U.S. News & World Report Names Gannon University a “Best Value” in Its Region for the Eighth Consecutive Year

Posted: September 10, 2013

Gannon University was named by the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" as a "Best Value School" in the North Region, ranking 11th on the list. This is the eighth consecutive year that Gannon University has been named to this list.

Gannon ranked 54th out of 135 Best Regional Universities in the North. U.S. News & World Report, publisher of the annual college guide, defines regional universities as those that provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master's programs.

"Families are paying close attention to the cost of college and to the quality of the education that their children receive. Taken together, those factors are often considered the measure of 'value,'" said Gannon President Keith Taylor, Ph.D. "Being repeatedly named as a, Great School at a Great Price, is a testament to the way that Gannon University is working together to deliver high quality affordable education."

According to the U.S. News & World Reports 2013 edition, the list is reflective of those colleges and universities that "offer students the best value." The "Great Schools at a Great Price" rankings take into account an institution's academic quality, based on its overall ranking in "America's Best Colleges," and the "net cost of attendance for a student who receives the average level of need-based financial aid."

U.S. News notes that only those schools at or near the top half of the overall rankings are included in the list of "Great Schools at a Great Price" because they are considered to be "above average" academically and the "most significant values."

"We're obviously delighted to receive the news about these rankings. They are a useful tool for parents and prospective students in the decision-making process," said William R. Edmondson, vice president of enrollment. "We encourage students and families interested in Gannon to visit us on campus and talk to us."