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School Type 2020 Grads Average Graduate
Loan Disbursement
% Borrowing Federal Government
Investment
Albany Law School Private 140 $87,768 91% $11,146,536
American University Private 385 $159,723 76% $46,798,839
Arizona State University Public 254 $93,824 68% $16,231,552
Ave Maria School of Law Private 76 $133,393 92% $9,337,510
Baylor University Private 154 $152,209 73% $17,047,408
Belmont University Private 100 $125,198 68% $8,513,464
Boston College Private 246 $114,838 63% $17,799,890
Boston University Private 227 $104,584 63% $14,955,512
Brigham Young University Private 99 $51,048 66% $3,318,120
Brooklyn Law School Private 328 $110,832 68% $24,715,536
California Western School of Law Private 207 $164,918 88% $30,015,076
Campbell University Private 140 $129,273 83% $14,995,668
Capital University Private 109 $112,575 80% $9,794,025
Cardozo-Yeshiva University Private 351 $112,474 57% $22,494,800
Case Western Reserve University Private 119 $97,686 70% $8,107,938
Catholic University of America Private 97 $140,731 81% $11,117,749
Chapman University Private 155 $158,909 75% $18,433,444
Charleston School of Law For Profit 217 $139,888 87% $26,438,832
Chicago-Kent College of Law Private 227 $100,593 72% $16,396,659
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Public 99 $69,727 90% $6,205,703
Columbia University Private 428 $190,141 66% $53,619,762
Cornell University Private 195 $150,089 60% $17,560,413
Creighton University Private 96 $112,432 79% $8,544,832
CUNY Public 147 $87,508 77% $9,888,404
DePaul University Private 232 $128,819 77% $23,058,601
Drake University Private 95 $107,480 77% $7,846,040
Drexel University Private 131 $72,407 70% $6,661,444
Duke University Private 214 $153,276 65% $21,305,364
Duquesne University Private 132 $98,786 83% $10,866,460
Elon Law School Private 108 $118,904 88% $11,295,880
Emory University Private 282 $128,635 62% $22,511,125
Faulkner University Private 52 $124,968 81% $5,248,656
Florida A&M University Public 165 $61,500 81% $8,241,000
Florida Coastal School of Law For Profit 64 $145,245 86% $7,988,475
Florida International University Public 127 $90,946 74% $8,548,924
Florida State University Public 192 $63,773 75% $9,183,312
Fordham University Private 397 $140,184 60% $33,363,792
George Mason University Public 173 $78,719 64% $8,737,809
George Washington University Private 428 $154,992 68% $45,102,672
Georgetown University Private 691 $163,977 62% $70,182,156
Georgia State University Public 195 $76,978 73% $10,930,876
Golden Gate University Private 124 $151,854 83% $15,640,962
Gonzaga University Private 104 $116,227 88% $10,692,884
Harvard University Private 570 $170,866 70% $68,175,534
Hofstra University Private 240 $142,963 68% $23,302,969
Howard University Private 126 $109,826 88% $12,190,686
Indiana University - Bloomington Public 153 $96,220 69% $10,199,320
Indiana University - Indianapolis Public 236 $97,756 77% $17,791,592
Lewis and Clark College Private 170 $141,497 76% $18,253,113
Liberty University Private 57 $79,702 75% $3,427,186
Lincoln Memorial University Private 81 $106,385 82% $7,021,410
Louisiana State University Public 172 $97,502 71% $11,895,244
Loyola Marymount University Private 331 $152,667 74% $37,403,415
Loyola University Chicago Private 237 $108,960 68% $17,542,560
Loyola University New Orleans Private 169 $128,495 87% $18,888,765
Marquette University Private 172 $142,143 83% $20,326,449
Mercer University Private 120 $121,930 84% $12,314,930
Michigan State University Private 240 $98,421 78% $18,404,727
Mississippi College Private 111 $124,600 79% $10,964,800
Mitchell Hamline School of Law Private 335 $124,608 77% $32,148,864
New York Law School Private 320 $136,137 73% $31,856,058
