Latin: Creightoniana Universitas
|Endowment:||$408 million |
|President:||John P. Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Schlegel, S. J.|
|Colors:||white & blue|
|Mascot:||Billy the Bluejay|
Creighton University is a Jesuit, Roman Catholic university located in Omaha, Nebraska. A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a University or College within the United States is the name officially adopted by The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages The Society of Jesus ( Latin: Societas Iesu, SJ and SI or SJ, SI) is a Catholic religious order The university was founded as Creighton College in 1878 through a gift from Mary Lucretia Creighton, who stipulated in her will that a school be established in memory of her husband, prominent Omaha businessman Edward Creighton. Mary Lucretia Creighton ( February 3, 1834 - January 23, 1876) was born Mary Lucretia Wareham in Dayton Ohio. Edward Creighton ( August 31, 1820 &ndash November 5, 1874) was a prominent pioneer businessman in early Omaha, Nebraska Edward's brother, John Creighton, along with his wife Sara Creighton, are credited with fostering and sustaining the university's early growth and endowment. John Creighton may refer to John Oliver Creighton, American astronaut John W 
Sitting on a 120-acre (0. 49 km²) campus just outside Omaha's downtown business district, the university currently enrolls about 6,992 students. Creighton is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities ( AJCU) is a consortium of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and two theological centers in the United States
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The current schools and colleges at Creighton are:
Creighton is a nationally known university. The Creighton University School of Law is a part of Creighton University. It is consistently ranked #1 in the Best Universities-Master's category, in the midwestern region, according to U.S. News and World Report. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D Creighton is also ranked one of the best 366 colleges in the country, according to The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review (TPR is an American educational preparation company In 2006, PC Magazine and The Princeton Review ranked Creighton as the 5th most "wired" college in the country. PC Magazine (sometimes referred to as PC Mag) is a Computer magazine that is published monthly in the United States (until 2008 it was published The Princeton Review (TPR is an American educational preparation company
The entire College of Arts and Sciences has been highly acclaimed and noted nationally and internationally for, academic integrity, academic excellence, and scholarly publications from faculty members. The undergraduate chemistry program ranks in the top 2 percent of the nation’s universities that produce American Chemical Society certified bachelor’s chemists. The American Chemical Society ( ACS) is a Learned society ( Professional association) based in the United States that supports scientific inquiry The biology department ranks in the top 4 percent among 1,110 undergraduate institutions. The departments of physics and of environmental and atmospheric sciences are in the top 12 percent. 
The Creighton School of Dentistry is nationally acclaimed and was ranked #4 in the nation in 2006 by the Gourman Report, where it has one of the best clinical faculty of any dental school in the nation. The Gourman Report is Dr Jack Gourman's ranking of undergraduate programs and professional programs in American and International Universities Moreover, Creighton is known as a solid natural science institute because of its Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy & Health Professions. These students are taught at the Creighton University Medical Center, which is recognized for top-ranked programs in cardiology, hereditary cancer, and osteoporosis.  According to U.S. News and World Report, Creighton University School of Law has climbed to the rank of 12th in the nation among law schools offering dispute resolution classes. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D
The various colleges of Creighton have hosted a variety of guest speakers, such as, Warren Buffett, Bill Rancic, Joe Moglia, Peter Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., Ralph Nader, Mo Rocca, Jon Heder, Clarence Thomas, Tim Russert, and Bob Newhart, along with other various ambassadors and dignitaries. Warren Buffett (born August 30 1930 is an American Investor, Businessman, and Philanthropist. William "Bill" Rancic (born May 16, 1971) is an American Entrepreneur who was the first candidate hired on national television Joe Moglia is the current CEO of TD Ameritrade, the largest online discount brokerage firm in the world in terms of the number of retail online equity trades placed each day Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, SJ, STD (born in Druten, 30 November, 1928) was the 29th Superior Ralph Nader (born February 27 1934 is an American Attorney, Author, Lecturer, political activist, and independent candidate for President Maurice Alberto "Mo" Rocca (born on January 28, 1969 in Washington DC) is an American writer comedian political satirist and self-styled Jonathan Joseph Heder (born October 26 1977) is an American Actor and filmmaker Clarence Thomas (born June 23, 1948) is an American Jurist. He has been serving as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Timothy John Russert II (May 7 1950 &ndash June 13 2008 was an American television Journalist and lawyer who appeared for more than 16 years as the longest-serving George Robert "Bob" Newhart (born September 5, 1929) is an American stand-up comedian and Actor.
