|Latin: Universitas Gannonensis|
|Motto||Sanitas, Scientia, Sanctitas|
|Motto in English||Health, Knowledge, Holiness|
|Religious affiliation||Catholic Church|
|Academic staff||200 full-time,147 adjunct|
|Undergraduates||2,978 full time|
|Location||Erie, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Colors||Maroon and gold
|Mascot||Victor E. Knight|
Gannon University is a private, co-educational Catholic university offering associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees, certificates and doctoral degrees and is located in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. Gannon University has an alumni base numbering around 31,500. Current enrollment is 4,238.
Gannon's academic programs are appropriately accredited. For the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2010" has ranked Gannon as a Top Tier Master's University in the northern section of the United States. And, for the first time, Gannon was also ranked as a Top Up-and-Coming School. This is only the second year for this category, which is determined by a peer assessment survey of high-ranking college officials, and recognizes institutions "that have recently made the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus or facilities." Only 9 institutions in the northern region were selected for this category.
Gannon's signature programs, Core of Discovery and Lifecore provide students with the foundation for experiencing both the academic and co-curricular experiences of a solid college education. The Core of Discovery is Gannon's liberal arts core curriculum that helps students understand humanity, social concepts and structures, their own ethics and values. Lifecore challenges a student's growth and development through participation of events and activities that encompass nine lifestyle dimensions.
A range of campus organizations and activities encourages academic interests, community service, and moral and spiritual growth. Gannon also provides students with a broad program in intramural and intercollegiate athletics, including 18 athletic programs for men and women at the NCAA Division II level.
Gannon University was established in 1925 as the two-year Cathedral College by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie. In 1944, the school became the four-year men's school Gannon College of Arts and Sciences, named in honor of the then-Bishop of Erie, John Mark Gannon, the driving force behind its opening and development. The college became coeducational in 1964 and gained university status in 1979
The all-girls school Villa Maria College, which was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1925, merged with the university in 1989. Its Villa Maria School of Nursing retains the name of the original institution.
Academic programs 
College of Engineering and Business 
Dahlkemper School of Business Administration 
|Accounting||Bachelor of Science, Associate of Science|
|Advertising Communications||Bachelor of Science|
|Business Administration||Bachelor of Science, Associate of Science, Certificate|
|Entrepreneurship||Bachelor of Science|
|Finance||Bachelor of Science|
|International Business||Bachelor of Science|
|Management||Bachelor of Science|
|Marketing||Bachelor of Science|
|Risk Management and Insurance||Bachelor of Science, Certificate|
|Sports Management and Marketing||Bachelor of Science|
Engineering and Computer Science 
|Bioinformatics||Bachelor of Science|
|Computer Science||Bachelor of Science|
|Electrical and Computer Engineering||Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering|
|Environmental Science||Bachelor of Science|
|Environmental Engineering||Bachelor of Science|
|Management Information Systems||Bachelor of Science|
|Mechanical Engineering||Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering|
|Software Engineering||Bachelor of Science|
|Engineering Management||Master of Science in Engineering Management|
College of Engineering and Business Minors 
Human Resource Management
Management Information Science
Risk Management and Insurance
College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences 
School of Humanities and Social Sciences 
|Communication Arts, Electronic Media||Bachelor of Arts|
|Criminal Justice||Bachelor of Arts, Associate of Arts, Certificate|