New York University Private 476 $174,780 58% $48,239,280
Northeastern University Private 200 $79,454 78% $12,394,824
Northern Illinois University Public 80 $81,325 80% $5,204,800
Northern Kentucky University Public 116 $100,849 78% $9,076,410
Northwestern University Private 256 $154,844 66% $26,168,636
Nova Southeastern University Private 190 $155,193 87% $25,606,845
Ohio Northern University Private 50 $71,134 88% $3,129,896
Ohio State University Public 208 $89,946 71% $13,312,008
Oklahoma City University Private 125 $132,847 86% $14,347,476
Pace University Private 181 $110,684 77% $15,385,076
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson Law Public 73 $54,503 60% $2,398,132
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Law Public 122 $83,475 75% $7,679,700
Pepperdine University Private 138 $143,901 70% $13,958,397
Quinnipiac University Private 128 $95,288 84% $10,291,104
Regent University Private 77 $83,127 68% $4,322,604
Roger Williams University Private 142 $117,663 86% $14,354,886
Rutgers University Public 366 $62,210 75% $17,107,750
Samford University Private 140 $113,868 78% $12,411,612
Santa Clara University Private 209 $174,020 68% $24,710,840
Seattle University Private 182 $132,446 84% $20,264,238
Seton Hall University Private 167 $128,806 69% $14,812,690
South Texas College of Law Houston Private 287 $128,847 82% $30,279,045
Southern Illinois University Public 101 $72,397 76% $5,574,569
Southern Methodist University Private 209 $140,241 56% $16,408,197
Southwestern Law School Private 210 $190,184 82% $32,711,648
St. John's University Private 250 $123,646 66% $20,401,590
St. Louis University Private 158 $102,442 80% $12,907,692
St. Mary's University Private 224 $145,173 82% $26,711,832
St. Thomas University - Florida Private 161 $161,701 86% $22,314,738
Stanford University Private 182 $146,235 61% $16,232,085
Stetson University Private 255 $139,208 72% $25,614,272
Suffolk University Private 303 $110,403 81% $27,048,735
SUNY Buffalo Public 146 $89,628 78% $10,217,592
Syracuse University Private 174 $109,454 85% $16,199,192
Temple University Public 214 $86,344 73% $13,469,664
Texas A&M Public 130 $82,866 74% $7,955,136
Texas Tech University Public 127 $56,898 72% $5,177,718
Tulane University Private 212 $140,964 71% $21,285,564
University of Akron Public 152 $72,494 78% $8,626,786
University of Alabama Public 127 $64,271 61% $4,948,867
University of Arizona Public 94 $67,014 59% $3,685,770
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Public 112 $68,877 80% $6,198,930
University of Arkansas - Little Rock Public 113 $69,143 70% $5,462,297
University of Baltimore Public 164 $115,685 83% $15,733,160
University of California - Berkeley Public 331 $139,251 70% $32,306,232
University of California - Davis Public 151 $114,895 57% $9,880,970
University of California - Hastings Public 298 $127,868 74% $28,258,828
University of California - Irvine Public 143 $131,786 69% $13,046,814
University of California - Los Angeles Public 312 $125,167 68% $26,535,404
University of Chicago Private 203 $191,117 61% $23,698,508
University of Cincinnati Public 94 $66,163 71% $4,432,921
University of Colorado Public 177 $103,795 75% $13,804,735
University of Connecticut Public 140 $89,211 67% $8,385,834
University of Dayton Private 70 $84,958 72% $4,247,900
University of Denver Private 220 $160,006 74% $26,080,978
University of Detroit Mercy Private 190 $114,417 36% $7,780,356
University of Florida Public 303 $65,528 65% $12,909,016
University of Georgia Public 182 $75,568 66% $9,068,160
University of Hawaii Public 94 $89,242 67% $5,622,246
University of Houston Public 232 $91,014 67% $14,107,170
University of Idaho Public 98 $103,237 83% $8,362,197
University of Illinois Public 149 $138,783 83% $17,209,092