Creighton competes in NCAA Division I athletics, within the Missouri Valley Conference. The Creighton Bluejays, or Jays, are the athletic teams of Creighton University, a Jesuit/Catholic University located in Omaha Nebraska. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States Membership Affiliate members Eastern Illinois University (men's soccer not sponsored by the Ohio Valley Conference) Nicknamed the Bluejays (or Jays), Creighton fields 14 teams in eight sports.
The men's basketball team is the most popular athletic program at Creighton and is a perennial participant in the NCAA Basketball Tournament. They are one of a small number of teams to have 20 or more wins in each of the last ten seasons. The Creighton Bluejays men's basketball team averages the highest attendance in the Missouri Valley Conference. During the 2006-2007 season,Creighton's average home game attendance ranked 13th in the nation. They play all home games at the new Qwest Center Omaha. Qwest Center Omaha is an Arena and Convention center facility in the NoDo neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska. They are coached by Dana Altman. Dana Altman (born on June 16, 1958 in Crete Nebraska) is currently the head coach of the Creighton Bluejays men's basketball team
The men's soccer team has gone to the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship tournament every year since 1992, with 3 College Cup appearances, including one in the championship game (2000). The NCAA began conducting a men's soccer national championship tournament in 1959 with an eight-team tournament The NCAA began conducting a men's soccer national championship tournament in 1959 with an eight-team tournament Creighton, until 2006, was the only school in the NCAA to have at least one player selected in each of the 10 Major League Soccer drafts since 1996. Major League Soccer ( MLS) is the top-flight professional Soccer league in the United States and Canada with 14 teams 13 in the U In addition, twenty-nine former Bluejays have played professionally since 1990. They play all home games on-campus at Morrison Stadium. Michael G Morrison SJ, Stadium is a 6000-seat Soccer-specific stadium located at 2500 California Plaza in the NoDo neighborhood of Omaha
Creighton's baseball team has one appearance in the NCAA College World Series (1991), which is played in Omaha's Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium. The College World Series or CWS is a Baseball Tournament held in Omaha Nebraska that is the culmination of the NCAA Division I Baseball Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium is a Baseball stadium in Omaha Nebraska, USA Additionally, Creighton serves as the annual host institution of this event. 
During the span from 1998 to 2001, Creighton was one of only three schools in the nation to send a team to the NCAA Tournament in basketball, soccer, and baseball. Creighton is the nation’s only school with 10 straight postseason appearances in both men’s basketball and men’s soccer. 
To complement Creighton's athletics program, the university also has a large intramural program, with a large portion of the student body participating each year. Intramural sports include, football, basketball, softball, and soccer.
Creighton's total enrollment is 6,992, from which 4,104 are undergraduates. In regard to diversity, 83% are white, 8% are Asian, 3% are hispanic, 3% are black, 1% are American Indian, and 1% are international; about 40% are male and 60% are female; 55% are from outside the state.
Several buildings on the Creighton campus are notable. The Creighton University Observatory was the first such buildling in Omaha. Quick facts Construction Began Oct 6 1885 Benefactor John A Creighton Telescope Mounted May 6 1886 First Telescope 1884 The laying of the cornerstone for St. John's Parish attracted the largest crowd in the history of the Catholic church, within Nebraska, up to that time. St John's Parish is a Roman Catholic church located at 2500 California Plaza on the Creighton University campus in Omaha Nebraska. The church officially opened in 1888. 
There are more than 100,000 living alumni of Creighton University. There are more than 100000 living alumni of Creighton University Famous alumni include, the lead singer of The Faint, the founder of TD Ameritrade, a national award-winning writer, a former astronaut killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster, and several professional athletes. The Faint is a Dance-punk / new wave band Formed in Omaha Nebraska, the band consists of Todd Fink, Jacob Thiele, Dapose TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation ( is the ownerof TD AMERITRADE Inc The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster occurred on February 1, 2003, when the Space Shuttle ''Columbia'' disintegrated over Texas