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You are viewing tuition for ABA-approved law schools grouped by Bar Passage Rates in 2013

We put all schools on the following chart by plotting tuition change between 2010 and 2014 against Bar Passage Rates in 2013. For public schools, we use resident tuition. Keep in mind that bar passage rates from 2013 reflect students who entered in 2010.

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We use normal averages rather than weighted averages on this page. Keep in mind that bar passage rates from 2013 reflect students who entered in 2010.

Grouped by Bar Passage Rates in 2013 Average Academic Year Tuition
Change between 2010 - 2011 and 2014 - 2015
Public (In State) Private For Profit
Bar Pass Rate ≥ 85% $22K $26K
+19.5%
46 schools
$41K $46K
+14.2%
48 schools
Bar Pass Rate 75% - 84.9% $21K $26K
+25.7%
27 schools
$37K $42K
+12.8%
41 schools
$36K $39K
+10.1%
1 schools
Bar Pass Rate 60% - 74.9% $17K $21K
+21.9%
8 schools
$36K $41K
+15.1%
16 schools
$35K $41K
+19.5%
4 schools
Bar Pass Rate < 60% $9K $12K
+30.3%
2 schools
$37K $40K
+10.5%
4 schools

Read this chart across each row. For example, average tuition at the 48 private schools with Bar Pass Rate ≥ 85% increased 14.2% from 2010 to 2014, from $41K to $46K.

School 2013 Bar
Pass Rate
Non-Discounted Tuition Change
2010 - 2011 Academic Year 2014 - 2015 Academic Year
Private/Non-Resident Resident Private/Non-Resident In-State Private/Non-Resident In-State
Brigham Young University 86.1% $20,560 $10,280 $23,240 $11,620 13% 13%
University of South Dakota 97.8% $21,960 $11,208 $29,518 $13,904 34.4% 24.1%
University of Mississippi 90.8% $22,470 $10,275 $31,688 $14,688 41% 42.9%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville 85.7% $22,501 $11,367 $30,028 $14,508 33.5% 27.6%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 91.1% $24,976 $18,200 $34,174 $24,887 36.8% 36.7%
Texas Tech University 86.9% $25,751 $17,351 $32,693 $22,733 27% 31%
Washburn University 85.3% $25,900 $16,630 $29,766 $19,094 14.9% 14.8%
University of Montana 86.1% $26,186 $11,062 $29,328 $11,335 12% 2.5%
South Texas College of Law Houston 88.1% $26,340 $0 $28,680 $0 8.9%
University of Kansas 89.5% $27,038 $15,561 $34,089 $19,985 26.1% 28.4%
Texas A&M 86.7% $27,440 $27,440 $33,092 $33,092 20.6% 20.6%
University of Oklahoma 88.1% $28,034 $18,105 $30,398 $19,973 8.4% 10.3%
University of Alabama 96.4% $28,070 $15,760 $36,304 $21,624 29.3% 37.2%
University of Nebraska 86.3% $28,649 $13,337 $32,852 $14,479 14.7% 8.6%
University of Kentucky 90.2% $29,424 $16,982 $38,508 $20,988 30.9% 23.6%
University of Missouri - Kansas City 91.7% $29,500 $15,550 $34,832 $18,320 18.1% 17.8%
University of Tulsa 87% $30,320 $0 $34,490 $0 13.8%
University of New Mexico 85.4% $30,604 $13,660 $34,521 $16,251 12.8% 19%
Northern Illinois University 87.4% $30,960 $17,268 $37,700 $21,764 21.8% 26%
Faulkner University 91.9% $31,020 $0 $34,000 $0 9.6%
Temple University 90% $31,220 $18,206 $36,336 $21,646 16.4% 18.9%
Ohio Northern University 85.7% $31,264 $0 $24,800 $0 -20.7%
University of Missouri - Columbia 93.3% $31,986 $16,759 $37,462 $19,832 17.1% 18.3%
Capital University 86.6% $32,074 $0 $33,180 $0 3.4%
Drake University 94.7% $32,514 $0 $38,106 $0 17.2%
Gonzaga University 90.8% $32,775 $0 $36,510 $0 11.4%
University of Maine 87.5% $32,824 $21,994 $34,736 $23,666 5.8% 7.6%
Southern Illinois University 88.8% $33,097 $14,746 $43,320 $19,160 30.9% 29.9%
University of Tennessee 94.3% $33,206 $14,462 $37,752 $19,048 13.7% 31.7%
