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School Type 2018 Grads Average Graduate
Loan Disbursement
% Borrowing Federal Government
Investment
Albany Law School Private 119 $100,386 83% $9,938,214
American University Private 371 $167,039 82% $50,779,856
Arizona State University Public 276 $93,524 75% $19,359,468
Ave Maria School of Law Private 70 $128,079 86% $7,684,740
Baylor University Private 118 $133,148 72% $11,317,580
Belmont University Private 78 $125,489 73% $7,152,873
Boston College Private 226 $80,113 73% $13,218,645
Boston University Private 226 $111,946 68% $17,239,684
Brigham Young University Private 130 $56,903 78% $5,747,203
Brooklyn Law School Private 364 $116,352 81% $34,323,840
California Western School of Law Private 193 $139,211 89% $23,944,292
Campbell University Private 129 $123,757 77% $12,251,943
Capital University Private 101 $105,868 84% $8,998,780
Cardozo-Yeshiva University Private 272 $116,066 62% $19,615,154
Case Western Reserve University Private 126 $96,529 74% $8,977,197
Catholic University of America Private 97 $147,377 81% $11,642,783
Chapman University Private 134 $144,718 74% $14,327,082
Charleston School of Law For Profit 110 $125,531 89% $12,302,038
Chicago-Kent College of Law Private 232 $105,042 75% $18,277,308
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Public 88 $76,448 93% $6,268,736
Columbia University Private 449 $163,736 67% $49,284,536
Concordia University School of Law Private 29 $99,351 97% $2,781,828
Cornell University Private 196 $128,757 66% $16,609,653
Creighton University Private 104 $115,643 78% $9,367,083
CUNY Public 96 $68,355 63% $4,101,300
DePaul University Private 226 $133,268 80% $24,121,508
Drake University Private 102 $111,961 87% $9,964,529
Drexel University Private 129 $81,575 79% $8,320,650
Duke University Private 220 $134,948 67% $19,837,356
Duquesne University Private 120 $103,925 87% $10,808,200
Elon Law School Private 111 $123,267 92% $12,573,234
Emory University Private 309 $119,614 69% $25,477,782
Faulkner University Private 80 $126,097 91% $9,205,081
Florida A&M University Public 131 $61,500 100% $8,056,500
Florida Coastal School of Law For Profit 186 $138,204 88% $22,665,456
Florida International University Public 146 $96,767 82% $11,612,040
Florida State University Public 197 $72,534 80% $11,460,372
Fordham University Private 371 $146,217 59% $32,021,523
George Mason University Public 137 $98,996 71% $9,602,612
George Washington University Private 520 $166,650 71% $61,493,850
Georgetown University Private 650 $166,323 70% $75,676,965
Georgia State University Public 179 $50,902 72% $6,566,358
Golden Gate University Private 83 $150,855 78% $9,805,575
Gonzaga University Private 97 $110,602 84% $8,958,762
Harvard University Private 590 $164,331 76% $73,620,288
Hofstra University Private 239 $136,811 78% $25,446,846
Howard University Private 133 $76,703 79% $8,053,815
Indiana University - Bloomington Public 155 $92,800 65% $9,372,800
Indiana University - Indianapolis Public 238 $97,062 83% $19,218,276
John Marshall Law School - Chicago Private 274 $165,131 83% $37,484,737
Lewis and Clark College Private 178 $128,497 81% $18,503,568
Liberty University Private 45 $61,295 67% $1,838,850
Lincoln Memorial University Private 52 $93,324 83% $4,012,932
Louisiana State University Public 164 $83,026 72% $9,797,068
Loyola Marymount University Private 280 $138,926 74% $28,757,682
Loyola University Chicago Private 193 $112,367 73% $15,843,747
Loyola University New Orleans Private 134 $103,669 83% $11,507,259
Marquette University Private 172 $143,672 81% $19,970,408
Mercer University Private 119 $116,718 82% $11,438,364
Michigan State University Private 255 $90,498 78% $18,009,102
Mississippi College Private 106 $119,500 82% $10,396,500
Mitchell Hamline School of Law Private 276 $98,371 68% $18,493,748
