Gannon University Again the Only Western PA University Named as “Best Value” School: Ten Consecutive Years
Posted: September 9, 2015
Gannon University is the only university in western Pennsylvania
to be named to the Great Schools, Great Prices list in the 2016
edition of U.S. News & World Report's America's Best
Colleges, released today. Gannon is ranked ninth among all
universities in the north region of the U.S for providing
exceptionally high-quality education at an affordable price.
The recognition marks the tenth consecutive year that Gannon
University has been named to the honor roll of regional
universities. Gannon had the third-lowest net cost among the
universities named to the exclusive list combining excellence with
access for students.
The Great Schools, Great Prices rankings take into account an
institution's academic quality, based on its overall ranking in
America's Best Colleges, and the 2014-15 actual cost of attendance
for a student who received the average level of need-based
financial aid. In a statement on its methodology for selecting the
Great Schools, Great Prices, U.S. News stated that it
"considers the most significant values to be among colleges that
perform well academically," and noted that only
schools such as Gannon positioned high in the overall rankings are
considered for the list.
"Gannon University is moving forward with innovative,
student-centered education that is within the financial and
academic reach of every student and family in our region and
beyond," said Gannon President Keith Taylor, Ph.D. "Enhancements to
the Erie campus, academic and professional linkages to the regional
and global community and investments in our hands-on learning
environments are all part of our commitment and focus on delivering
more value to students. Ten years of recognition by U.S. News &
World Report's Great Schools, Great Prices affirms our commitment
and delivery on our promise of quality and affordability."
Gannon was also named to the list of Best Colleges for Veterans
and ranked 58th in U.S. News & World
Report's Best Regional Universities in the north. Regional
universities are defined as those that provide a full range of
undergraduate majors and master's programs.
"High quality, affordable education was Archbishop John Mark
Gannon's goal when he founded the University and it remains our
goal today," said William R. Edmondson, vice president of
enrollment. "Exceptional education at an affordable price; it's
what Gannon does very well. We are very proud to be recognized for
the good work of our faculty and staff."