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School Type 2010 Grads Average Graduate
Loan Disbursement
% Borrowing Federal Government
Investment
Albany Law School Private 250 $124,271 87.6% $27,215,349
American University Private 464 $136,121 84.2% $53,223,311
Arizona State University Public 167 $89,038 84.4% $12,554,358
Ave Maria School of Law Private 84 $87,337 100% $7,336,308
Barry University Private 250 $119,250 85% $25,400,250
Baylor University Private 162 $100,661 79% $12,884,608
Boston College Private 265 $103,765 83.1% $22,828,300
Boston University Private 273 $103,980 84.1% $23,915,400
Brigham Young University Private 145 $52,315 82.8% $6,277,800
Brooklyn Law School Private 463 $97,631 84% $37,978,459
California Western School of Law Private 283 $145,621 88.2% $36,405,250
Campbell University Private 106 $121,648 91.5% $11,799,856
Capital University Private 177 $103,426 93.1% $17,065,290
Cardozo-Yeshiva University Private 383 $118,939 75.5% $34,373,371
Case Western Reserve University Private 223 $94,150 80.7% $16,947,000
Catholic University of America Private 286 $134,133 90.8% $34,874,580
Chapman University Private 171 $115,064 88.3% $17,374,664
Charleston School of Law For Profit 185 $128,571 84.2% $20,057,076
Charlotte School of Law For Profit 81 $113,793 75.3% $6,941,373
Chicago-Kent College of Law Private 269 $84,710 88.4% $20,160,980
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Public 178 $71,477 82.1% $10,435,642
Columbia University Private 430 $126,945 77.4% $42,272,685
Cornell University Private 192 $126,000 79.7% $19,278,000
Creighton University Private 140 $114,030 91.4% $14,595,840
CUNY Public 126 $70,119 77.8% $6,871,662
DePaul University Private 289 $121,324 69.7% $24,386,124
Drake University Private 143 $91,576 90.1% $11,813,304
Drexel University Private 113 $96,780 87.5% $9,581,220
Duke University Private 213 $113,911 85.2% $20,617,891
Duquesne University Private 204 $88,908 83.3% $15,114,360
Elon Law School Private 98 $103,059 90.7% $9,172,251
Emory University Private 254 $99,236 81.2% $20,442,616
Faulkner University Private 85 $50,500 87.1% $3,737,000
Florida A&M University Public 124 $86,557 87.6% $9,434,713
Florida Coastal School of Law For Profit 433 $120,410 91% $47,441,540
Florida State University Public 245 $44,442 82.9% $9,021,726
Fordham University Private 491 $119,120 74.7% $43,717,040
George Mason University Public 222 $98,087 86.5% $18,832,704
George Washington University Private 512 $110,000 80.6% $45,430,000
Georgetown University Private 647 $122,319 85.8% $67,887,045
Georgia State University Public 198 $57,408 68.8% $7,807,488
Golden Gate University Private 174 $132,895 88.6% $20,465,830
Gonzaga University Private 178 $100,092 99.4% $17,716,284
Hamline University Private 198 $95,174 85.9% $16,179,580
Hofstra University Private 352 $115,705 80.6% $32,860,220
Howard University Private 133 $112,004 94.7% $14,112,504
Indiana University - Bloomington Public 195 $113,538 92.9% $20,550,378
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta For Profit 166 $123,025 95.8% $19,560,975
John Marshall Law School - Chicago Private 384 $125,806 74.2% $35,854,710
Lewis and Clark College Private 200 $105,928 89.9% $19,067,040
Liberty University Private 57 $62,032 94.7% $3,349,728
Louisiana State University Public 177 $69,462 79.4% $9,794,142
Loyola Marymount University Private 388 $132,267 85.3% $43,780,377
Loyola University Chicago Private 266 $95,201 88.7% $22,467,436
Loyola University New Orleans Private 272 $136,050 86.2% $31,835,700
Marquette University Private 232 $110,147 89.7% $22,910,576
Mercer University Private 140 $105,585 84.5% $12,459,030
Michigan State University Private 348 $108,444 82.8% $31,231,872
Mississippi College Private 171 $102,884 73.7% $12,963,384
New England School of Law Private 292 $108,326 87.3% $27,623,130
New York Law School Private 481 $119,437 92.7% $53,268,902
New York University Private 497 $125,169 79.7% $49,566,924
North Carolina Central University Public 168 $98,948 86.7% $14,446,408
