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School Type 2017 Grads Average Graduate
Loan Disbursement
% Borrowing Federal Government
Investment
Albany Law School Private 110 $110,225 89% $10,802,050
American University Private 372 $169,107 77% $48,364,602
Arizona State University Public 198 $87,612 77% $13,317,024
Barry University Private 162 $91,679 53% $7,884,394
Belmont University Private 78 $126,272 74% $7,323,776
Boston College Private 238 $112,868 72% $19,300,428
Boston University Private 217 $110,082 64% $15,301,398
Brigham Young University Private 130 $53,237 78% $5,376,937
Brooklyn Law School Private 368 $118,519 73% $31,881,611
California Western School of Law Private 197 $143,592 89% $25,128,600
Campbell University Private 140 $96,215 86% $11,545,800
Capital University Private 117 $116,612 84% $11,427,976
Cardozo-Yeshiva University Private 292 $114,085 64% $21,333,895
Case Western Reserve University Private 138 $84,436 74% $8,612,472
Catholic University of America Private 111 $149,158 88% $14,617,484
Chapman University Private 148 $141,533 76% $15,851,696
Charleston School of Law For Profit 110 $143,105 88% $13,881,185
Chicago-Kent College of Law Private 223 $107,540 73% $17,529,020
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Public 117 $84,764 75% $7,459,232
Columbia University Private 432 $158,348 66% $45,129,180
Concordia University School of Law Private 24 $90,607 88% $1,902,747
Cornell University Private 202 $148,955 64% $19,215,195
Creighton University Private 101 $118,552 87% $10,432,576
CUNY Public 94 $76,302 77% $5,493,744
DePaul University Private 230 $122,290 79% $22,256,780
Drake University Private 95 $125,438 81% $9,658,726
Drexel University Private 124 $91,744 83% $9,449,632
Duke University Private 225 $132,002 71% $21,120,320
Duquesne University Private 126 $103,633 76% $9,948,768
Elon Law School Private 91 $135,740 90% $11,130,680
Emory University Private 295 $127,541 81% $30,482,299
Faulkner University Private 77 $96,582 88% $6,567,576
Florida A&M University Public 133 $61,500 99% $8,118,000
Florida International University Public 155 $106,596 87% $14,390,460
Florida State University Public 213 $75,899 76% $12,295,638
Fordham University Private 349 $144,168 59% $29,698,608
George Mason University Public 152 $106,642 68% $10,984,126
George Washington University Private 605 $156,167 68% $64,184,637
Georgetown University Private 656 $162,739 72% $76,812,808
Georgia State University Public 184 $56,710 77% $8,052,820
Golden Gate University Private 87 $158,857 78% $10,802,276
Gonzaga University Private 107 $104,892 81% $9,125,604
Harvard University Private 610 $162,672 73% $72,389,040
Hofstra University Private 237 $131,957 78% $24,412,045
Indiana University - Bloomington Public 177 $93,978 71% $11,841,228
Indiana University - Indianapolis Public 230 $96,941 82% $18,321,849
John Marshall Law School - Chicago Private 285 $153,520 87% $38,072,960
Lewis and Clark College Private 183 $132,419 83% $20,127,688
Liberty University Private 58 $77,077 81% $3,622,619
Lincoln Memorial University Private 17 $83,526 88% $1,252,890
Louisiana State University Public 182 $85,703 75% $11,741,311
Loyola Marymount University Private 299 $145,915 69% $30,058,490
Loyola University Chicago Private 222 $137,342 75% $22,936,114
Loyola University New Orleans Private 135 $117,746 68% $10,832,632
Marquette University Private 191 $148,253 87% $24,609,998
Mercer University Private 125 $134,317 86% $14,506,236
Michigan State University Private 231 $94,540 74% $16,166,340
Mississippi College Private 122 $121,000 76% $11,253,000
Mitchell Hamline School of Law Private 239 $89,469 60% $12,794,067
New York Law School Private 241 $154,629 79% $29,379,510
New York University Private 484 $170,955 61% $50,431,725
North Carolina Central University Public 173 $63,300 98% $10,761,000
Northeastern University Private 142 $92,051 88% $11,506,375
