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School Type 2011 Grads Average Graduate
Loan Disbursement
% Borrowing Federal Government
Investment
Albany Law School Private 236 $129,326 87.4% $26,641,156
American University Private 467 $151,318 80.4% $56,744,250
Arizona State University Public 201 $103,436 87% $18,101,300
Arizona Summit Law School For Profit 131 $145,357 92.4% $17,588,197
Ave Maria School of Law Private 88 $108,275 86.4% $8,228,900
Barry University Private 209 $137,680 90% $25,883,840
Baylor University Private 157 $105,949 83.5% $13,879,319
Boston College Private 285 $100,730 82.1% $23,570,820
Boston University Private 273 $108,267 87.9% $25,984,080
Brigham Young University Private 148 $54,766 86.1% $6,955,282
Brooklyn Law School Private 455 $99,681 85% $38,576,547
California Western School of Law Private 285 $153,145 89% $38,898,830
Campbell University Private 133 $126,068 85.1% $14,245,684
Capital University Private 175 $115,304 89.6% $18,102,728
Cardozo-Yeshiva University Private 380 $123,857 73.9% $34,803,817
Case Western Reserve University Private 201 $98,900 90.1% $17,900,900
Catholic University of America Private 261 $142,222 91.6% $33,991,058
Chapman University Private 177 $129,732 90.4% $20,757,120
Charleston School of Law For Profit 193 $129,125 86.2% $21,434,750
Charlotte School of Law For Profit 97 $100,417 88.8% $8,635,862
Chicago-Kent College of Law Private 332 $109,769 82.3% $29,966,937
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Public 185 $71,477 98.9% $13,080,291
Columbia University Private 456 $132,743 77.2% $46,725,536
Cornell University Private 201 $129,918 79.5% $20,786,880
Creighton University Private 153 $116,589 87.6% $15,622,926
CUNY Public 111 $72,749 82.9% $6,692,908
DePaul University Private 319 $126,794 79% $31,952,088
Drake University Private 155 $98,284 90.6% $13,759,760
Drexel University Private 131 $100,686 89.3% $11,780,262
Duke University Private 207 $128,057 86% $22,794,146
Duquesne University Private 206 $97,264 83.7% $16,729,408
Elon Law School Private 99 $111,615 84.8% $9,375,660
Emory University Private 225 $95,797 80.9% $17,435,054
Faulkner University Private 101 $61,952 89.2% $5,575,680
Florida A&M University Public 152 $96,934 91.5% $13,473,826
Florida Coastal School of Law For Profit 451 $134,355 91.8% $55,622,970
Florida International University Public 173 $71,879 85.1% $10,566,213
Florida State University Public 279 $77,804 87.9% $19,061,980
Fordham University Private 428 $131,648 76.4% $43,048,896
George Mason University Public 170 $101,170 78.2% $13,455,610
George Washington University Private 518 $127,360 78.9% $52,090,240
Georgetown University Private 644 $132,722 80.6% $68,882,718
Georgia State University Public 186 $59,913 78% $8,687,385
Golden Gate University Private 191 $135,645 81.8% $21,160,620
Gonzaga University Private 160 $104,629 95.6% $16,008,237
Hamline University Private 205 $101,760 85.4% $17,808,000
Harvard University Private 583 $118,500 82.1% $56,761,500
Hofstra University Private 297 $131,196 89.6% $34,898,136
Howard University Private 157 $113,283 98.7% $17,558,865
Indiana University - Bloomington Public 195 $90,070 85.3% $14,951,620
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta For Profit 132 $138,819 90.9% $16,658,280
John Marshall Law School - Chicago Private 401 $136,486 91.5% $50,090,362
Lewis and Clark College Private 233 $112,004 86.7% $22,624,808
Liberty University Private 90 $66,088 94.4% $5,617,480
Louisiana State University Public 176 $69,750 79.9% $9,834,750
Loyola Marymount University Private 403 $132,875 86.1% $46,107,625
Loyola University Chicago Private 251 $112,745 85.5% $24,240,175
Loyola University New Orleans Private 231 $115,393 88.3% $23,540,172
Marquette University Private 230 $117,094 100% $26,931,620
Mercer University Private 130 $112,460 91.6% $13,382,740
Michigan State University Private 283 $113,809 83.7% $26,972,733
Mississippi College Private 165 $110,169 75.8% $13,771,125
New England School of Law Private 308 $120,480 90.3% $33,493,440