|English||Bachelor of Arts|
|English Teaching Certificate||Bachelor of Arts|
|Foreign Language & Internat'l Studies (Business or Government Option)||Bachelor of Arts|
|Foreign Language & Literature||Bachelor of Arts|
|Foreign Language Spanish Teaching Certificate||Bachelor of Arts|
|History||Bachelor of Arts|
|History/Social Studies Teaching Certificate||Bachelor of Arts|
|Journalism Communications||Bachelor of Arts|
|Legal Studies||Bachelor of Arts, Associate of Arts, Certificate|
|Liberal Arts||Bachelor of Arts, Associate of Arts|
|Mortuary Science||Bachelor of Science|
|Philosophy||Bachelor of Arts|
|Political Science||Bachelor of Arts|
|Pre-Law Early Admissions Program
(with Duquesne University)
|Psychology||Bachelor of Arts .|
|Social Work||Bachelor of Arts|
|Theatre||Bachelor of Arts|
|Theatre & Communication-Arts||Bachelor of Arts|
|Theology||Bachelor of Arts|
School of Education 
|Early Childhood Education (PreK-4)||Bachelor of Science, Associate of Science|
|Middle Level Education (4-8)||Bachelor of Science|
|Secondary Education and K-12||Bachelor of Science|
|Special Education||Bachelor of Science|
College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences Minors 
Archaeology and Culture
Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences 
Health Professions and Sciences 
|Biology||Bachelor of Science|
|Biology Teaching Certificate||Bachelor of Science|
|Biotechnology||Bachelor of Science|
|Chemistry||Bachelor of Science|
|Dietetics||Bachelor of Science, Certificate|
|Mathematics||Bachelor of Science|
|Mathematics Teaching Certificate||Bachelor of Science|
|Medical Technology||Bachelor of Science|
|Nursing (Villa Maria School of) - BSN||Bachelor of Science in Nursing|
|Nursing (VillaMaria School of) - RN-BSN Option||Bachelor of Science in Nursing|
|Nursing (Villa Maria School of) - School Nurse Certification|
|Nutrition and Human Performance||Bachelor of Science|
(5-yr. program leading to Masters)
|Master of Science|
|Optometry||Bachelor of Science|
|Physical Therapy||Doctor of Physical Therapy|
(5-yr. program leading to Masters)
|Master of Physician Assistant Science|
|Medical, Dental, Osteopathy,|
|Podiatry, Veterinary, Optometry|
|Radiologic Sciences||Associate of Science|
|Respiratory Care||Bachelor of Science, Associate of Science|
|Science||Bachelor of Science|
|Scientific and Technical Sales||Bachelor of Science|
|Sport and Exercise Science||Bachelor of Science|
Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences Minors 
Gannon University's campus is located in downtown Erie, primarily concentrated between Peach and Myrtle Streets and 3rd and 10th Streets.
Gitnik Manse (Undergraduate Admissions, Center for Adult Learning)
Courthouse Commons (Graduate Admissions, International Admissions, Cashier's Office, Financial Aid Office, Registrar's Office, VP for Enrollment)
Old Main (Alumni Office, Office of the President)
Student Services Building (Office of Student Living)
Academic Buildings 
Palumbo Academic Center
Robert H. Morosky Academic Center
Schuster Theatre (Scottino Hall)
Zurn Science Center
Athletic Facilities 
Carneval Athletic Pavilion (Rec Center)
Beyer Hall Dining
Doc's Landing (Waldron Campus Center)
InterMetzo Cafe (Palumbo Academic Center)
Knight's Cove (Waldron Campus Center)
Courtyard Cafe (Morosky Academic Center)
General Facilities 
Athletic Office (Carneval Athletic Pavilion)
Bookstore (Palumbo Academic Center)
Campus Ministry Office (Waldron Campus Center)
Campus Police and Safety (Harborview Apartments)
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (Palumbo Academic Center)
Center for Social Concerns (Waldron Campus Center)
Erie Technology Incubator
Gannon Knight Newspaper (Walker Building)
Honors Center (Palumbo Academic Center)
Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel
Schuster Art Gallery (Nash Library)
Service Learning (Waldron Campus Center)
Small Business Development Center (Palumbo Academic Center)
Student Health Center & Counseling Services (Harborview Apartments)
Student Success Center (Palumbo Academic Center)
Waldron Campus Center
WERG-FM Radio Station (Walker Building)
Residence Halls 
202,204, 210 W. 8th St.
301 W. 5th St.
Crispo Hall, 309 Sassafras St.
Finegan Hall, 120 W. 5th St.