Northeastern University Private 193 $113,081 86.5% $18,884,527
Northern Illinois University Public 99 $49,858 97% $4,786,368
Northern Kentucky University Public 149 $73,469 78.4% $8,595,873
Northwestern University Private 285 $132,685 68.8% $26,006,260
Nova Southeastern University Private 279 $117,223 82.5% $26,961,290
Ohio Northern University Private 100 $96,371 92.1% $8,866,132
Ohio State University Public 202 $81,408 90.2% $14,816,256
Oklahoma City University Private 159 $114,090 98.8% $17,912,130
Pace University Private 223 $97,586 76.6% $16,687,206
Penn State University Public 187 $117,989 82.6% $18,170,306
Pepperdine University Private 204 $125,114 82.4% $21,019,152
Quinnipiac University Private 97 $96,256 80.8% $7,507,968
Regent University Private 125 $115,734 89.5% $12,962,208
Roger Williams University Private 171 $123,338 87.7% $18,500,700
Rutgers State University - Camden Public 288 $96,705 71.9% $20,017,935
Rutgers State University - Newark Public 258 $78,302 86.4% $17,461,346
Samford University Private 156 $107,850 80.9% $13,589,100
Santa Clara University Private 305 $106,869 82.7% $26,930,988
Seattle University Private 320 $102,350 87.8% $28,760,350
Seton Hall University Private 320 $112,772 82.2% $29,659,036
South Texas College of Law Houston Private 381 $104,862 91.2% $36,387,114
Southern Illinois University Public 135 $63,517 91.1% $7,812,591
Southern Methodist University Private 259 $106,512 61.4% $16,935,408
Southern University Law Center Public 132 $55,809 100% $7,366,788
Southwestern Law School Private 301 $136,569 79.4% $32,639,991
St. John's University Private 292 $112,365 85.6% $28,091,250
St. Louis University Private 318 $120,000 81.2% $30,960,000
St. Mary's University Private 236 $97,105 84.4% $19,323,895
St. Thomas University - Florida Private 202 $119,271 84.2% $20,276,070
Stanford University Private 174 $104,424 80.9% $14,723,784
Stetson University Private 337 $122,189 87.8% $36,167,944
Suffolk University Private 487 $112,939 85.6% $47,095,563
SUNY Buffalo Public 265 $56,394 82.5% $12,350,286
Syracuse University Private 189 $119,769 84.7% $19,163,040
Temple University Public 295 $82,836 85.4% $20,874,672
Texas A&M Public 237 $88,062 86.4% $18,052,710
Texas Southern University Public 142 $67,500 100% $9,585,000
Texas Tech University Public 210 $60,124 79.4% $10,040,708
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Private 221 $137,352 95% $28,843,920
Thomas M Cooley Law School Private 927 $105,798 90.2% $88,447,128
Touro College Private 185 $125,481 94.1% $21,833,694
Tulane University Private 252 $122,197 81.9% $25,172,582
University of Akron Public 134 $60,149 83.7% $6,736,688
University of Alabama Public 173 $49,750 94.8% $8,159,000
University of Arizona Public 159 $78,412 86.9% $10,820,856
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Public 137 $56,358 81% $6,255,738
University of Arkansas - Little Rock Public 122 $59,983 83.5% $6,118,266
University of Baltimore Public 330 $94,834 84.5% $26,458,686
University of California - Berkeley Public 296 $91,277 85% $23,001,804
University of California - Davis Public 194 $98,179 76.9% $14,628,671
University of California - Hastings Public 421 $96,013 88.1% $35,620,823
University of California - Los Angeles Public 346 $103,956 78.3% $28,172,076
University of Chicago Private 195 $127,997 84.4% $21,119,505
University of Cincinnati Public 129 $58,455 89.1% $6,722,325
University of Colorado Public 183 $66,554 90.7% $11,047,964
University of Connecticut Public 212 $66,457 84% $11,829,346
University of Dayton Private 143 $67,856 87.4% $8,482,000
University of Denver Private 347 $113,688 84.3% $33,310,584
University of Detroit Mercy Private 198 $117,089 70.6% $16,392,460
University of Florida Public 384 $62,432 78.3% $18,792,032
University of Georgia Public 219 $71,283 74.5% $11,619,129
University of Hawaii Public 80 $58,609 82.1% $3,868,194
University of Houston Public 284 $65,802 82% $15,331,866
University of Idaho Public 94 $74,655 94.7% $6,644,295