Stetson University 89.3% $33,220 $0 $38,904 $0 17.1%
University of Georgia 94.8% $33,620 $15,814 $36,810 $19,140 9.5% 21%
William and Mary 89.5% $33,800 $23,800 $38,800 $29,800 14.8% 25.2%
William Mitchell College of Law 88.8% $33,800 $0 $38,660 $0 14.4%
Georgia State University 94.4% $34,334 $13,310 $35,986 $16,378 4.8% 23.1%
Arizona State University 87.9% $35,147 $21,598 $41,751 $26,753 18.8% 23.9%
St. Louis University 91.5% $35,475 $0 $38,435 $0 8.3%
Mercer University 86.8% $35,695 $0 $37,260 $0 4.4%
University of Florida 87.2% $35,752 $16,387 $38,836 $22,231 8.6% 35.7%
University of Colorado 89.2% $35,773 $28,915 $38,672 $31,886 8.1% 10.3%
Florida State University 88.4% $35,934 $16,371 $40,695 $20,683 13.2% 26.3%
University of Memphis 88% $36,170 $14,298 $25,907 $18,470 -28.4% 29.2%
University of Utah 90% $36,209 $18,231 $47,170 $24,797 30.3% 36%
George Mason University 93.1% $36,278 $22,222 $40,737 $25,351 12.3% 14.1%
Marquette University 100% $36,300 $0 $41,040 $0 13.1%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis 87.7% $36,313 $0 $37,185 $0 2.4%
University of Cincinnati 89.6% $36,526 $20,946 $29,010 $24,010 -20.6% 14.6%
Villanova University 88.3% $36,690 $0 $41,250 $0 12.4%
Penn State University 89.2% $36,816 $36,816 $43,700 $43,700 18.7% 18.7%
University of Houston 88.2% $36,903 $26,731 $43,176 $29,784 17% 11.4%
University of Denver 85.7% $37,152 $0 $42,370 $0 14%
University of Washington 93.5% $37,299 $24,339 $45,021 $31,980 20.7% 31.4%
University of Wisconsin 100% $37,586 $18,049 $40,068 $21,372 6.6% 18.4%
Loyola University Chicago 88.6% $38,086 $0 $44,180 $0 16%
DePaul University 86.8% $39,350 $0 $44,999 $0 14.4%
Ohio State University 94.7% $39,418 $24,468 $43,508 $28,577 10.4% 16.8%
New England School of Law 89.2% $39,900 $0 $43,988 $0 10.2%
Chicago-Kent College of Law 93% $40,050 $0 $45,472 $0 13.5%
Southern Methodist University 89.6% $40,186 $0 $48,796 $0 21.4%
University of Minnesota 93.5% $40,388 $31,882 $48,710 $41,222 20.6% 29.3%
Case Western Reserve University 86.7% $40,560 $0 $47,728 $0 17.7%
University of Notre Dame 88.1% $40,805 $0 $50,520 $0 23.8%
Boston University 94.7% $40,838 $0 $47,188 $0 15.5%
Baylor University 97% $40,904 $0 $52,400 $0 28.1%
Boston College 94.4% $40,905 $0 $46,790 $0 14.4%
Northeastern University 88.3% $41,066 $0 $45,118 $0 9.9%
University of Iowa 89.8% $42,922 $24,154 $41,296 $23,760 -3.8% -1.6%
Emory University 94.9% $43,392 $0 $49,734 $0 14.6%
University of Illinois 94.7% $43,420 $36,420 $49,044 $41,294 13% 13.4%
Indiana University - Bloomington 91.4% $43,704 $26,904 $49,926 $31,121 14.2% 15.7%
George Washington University 90.6% $43,999 $0 $52,033 $0 18.3%
Washington University in St Louis 88.5% $44,125 $0 $50,152 $0 13.7%
St. John's University 87.6% $44,280 $0 $51,490 $0 16.3%
University of Texas 95.1% $44,638 $28,669 $49,244 $33,162 10.3% 15.7%
Seton Hall University 87.8% $45,048 $0 $50,034 $0 11.1%
Georgetown University 89.9% $45,105 $0 $53,130 $0 17.8%
Vanderbilt University 95.6% $45,286 $0 $49,722 $0 9.8%
University of Chicago 94.8% $46,185 $0 $55,503 $0 20.2%
Fordham University 90.6% $46,476 $0 $52,532 $0 13%
Stanford University 91.9% $46,581 $0 $54,366 $0 16.7%
Harvard University 96.4% $46,616 $0 $55,842 $0 19.8%
Brooklyn Law School 92.7% $46,635 $0 $54,246 $0 16.3%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University 85% $46,794 $0 $53,570 $0 14.5%
University of Virginia 92.8% $47,500 $42,500 $54,800 $51,800 15.4% 21.9%
University of Michigan 93.6% $47,600 $44,600 $54,398 $51,398 14.3% 15.2%