Freeman Hall, 410 Sassafras St.
Harborview Apartments, 210 W. 6th St.
Kenilworth Apartments, 351/353 W. 6th St.
Lubiak Hall, 415/417 Sassafras St.
North Hall, 143 W. 4th St.
Walker Apartments, 701/703 Peach St.
Wehrle Hall, 211 W. 6th St.
West Hall, 612 Chestnut
Wickford Apartments, 258 W. 6th St. / 529 Myrtle St.
Former Residence Halls:
University Apartments (143 W. 4th St.): Demolished spring 2010 for construction of North Hall
Gannon is a member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in NCAA Division II. Gannon offers 18 Division II scholarship-granting varsity sports, that includes nine men's and women's teams. The men participate in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, water polo, and wrestling. The women participate in basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, volleyball and water polo.
In June 2007, Gannon University, along with cross-town rival Mercyhurst College, was accepted into the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, where area schools Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are members. Along with Gannon and Mercyhurst, C.W. Post also was accepted into the conference.
Campus Transformation 
Gannon University launched $25 million in building projects in 2007. The Erie Technology Incubator on West Eighth Street, which is expected to encourage business development and create up to 300 jobs within five years, was completed in 2008 at a cost of $5 million. The Zurn Science Center, which is 37 years old (circa 1971), will receive $18.5 million in renovations by 2010, including new classrooms and research facilities. $1.5 million will go for renovation of the facade of the Dahlkemper School of Business Administration. Funding for the projects includes grants, loans, and a fundraising campaign.
Gannon University opened a new academic building in the fall 2008 semester as well. The building is named the Robert H. Morosky Academic Center, after the Gannon alumnus who founded The Limited clothing stores. The building houses the Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences. In 2009, the Robert H. Morosky Academic Center included a Patient Simulation Center, the only one of its kind in the region. A Pediatric Simulation Theater, part of the "Sim" Center allows students to practice procedures that deal with childbirth and infant trauma. These state-of-the-art facilities allow students studying multiple disciplines in the health professions to gain practical experience in a hospital-like setting before they graduate. The "Sim" Center comprises 12 different stations, with 14 different simulators.
Greek life 
Notable alumni 
- Edward M. Gabriel, United States Ambassador to Morocco 1998-2001
- Thomas J. Gamble, President, Mercyhurst University, 2006–present
- George Mische, Organizer of the Catonsville Nine action
- Steve Grilli, former Major League Baseball player.
- John Hornaman, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2007–present
- John "Jonny-O" O'Ferrall, Philanthropist and President Emeritus, OferallAmerica Industries
- Vikram Pandit, CEO, Citigroup, 2007–2012
- Brad Roae, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2007–present
- Joseph E. Sinnott, Mayor of Erie, Pennsylvania 2006–present
- John Stehr, former CBS News Correspondent, currently main anchor at WTHR in Indianapolis
- Kevin Benson, Meteorologist for WPXI in Pittsburgh
- As of June 30, 2009. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2009 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2008 to FY 2009" (PDF). 2009 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Retrieved February 16, 2010.
- Source: http://www.gannon.edu
- "A Brief History of Gannon University". Gannon University. Retrieved 2007-05-03.
- "About the Diocese: 1918–1966 Golden Era". Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie. Retrieved 2007-05-03.
- Note that Gannon University has adopted as its own the Villa Maria College's 1925 founding date.
- "Gannon University". Peterson's. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-05-03.
- Axelrod, Phil (2007-06-20). "Mercyhurst, C. W. Post, Gannon to enter PSAC". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2007-06-24.
- Miller, George (2007-05-10). "Gannon Builds For Future". Erie Times-News. pp. 1B, 4B.
- "Kevin Benson: WPXI, weekend morning co-anchor, weekend evening weathercaster". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. February 09, 2003. Archived from the original on August 25, 2012. Retrieved August 25, 2012.
- Gannon University official website
- Gannon University official athletics website
- Edge online magazine for prospective students