New York Law School Private 515 $146,230 81.7% $61,562,830
New York University Private 466 $131,476 92.1% $56,403,204
North Carolina Central University Public 170 $70,120 71.3% $8,484,520
Northeastern University Private 182 $122,369 83.5% $18,600,088
Northern Illinois University Public 97 $61,530 96.8% $5,783,820
Northern Kentucky University Public 179 $79,238 71.3% $10,142,464
Northwestern University Private 287 $139,101 73.4% $29,350,311
Nova Southeastern University Private 302 $126,133 82.5% $31,407,117
Ohio Northern University Private 97 $94,824 93.8% $8,628,984
Ohio State University Public 231 $87,770 84.8% $17,202,920
Oklahoma City University Private 176 $95,687 89.4% $15,022,859
Pace University Private 222 $139,007 86.9% $26,828,351
Penn State University Public 179 $114,203 90.9% $18,615,089
Pepperdine University Private 229 $125,423 83% $23,830,370
Quinnipiac University Private 133 $112,951 86.6% $12,989,365
Regent University Private 118 $108,068 97.5% $12,427,820
Roger Williams University Private 158 $131,754 87.3% $18,182,052
Rutgers State University - Camden Public 242 $80,446 97.9% $19,065,702
Rutgers State University - Newark Public 248 $83,381 92.3% $19,094,249
Samford University Private 148 $115,335 77.7% $13,263,525
Santa Clara University Private 296 $117,075 84.5% $29,268,750
Seattle University Private 315 $109,079 87.3% $29,996,725
Seton Hall University Private 293 $113,100 82.6% $27,370,200
South Texas College of Law Houston Private 402 $114,170 86.2% $39,616,990
Southern Illinois University Public 111 $66,160 85.6% $6,285,200
Southern Methodist University Private 272 $99,084 74.3% $20,014,968
Southern University Law Center Public 143 $66,414 100% $9,497,202
Southwestern Law School Private 298 $142,606 80.4% $34,225,440
St. John's University Private 276 $126,303 83% $28,923,387
St. Louis University Private 272 $120,000 83.5% $27,240,000
St. Mary's University Private 249 $109,335 79.9% $21,757,665
St. Thomas University - Florida Private 221 $137,721 81% $24,652,059
Stanford University Private 192 $108,777 83.9% $17,513,097
Stetson University Private 322 $133,082 87.9% $37,662,206
Suffolk University Private 502 $119,096 84.4% $50,496,704
SUNY Buffalo Public 245 $52,447 86.9% $11,171,211
Syracuse University Private 193 $132,993 79.7% $20,480,922
Temple University Public 319 $80,871 88.7% $22,886,493
Texas A&M Public 223 $96,387 80.2% $17,253,273
Texas Southern University Public 163 $97,347 100% $15,867,561
Texas Tech University Public 200 $62,561 74.9% $9,384,150
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Private 236 $153,006 93.6% $33,814,326
Thomas M Cooley Law School Private 999 $115,364 87.7% $101,058,864
Touro College Private 221 $132,302 87.3% $25,534,286
Tulane University Private 241 $129,267 82.6% $25,724,133
University of Akron Public 116 $67,948 94.8% $7,474,280
University of Alabama Public 164 $63,277 77.7% $8,036,179
University of Arizona Public 158 $84,093 89.3% $11,857,113
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Public 116 $58,639 70.6% $4,808,398
University of Arkansas - Little Rock Public 150 $63,334 85.3% $8,106,752
University of Baltimore Public 298 $105,028 88.6% $27,727,392
University of California - Berkeley Public 310 $104,198 87.4% $28,237,658
University of California - Davis Public 195 $100,517 86.2% $16,886,856
University of California - Hastings Public 411 $102,030 88.1% $36,934,860
University of California - Los Angeles Public 344 $105,474 87.7% $31,853,148
University of Chicago Private 203 $125,035 92.2% $23,381,545
University of Cincinnati Public 120 $70,168 90% $7,578,144
University of Colorado Public 176 $78,894 97.7% $13,569,768
University of Connecticut Public 179 $65,639 85.3% $10,042,767
University of Dayton Private 171 $107,458 91.2% $16,763,448
University of Denver Private 287 $119,056 87.8% $30,002,112
University of Detroit Mercy Private 209 $124,405 73.8% $19,158,370
University of Florida Public 409 $70,438 79.8% $22,962,788
