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School Type State 2017 Grads Average Graduate
Loan Disbursement
% Borrowing
Albany Law School Private NY 110 $110,225 89%
American University Private DC 372 $169,107 77%
Arizona State University Public AZ 198 $87,612 77%
Barry University Private FL 162 $91,679 53%
Belmont University Private TN 78 $126,272 74%
Boston College Private MA 238 $112,868 72%
Boston University Private MA 217 $110,082 64%
Brigham Young University Private UT 130 $53,237 78%
Brooklyn Law School Private NY 368 $118,519 73%
California Western School of Law Private CA 197 $143,592 89%
Campbell University Private NC 140 $96,215 86%
Capital University Private OH 117 $116,612 84%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University Private NY 292 $114,085 64%
Case Western Reserve University Private OH 138 $84,436 74%
Catholic University of America Private DC 111 $149,158 88%
Chapman University Private CA 148 $141,533 76%
Charleston School of Law For Profit SC 110 $143,105 88%
Chicago-Kent College of Law Private IL 223 $107,540 73%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Public OH 117 $84,764 75%
Columbia University Private NY 432 $158,348 66%
Concordia University School of Law Private ID 24 $90,607 88%
Cornell University Private NY 202 $148,955 64%
Creighton University Private NE 101 $118,552 87%
CUNY Public NY 94 $76,302 77%
DePaul University Private IL 230 $122,290 79%
Drake University Private IA 95 $125,438 81%
Drexel University Private PA 124 $91,744 83%
Duke University Private NC 225 $132,002 71%
Duquesne University Private PA 126 $103,633 76%
Elon Law School Private NC 91 $135,740 90%
Emory University Private GA 295 $127,541 81%
Faulkner University Private AL 77 $96,582 88%
Florida A&M University Public FL 133 $61,500 99%
Florida International University Public FL 155 $106,596 87%
Florida State University Public FL 213 $75,899 76%
Fordham University Private NY 349 $144,168 59%
George Mason University Public VA 152 $106,642 68%
George Washington University Private DC 605 $156,167 68%
Georgetown University Private DC 656 $162,739 72%
Georgia State University Public GA 184 $56,710 77%
Golden Gate University Private CA 87 $158,857 78%
Gonzaga University Private WA 107 $104,892 81%
Harvard University Private MA 610 $162,672 73%
Hofstra University Private NY 237 $131,957 78%
Indiana University - Bloomington Public IN 177 $93,978 71%
Indiana University - Indianapolis Public IN 230 $96,941 82%
John Marshall Law School - Chicago Private IL 285 $153,520 87%
Lewis and Clark College Private OR 183 $132,419 83%
Liberty University Private VA 58 $77,077 81%
Lincoln Memorial University Private TN 17 $83,526 88%
Louisiana State University Public LA 182 $85,703 75%
Loyola Marymount University Private CA 299 $145,915 69%
Loyola University Chicago Private IL 222 $137,342 75%
Loyola University New Orleans Private LA 135 $117,746 68%
Marquette University Private WI 191 $148,253 87%
Mercer University Private GA 125 $134,317 86%
Michigan State University Private MI 231 $94,540 74%
Mississippi College Private MS 122 $121,000 76%
Mitchell Hamline School of Law Private MN 239 $89,469 60%
New York Law School Private NY 241 $154,629 79%
New York University Private NY 484 $170,955 61%
North Carolina Central University Public NC 173 $63,300 98%
Northeastern University Private MA 142 $92,051 88%
Northern Illinois University Public IL 70 $88,081 80%
Northwestern University Private IL 248 $136,532 67%
Nova Southeastern University Private FL 226 $151,505 84%
Ohio Northern University Private OH 52 $94,119 88%
Ohio State University Public OH 165 $90,638 81%
Oklahoma City University Private OK 131 $123,256 82%
Pace University Private NY 170 $108,380 80%
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Law Public PA 61 $93,406 77%
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Law Public PA 114 $93,406 77%
Pepperdine University Private CA 223 $157,527 78%
Quinnipiac University Private CT 84 $101,581 80%
Regent University Private VA 78 $111,268 81%
Roger Williams University Private RI 122 $115,869 87%
Samford University Private AL 138 $112,662 98%
Santa Clara University Private CA 136 $150,627 68%
Seattle University Private WA 228 $148,896 88%
Seton Hall University Private NJ 167 $131,182 73%
South Texas College of Law Houston Private TX 298 $123,715 83%
Southern Illinois University Public IL 116 $96,722 92%
Southern Methodist University Private TX 236 $131,711 62%
Southern University Law Center Public LA 160 $90,211 90%
St. John's University Private NY 214 $110,373 68%
St. Louis University Private MO 154 $112,142 81%
St. Mary's University Private TX 196 $116,635 86%
Stanford University Private CA 197 $131,745 80%
Stetson University Private FL 263 $131,200 82%
Suffolk University Private MA 317 $118,725 77%
SUNY Buffalo Public NY 152 $95,149 83%
Syracuse University Private NY 149 $101,983 79%
Temple University Public PA 217 $73,589 75%
Texas A&M Public TX 183 $122,562 79%
Texas Tech University Public TX 197 $82,355 75%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Private CA 174 $198,962 91%
