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School Type 2019 Grads Average Graduate
Loan Disbursement
% Borrowing Federal Government
Investment
Albany Law School Private 136 $95,996 76% $9,887,588
American University Private 403 $158,552 79% $50,419,536
Ave Maria School of Law Private 66 $152,847 89% $9,017,973
Baylor University Private 127 $149,865 63% $11,989,200
Belmont University Private 82 $108,606 66% $5,864,724
Boston College Private 247 $117,291 58% $16,772,613
Boston University Private 252 $110,365 69% $19,203,510
Brigham Young University Private 138 $56,395 73% $5,695,895
Brooklyn Law School Private 327 $96,458 73% $23,053,462
California Western School of Law Private 212 $169,158 83% $29,771,808
Campbell University Private 112 $184,634 88% $18,278,766
Capital University Private 101 $104,213 84% $8,858,105
Cardozo-Yeshiva University Private 281 $118,304 62% $20,584,896
Case Western Reserve University Private 143 $100,336 74% $10,635,616
Catholic University of America Private 103 $138,455 79% $11,214,855
Charleston School of Law For Profit 203 $141,076 91% $26,099,060
Chicago-Kent College of Law Private 232 $99,112 69% $15,857,920
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Public 88 $85,802 78% $5,920,338
Columbia University Private 431 $172,656 65% $48,343,680
Concordia University School of Law Private 39 $98,860 82% $3,163,520
Cornell University Private 194 $154,195 66% $19,736,960
Creighton University Private 88 $127,649 82% $9,190,728
CUNY Public 168 $80,270 71% $9,552,130
DePaul University Private 213 $119,467 77% $19,592,588
Drake University Private 104 $106,817 89% $9,933,981
Drexel University Private 134 $87,652 74% $8,677,548
Duke University Private 221 $143,774 68% $21,566,100
Duquesne University Private 109 $105,508 83% $9,495,720
Elon Law School Private 103 $107,800 85% $9,486,400
Emory University Private 306 $118,977 62% $22,605,630
Faulkner University Private 67 $130,933 85% $7,463,181
Florida A&M University Public 129 $61,500 100% $7,933,500
Florida Coastal School of Law For Profit 66 $179,558 82% $9,696,132
Florida International University Public 143 $98,588 76% $10,746,092
Florida State University Public 170 $65,294 81% $9,010,572
Fordham University Private 382 $142,326 57% $31,027,068
George Mason University Public 169 $74,106 62% $7,781,130
George Washington University Private 503 $163,503 64% $52,647,966
Georgetown University Private 667 $166,164 66% $73,112,160
Golden Gate University Private 107 $142,667 89% $13,553,365
Gonzaga University Private 107 $117,110 84% $10,539,900
Harvard University Private 599 $169,968 69% $70,196,784
Hofstra University Private 211 $152,758 77% $24,746,796
Howard University Private 133 $133,548 84% $14,957,376
Indiana University - Bloomington Public 176 $92,546 75% $12,216,072
Indiana University - Indianapolis Public 234 $89,076 79% $16,479,060
Lewis and Clark College Private 174 $137,543 79% $18,843,391
Liberty University Private 51 $71,801 67% $2,441,234
Lincoln Memorial University Private 67 $107,203 75% $5,360,150
Louisiana State University Public 173 $94,797 60% $9,858,888
Loyola Marymount University Private 321 $148,731 76% $36,290,364
Loyola University Chicago Private 197 $124,943 79% $19,491,108
Loyola University New Orleans Private 148 $130,595 86% $16,585,565
Marquette University Private 181 $127,141 82% $18,816,868
Mississippi College Private 118 $122,300 76% $11,007,000
Mitchell Hamline School of Law Private 296 $100,333 65% $19,263,936
New York Law School Private 272 $135,557 74% $27,246,957
New York University Private 484 $168,745 64% $52,310,950
North Carolina Central University Public 117 $111,136 90% $11,669,280
Northeastern University Private 213 $59,369 77% $9,736,516
Northern Illinois University Public 83 $83,363 83% $5,752,047
Northern Kentucky University Public 116 $94,703 82% $8,996,785
Northwestern University Private 240 $135,597 65% $21,153,132
Nova Southeastern University Private 226 $157,230 83% $29,559,240
Ohio Northern University Private 47 $66,763 79% $2,470,231
Ohio State University Public 168 $93,250 75% $11,749,500
Oklahoma City University Private 129 $131,427 79% $13,405,554
Pace University Private 185 $105,274 77% $14,948,908
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson Law Public 57 $77,084 74% $3,237,528
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Law Public 143 $78,074 74% $8,275,844
Pepperdine University Private 178 $143,553 74% $18,948,996
Quinnipiac University Private 72 $100,092 80% $5,805,336
Regent University Private 69 $102,823 83% $5,860,911
Roger Williams University Private 134 $116,541 85% $13,285,674
Rutgers University Public 318 $55,186 74% $12,968,710
Samford University Private 133 $108,688 81% $11,738,304
Santa Clara University Private 211 $163,228 67% $23,015,148
Seattle University Private 182 $145,233 76% $20,042,154
Seton Hall University Private 140 $121,334 66% $11,162,728
South Texas College of Law Houston Private 262 $131,111 79% $27,139,977
Southern Illinois University Public 84 $76,427 80% $5,120,609
Southern Methodist University Private 275 $141,683 68% $26,494,721
Southwestern Law School Private 200 $201,967 83% $33,526,522
St. John's University Private 222 $111,515 69% $17,061,795
St. Louis University Private 164 $106,035 76% $13,254,375
St. Mary's University Private 210 $131,043 90% $24,767,127
