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School Type 2015 Grads Average Graduate
Loan Disbursement
% Borrowing Federal Government
Investment
Albany Law School Private 183 $125,157 88% $20,150,277
American University Private 464 $160,274 80% $59,461,654
Arizona State University Public 229 $106,426 55% $13,409,676
Ave Maria School of Law Private 86 $134,071 77% $8,848,686
Barry University Private 232 $138,410 88% $28,235,640
Baylor University Private 108 $135,817 65% $9,507,190
Belmont University Private 88 $56,225 78% $3,879,525
Boston College Private 247 $112,439 72% $20,014,142
Boston University Private 208 $102,329 73% $15,554,008
Brigham Young University Private 133 $62,423 68% $5,618,070
Brooklyn Law School Private 336 $108,942 75% $27,453,384
California Western School of Law Private 224 $162,260 89% $32,289,740
Campbell University Private 145 $115,128 83% $13,815,360
Capital University Private 148 $116,283 84% $14,419,092
Cardozo-Yeshiva University Private 362 $119,294 70% $30,181,382
Case Western Reserve University Private 144 $105,854 75% $11,432,232
Catholic University of America Private 142 $139,803 75% $14,958,921
Chapman University Private 132 $103,956 81% $11,123,292
Charleston School of Law For Profit 133 $146,230 65% $12,575,780
Chicago-Kent College of Law Private 277 $115,040 80% $25,538,880
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Public 109 $93,865 81% $8,260,120
Columbia University Private 413 $168,627 59% $41,144,988
Cornell University Private 183 $155,025 77% $21,858,525
Creighton University Private 121 $117,980 91% $12,977,800
CUNY Public 111 $77,751 86% $7,386,345
DePaul University Private 257 $131,148 84% $28,327,968
Drake University Private 117 $107,649 83% $10,441,953
Drexel University Private 128 $100,362 81% $10,437,648
Duke University Private 208 $131,073 68% $18,481,293
Duquesne University Private 145 $104,623 90% $13,705,613
Elon Law School Private 77 $128,407 86% $8,474,862
Emory University Private 308 $121,278 69% $25,832,214
Florida Coastal School of Law For Profit 402 $160,942 94% $60,836,076
Florida International University Public 147 $95,331 85% $11,916,375
Florida State University Public 252 $82,102 84% $17,405,624
Fordham University Private 410 $149,058 60% $36,668,268
George Mason University Public 152 $121,910 76% $14,141,560
George Washington University Private 465 $136,662 70% $44,551,812
Georgetown University Private 678 $160,606 73% $79,499,970
Georgia State University Public 199 $66,637 78% $10,328,735
Golden Gate University Private 158 $143,740 88% $19,979,860
Gonzaga University Private 121 $125,347 79% $12,033,312
Harvard University Private 589 $149,754 72% $63,495,696
Hofstra University Private 301 $125,300 77% $29,069,600
Indiana University - Bloomington Public 198 $91,020 77% $13,835,040
Indiana University - Indianapolis Public 257 $106,114 83% $22,602,282
John Marshall Law School - Chicago Private 381 $162,264 82% $50,626,368
Lewis and Clark College Private 201 $140,025 81% $22,824,075
Liberty University Private 61 $68,667 84% $3,502,017
Lincoln Memorial University Private 25 $95,495 60% $1,432,425
Louisiana State University Public 187 $90,609 74% $12,504,042
Loyola Marymount University Private 366 $148,035 80% $43,374,255
Loyola University Chicago Private 261 $133,052 85% $29,537,544
Loyola University New Orleans Private 200 $124,143 78% $19,366,308
Marquette University Private 229 $138,549 86% $27,294,153
Mercer University Private 115 $138,575 88% $13,996,075
Michigan State University Private 291 $93,245 77% $20,886,880
Mississippi College Private 130 $114,639 70% $10,432,149
New York Law School Private 352 $161,910 80% $45,658,620
New York University Private 485 $166,022 69% $55,617,370
North Carolina Central University Public 171 $83,916 96% $13,762,224
