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Gannon ranked as a national university by U.S. News & World Report

Published: 10/09/2019

US News and World Report

US News and World Report

U.S. News & World Report’s recent release of “America’s Best Colleges” revealed that a restructuring of classifications has advanced Gannon University into the category of national universities.

This shift reflects Gannon’s growth in enrollment and programs in Erie and at its campus in Ruskin, Fla.

U.S. News ranked Gannon 218th out of 399 national universities. 

Previously, Gannon was ranked among regional universities.

U.S. News & World Report updated its ranking methodology for this year to include professional practice doctoral degrees in determining national universities. This means that any university offering doctoral degrees such as the Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctorate, Doctor of Pharmacy and Doctor of Divinity would be ranked as a national university.

Gannon offers a number of doctoral programs, including a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Occupational Therapy Doctorate, Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Learning and Leadership, and Doctor of Physical Therapy.

In addition to the national ranking, U.S. News & World Report also ranked Gannon 75th out of 210 top colleges and universities that offer undergraduate degrees in engineering. This ranking was based solely on the judgments of deans and senior faculty at peer institutions.

Gannon was also ranked 159th out of 381 in the U.S. News & World Report for social mobility rankings. This category measures how well schools enrolled and graduated students who were awarded Pell Grants.

For more on this year’s rankings, visit the U.S. News website at

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