Gannon University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$31,090

3% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$21,793

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.02%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

79.9%

4,642 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

4,149

75.7% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

67.5%

430 Graduates

About

Gannon University is a higher education institution located in Erie County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Gannon University were Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (107 degrees awarded), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (50 degrees), and Registered Nursing (49 degrees).

In 2017, 1,202 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gannon University. 52.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (804 degrees), 33.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (24 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gannon University is $31,090, which is $10,357 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Gannon University is $31,090, which is $10,357 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,793.

In 2017, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$31,090

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Gannon University was $31,090. The cost of tuition at Gannon University is $10,357 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$21,793

2017 Value

0.954%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Gannon University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,793. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Gannon University grew by 0.954%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,990

Room and Board

$1,066

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gannon University was of $11,990 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,066. The cost of room and board increased by 2.39% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.52% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at Gannon University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.81% with respect to 2016, when 86% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

4.02%

2016 Default Rate

36

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Gannon University was 4.02%, which represents 36 out of the 895 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Gannon University received 4,642 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.44% annual decline. Out of those 4,642 applicants, 3,709 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.9% acceptance rate.

There were 4,149 students enrolled at Gannon University in 2017, and 80% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Gannon University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,709

Accepted Out of 4,642

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Gannon University was 79.9% (3,709 admissions from 4,642 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 77.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -1.44%, while admissions grew by 1.28%.

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SAT Scores

80%

Submission Percentage

517

Scores Submitted

80% of enrolled first-time students at Gannon University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Gannon University has a total enrollment of 4,149 students. The full-time enrollment at Gannon University is 3,140 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,009. This means that 75.7% of students enrolled at Gannon University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gannon University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.8% White, 4.17% Black or African American, 2.39% Hispanic or Latino, 2.17% Two or More Races, 1.66% Asian, 0.121% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0482% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Gannon University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (44.9%), followed by White Male (27.7%) and Black or African American Male (2.65%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (49%), followed by White Male (19.7%) and Black or African American Female (2.62%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gannon University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,149 students. The full-time enrollment at Gannon University is 3,140 and the part-time enrollment is 1,009. This means that 75.7% of students enrolled at Gannon University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Gannon University was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Gannon University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,855

  2. Black or African American

    173

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    99

The enrolled student population at Gannon University is 68.8% White, 4.17% Black or African American, 2.39% Hispanic or Latino, 2.17% Two or More Races, 1.66% Asian, 0.121% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0482% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 389 students (9.38%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 52 more women than men received degrees from Gannon University. The majority of degree recipients at Gannon University are white (804 degrees awarded). There were 33.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (24 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Gannon University is Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (107 degrees awarded), followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science (50 degrees) and Registered Nursing (49 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Gannon University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (219 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (66 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (44 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gannon University are Registered nurses (1,325,723 people), Other managers (444,422 people), Software developers (395,986 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (336,526 people), and Civil engineers (240,174 people).

The most specialized majors at Gannon University are Engineering (219 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (66 degrees), Engineering Technologies (44 degrees), Health (383 degrees), and Physical Sciences (17 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gannon University are Physicians, Public relations specialists, Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Gannon University are Engineering (219 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (66 degrees), Engineering Technologies (44 degrees), Health (383 degrees), and Physical Sciences (17 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gannon University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,593,628 people), Computer Systems Design (493,902 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (450,056 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (437,463 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (401,665 people).

The most specialized majors at Gannon University are Engineering (219 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (66 degrees), Engineering Technologies (44 degrees), Health (383 degrees), and Physical Sciences (17 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Gannon University.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Gannon University was Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences with 107 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 575

  2. 627

In 2017, 575 degrees were awarded to men at Gannon University, which is 0.917 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (627).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 95 degrees were awarded to men at Gannon University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 15.8 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 95 degrees were awarded to women at Gannon University in Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences, which is 7.92 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

51%

100% Completion Time

66%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 51% of students graduating from Gannon University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 66% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (75%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Gannon University is Female and Asian (75% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.93% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    804 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    24 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    17 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gannon University is white (804 degrees awarded). There were 33.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (24 degrees).

0.666% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    542 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    262 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    16 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Gannon University is white female (542 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (262 degrees).

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Operations

Gannon University has an endowment valued at nearly $60.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.18M (11.9%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Gannon University had a total salary expenditure of $96.9M. Gannon University employs 110 Assistant professors, 49 Associate professors, and 34 Instructors. Most academics at Gannon University are Female Assistant professors (60), Male Assistant professors(50), and Male Associate professors (29).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gannon University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 100 employees, Management, with 76 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 72 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$60.2M

2017 Endowment

6.47%

growth from 2016

Gannon University has an endowment valued at about $60.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Gannon University grew 6.47% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.1M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.41M - Federal

  2. $830k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Gannon University received $1.41M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $830k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$41.8M

2017 Salaries

8.45%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Gannon University paid a median of $41.8M in salaries, which represents 43.1% of their overall expenditure ($96.9M) and a 8.45% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.55% decline from 2015 and a 4.53% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.5M

Instructional Salaries

222

Number of Employees

In 2017, Gannon University paid a total of $16.5M to 222 employees working as instructors, which represents 39.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

110 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

100 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gannon University were Assistant professor with 110 employees; Associate professor with 49 employees; and Associate professor with 34 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gannon University were Office and Administrative Support with 100 employees; Management with 76 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 72 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gannon University was Female Assistant professor with 60 employees, Male Assistant professor with 50 employees, and Male Associate professor with 29 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Gannon University.

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