Stanford University Private 182 $147,385 62% $16,654,505
Stetson University Private 252 $132,441 85% $28,342,374
Suffolk University Private 305 $108,862 80% $26,562,328
SUNY Buffalo Public 141 $93,056 79% $10,329,216
Temple University Public 216 $86,259 78% $14,491,512
Texas A&M Public 130 $78,913 74% $7,575,648
Texas Tech University Public 135 $62,583 81% $6,821,547
Tulane University Private 175 $142,045 73% $18,181,760
University of Akron Public 129 $76,687 78% $7,745,387
University of Alabama Public 133 $69,446 62% $5,694,572
University of Arizona Public 121 $81,634 66% $6,530,720
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Public 104 $67,848 59% $4,138,728
University of Arkansas - Little Rock Public 121 $60,936 79% $5,849,856
University of Baltimore Public 198 $108,388 79% $16,908,528
University of California - Berkeley Public 328 $154,203 67% $33,924,660
University of California - Davis Public 154 $89,265 70% $9,640,620
University of California - Hastings Public 309 $126,715 76% $29,778,025
University of California - Irvine Public 141 $125,596 70% $12,434,004
University of California - Los Angeles Public 317 $126,164 69% $27,629,916
University of Chicago Private 202 $168,429 64% $21,727,341
University of Cincinnati Public 121 $67,121 70% $5,705,285
University of Colorado Public 156 $99,651 67% $10,463,355
University of Connecticut Public 105 $88,865 70% $6,576,010
University of Dayton Private 84 $91,681 85% $6,509,351
University of Denver Private 243 $153,755 78% $29,213,450
University of Detroit Mercy Private 173 $123,828 41% $8,791,788
University of Florida Public 331 $76,138 83% $20,937,950
University of Georgia Public 181 $79,606 70% $10,109,962
University of Hawaii Public 83 $100,754 72% $6,045,240
University of Houston Public 231 $96,382 70% $15,613,884
University of Idaho Public 96 $103,614 88% $8,703,576
University of Illinois Public 122 $88,252 71% $7,677,924
University of Illinois at Chicago - John Marshall Law School Public 231 $167,485 82% $31,654,665
University of Iowa Public 140 $77,891 72% $7,866,991
University of Kansas Public 102 $76,138 64% $4,948,970
University of Kentucky Public 163 $87,976 74% $10,645,096
University of Louisville Public 108 $90,610 70% $6,886,360
University of Maine Public 76 $86,434 76% $5,013,172
University of Maryland Public 193 $111,417 68% $14,595,627
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Public 46 $112,416 85% $4,384,224
University of Memphis Public 87 $88,924 80% $6,224,680
University of Miami Private 326 $139,492 64% $29,153,828
University of Michigan Public 307 $126,425 72% $27,939,925
University of Minnesota Public 158 $88,157 68% $9,432,799
University of Mississippi Public 107 $69,492 70% $5,211,900
University of Missouri - Columbia Public 92 $71,186 61% $3,986,416
University of Missouri - Kansas City Public 138 $98,819 80% $10,870,090
University of Montana Public 71 $80,440 74% $4,263,320
University of Nebraska Public 117 $57,228 77% $5,150,520
University of Nevada - Las Vegas Public 121 $81,942 74% $7,374,780
University of New Hampshire Public 61 $73,661 77% $3,462,067
University of North Carolina Public 206 $94,355 63% $12,266,150
University of North Dakota Public 108 $63,554 70% $4,830,104
University of Notre Dame Private 193 $124,677 74% $17,828,811
University of Oklahoma Public 174 $75,257 73% $9,557,639
University of Pennsylvania Private 250 $167,993 64% $26,878,880
University of Pittsburgh Public 120 $102,248 71% $8,691,080
University of Richmond Private 120 $96,911 72% $8,334,346
University of San Diego Private 183 $138,844 78% $19,854,692
University of San Francisco Private 119 $171,825 77% $15,807,900
University of South Carolina Public 205 $102,531 75% $15,789,774
University of South Dakota Public 50 $59,427 86% $2,555,361
University of Southern California Private 224 $131,938 69% $20,450,390
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis Private 131 $87,338 75% $8,559,124
University of Tennessee Public 113 $73,965 72% $5,991,165
University of Texas Public 297 $109,189 60% $19,435,642
University of the Pacific Private 153 $144,090 83% $18,299,430
University of Toledo Public 80 $73,744 79% $4,645,872
University of Tulsa Private 88 $79,098 51% $3,559,410
University of Utah Public 85 $88,259 80% $6,001,612
University of Virginia Public 286 $162,395 63% $29,231,100
University of Wisconsin Public 155 $70,948 74% $8,159,020
University of Wyoming Public 70 $80,869 65% $3,719,974
Vanderbilt University Private 210 $121,684 70% $17,887,548
Vermont Law School Private 118 $162,057 83% $15,881,586
Villanova University Private 211 $93,746 66% $13,030,694
Wake Forest University Private 161 $102,348 73% $12,077,064
Washburn University Public 102 $74,787 72% $5,459,451
Washington and Lee University Private 110 $110,434 71% $8,613,852
Washington University in St Louis Private 235 $101,283 65% $15,496,299
Wayne State University Public 133 $55,545 75% $5,554,500
West Virginia University Public 102 $89,635 75% $6,901,895
Western State University For Profit 106 $85,743 88% $7,974,099
Widener University - Delaware Private 104 $127,264 88% $11,708,288
Widener University - Pennsylvania Private 76 $134,538 89% $9,148,584
Willamette University Private 87 $154,795 70% $9,442,495
William and Mary Public 230 $103,064 76% $18,036,200
Yale University Private 217 $134,763 70% $20,483,976

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."