Gannon University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$35,620
3.02% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$22,200
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.05%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
80.8%
6,678 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,665
79.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
69.5%
422 Graduates

About

Gannon University is a higher education institution located in Erie County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Gannon University were Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (126 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (64 degrees), and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (51 degrees).

In 2022, 1,194 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Gannon University. 64.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (879 degrees), 20 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (44 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Gannon University is $35,620, which is $11,624 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Gannon University is $35,620, which is $11,624 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,200.

In 2022, 85% of undergraduate students attending Gannon University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 58% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$35,620
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Gannon University was $35,620. The cost of tuition at Gannon University is $11,624 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$22,200
2022 Value
0.261%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Gannon University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,200. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Gannon University grew by 0.261%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,750
Room and Board
$1,158
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Gannon University was of $14,750 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.54% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,158. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.93% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

85%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
58%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Gannon University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.19% with respect to 2021, when 84% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.05%
2019 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Gannon University was 1.05%, which represents 9 out of the 858 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Gannon University received 6,678 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 40.7% annual growth. Out of those 6,678 applicants, 5,399 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 80.8% acceptance rate.

There were 4,665 students enrolled at Gannon University in 2022. 34% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Gannon University has an overall enrollment yield of 11.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

80.8%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
5,399
Accepted Out of 6,678

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Gannon University was 80.8% (5,399 admissions from 6,678 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 83.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 40.7%, while admissions grew by 36.1%..

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SAT Scores

34%
Submission Percentage (2021)
222
Scores Submitted (2021)

34% of enrolled first-time students at Gannon University in 2021 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Gannon University had a total enrollment of 4,665 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Gannon University is 3,725 students and the part-time enrollment is 940. This means that 79.8% of students enrolled at Gannon University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gannon University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.4% White, 5.25% Black or African American, 3.52% Hispanic or Latino, 3.04% Two or More Races, 2.47% Asian, 0.0643% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0429% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Gannon University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.3%), followed by White Male (25.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.16%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (30.4%), followed by White Male (10.9%) and Black or African American Female (2.27%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Gannon University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,665 students. The full-time enrollment at Gannon University is 3,725 and the part-time enrollment is 940. This means that 79.8% of students enrolled at Gannon University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2022 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 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Gannon University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,817 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    245 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    164 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Gannon University is 60.4% White, 5.25% Black or African American, 3.52% Hispanic or Latino, 3.04% Two or More Races, 2.47% Asian, 0.0643% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0429% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 212 students (4.54%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 346 more women than men received degrees from Gannon University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Gannon University is white (879 degrees awarded). There were 20 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (44 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Gannon University is Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (126 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (64 degrees) and Kinesiology & Exercise Science (51 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (73 degrees awarded), Health (533 degrees), and Protective Services (61 degrees).

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 (1,500,743 people), Physicians (537,097 people), Other managers (507,160 people), Software developers (465,785 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (353,577 people).

The most specialized majors at Gannon University in 2022 are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (73 degrees awarded), Health (533 degrees), Protective Services (61 degrees), Engineering (73 degrees), and Biology (49 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Podiatrists, Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Gannon University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (73 degrees awarded), Health (533 degrees), Protective Services (61 degrees), Engineering (73 degrees), and Biology (49 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2,068,154 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (593,515 people), Elementary & secondary schools (558,915 people), Computer Systems Design (542,195 people), and Architectural, engineering & related services (462,412 people).

The most specialized majors at Gannon University are Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (73 degrees awarded), Health (533 degrees), Protective Services (61 degrees), Engineering (73 degrees), and Biology (49 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 126 degrees awarded
  2. 64 degrees awarded
  3. 51 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Gannon University was Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences with 126 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

424
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
770
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 424 degrees were awarded to men at Gannon University, which is 0.551 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (770).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Gannon University in Physical Therapy, which is 0.638 times less than the 47 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 106 degrees were awarded to men at Gannon University in Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences, which is 5.3 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

54%
100% Completion Time
68%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 54% of students graduating from Gannon University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 69% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Gannon University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 3.79% of graduates (16 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    879 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    44 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Gannon University is white (879 degrees awarded). There were 20 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (44 degrees).

4.77% of degree recipients (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    606 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    273 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    26 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Gannon University is white female (606 degrees awarded). There were 2.22 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (273 degrees).

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Operations

Gannon University has an endowment valued at nearly $71M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−16.8%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Gannon University had a total salary expenditure of 104M. Gannon University employs 119 Assistant professors, 80 Associate professors and 36 Professors. Most academics at Gannon University are Female Assistant professor (67), Male Assistant professor (52), and Female Associate professor (41).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gannon University are: Management, with 95 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 77 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 75 employees.

Endowment

$71M
2022 Endowment
14.5%
decline from 2021

Gannon University has an endowment valued at about $71M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Gannon University declined 14.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $24.5M 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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Salary Expenditure

$43.7M
2022 Salaries
1.93%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Gannon University paid a median of $43.7M in salaries, which represents 42% of their overall expenditure ($104M) and a 1.93% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.8M
Instructional Salaries
248
Number of Employees

In 2022, Gannon University paid a total of $19.8M to 248 employees working as instructors, which represents 45.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
119 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
95 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Gannon University were Assistant professor with 119 employees, Associate professor with 80 employees, and Professor with 36 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gannon University were Management with 95 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 77 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 75 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Gannon University was Female Assistant professor with 67 employees, Male Assistant professor with 52 employees, and Female Associate professor with 41 employees.

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