Northern Illinois University Public 70 $88,081 80% $4,932,536
Northwestern University Private 248 $136,532 67% $22,664,312
Nova Southeastern University Private 226 $151,505 84% $28,785,950
Ohio Northern University Private 52 $94,119 88% $4,329,474
Ohio State University Public 165 $90,638 81% $12,145,492
Oklahoma City University Private 131 $123,256 82% $13,188,392
Pace University Private 170 $108,380 80% $14,739,680
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Law Public 114 $93,406 77% $8,219,728
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Law Public 61 $93,406 77% $4,390,082
Pepperdine University Private 223 $157,527 78% $27,409,698
Quinnipiac University Private 84 $101,581 80% $6,805,927
Regent University Private 78 $111,268 81% $7,009,884
Roger Williams University Private 122 $115,869 87% $12,282,114
Samford University Private 138 $112,662 98% $15,209,370
Santa Clara University Private 136 $150,627 68% $13,857,684
Seattle University Private 228 $148,896 88% $29,928,096
Seton Hall University Private 167 $131,182 73% $16,004,204
South Texas College of Law Houston Private 298 $123,715 83% $30,557,605
Southern Illinois University Public 116 $96,722 92% $10,349,254
Southern Methodist University Private 236 $131,711 62% $19,229,806
Southern University Law Center Public 160 $90,211 90% $12,990,384
St. John's University Private 214 $110,373 68% $16,114,458
St. Louis University Private 154 $112,142 81% $14,017,750
St. Mary's University Private 196 $116,635 86% $19,711,315
Stanford University Private 197 $131,745 80% $20,815,710
Stetson University Private 263 $131,200 82% $28,339,200
Suffolk University Private 317 $118,725 77% $28,968,900
SUNY Buffalo Public 152 $95,149 83% $11,988,774
Syracuse University Private 149 $101,983 79% $12,033,994
Temple University Public 217 $73,589 75% $11,995,007
Texas A&M Public 183 $122,562 79% $17,771,490
Texas Tech University Public 197 $82,355 75% $12,188,540
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Private 174 $198,962 91% $31,435,996
Tulane University Private 175 $127,113 68% $15,126,447
University of Akron Public 120 $70,670 73% $6,218,960
University of Alabama Public 131 $75,373 64% $6,331,332
University of Arizona Public 128 $85,519 70% $7,696,710
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Public 116 $68,924 80% $6,409,932
University of Arkansas - Little Rock Public 120 $71,969 75% $6,477,210
University of Baltimore Public 224 $111,861 82% $20,582,424
University of California - Berkeley Public 305 $143,049 71% $31,041,633
University of California - Davis Public 167 $104,034 71% $12,380,046
University of California - Hastings Public 280 $146,150 80% $32,737,600
University of California - Irvine Public 96 $112,429 73% $7,870,030
University of California - Los Angeles Public 358 $120,980 68% $29,398,140
University of Chicago Private 214 $134,853 63% $18,205,155
University of Cincinnati Public 70 $67,028 81% $3,820,596
University of Colorado Public 168 $104,338 77% $13,459,602
University of Connecticut Public 153 $75,383 67% $7,764,449
University of Dayton Private 96 $114,363 86% $9,492,129
University of Denver Private 252 $138,513 77% $26,871,522
University of Detroit Mercy Private 151 $131,421 38% $7,490,997
University of Florida Public 324 $88,409 81% $23,163,158
University of Georgia Public 181 $82,191 73% $10,849,212
University of Hawaii Public 108 $84,295 69% $6,322,125
University of Houston Public 231 $92,899 71% $15,235,436
University of Idaho Public 96 $89,018 78% $6,676,350
University of Illinois Public 142 $87,559 62% $7,705,192
University of Iowa Public 137 $73,230 78% $7,835,610
University of Kansas Public 121 $72,617 77% $6,753,381
University of Kentucky Public 113 $82,905 83% $7,793,070
University of Louisville Public 73 $86,110 76% $4,736,050
University of Maine Public 83 $90,636 80% $5,981,976
University of Maryland Public 189 $116,837 61% $13,436,255