University of Illinois at Chicago - John Marshall Law School Public 236 $80,134 65% $12,260,502
University of Iowa Public 133 $94,846 74% $9,294,908
University of Kansas Public 102 $84,646 74% $6,348,450
University of Kentucky Public 111 $80,368 81% $7,233,120
University of Louisville Public 125 $96,920 78% $9,498,160
University of Maine Public 76 $75,456 68% $3,923,712
University of Maryland Public 187 $123,144 61% $14,038,416
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Public 59 $115,295 90% $6,110,635
University of Memphis Public 88 $85,973 80% $6,018,110
University of Miami Private 357 $140,595 68% $34,164,585
University of Michigan Public 332 $129,791 74% $31,928,586
University of Minnesota Public 199 $95,274 65% $12,290,346
University of Mississippi Public 112 $71,333 69% $5,492,641
University of Missouri - Columbia Public 84 $71,073 70% $4,193,307
University of Missouri - Kansas City Public 122 $93,966 75% $8,644,872
University of Montana Public 69 $80,752 84% $4,683,616
University of Nebraska Public 122 $63,027 78% $5,987,565
University of Nevada - Las Vegas Public 124 $83,715 70% $7,283,205
University of New Hampshire Public 70 $74,092 81% $4,223,244
University of New Mexico Public 121 $87,487 77% $8,136,291
University of North Carolina Public 199 $92,731 64% $11,776,837
University of North Dakota Public 67 $67,281 78% $3,498,612
University of Notre Dame Private 200 $128,653 76% $19,555,256
University of Oklahoma Public 149 $79,755 64% $7,576,725
University of Oregon Public 130 $97,999 80% $10,191,896
University of Pennsylvania Private 258 $163,383 62% $26,141,280
University of Pittsburgh Public 142 $104,255 80% $11,885,070
University of Richmond Private 116 $114,514 71% $9,390,148
University of San Diego Private 240 $140,294 72% $24,270,862
University of San Francisco Private 124 $156,460 77% $14,863,700
University of South Carolina Public 201 $107,610 76% $16,464,330
University of South Dakota Public 51 $53,253 80% $2,183,373
University of Southern California Private 189 $140,773 65% $17,315,079
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis Private 138 $72,264 73% $7,298,664
University of Tennessee Public 118 $73,092 70% $6,066,636
University of Texas Public 322 $113,386 59% $21,543,340
University of The District of Columbia Public 78 $110,611 86% $7,410,937
University of the Pacific Private 129 $144,006 87% $16,128,672
University of Toledo Public 93 $80,193 74% $5,533,317
University of Tulsa Private 92 $90,029 100% $8,282,668
University of Utah Public 92 $76,344 85% $5,954,832
University of Virginia Public 315 $165,911 61% $31,854,912
University of Washington Public 159 $108,725 67% $11,633,575
University of Wisconsin Public 143 $71,467 71% $7,289,634
University of Wyoming Public 67 $86,721 63% $3,642,282
Vanderbilt University Private 180 $143,293 62% $16,048,816
Vermont Law School Private 143 $129,540 82% $15,156,180
Villanova University Private 169 $92,477 64% $9,987,516
Wake Forest University Private 152 $99,277 70% $10,523,362
Washburn University Public 98 $86,908 79% $6,691,916
Washington and Lee University Private 154 $98,982 71% $10,789,038
Washington University in St Louis Private 237 $92,504 63% $13,783,096
Wayne State University Public 142 $67,832 68% $6,579,704
West Virginia University Public 105 $90,925 73% $7,001,225
Western New England University School of Law Private 88 $102,670 81% $7,289,570
Western State University For Profit 87 $111,453 80% $7,801,710
Widener University - Pennsylvania Private 99 $128,205 92% $11,666,655
Willamette University Private 108 $139,428 82% $12,409,092
William and Mary Public 182 $91,816 63% $10,558,840
Yale University Private 204 $135,680 66% $18,316,800

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."