Gannon University

Gannon University

Gannon University is located in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, and was established in the year 1933. It gained university status in 1979. The university enrolls more than 4,000 students on an annual basis. It offers degrees and certificate programs in the areas of health, science, and engineering. There are several degree-granting colleges under the university, namely:

  • College of Engineering and Business
  • College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
  • Morosky College of Health Profession and Sciences

The athletic teams of Gannon University are nicknamed the Golden Knights. The men participate in baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, and wrestling. The women participate in cross country, basketball, golf, softball, and volleyball. The alumni of Gannon University includes eminent figures such as Steve Grilli, former Major League baseball player; John Hornaman, member of the Pennsylvania House of representatives; and Thomas J. Gamble, president of Mercyhurst College.

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Gannon University
109 W Sixth St
Erie , PA 16541-0001
General Phone: (814) 871-7000

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Gannon Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching241curriculum and instruction, educational administration, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher ed, early childhood education, foreign language teaching, reading teaching, science teaching, ...
Engineering105engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, various engineering courses
Business and Management91business, business management, non-profit management, accounting, accounting technology, finance, investments and securities, human resources, international business, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine73registered nursing, nurse anesthetist
Medical Support and Technology69radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, physician assistant, clinical lab tech
Therapy and Counseling67psychology, counseling psychology, physical therapy
Science59biology, chemistry
Medicine59gerontology, medical preparatory, health professions
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy45exercise science, occupational therapy, dietitian
Liberal Arts44area studies, foreign language and literature, English literature, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, social services, political science, history
Security and Law Enforcement34criminal justice and safety, juvenile corrections, criminal science
Computer Science and Engineering26computer and info science, computer programming, webmastering, computer engineering
Family and Social Work17child care management, public administration, social work, social work courses, social service professions
Media16advertising, radio and TV tech
Law10legal assistant
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental studies, environmental science
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, theology, theological and ministerial studies
Art Studies5visual and performing arts
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Office and Administration0data entry
Science and Laboratory Technician0biology tech
Funeral and Mortuary Science0funeral and mortuary

Number of programs and degrees for Gannon in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree44924
Bachelor's degree44251
Award of less than 1 academic year511
Associate's degree448
Postbaccalaureate certificate58
Post-master's certificate14
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years31
Doctor's degree302

Gannon Student Body

In 2007-2008, Gannon had a total enrollment of 4,134 students (3,649 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 61%
Graduate 39%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 81%
Black 3%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 26%
20-21 23%
22-24 18%
25-29 11%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York12%
New Jersey1%

Gannon Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %
Part-Time 20 %

Gannon Room and Board (2007)

Gannon offers campus housing for 1,231 of its 3,649 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Erie, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Gannon Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460560
SAT Math450580
SAT Writing440550
ACT Verbal1825
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT83%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT40%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Gannon Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,332
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,332
Room and board $ 8,710
Room charge $ 4,670
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,040
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 2,558

Financial Aid:
Gannon participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 326600)

Gannon Faculty

Gannon has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*2*
Associate professorcalendar year0*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year7$57,7298$73,443
Instructorcalendar year1*3$61,286
All faculty totalcalendar year8$58,73615$76,059

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year19$88,2961*
Associate professoracademic year29$65,88214$69,627
Assistant professoracademic year40$60,47740$57,240
Instructoracademic year13$43,13414$48,796
All faculty totalacademic year101$65,03069$58,298

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Gannon Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Basketball Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Baseball Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Track Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports81107188

Gannon Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Investments and Securities
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work
Social Work, Other

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Area Studies, Other
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Physician Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Office And Administration
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General

Religion And Philosophy
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Criminalistics and Criminal Science
Juvenile Corrections

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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What Sets Gannon Apart:

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% of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 14%Gannon % of degrees in education and teaching
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Top 19%Gannon % of degrees in medicine

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checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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