Gannon University

Gannon is a Catholic, Diocesan university dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. 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, value-centered learning experience that emphasizes faith, leadership, inclusiveness and social responsibility.Enrollment is growing at Gannon University's two campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, and Ruskin, Florida, with more than 4,400 students in degree programs in the health professions, engineering, business, education, social sciences and humanities. New program offerings include: forensic science, public health, biochemistry, industrial engineering and new master's degree programs in health communications and criminalistics. Gannon's innovative academic programs help to advance the careers of graduates, allowing them to become leaders in their professions and communities across the world.At the Ruskin, Florida, campus, new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Master of Athletic Training (MAT) programs have been added to the existing Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program that welcomed its first students in summer 2015. A post-professional OTD program tailored to working professionals who want a higher level of training will welcome its first students in summer 2017.The Erie campus has recently undergone substantial change with the addition of new buildings and renovation of existing ones. The modernization of the Recreation and Wellness Center houses the Human Performance Laboratory, indoor field house and state-of-the-art fitness equipment. The Center for Business Ingenuity provides vital resources and synergy for students, entrepreneurs and existing businesses. The Center for Advanced Engineering brings together the mechanical, biomedical and industrial engineering programs in a location equipped with technology and software used in today's engineering fields. The creation of the Center for Communication and the Arts merges current and emerging programs in communications and media studies, the digital and performing arts, and co-curricular programs. The Forensic Investigation Center incorporates an unprecedented level of technology and training options to support course work in the criminal justice program.Gannon University's healthy growth provides the infrastructure for exceptional learning environments for our students as well as additional opportunities for the University to give back to our community. Large-scale renovations to Nash Library will create a comprehensive learning commons with 29 new study rooms, a green roof, a cafe, computer lab and the STEM and Writing and Research Centers. The library is expected to re-open in spring 2018. In Gannon's faith-based community, students are empowered to make community service, education for peace and justice, and civic engagement for social change, a part of their education. Gannon University was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's Community Engagement Classification. This award recognizes Gannon's deep historical commitment to service and care for humanity and for the community.Along with new academic programs on both campuses and online, Gannon has also expanded its athletic programs to include Acrobatics and Tumbling and Competitive Cheer among its 20 varsity sports.More than 650 international students representing 43 nations attended Gannon University this past academic year. Gannon has study abroad contracts with colleges and universities on four continents outside North America, in countries including Australia, Ireland, Germany, Poland and Thailand with additional agreements being pursued.At Gannon, we believe in the possibilities! Do you?

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Private, Coed 1925 Roman Catholic Semester $56.6 million 109 University Square, Erie, PA 16541 (814) 871-7000
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61 100.0 Pennsylvania Erie 738