New York Law School Private 273 $142,715 76% $29,542,005
New York University Private 458 $167,441 59% $45,209,070
North Carolina Central University Public 132 $64,800 99% $8,488,800
Northeastern University Private 136 $94,631 75% $9,652,362
Northern Illinois University Public 77 $95,247 89% $6,572,043
Northwestern University Private 229 $127,458 67% $19,501,074
Nova Southeastern University Private 219 $151,344 99% $32,841,648
Ohio Northern University Private 59 $87,066 86% $4,440,366
Ohio State University Public 168 $92,993 72% $11,252,153
Oklahoma City University Private 94 $120,603 73% $8,321,607
Pace University Private 166 $106,987 80% $14,229,271
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson Law Public 63 $73,445 76% $3,525,360
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Law Public 125 $85,056 74% $7,910,208
Pepperdine University Private 168 $148,165 75% $18,668,790
Quinnipiac University Private 89 $92,704 79% $6,489,280
Regent University Private 66 $116,965 80% $6,199,145
Roger Williams University Private 132 $122,636 86% $13,980,504
Rutgers University Public 349 $55,023 86% $16,506,900
Samford University Private 137 $121,239 77% $12,730,095
Santa Clara University Private 217 $155,981 75% $25,424,903
Seattle University Private 189 $136,396 84% $21,686,964
Seton Hall University Private 158 $117,034 73% $13,458,910
South Texas College of Law Houston Private 273 $119,841 77% $25,166,610
Southern Illinois University Public 110 $73,064 90% $7,233,336
Southern Methodist University Private 240 $132,600 65% $20,685,600
Southern University Law Center Public 155 $94,447 100% $14,639,285
Southwestern Law School Private 266 $212,576 82% $46,341,568
St. John's University Private 226 $111,652 69% $17,417,712
St. Louis University Private 153 $91,149 78% $10,846,731
St. Mary's University Private 224 $123,377 89% $24,552,023
St. Thomas University - Florida Private 182 $155,836 90% $25,557,104
Stanford University Private 193 $131,997 64% $16,367,628
Stetson University Private 227 $135,698 80% $24,697,036
Suffolk University Private 310 $114,643 85% $30,265,752
SUNY Buffalo Public 146 $88,687 77% $9,932,944
Syracuse University Private 173 $114,523 79% $15,689,651
Temple University Public 209 $78,725 66% $10,864,050
Texas A&M Public 138 $94,447 66% $8,594,677
Texas Tech University Public 155 $78,800 74% $9,062,000
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Private 144 $196,607 92% $25,952,124
Tulane University Private 186 $145,315 66% $17,873,745
University of Akron Public 120 $78,465 75% $7,061,850
University of Alabama Public 138 $81,738 72% $8,092,062
University of Arizona Public 122 $75,558 71% $6,573,546
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Public 113 $66,659 65% $4,866,107
University of Arkansas - Little Rock Public 102 $71,014 76% $5,539,092
University of Baltimore Public 204 $103,106 86% $18,043,550
University of California - Berkeley Public 309 $137,771 70% $29,758,536
University of California - Davis Public 177 $84,241 64% $9,519,233
University of California - Hastings Public 277 $126,829 76% $26,760,919
University of California - Irvine Public 114 $112,766 64% $8,231,918
University of California - Los Angeles Public 320 $123,594 68% $26,943,492
University of Chicago Private 206 $160,099 63% $20,812,870
University of Cincinnati Public 90 $63,728 76% $4,333,504
University of Colorado Public 193 $98,290 76% $14,448,630
University of Connecticut Public 90 $84,379 72% $5,484,635
University of Dayton Private 78 $101,615 81% $6,401,745
University of Denver Private 241 $135,664 78% $25,504,832
University of Detroit Mercy Private 166 $126,454 40% $8,345,964
University of Florida Public 320 $94,390 81% $24,447,010
University of Georgia Public 195 $77,269 77% $11,590,350
University of Hawaii Public 95 $91,368 72% $6,213,024
