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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

    Facts and Figures for Gannon University
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    Founded: 1925

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


    Gannon University is comprised of two vibrant campuses in Erie, Pa. and Ruskin, Fla. Gannon's Erie campus is central to many businesses and organizations that provide students with hands-on learning opportunities. This urban campus in the heart of downtown is within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, entertainment and Lake Erie beaches close by, and is just within a two-hour drive of Cleveland, Buffalo and Pittsburgh. Gannon's Ruskin campus is a dynamic and beautiful area between Tampa and Bradenton that rates highly on measures of livability and attractiveness. The campus puts you at the center of a rapidly expanding healthcare sector with opportunities to engage in educational outreach activities.

    Academic Programs:
    • 67 Bachelor Degrees
    • 8 Pre-Professional Programs
    • 20 Cooperative Professional School Options
    • 6 Associate's Degrees
    • 29 Master's Degrees
    • 6 Doctoral Degrees 
    Academic Year:
    • Fall and Spring semesters
    • Optional Summer semester
    • 9-week ESL Sessions
    Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
    Student Population (Fall 2021):
    • 3,289 Undergraduate
    • 1,416 Graduate
    • 4,705 Total Student Enrollment 
    Varsity Sports 24
    Clubs/Organizations 159+
    Alumni 47,879
    Financial Aid Over $51 million awarded annually