Duke University 95.4% $47,722 $0 $55,588 $0 16.5%
New York University 96.2% $48,213 $0 $56,838 $0 17.9%
University of Pennsylvania 95.6% $48,362 $0 $56,916 $0 17.7%
University of Southern California 86% $48,434 $0 $57,507 $0 18.7%
Northwestern University 91.3% $49,714 $0 $56,434 $0 13.5%
Columbia University 96.3% $50,428 $0 $60,274 $0 19.5%
University of California - Los Angeles 88.6% $50,639 $40,616 $51,720 $45,226 2.1% 11.4%
Yale University 96.2% $50,750 $0 $56,200 $0 10.7%
Cornell University 94.4% $51,150 $0 $59,360 $0 16.1%
University of California - Berkeley 85.7% $52,245 $44,244 $52,117 $48,166 -0.2% 8.9%
CUNY 79.2% $18,732 $11,952 $24,073 $15,193 28.5% 27.1%
University of Wyoming 80.6% $23,808 $11,264 $29,245 $14,455 22.8% 28.3%
University of Idaho 77.9% $24,532 $12,940 $30,010 $16,480 22.3% 27.4%
Wayne State University 78.4% $27,187 $24,871 $32,808 $30,025 20.7% 20.7%
Mississippi College 77.6% $28,070 $0 $32,680 $0 16.4%
St. Mary's University 81.5% $28,160 $0 $33,110 $0 17.6%
West Virginia University 76.9% $28,444 $14,212 $34,524 $18,234 21.4% 28.3%
University of Oregon 80.7% $29,953 $24,031 $38,056 $30,586 27.1% 27.3%
Florida International University 84.8% $30,224 $15,520 $35,590 $21,345 17.8% 37.5%
University of Louisville 80.2% $30,300 $15,760 $36,538 $19,702 20.6% 25%
University of Hawaii 82.6% $30,485 $16,421 $39,192 $19,464 28.6% 18.5%
University of Toledo 81.2% $30,613 $19,833 $33,752 $22,203 10.3% 11.9%
SUNY Buffalo 83% $30,772 $19,112 $43,986 $26,096 42.9% 36.5%
Willamette University 80.6% $31,130 $0 $37,625 $0 20.9%
University of North Carolina 82.4% $31,218 $17,068 $39,191 $22,560 25.5% 32.2%
Creighton University 82% $31,386 $0 $35,530 $0 13.2%
Regent University 75.6% $31,410 $0 $34,390 $0 9.5%
Campbell University 82.4% $32,280 $0 $38,645 $0 19.7%
Duquesne University 82.2% $32,376 $0 $38,420 $0 18.7%
Nova Southeastern University 81.6% $32,607 $0 $36,906 $0 13.2%
Barry University 79.3% $32,650 $0 $35,844 $0 9.8%
Northern Kentucky University 82% $32,882 $15,124 $27,944 $17,414 -15% 15.1%
Samford University 84.9% $33,155 $0 $36,734 $0 10.8%
Rutgers State University - Camden 83.8% $33,173 $22,382 $38,068 $26,101 14.8% 16.6%
University of Akron 83.8% $33,408 $21,451 $24,440 $24,340 -26.8% 13.5%
Hamline University 83.8% $33,506 $0 $39,536 $0 18%
University of Dayton 77.4% $33,674 $0 $35,273 $0 4.7%
Oklahoma City University 79% $33,925 $0 $34,330 $0 1.2%
Michigan State University 76.6% $34,045 $0 $37,294 $0 9.5%
University of Richmond 81.2% $34,070 $0 $39,200 $0 15.1%
University of Pittsburgh 80.9% $34,176 $26,550 $39,100 $31,616 14.4% 19.1%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas 75.4% $34,238 $20,838 $35,749 $24,749 4.4% 18.8%
Drexel University 80.2% $34,450 $0 $39,203 $0 13.8%
Widener University - Pennsylvania 83.3% $34,890 $0 $40,730 $0 16.7%
Widener University - Delaware 81% $34,890 $0 $40,730 $0 16.7%
Lewis and Clark College 81.2% $35,098 $0 $40,164 $0 14.4%
Western State University 77.6% $35,190 $0 $42,102 $0 19.6%
Charleston School of Law 75.6% $35,606 $0 $39,216 $0 10.1%
University of Maryland 83.5% $36,629 $25,350 $41,464 $28,657 13.2% 13%
Valparaiso University 76% $36,800 $0 $39,612 $0 7.6%
University of Illinois at Chicago - John Marshall Law School 84.9% $36,920 $0 $45,120 $45,120 22.2% INF%
University of New Hampshire 84.8% $37,000 $37,000 $41,378 $37,378 11.8%
Wake Forest University 80.1% $37,230 $0 $42,526 $0 14.2%
Seattle University 82.2% $37,330 $0 $41,088 $0 10.1%
University of Baltimore 84.9% $37,368 $25,224 $41,044 $27,884 9.8% 10.5%
