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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?

587 Undergraduate Awards
$34,195 Avg Cost After Aid
80% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#46 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Gannon.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Other Social Sciences Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Value Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Educational Administration Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Value Health Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Health Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Gannon University?

Location of Gannon University

Contact details for Gannon are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 109 W Sixth St, Erie, PA 16541-0001
Phone: 814-871-7000
Website: www.gannon.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gannonu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gannonu

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

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Gannon?

80% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
80% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 80%, Gannon may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Gannon University  ( 500 to 610 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Gannon University  ( 490 to 610 )
200
800
Gannon received ACT scores from 42% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Gannon University  ( 20 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Gannon University  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Gannon University  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Gannon University?

$34,195 Net Price
73% Take Out Loans
4.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Gannon is $34,195. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

2,775 Full-Time Undergraduates
60% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,432 undergraduate students at Gannon, with 2,775 being full-time and 657 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Gannon

There are also 1,012 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,775 full-time undergraduates at Gannon, 40% are male and 60% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Gannon

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Gannon University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Gannon Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 45
Black or African American 153
Hispanic or Latino 115
White 1,954
International Students 258
Other Races/Ethnicities 250

Geographic Diversity

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

229 Took All Classes Online
620 Took At Least One Class Online
-3.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at Gannon. In 2017-2018, 620 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Gannon has changed over the last few years.

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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%
Educational Administration 19%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 20%
Health Professions 3%
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
Public Administration #106
Curriculum & Instruction #143
Teacher Education Subject Specific #211
Public Administration & Social Service #230
Educational Administration #264
Nursing #495

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.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 33 72 105
Nursing 0 0 72 8 16 3 99
Other Health Professions 0 0 97 0 0 0 97
Allied Health Professions 2 13 2 0 64 0 81
Business Administration & Management 0 0 17 0 34 0 51
Health & Physical Education 0 0 41 0 7 0 48
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 29 0 18 0 47
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 46 0 46
General Biology 0 0 30 0 0 0 30
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 19 0 8 0 27
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 3 10 12 0 25
Electrical Engineering 0 0 17 0 5 0 22
Accounting 0 0 18 0 0 0 18
Marketing 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
General Psychology 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Educational Administration 0 0 0 16 0 0 16
Other Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 14 14
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 12 0 12
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0 12 0 12
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 10 0 10
Management Information Systems 0 0 9 0 0 0 9
Computer Science 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 8 0 8
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 2 6 0 0 0 8
Chemistry 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Political Science & Government 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Social Work 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 2 0 5 0 7
Environmental Engineering 0 0 5 0 2 0 7
Literature 0 0 5 0 2 0 7
Legal Support Services 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Insurance 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Computer Programming 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Philosophy 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
General Business/Commerce 0 4 0 0 0 0 4
Industrial Engineering 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Public Health 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Mathematics 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Funeral & Mortuary Science 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Journalism 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
History 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
International Studies 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
International Business 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2 19 566 34 295 89 1,005

References

*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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