Gannon University Overview
Gannon University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Erie, Pennsylvania. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Gannon University Known For?
- The 4% student loan default rate at Gannon is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Gannon.
- In 2017-2018, 57% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Gannon with a bachelor's degree make about $48,100 a year. That's 18% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Gannon University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Gannon has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Gannon.
Where Is Gannon University?
Contact details for Gannon are given below.
|Address:||109 W Sixth St, Erie, PA 16541-0001|
How Do I Get Into Gannon?
You can apply to Gannon online at: https://apply.gannon.edu/Ellucian.ERecruiting.Web.External/Pages/Welcome.aspx
Admission Requirements for Gannon
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Gannon?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.
Average Test Scores
About 80% of students accepted to Gannon submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 610. Math scores were between 490 and 610.
Can I Afford Gannon University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Gannon, approximately 73% of students took out student loans averaging $9,723 a year. That adds up to $38,892 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Gannon is 4.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Gannon University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,012 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,775 full-time undergraduates at Gannon, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Gannon University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||153|
|Hispanic or Latino||115|
Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Gannon University. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 61 countries are represented at Gannon. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Saudi Arabia, and China.
Online Learning at Gannon University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Gannon has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 44th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Gannon
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Gannon University was -3.8%. This is the #2,414 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Gannon regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Gannon majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business, Management & Marketing||7%|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||20%|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||17%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Gannon ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Gannon.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Teaching English or French||#58|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#143|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#211|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#230|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Gannon University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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