Gannon University
Erie, PA 16541-0001


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 4,343
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Student to faculty ratio 12:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,433 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Gannon University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,710 applications and 3,662 students were granted admission. Gannon University is at the #76 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 44% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 78% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT920 to 1130
ACT20 to 26

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Gannon University's tuition was $29,300 for all students regardless of residency (9.4% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 98% of Gannon University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 31% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,393 (which is 0.2% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Gannon University in 2016-2017, was 525, which is 86% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,743 (which is 2.6% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Gannon University has enrolled a total of 4,343 students (3,222 students full-time and 1,121 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 4,343 students, 103 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 45% men and 55% women and 3,098 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,245 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 262 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 70%

Non-resident alien: 16%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Black/African American: 4%

Hispanic: 2%

Two or more races: 2%

Asian: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Gannon University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Engineering 26% 519
Education 17% 339 94
Health Professions And Related Programs 12% 236 51
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 8% 171 0
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 7% 138
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 6% 114
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 3% 71 0
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 2% 50
Psychology 2% 34
Legal Professions And Studies 2% 31

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Gannon University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Gannon University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $37,900. Last year, out of the total 906 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 852 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,056 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 972 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $37,900 $45,800
Employment Rate 94% 92%
Total Graduates 906 1,056

Campus Location

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