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School Type 2014 Grads Average Graduate
Loan Disbursement
% Borrowing Federal Government
Investment
Albany Law School Private 204 $130,184 85% $22,521,832
American University Private 460 $159,316 83% $60,858,712
Arizona State University Public 198 $97,431 69% $13,348,047
Ave Maria School of Law Private 110 $132,236 87% $12,694,656
Barry University Private 209 $149,175 95% $29,685,825
Baylor University Private 136 $116,666 71% $11,316,602
Boston College Private 273 $97,006 77% $20,371,260
Boston University Private 246 $107,850 66% $17,471,700
Brigham Young University Private 138 $54,203 72% $5,366,097
Brooklyn Law School Private 382 $114,953 79% $34,715,806
California Western School of Law Private 219 $151,197 91% $30,088,203
Campbell University Private 154 $90,065 85% $11,798,515
Capital University Private 160 $113,434 94% $17,015,100
Cardozo-Yeshiva University Private 392 $121,644 70% $33,330,456
Case Western Reserve University Private 168 $131,724 73% $16,202,052
Catholic University of America Private 179 $144,737 85% $22,000,024
Chapman University Private 138 $148,429 79% $16,178,761
Charleston School of Law For Profit 201 $147,031 85% $25,142,301
Charlotte School of Law For Profit 413 $140,528 92.5% $53,681,696
Chicago-Kent College of Law Private 292 $119,884 77% $26,973,900
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Public 151 $89,879 90% $12,223,544
Columbia University Private 468 $154,076 76% $54,851,056
Cornell University Private 191 $135,000 83% $21,465,000
Creighton University Private 133 $126,586 92% $15,443,492
CUNY Public 150 $82,415 78% $9,642,555
DePaul University Private 286 $125,895 87% $31,347,855
Drake University Private 130 $108,857 94% $13,280,554
Drexel University Private 141 $91,915 84% $10,845,970
Duke University Private 215 $125,406 80% $21,569,832
Duquesne University Private 170 $107,496 69% $12,577,032
Elon Law School Private 104 $132,444 86% $11,787,516
Emory University Private 268 $108,690 86% $24,998,700
Florida Coastal School of Law For Profit 484 $162,785 93% $73,253,250
Florida International University Public 154 $89,815 88% $12,214,840
Florida State University Public 268 $80,375 85% $18,325,500
Fordham University Private 459 $140,577 67% $43,297,716
George Mason University Public 184 $126,723 85% $19,768,788
George Washington University Private 584 $141,346 78% $64,453,776
Georgetown University Private 626 $150,529 79% $74,511,855
Georgia State University Public 198 $69,822 84% $11,590,452
Golden Gate University Private 183 $146,288 88% $23,552,368
Gonzaga University Private 162 $121,281 89% $17,464,464
Hamline University Private 195 $113,173 95% $20,937,005
Harvard University Private 586 $137,599 77% $62,057,149
Hofstra University Private 317 $143,646 80% $36,486,084
Howard University Private 113 $124,021 96% $13,394,268
Indiana University - Bloomington Public 222 $89,785 81% $16,161,300
Indiana University - Indianapolis Public 279 $96,651 81% $21,843,126
John Marshall Law School - Chicago Private 419 $143,518 85% $51,092,408
Lewis and Clark College Private 234 $127,064 87% $25,921,056
Liberty University Private 76 $69,475 92% $4,863,250
Louisiana State University Public 228 $89,471 82% $16,731,077
Loyola Marymount University Private 396 $147,701 85% $49,775,237
Loyola University Chicago Private 262 $134,968 84% $29,692,960
Loyola University New Orleans Private 218 $117,892 89% $22,871,048
Marquette University Private 214 $134,533 88% $25,292,204
Mercer University Private 143 $125,301 85% $15,286,722
Michigan State University Private 331 $95,494 73% $23,109,548
Mississippi College Private 175 $130,700 78% $17,905,900
New York Law School Private 415 $166,622 83% $57,317,968
New York University Private 479 $147,744 74% $52,301,376