University of Houston Public 226 $83,943 70% $13,262,994
University of Idaho Public 95 $92,924 89% $7,898,540
University of Illinois Public 149 $76,405 72% $8,175,335
University of Iowa Public 141 $72,465 70% $7,174,035
University of Kansas Public 119 $81,290 72% $6,990,940
University of Kentucky Public 108 $78,275 87% $7,357,850
University of Louisville Public 104 $81,471 79% $6,680,622
University of Maine Public 75 $92,652 80% $5,559,120
University of Maryland Public 198 $109,984 65% $14,187,936
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Public 50 $102,245 82% $4,192,045
University of Memphis Public 108 $87,984 80% $7,566,624
University of Miami Private 338 $141,046 64% $30,465,936
University of Michigan Public 291 $133,158 71% $27,563,706
University of Minnesota Public 192 $99,510 69% $13,135,320
University of Mississippi Public 138 $74,005 75% $7,696,520
University of Missouri - Columbia Public 93 $69,462 65% $4,167,720
University of Missouri - Kansas City Public 135 $92,026 86% $10,675,016
University of Montana Public 69 $78,056 78% $4,215,024
University of Nebraska Public 94 $59,442 74% $4,160,940
University of Nevada - Las Vegas Public 106 $83,837 63% $5,617,079
University of New Hampshire Public 73 $78,586 89% $5,108,090
University of New Mexico Public 112 $84,164 79% $7,406,432
University of North Carolina Public 219 $86,019 79% $14,881,287
University of North Dakota Public 85 $68,743 34% $1,993,547
University of Notre Dame Private 205 $122,814 76% $19,158,984
University of Oklahoma Public 167 $81,042 68% $9,238,788
University of Oregon Public 119 $89,682 81% $8,609,472
University of Pennsylvania Private 243 $159,059 63% $24,336,027
University of Pittsburgh Public 135 $103,741 84% $11,722,733
University of Richmond Private 181 $85,487 68% $10,514,901
University of San Diego Private 264 $119,264 81% $25,522,496
University of San Francisco Private 169 $174,825 81% $23,951,025
University of South Carolina Public 191 $99,118 80% $15,165,054
University of South Dakota Public 78 $59,789 82% $3,826,496
University of Southern California Private 205 $131,148 62% $16,655,796
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis Private 101 $81,440 73% $6,026,560
University of Tennessee Public 114 $70,934 73% $5,887,522
University of Texas Public 279 $91,978 63% $16,188,128
University of the Pacific Private 133 $145,403 89% $17,157,554
University of Toledo Public 58 $82,511 76% $3,630,484
University of Tulsa Private 81 $75,861 74% $4,551,660
University of Utah Public 92 $90,488 70% $5,791,232
University of Virginia Public 299 $156,437 63% $29,410,156
University of Washington Public 171 $101,913 66% $11,516,169
University of Wisconsin Public 185 $79,455 65% $9,534,600
University of Wyoming Public 85 $107,891 78% $7,120,806
Vanderbilt University Private 179 $120,622 68% $14,715,884
Vermont Law School Private 143 $129,611 84% $15,553,320
Villanova University Private 161 $99,140 67% $10,707,120
Wake Forest University Private 152 $96,244 67% $9,816,888
Washburn University Public 100 $72,602 77% $5,590,354
Washington and Lee University Private 113 $99,559 72% $8,064,279
Washington University in St Louis Private 209 $98,058 67% $13,728,120
Wayne State University Public 141 $66,521 73% $6,851,663
West Virginia University Public 98 $82,326 80% $6,421,428
Western New England University School of Law Private 80 $102,770 84% $6,885,590
Western State University Private 100 $92,863 85% $7,893,355
Widener University - Delaware Private 106 $123,575 83% $10,874,600
Widener University - Pennsylvania Private 53 $141,044 87% $6,488,024
Willamette University Private 77 $136,261 92% $9,674,531
William and Mary Public 187 $98,850 73% $13,542,450
Yale University Private 215 $121,476 83% $21,622,728

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."