Gannon University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,575
4% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$22,839
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.19%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
79.2%
4,442 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
4,251
80.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
68.2%
391 Graduates

About

Gannon University is a higher education institution located in Erie County, PA. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Gannon University were Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (94 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (57 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (44 degrees).

In 2020, 1,075 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gannon University. 61.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (778 degrees), 15.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (49 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gannon University is $34,575, which is $12,045 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Gannon University is $34,575, which is $12,045 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,839.

In 2020, 74% of undergraduate students attending Gannon University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,575
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Gannon University was $34,575. The cost of tuition at Gannon University is $12,045 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$22,839
2020 Value
3.77%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Gannon University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,839. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Gannon University grew by 3.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,530
Room and Board
$1,080
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gannon University was of $13,530 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,080. The cost of room and board increased by 6.96% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 1.46% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

74%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
56%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Gannon University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 6.33% with respect to 2019, when 79% 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.
3.19%
2018 Default Rate
26
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Gannon University was 3.19%, which represents 26 out of the 816 total borrowers.

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Gannon University received 4,442 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 6.03% annual decline. Out of those 4,442 applicants, 3,520 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.2% acceptance rate.

There were 4,251 students enrolled at Gannon University in 2020, and 83% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Gannon University has an overall enrollment yield of 18%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,520
Accepted Out of 4,442

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Gannon University was 79.2% (3,520 admissions from 4,442 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 75.5%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −6.03%, while admissions declined by −1.4%.

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SAT Scores

83%
Submission Percentage
528
Scores Submitted

83% of enrolled first-time students at Gannon University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Gannon University has a total enrollment of 4,251 students. The full-time enrollment at Gannon University is 3,433 students and the part-time enrollment is 818. This means that 80.8% of students enrolled at Gannon University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gannon University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.6% White, 5.22% Black or African American, 3.39% Hispanic or Latino, 3.06% Two or More Races, 1.95% Asian, 0.141% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0706% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Gannon University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.5%), followed by White Male (25.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.16%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (53.1%), followed by White Male (18.7%) and Black or African American Female (4.37%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gannon University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,251 students. The full-time enrollment at Gannon University is 3,433 and the part-time enrollment is 818. This means that 80.8% of students enrolled at Gannon University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2020 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
    2,875
  2. Black or African American
    222
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    144

The enrolled student population at Gannon University is 67.6% White, 5.22% Black or African American, 3.39% Hispanic or Latino, 3.06% Two or More Races, 1.95% Asian, 0.141% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0706% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 437 students (10.3%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 247 more women than men received degrees from Gannon University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Gannon University is white (778 degrees awarded). There were 15.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (49 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Gannon University is Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (94 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (57 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (44 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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (62 degrees awarded), Health (460 degrees), and Engineering (86 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gannon University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,744,382 people), Registered nurses (1,356,375 people), Other managers (417,599 people), Secondary school teachers (395,904 people), and Software developers (370,140 people).

The most specialized majors at Gannon University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (62 degrees awarded), Health (460 degrees), Engineering (86 degrees), Communication Technologies (6 degrees), and Education (96 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 Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Gannon University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (62 degrees awarded), Health (460 degrees), Engineering (86 degrees), Communication Technologies (6 degrees), and Education (96 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Gannon University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,904,813 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,619,806 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (470,675 people), Computer Systems Design (447,468 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (412,519 people).

The most specialized majors at Gannon University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (62 degrees awarded), Health (460 degrees), Engineering (86 degrees), Communication Technologies (6 degrees), and Education (96 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Gannon University.
Most Common
  1. 94 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 57 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 44 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Gannon University was Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences with 94 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

414
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
661
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 414 degrees were awarded to men at Gannon University, which is 0.626 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (661).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 38 degrees were awarded to men at Gannon University in Mechanical Engineering, which is 9.5 times more than the 4 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 80 degrees were awarded to women at Gannon University in Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences, which is 5.71 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%
100% Completion Time
67%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 52% of students graduating from Gannon University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 67% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Gannon University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    778 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    49 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gannon University is white (778 degrees awarded). There were 15.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (49 degrees).

4.56% of degree recipients (49 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    537 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    241 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    22 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Gannon University is white female (537 degrees awarded). There were 2.23 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (241 degrees).

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Gannon University has an endowment valued at nearly $63.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $602k (0.949%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Gannon University had a total salary expenditure of $94.1M. Gannon University employs 117 Assistant professors, 76 Associate professors, and 34 Professors. Most academics at Gannon University are Female Assistant professors (68), Male Assistant professors(49), and Male Associate professors (42).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gannon University are: Management, with 77 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 75 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 74 employees.

Endowment

$63.4M
2020 Endowment
2.98%
decline from 2019

Gannon University has an endowment valued at about $63.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Gannon University declined 2.98% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $23.8M 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. $4.77M - Federal
  2. $948k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Gannon University received $4.77M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $948k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$42.3M
2020 Salaries
1.12%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Gannon University paid a median of $42.3M in salaries, which represents 45% of their overall expenditure ($94.1M) and a 1.12% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.098% growth from 2018 and a 0.158% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.9M
Instructional Salaries
240
Number of Employees

In 2020, Gannon University paid a total of $18.9M to 240 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
117 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
77 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gannon University were Assistant professor with 117 employees; Associate professor with 76 employees; and Associate professor with 34 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gannon University were Management with 77 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 75 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 74 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gannon University was Female Assistant professor with 68 employees, Male Assistant professor with 49 employees, and Male Associate professor with 42 employees.

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

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