About Gannon

  • Our Mission

    Gannon is a Catholic, Diocesan university dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Our faculty and staff prepare students to be global citizens through programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and professional specializations. Inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, we offer a comprehensive, values-centered learning experience that emphasizes faith, leadership, inclusiveness and social responsibility.


  • Gannon's Great Location

    We are located in Pennsylvania's fourth largest city and one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes. Gannon’s urban campus, in the middle of downtown Erie, is within a two hour drive of Cleveland, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh. Our unique location and facilities create a special atmosphere conducive to learning, scholarship, research, service, and personal growth.

    Facts and Figures

    Category Description
    Founded: 1925
    Profile:

    A four-year Catholic university, dedicated to providing a liberal arts education integrated with professional skills and faith-based learning.

    Location:

    Situated in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, close to businesses, organizations and government agencies that are active partners in helping our students receive a hands-on education. Gannon University recently announced an additional site in Ruskin, Florida

    Academic Programs:
    • 55 Bachelor Degrees
    • 8 Pre-Professional Programs
    • 14 Cooperative Professional School Options
    • 9 Associate's Degrees
    • 22 Master's Degrees
    • 3 Doctoral Degrees 
    Academic Year:
    • Fall and Spring semesters
    • Optional Summer semester
    Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1
    Student Population (Fall 2014):
    • 2593 Full-time Undergraduate
    • 612 Part-time Undergraduate
    • 1,205 Graduate
    • 4,410 Total Student Enrollment
    Varsity Sports 20
    Clubs/Organizations 80
    Alumni 34,997
    Financial Aid Over $31.6 million awarded annually