Northeastern University Private 167 $127,406 72% $15,288,720
Northern Illinois University Public 101 $77,975 85% $6,705,850
Northern Kentucky University Public 141 $84,714 39% $4,659,270
Northwestern University Private 288 $155,796 78% $35,054,100
Nova Southeastern University Private 286 $123,798 95% $33,673,056
Ohio Northern University Private 63 $102,414 84% $5,427,942
Ohio State University Public 176 $96,253 83% $14,052,938
Oklahoma City University Private 134 $121,607 71% $11,552,665
Pace University Private 147 $124,823 86% $15,727,698
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson Law Public 57 $116,717 74% $4,902,114
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Law Public 98 $129,772 81% $10,251,988
Pepperdine University Private 197 $148,959 74% $21,748,014
Quinnipiac University Private 113 $97,335 86% $9,441,495
Regent University Private 118 $93,142 92% $10,152,478
Roger Williams University Private 130 $123,332 84% $13,443,188
Rutgers University Public 399 $85,054 66% $22,369,202
Samford University Private 112 $124,106 96% $13,403,448
Santa Clara University Private 219 $144,130 65% $20,466,460
Seattle University Private 267 $136,889 82% $29,978,691
Seton Hall University Private 194 $133,000 69% $17,822,000
South Texas College of Law Houston Private 349 $121,767 75% $31,902,954
Southern Illinois University Public 99 $90,727 92% $8,256,157
Southern Methodist University Private 239 $124,723 81% $24,196,262
Southern University Law Center Public 194 $86,708 94% $15,780,856
St. John's University Private 248 $115,666 78% $22,323,538
St. Louis University Private 202 $113,070 82% $18,769,620
St. Mary's University Private 216 $122,560 89% $23,531,520
Stanford University Private 195 $132,970 79% $20,477,380
Stetson University Private 276 $130,079 82% $29,397,854
Suffolk University Private 464 $138,724 81% $52,160,224
SUNY Buffalo Public 199 $86,970 75% $12,958,530
Syracuse University Private 189 $139,753 88% $23,198,998
Temple University Public 253 $86,999 83% $18,269,790
Texas A&M Public 227 $104,200 88% $20,840,000
Texas Tech University Public 211 $74,673 75% $11,798,334
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Private 241 $172,726 90% $37,481,542
Tulane University Private 241 $153,606 65% $24,116,142
University of Akron Public 142 $78,575 84% $9,350,425
University of Alabama Public 144 $74,921 69% $7,417,179
University of Arizona Public 144 $100,902 69% $9,989,298
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Public 130 $64,901 74% $6,230,496
University of Arkansas - Little Rock Public 126 $68,960 77% $6,689,120
University of Baltimore Public 267 $112,008 82% $24,529,752
University of California - Berkeley Public 278 $144,981 72% $28,996,200
University of California - Davis Public 185 $113,765 72% $15,130,745
University of California - Hastings Public 308 $135,886 90% $37,640,422
University of California - Irvine Public 110 $125,473 71% $9,786,894
University of California - Los Angeles Public 335 $118,874 73% $29,124,130
University of Chicago Private 196 $129,636 68% $17,241,588
University of Cincinnati Public 109 $82,988 78% $7,053,980
University of Colorado Public 159 $107,080 71% $12,100,040
University of Connecticut Public 152 $69,195 79% $8,303,400
University of Dayton Private 93 $115,740 89% $9,606,420
University of Denver Private 279 $132,158 77% $28,413,970
University of Detroit Mercy Private 144 $137,047 62% $12,197,183
University of Florida Public 303 $84,580 73% $18,692,180
University of Georgia Public 191 $86,515 82% $13,582,855
University of Hawaii Public 112 $54,988 75% $4,618,992
University of Houston Public 220 $87,602 69% $13,315,504
University of Idaho Public 93 $96,342 78% $7,032,966
University of Illinois Public 181 $118,731 71% $15,316,299