North Carolina Central University Public 142 $58,061 86% $7,083,442
Northeastern University Private 216 $134,918 87% $25,364,584
Northern Illinois University Public 99 $77,182 83% $6,328,924
Northern Kentucky University Public 156 $82,989 81% $10,456,614
Northwestern University Private 291 $163,065 80% $37,994,145
Nova Southeastern University Private 280 $136,450 86% $32,884,450
Ohio Northern University Private 94 $107,764 97% $9,806,524
Ohio State University Public 210 $97,021 83% $16,881,654
Oklahoma City University Private 162 $121,476 83% $16,277,784
Pace University Private 217 $122,180 86% $22,847,660
Penn State University Public 176 $123,842 88% $19,195,510
Pepperdine University Private 198 $145,525 76% $21,828,750
Quinnipiac University Private 113 $119,956 83% $11,275,864
Regent University Private 122 $125,158 93% $14,142,854
Roger Williams University Private 173 $128,543 86% $19,152,907
Rutgers State University - Newark Public 227 $89,507 91% $18,527,949
Samford University Private 136 $124,106 81% $13,651,660
Santa Clara University Private 261 $136,990 83% $29,726,830
Seattle University Private 295 $131,414 96% $37,190,162
Seton Hall University Private 285 $128,100 75% $27,413,400
South Texas College of Law Houston Private 390 $113,748 85% $37,764,336
Southern Methodist University Private 254 $124,617 77% $24,424,932
Southern University Law Center Public 165 $77,067 95% $12,099,519
St. John's University Private 257 $111,959 80% $23,063,554
St. Louis University Private 267 $128,764 86% $29,615,720
St. Mary's University Private 218 $116,782 82% $20,903,978
St. Thomas University - Florida Private 216 $140,808 91% $27,739,176
Stanford University Private 187 $128,137 78% $18,708,002
Stetson University Private 307 $148,394 83% $37,840,470
Suffolk University Private 493 $120,993 85% $50,696,067
SUNY Buffalo Public 191 $76,010 81% $11,781,550
Syracuse University Private 211 $129,249 79% $21,584,583
Temple University Public 253 $97,323 74% $18,199,401
Texas A&M Public 232 $103,500 71% $17,077,500
Texas Tech University Public 213 $84,272 76% $13,652,064
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Private 293 $172,445 91% $46,042,815
Touro College Private 196 $154,855 85% $25,860,785
Tulane University Private 238 $140,965 76% $25,514,665
University of Akron Public 126 $82,322 81% $8,396,844
University of Alabama Public 171 $69,440 66% $7,846,720
University of Arizona Public 144 $95,533 78% $10,699,696
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Public 129 $63,541 77% $6,290,559
University of Arkansas - Little Rock Public 125 $69,532 84% $7,300,860
University of Baltimore Public 314 $114,725 83% $29,943,225
University of California - Berkeley Public 287 $143,546 78% $32,154,304
University of California - Davis Public 169 $93,498 77% $12,154,740
University of California - Hastings Public 402 $129,178 90% $46,762,436
University of California - Irvine Public 93 $102,891 81% $7,716,825
University of California - Los Angeles Public 336 $121,066 77% $31,356,094
University of Chicago Private 210 $144,695 75% $22,861,810
University of Cincinnati Public 125 $76,663 87% $8,356,267
University of Colorado Public 165 $116,280 84% $16,162,920
University of Connecticut Public 187 $70,139 81% $10,590,989
University of Dayton Private 140 $113,486 86% $13,618,320
University of Denver Private 277 $132,083 87% $31,832,003
University of Detroit Mercy Private 183 $132,245 67% $16,266,135
University of Florida Public 309 $82,410 79% $20,108,040
University of Georgia Public 235 $88,825 72% $15,011,425
University of Hawaii Public 103 $56,266 71% $4,107,418
University of Houston Public 256 $88,664 80% $18,176,120
University of Idaho Public 123 $92,732 88% $10,015,056
University of Illinois Public 185 $89,852 85% $14,106,764
University of Iowa Public 176 $92,373 83% $13,486,458