University of Georgia Public 227 $74,794 78.8% $13,388,126
University of Hawaii Public 101 $60,985 83.2% $5,122,740
University of Houston Public 281 $75,387 77.9% $16,509,753
University of Idaho Public 102 $81,429 92.3% $7,654,326
University of Illinois Public 190 $90,432 85.3% $14,649,984
University of Iowa Public 183 $94,595 82.5% $14,283,845
University of Kansas Public 168 $67,598 79.6% $9,058,132
University of Kentucky Public 135 $67,622 86% $7,844,152
University of Louisville Public 142 $78,725 100% $11,178,950
University of Maine Public 90 $93,887 88.9% $7,510,960
University of Maryland Public 297 $108,849 76.4% $24,708,723
University of Memphis Public 129 $70,025 78% $7,072,525
University of Miami Private 385 $128,350 75.8% $37,478,200
University of Michigan Public 379 $110,532 90.2% $37,801,944
University of Minnesota Public 261 $94,332 81.6% $20,092,716
University of Mississippi Public 151 $73,436 75.5% $8,371,704
University of Missouri - Columbia Public 141 $72,089 83.7% $8,506,502
University of Missouri - Kansas City Public 154 $91,338 91.6% $12,878,658
University of Montana Public 85 $63,962 83.3% $4,541,302
University of Nebraska Public 130 $52,396 89.2% $6,077,936
University of Nevada - Las Vegas Public 128 $55,910 80.5% $5,758,730
University of New Hampshire Public 147 $119,997 89.8% $15,839,604
University of New Mexico Public 103 $63,793 88.7% $5,805,163
University of North Carolina Public 247 $76,642 89.9% $17,014,524
University of North Dakota Public 81 $70,555 82.7% $4,727,185
University of Notre Dame Private 190 $94,443 89.5% $16,055,310
University of Oklahoma Public 163 $74,809 69.9% $8,528,226
University of Oregon Public 174 $94,624 90.2% $14,855,968
University of Pennsylvania Private 274 $119,719 81% $26,577,618
University of Pittsburgh Public 253 $91,498 83.5% $19,306,078
University of Richmond Private 166 $98,650 81.9% $13,416,400
University of San Diego Private 318 $110,625 83.6% $29,426,250
University of San Francisco Private 222 $137,234 78.8% $24,015,950
University of South Carolina Public 222 $82,242 85.6% $15,625,980
University of South Dakota Public 55 $58,427 92.7% $2,979,777
University of Southern California Private 207 $130,011 83.1% $22,361,892
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis Private 134 $105,382 89.6% $12,645,840
University of Tennessee Public 146 $71,919 81.6% $8,558,361
University of Texas Public 382 $84,681 80.9% $26,166,429
University of the Pacific Private 303 $138,267 93.4% $39,129,561
University of Toledo Public 115 $89,261 83.5% $8,569,056
University of Tulsa Private 120 $97,346 99.2% $11,584,174
University of Utah Public 134 $70,227 91.8% $8,637,921
University of Virginia Public 377 $117,886 78.6% $34,894,256
University of Washington Public 182 $88,642 76% $12,232,596
University of Wisconsin Public 254 $66,987 82.3% $14,000,283
University of Wyoming Public 74 $65,628 86.3% $4,200,192
Valparaiso University Private 181 $118,487 89.4% $19,194,894
Vanderbilt University Private 198 $114,248 74.7% $16,908,704
Vermont Law School Private 174 $136,089 85.7% $20,277,261
Villanova University Private 252 $122,494 79.1% $24,376,306
Wake Forest University Private 158 $109,181 85.3% $14,739,435
Washburn University Public 142 $79,665 90.8% $10,276,785
Washington and Lee University Private 129 $101,340 73.1% $9,525,960
Washington University in St Louis Private 317 $111,957 81.5% $28,884,906
Wayne State University Public 203 $85,824 86.2% $15,019,200
West Virginia University Public 125 $70,078 86.3% $7,568,424
Western New England University School of Law Private 153 $109,778 92.9% $15,588,476
Western State University For Profit 90 $101,667 85.9% $7,828,359
Whittier Law School Private 123 $138,961 89.4% $15,285,710
Willamette University Private 129 $97,566 92.3% $11,610,354
William and Mary Public 204 $91,797 87.3% $16,339,866
William Mitchell College of Law Private 282 $109,771 93.6% $28,979,544
Yale University Private 205 $107,761 70.7% $15,625,345

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."