University of Illinois Public 195 $80,005 73.8% $11,520,720
University of Iowa Public 212 $87,891 77.8% $14,502,015
University of Kansas Public 168 $45,662 94% $7,214,596
University of Kentucky Public 120 $49,059 85.8% $5,053,077
University of La Verne Private 97 $101,237 93.7% $9,212,567
University of Louisville Public 134 $77,121 86% $8,868,915
University of Maine Public 82 $76,533 92.7% $5,816,508
University of Maryland Public 283 $83,693 80.8% $19,165,697
University of Memphis Public 127 $67,074 80.5% $6,841,548
University of Miami Private 462 $98,986 78.4% $35,832,932
University of Michigan Public 374 $112,133 83.8% $35,097,629
University of Minnesota Public 284 $91,314 78.9% $20,454,336
University of Mississippi Public 162 $62,012 76.5% $7,689,488
University of Missouri - Columbia Public 142 $69,046 90.1% $8,837,888
University of Missouri - Kansas City Public 144 $90,767 84.3% $10,982,807
University of Montana Public 77 $61,617 93.4% $4,436,424
University of Nebraska Public 122 $49,706 90.2% $5,467,660
University of Nevada - Las Vegas Public 146 $76,478 85.6% $9,559,750
University of New Hampshire Public 127 $115,952 89% $13,102,576
University of New Mexico Public 92 $54,122 82.1% $4,113,272
University of North Carolina Public 230 $60,212 76.4% $10,597,312
University of North Dakota Public 73 $64,772 88.2% $4,145,408
University of Notre Dame Private 172 $92,310 82.6% $13,108,020
University of Oklahoma Public 177 $78,644 76.8% $10,695,584
University of Oregon Public 182 $91,353 93.4% $15,530,010
University of Pennsylvania Private 276 $105,297 85.5% $24,850,092
University of Pittsburgh Public 207 $84,772 83.7% $14,665,556
University of Richmond Private 158 $94,200 81.7% $12,151,800
University of San Diego Private 322 $119,331 87.7% $33,651,342
University of San Francisco Private 179 $124,982 76.1% $16,997,552
University of South Carolina Public 214 $75,718 81.3% $13,174,932
University of South Dakota Public 65 $53,251 86.2% $2,982,056
University of Southern California Private 195 $117,573 84.7% $19,399,545
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis Private 155 $97,238 86% $12,932,654
University of Tennessee Public 167 $65,082 85.7% $9,306,726
University of Texas Public 392 $78,408 78.1% $23,992,848
University of The District of Columbia Public 81 $74,667 82.7% $5,002,689
University of the Pacific Private 308 $128,495 92.5% $36,621,075
University of Toledo Public 161 $76,898 86.3% $10,688,822
University of Tulsa Private 132 $100,795 91.5% $12,196,195
University of Utah Public 126 $61,665 94.3% $7,338,135
University of Virginia Public 374 $107,384 85.9% $34,470,264
University of Washington Public 176 $63,393 81.8% $9,128,592
University of Wisconsin Public 257 $76,845 84.4% $16,675,365
University of Wyoming Public 67 $51,859 85.1% $2,955,963
Valparaiso University Private 176 $113,643 88.8% $17,728,308
Vanderbilt University Private 202 $114,720 78.9% $18,240,480
Vermont Law School Private 162 $127,914 92.7% $19,187,100
Villanova University Private 233 $122,410 80.2% $22,890,670
Wake Forest University Private 161 $93,223 83.2% $12,491,882
Washburn University Public 139 $80,488 89.2% $9,980,512
Washington and Lee University Private 123 $105,970 88.6% $11,550,730
Washington University in St Louis Private 269 $108,603 75.2% $21,937,806
Wayne State University Public 145 $67,029 93.8% $9,115,944
West Virginia University Public 126 $60,074 88.1% $6,668,214
Western New England University School of Law Private 173 $96,565 96% $16,029,790
Western State University For Profit 77 $98,791 89.9% $6,816,579
Whittier Law School Private 138 $104,731 94.1% $13,615,030
Widener University - Delaware Private 254 $111,909 91.2% $25,962,888
Widener University - Pennsylvania Private 122 $111,909 91.2% $12,421,899
Willamette University Private 135 $91,347 90.4% $11,144,334
William and Mary Public 214 $83,058 83.2% $14,784,324
William Mitchell College of Law Private 300 $92,277 96% $26,575,776
Yale University Private 207 $98,796 73.1% $14,918,196

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."