University of Iowa Public 146 $86,373 77% $9,673,776
University of Kansas Public 135 $80,884 81% $8,816,356
University of Kentucky Public 127 $77,793 72% $7,079,163
University of Louisville Public 128 $86,880 79% $8,774,880
University of Maine Public 77 $99,617 73% $5,578,552
University of Maryland Public 271 $114,493 68% $21,066,712
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Public 58 $102,603 88% $5,232,753
University of Memphis Public 108 $77,752 74% $6,220,160
University of Miami Private 417 $155,796 72% $46,738,800
University of Michigan Public 354 $142,572 76% $38,351,868
University of Minnesota Public 244 $92,179 72% $16,223,504
University of Mississippi Public 141 $71,330 78% $7,846,300
University of Missouri - Columbia Public 130 $81,149 83% $8,764,092
University of Missouri - Kansas City Public 141 $96,639 83% $11,306,763
University of Montana Public 82 $79,304 80% $5,234,064
University of Nebraska Public 125 $58,744 70% $5,169,472
University of Nevada - Las Vegas Public 131 $81,579 81% $8,647,374
University of New Hampshire Public 70 $108,896 80% $6,098,176
University of New Mexico Public 112 $69,366 87% $6,728,502
University of North Carolina Public 232 $102,828 72% $17,172,276
University of North Dakota Public 79 $69,058 77% $4,212,538
University of Notre Dame Private 179 $122,822 72% $15,844,038
University of Oklahoma Public 155 $82,818 78% $10,020,978
University of Oregon Public 124 $106,540 84% $11,080,160
University of Pennsylvania Private 246 $144,153 74% $26,235,846
University of Pittsburgh Public 196 $104,484 79% $16,195,020
University of Richmond Private 159 $110,665 63% $11,066,500
University of San Diego Private 247 $135,433 81% $27,086,600
University of San Francisco Private 166 $162,434 79% $21,278,854
University of South Carolina Public 203 $85,006 78% $13,430,948
University of South Dakota Public 61 $57,170 83% $2,915,670
University of Southern California Private 213 $134,673 70% $20,066,277
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis Private 138 $101,950 73% $10,296,950
University of Tennessee Public 128 $66,939 78% $6,693,900
University of Texas Public 354 $102,101 68% $24,606,341
University of The District of Columbia Public 68 $108,095 71% $5,188,560
University of the Pacific Private 228 $149,470 83% $28,249,830
University of Toledo Public 105 $94,295 88% $8,675,140
University of Tulsa Private 94 $82,954 100% $7,797,676
University of Utah Public 126 $79,124 82% $8,149,772
University of Virginia Public 367 $146,907 71% $38,342,727
University of Washington Public 191 $111,003 73% $15,429,417
University of Wisconsin Public 219 $84,650 76% $14,051,900
University of Wyoming Public 73 $77,421 88% $4,954,944
Valparaiso University Private 131 $131,024 94% $16,115,952
Vanderbilt University Private 185 $114,447 70% $14,878,110
Vermont Law School Private 162 $156,710 87% $22,096,110
Villanova University Private 213 $110,792 72% $16,951,176
Wake Forest University Private 138 $97,550 88% $11,803,550
Washburn University Public 120 $86,621 84% $8,748,721
Washington and Lee University Private 174 $110,067 76% $14,528,844
Washington University in St Louis Private 228 $109,232 61% $15,183,248
Wayne State University Public 135 $82,397 77% $8,569,288
West Virginia University Public 125 $85,063 88% $9,356,930
Western State University Private 110 $122,315 64% $8,562,050
Whittier Law School Private 141 $148,316 84% $17,501,288
Widener University - Delaware Private 170 $136,992 88% $20,548,800
Widener University - Pennsylvania Private 78 $148,496 91% $10,543,216
Willamette University Private 103 $133,318 80% $10,932,076
William and Mary Public 178 $110,140 80% $15,639,880
Yale University Private 213 $122,796 76% $19,892,952

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."