       95
Georgetown University    94
Villanova University        93
Seton Hall University      92
DePaul University           91
Marquette University      91
St. John’s University       91
Providence University     89
Butler University            85
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