Gannon University

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General Information

Admission Office
109 University Square
Erie, PA 16541-0001
(814) 871-7240
(800) 426-6668
Fax: (814) 871-5803

Contact: Terrance Kizina
Director of Admission
Main Address
109 University Square
Erie, PA 16541
(814) 871-7000

Total undergrads: 2,824
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 634
Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,495
Graduate enrollment: 1,373

Urban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 82%

Percent students who return for sophomore year: 79%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

International studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bioinformatics B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Accounting Technology A
Business – General A,C
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resource Management C
Insurance/Risk Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Journalism B

Communications Technologies

Radio/Television Broadcasting B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Data Entry Applications C
Web/Multimedia Management C


Business Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education A,B
Elementary Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B


Chemical Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Environmental Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
English Literature (British) B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Medical Dietetics B
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) B
Physician Assistance B
Premedicine B
Respiratory Therapy A,B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistant A,B,C
Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Gerontology C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Personal & Culinary Services

Funeral Services/Mortuary Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Science Technologies

Biology Technician B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A,B,C
Criminalistics/Criminal Science C
Juvenile Corrections C

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Gannon University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (814) 871-7000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 109 W Sixth St, Erie, PA 16541-0001
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,444
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 68%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 3,767 (85% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $33,226
Out-of-state Tuition: $33,226
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $23,345

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Gannon University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Gannon University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1101
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 21
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 21
Education 5154
Engineering 55
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 4277
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 111
Legal Professions and Studies 111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 21
Personal and Culinary Services 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 11
Theology and Religious Vocations 211
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Grand total 12758251

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Gannon University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $33,226
Out-of-state $33,226
Books and supplies $1,112

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $19,850
Out-of-state $19,850

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 744 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 728 96% $23,345
Student loan aid 550 72% $9,541

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,592 79% $21,425
Federal student loans 1,818 55% $6,557

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Gannon University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Gannon University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,727 2,135 2,592
Percent admitted 100% 70% 80%
Percent admitted who enrolled 16% 13% 17%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Gannon University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,444
Undergraduate enrollment 3,432
Graduate enrollment 1,012

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Gannon University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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