Consistently ranked among the top universities in the Midwest, Creighton University is a Jesuit Catholic university with an enrollment of approximately 7,500 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 11-to-1, it offers more than 70 majors through nine schools and colleges, including colleges of arts and sciences, business, law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing. Its 108-acre campus is adjacent to the downtown business district of Omaha, Nebraska. Creighton University was founded in 1878 and named after Omaha businessman Edward Creighton.
In addition to teaching about 200 international students from about 45 countries at its Omaha campus, Creighton University offers hands-on service and learning programs in the Dominican Republic and the Middle East. It also has international affiliate or exchange programs with institutions in about 55 countries.
The university also has a long history of providing medical education. Many of its on-site medical training programs programs are provided at the facilities of medical care provider Alegent Creighton Health (formerly Alegent Health). Creighton University strengthened its partnership with the health network in 2012 when it sold its 26% stake in the 400-bed Creighton University Medical Center (CUMC) in Omaha to Alegent. (Tenet Healthcare owned a majority stake in the hospital, which was also acquired by Alegent.) The transaction also made Alegent's network of care centers the primary teaching sites for Creighton University's School of Medicine and other health-related schools.
Creighton University already partnered with Alegent on a number of health-related professional education programs prior to the deal, and the university believes that its students will benefit from the expanded relationship with Alegent. In addition, CUMC has been recognized for its cancer and bone disease research programs, and the university's extensive medical research programs will continue in partnership with Alegent Health. Creighton University also has a partnership with the St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. – less