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
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