Tulane University Private LA 175 $127,113 68%
University of Akron Public OH 120 $70,670 73%
University of Alabama Public AL 131 $75,373 64%
University of Arizona Public AZ 128 $85,519 70%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Public AR 116 $68,924 80%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock Public AR 120 $71,969 75%
University of Baltimore Public MD 224 $111,861 82%
University of California - Berkeley Public CA 305 $143,049 71%
University of California - Davis Public CA 167 $104,034 71%
University of California - Hastings Public CA 280 $146,150 80%
University of California - Irvine Public CA 96 $112,429 73%
University of California - Los Angeles Public CA 358 $120,980 68%
University of Chicago Private IL 214 $134,853 63%
University of Cincinnati Public OH 70 $67,028 81%
University of Colorado Public CO 168 $104,338 77%
University of Connecticut Public CT 153 $75,383 67%
University of Dayton Private OH 96 $114,363 86%
University of Denver Private CO 252 $138,513 77%
University of Detroit Mercy Private MI 151 $131,421 38%
University of Florida Public FL 324 $88,409 81%
University of Georgia Public GA 181 $82,191 73%
University of Hawaii Public HI 108 $84,295 69%
University of Houston Public TX 231 $92,899 71%
University of Idaho Public ID 96 $89,018 78%
University of Illinois Public IL 142 $87,559 62%
University of Iowa Public IA 137 $73,230 78%
University of Kansas Public KS 121 $72,617 77%
University of Kentucky Public KY 113 $82,905 83%
University of Louisville Public KY 73 $86,110 76%
University of Maine Public ME 83 $90,636 80%
University of Maryland Public MD 189 $116,837 61%
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Public MA 49 $107,227 86%
University of Memphis Public TN 99 $79,363 76%
University of Miami Private FL 260 $137,101 69%
University of Michigan Public MI 333 $125,199 70%
University of Minnesota Public MN 205 $97,910 75%
University of Mississippi Public MS 119 $64,644 66%
University of Missouri - Columbia Public MO 102 $66,944 79%
University of Missouri - Kansas City Public MO 135 $97,419 81%
University of Montana Public MT 82 $71,604 78%
University of Nebraska Public NE 104 $57,992 75%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas Public NV 129 $84,386 79%
University of New Hampshire Public NH 61 $95,312 84%
University of New Mexico Public NM 106 $79,199 82%
University of North Carolina Public NC 195 $106,514 75%
University of North Dakota Public ND 64 $65,993 70%
University of Notre Dame Private IN 207 $123,210 73%
University of Oklahoma Public OK 156 $84,057 68%
University of Oregon Public OR 104 $81,211 83%
University of Pennsylvania Private PA 256 $148,879 68%
University of Pittsburgh Public PA 138 $97,239 80%
University of Richmond Private VA 149 $101,296 81%
University of San Diego Private CA 204 $102,296 95%
University of San Francisco Private CA 153 $180,799 85%
University of South Carolina Public SC 207 $99,862 83%
University of South Dakota Public SD 67 $58,177 96%
University of Southern California Private CA 209 $122,192 75%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis Private MN 122 $77,875 75%
University of Tennessee Public TN 100 $65,107 70%
University of Texas Public TX 327 $100,312 67%
University of the Pacific Private CA 131 $144,797 86%
University of Toledo Public OH 76 $81,626 89%
University of Tulsa Private OK 86 $73,987 62%
University of Utah Public UT 117 $79,813 95%
University of Virginia Public VA 296 $142,906 58%
University of Washington Public WA 177 $107,975 73%
University of Wisconsin Public WI 159 $68,050 76%
University of Wyoming Public WY 70 $82,749 100%
Valparaiso University Private IN 125 $128,221 90%
Vanderbilt University Private TN 188 $117,992 69%
Vermont Law School Private VT 124 $138,991 79%
Villanova University Private PA 159 $87,786 71%
Wake Forest University Private NC 177 $77,712 59%
Washburn University Public KS 97 $78,287 82%
Washington and Lee University Private VA 99 $98,512 75%
Washington University in St Louis Private MO 254 $93,141 59%
Wayne State University Public MI 114 $77,993 71%
West Virginia University Public WV 106 $82,542 79%
Western New England University School of Law Private MA 101 $125,143 90%
Western State University Private CA 73 $90,302 82%
Widener University - Pennsylvania Private PA 61 $141,141 90%
Widener University - Pennsylvania Private PA 109 $141,141 90%
Willamette University Private OR 100 $124,350 83%
William and Mary Public VA 208 $103,318 76%
Yale University Private CT 224 $111,494 75%

About the Data

School-specific borrowing data come from U.S. News & World Report, which relies on data reported to U.S. News by law schools. In some cases, law schools do not report the percentage borrowing properly. When that occurs, the previous year's rate is used unless a school reports the correct rate to LST or a better estimate can be generated. Graduate data come from the American Bar Association.

Note The "amount borrowed" does not include interest that accumulates during law school, thus is different than the "amount owed" or "debt." The "average" only includes graduates who borrow.