University of Kansas Public 119 $74,890 82% $7,339,220
University of Kentucky Public 126 $76,746 79% $7,674,600
University of Louisville Public 112 $90,195 91% $9,199,890
University of Maine Public 95 $101,749 83% $8,038,171
University of Maryland Public 296 $102,183 74% $22,378,077
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Public 81 $105,415 89% $7,589,880
University of Memphis Public 131 $78,030 85% $8,661,330
University of Miami Private 418 $143,845 77% $46,318,090
University of Michigan Public 390 $132,473 80% $41,331,576
University of Minnesota Public 259 $104,733 81% $21,993,930
University of Mississippi Public 179 $73,003 81% $10,585,435
University of Missouri - Columbia Public 135 $67,289 87% $7,872,813
University of Montana Public 80 $71,216 90% $5,127,552
University of Nebraska Public 117 $62,985 79% $5,794,620
University of Nevada - Las Vegas Public 139 $99,678 80% $11,064,258
University of New Hampshire Public 126 $121,469 90% $13,725,997
University of New Mexico Public 111 $71,029 87% $6,889,813
University of North Carolina Public 243 $92,475 81% $18,217,575
University of North Dakota Public 76 $64,818 86% $4,213,170
University of Notre Dame Private 179 $111,310 82% $16,362,570
University of Oklahoma Public 143 $81,789 79% $9,242,157
University of Oregon Public 184 $105,900 87% $16,944,000
University of Pennsylvania Private 278 $130,002 74% $26,780,412
University of Pittsburgh Public 221 $103,461 78% $17,795,292
University of Richmond Private 149 $110,380 80% $13,135,220
University of San Diego Private 267 $128,477 82% $28,136,463
University of San Francisco Private 197 $154,321 88% $26,697,533
University of South Carolina Public 202 $84,590 79% $13,534,400
University of South Dakota Public 81 $78,963 90% $5,764,299
University of Southern California Private 217 $137,163 75% $22,357,569
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis Private 143 $100,401 87% $12,449,724
University of Tennessee Public 151 $66,201 80% $8,010,321
University of Texas Public 351 $100,868 74% $26,225,680
University of The District of Columbia Public 103 $73,175 71% $5,341,775
University of the Pacific Private 187 $140,517 89% $23,325,822
University of Toledo Public 123 $96,924 90% $10,758,564
University of Tulsa Private 98 $99,305 84% $8,143,010
University of Utah Public 123 $78,725 94% $9,132,100
University of Virginia Public 349 $132,182 78% $35,953,504
University of Washington Public 200 $105,990 79% $16,746,420
University of Wisconsin Public 236 $79,373 77% $14,445,886
University of Wyoming Public 71 $67,087 79% $3,756,872
Valparaiso University Private 172 $132,010 93% $21,121,600
Vanderbilt University Private 194 $122,327 76% $17,982,069
Vermont Law School Private 130 $156,713 84% $17,081,717
Villanova University Private 220 $95,297 83% $17,439,351
Wake Forest University Private 187 $107,532 89% $17,850,312
Washburn University Public 112 $83,396 87% $8,089,412
Washington and Lee University Private 127 $109,422 80% $11,161,044
Washington University in St Louis Private 258 $111,345 69% $19,819,410
Wayne State University Public 169 $79,881 86% $11,582,745
West Virginia University Public 129 $84,727 87% $9,489,424
Western New England University School of Law Private 98 $130,124 92% $11,711,160
Western State University Private 150 $120,350 91% $16,487,950
Whittier Law School Private 194 $151,602 91% $26,833,554
Widener University - Delaware Private 236 $139,229 89% $29,238,090
Widener University - Pennsylvania Private 113 $139,229 89% $14,062,129
Willamette University Private 122 $136,099 93% $15,379,187
William and Mary Public 215 $98,487 79% $16,742,790
William Mitchell College of Law Private 288 $110,738 93% $29,677,784
Yale University Private 230 $117,093 77% $20,725,461

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."