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Public 49 $107,227 86% $4,503,534
University of Memphis Public 99 $79,363 76% $5,952,225
University of Miami Private 260 $137,101 69% $24,541,079
University of Michigan Public 333 $125,199 70% $29,171,367
University of Minnesota Public 205 $97,910 75% $15,078,140
University of Mississippi Public 119 $64,644 66% $5,106,876
University of Missouri - Columbia Public 102 $66,944 79% $5,422,464
University of Missouri - Kansas City Public 135 $97,419 81% $10,618,671
University of Montana Public 82 $71,604 78% $4,582,656
University of Nebraska Public 104 $57,992 75% $4,523,376
University of Nevada - Las Vegas Public 129 $84,386 79% $8,607,372
University of New Hampshire Public 61 $95,312 84% $4,860,912
University of New Mexico Public 106 $79,199 82% $6,890,313
University of North Carolina Public 195 $106,514 75% $15,551,044
University of North Dakota Public 64 $65,993 70% $2,969,685
University of Notre Dame Private 207 $123,210 73% $18,604,710
University of Oklahoma Public 156 $84,057 68% $8,910,042
University of Oregon Public 104 $81,211 83% $6,984,146
University of Pennsylvania Private 256 $148,879 68% $25,904,946
University of Pittsburgh Public 138 $97,239 80% $10,696,290
University of Richmond Private 149 $101,296 81% $12,256,816
University of San Diego Private 204 $102,296 95% $19,845,424
University of San Francisco Private 153 $180,799 85% $23,503,870
University of South Carolina Public 207 $99,862 83% $17,176,264
University of South Dakota Public 67 $58,177 96% $3,723,328
University of Southern California Private 209 $122,192 75% $19,184,144
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis Private 122 $77,875 75% $7,164,500
University of Tennessee Public 100 $65,107 70% $4,557,490
University of Texas Public 327 $100,312 67% $21,968,328
University of the Pacific Private 131 $144,797 86% $16,362,061
University of Toledo Public 76 $81,626 89% $5,550,568
University of Tulsa Private 86 $73,987 62% $3,921,311
University of Utah Public 117 $79,813 95% $8,859,243
University of Virginia Public 296 $142,906 58% $24,579,832
University of Washington Public 177 $107,975 73% $13,928,775
University of Wisconsin Public 159 $68,050 76% $8,234,050
University of Wyoming Public 70 $82,749 100% $5,792,430
Valparaiso University Private 125 $128,221 90% $14,488,973
Vanderbilt University Private 188 $117,992 69% $15,338,960
Vermont Law School Private 124 $138,991 79% $13,621,118
Villanova University Private 159 $87,786 71% $9,919,818
Wake Forest University Private 177 $77,712 59% $8,082,048
Washburn University Public 97 $78,287 82% $6,262,960
Washington and Lee University Private 99 $98,512 75% $7,289,888
Washington University in St Louis Private 254 $93,141 59% $13,971,150
Wayne State University Public 114 $77,993 71% $6,317,433
West Virginia University Public 106 $82,542 79% $6,933,528
Western New England University School of Law Private 101 $125,143 90% $11,388,013
Western State University For Profit 73 $90,302 82% $5,418,120
Widener University - Pennsylvania Private 61 $141,141 90% $7,762,755
Widener University - Pennsylvania Private 109 $141,141 90% $13,831,818
Willamette University Private 100 $124,350 83% $10,321,050
William and Mary Public 208 $103,318 76% $16,324,244
Yale University Private 224 $111,494 75% $18,730,992

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.

To calculate the amount cumulatively borrowed by law school graduates from a law school, LST took the number of graduates and multiplied it times the percentage of those graduates borrowing loans processed by the school. LST rounded that number to the nearest whole graduate and multiplied it times the average amount borrowed for that school. The known federal government investment figures do not include students who never graduated and those enrolled in non-J.D. programs.

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