Roger Williams University 80.3% $38,010 $0 $33,792 $0 -11.1%
University of Miami 81.6% $38,024 $0 $46,166 $0 21.4%
University of San Francisco 75.1% $38,800 $0 $45,542 $0 17.4%
University of Arizona 80.5% $39,402 $23,540 $29,000 $24,607 -26.4% 4.5%
Pace University 79.3% $39,794 $0 $45,376 $0 14%
Washington and Lee University 82.3% $39,937 $0 $45,597 $0 14.2%
Catholic University of America 75.7% $40,000 $0 $45,800 $0 14.5%
Albany Law School 79.8% $40,120 $0 $43,398 $0 8.2%
Chapman University 76.4% $40,173 $0 $46,591 $0 16%
University of South Carolina 84.7% $40,494 $20,236 $46,180 $23,074 14% 14%
Suffolk University 81.9% $41,120 $0 $46,042 $0 12%
Pepperdine University 80.9% $41,210 $0 $49,030 $0 19%
University of San Diego 76.5% $41,414 $0 $47,490 $0 14.7%
Loyola Marymount University 84.7% $41,840 $0 $47,750 $0 14.1%
Vermont Law School 77% $42,220 $0 $47,135 $0 11.6%
Quinnipiac University 82.2% $42,740 $0 $47,101 $0 10.2%
American University 79.2% $43,458 $0 $49,542 $0 14%
Indiana University - Indianapolis 82.5% $43,646 $20,554 $45,193 $24,892 3.5% 21.1%
Hofstra University 82.6% $43,660 $0 $52,190 $0 19.5%
University of Connecticut 83.7% $44,398 $21,508 $54,248 $26,224 22.2% 21.9%
Syracuse University 84.7% $45,126 $0 $46,064 $0 2.1%
New York Law School 82.5% $46,460 $0 $49,240 $0 6%
University of California - Irvine 80% $50,574 $40,550 $51,211 $44,717 1.3% 10.3%
University of California - Davis 82.9% $50,595 $41,763 $56,537 $47,286 11.7% 13.2%
Texas Southern University 66.8% $16,815 $13,065 $23,393 $18,443 39.1% 41.2%
University of North Dakota 73.6% $22,323 $10,163 $24,249 $10,925 8.6% 7.5%
North Carolina Central University 65.6% $23,222 $9,961 $25,636 $11,708 10.4% 17.5%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock 70.6% $23,451 $11,456 $28,342 $13,996 20.9% 22.2%
Howard University 64.3% $26,439 $0 $33,732 $0 27.6%
Appalachian School of Law 68.3% $28,325 $0 $31,525 $0 11.3%
Liberty University 70.1% $29,120 $0 $31,562 $0 8.4%
Florida A&M University 73.1% $29,573 $10,312 $34,034 $14,131 15.1% 37%
Louisiana State University 73.4% $30,228 $16,148 $40,348 $20,998 33.5% 30%
Elon Law School 65.5% $32,600 $0 $37,924 $0 16.3%
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta 67.1% $32,965 $0 $38,690 $0 17.4%
St. Thomas University - Florida 71.4% $33,082 $0 $38,458 $0 16.3%
University of Detroit Mercy 61.1% $34,010 $0 $40,502 $0 19.1%
Florida Coastal School of Law 68.4% $34,712 $0 $42,906 $0 23.6%
Charlotte School of Law 61.7% $34,990 $0 $41,348 $0 18.2%
Rutgers State University - Newark 70.4% $35,897 $24,977 $38,029 $26,062 5.9% 4.3%
Arizona Summit Law School 69.1% $36,036 $0 $42,756 $0 18.6%
Loyola University New Orleans 64.9% $36,196 $0 $43,150 $0 19.2%
Ave Maria School of Law 62.6% $36,448 $0 $40,136 $0 10.1%
Western New England University School of Law 64.1% $36,854 $0 $40,954 $0 11.1%
Whittier Law School 65.7% $37,975 $0 $42,400 $0 11.7%
Southwestern Law School 73.5% $39,110 $0 $47,100 $0 20.4%
Santa Clara University 72% $39,360 $0 $47,040 $0 19.5%
University of the Pacific 67.7% $39,989 $0 $46,462 $0 16.2%
California Western School of Law 71.4% $40,780 $0 $45,900 $0 12.6%
Touro College 66.4% $41,070 $0 $44,520 $0 8.4%
Tulane University 73.9% $42,144 $0 $48,456 $0 15%
University of California - Hastings 74.6% $50,131 $38,906 $54,335 $48,335 8.4% 24.2%
Southern University Law Center 46.6% $13,080 $8,478 $21,614 $12,014 65.2% 41.7%
University of The District of Columbia 54.7% $18,330 $9,480 $22,136 $11,383 20.8% 20.1%
Thomas M Cooley Law School 51.5% $30,644 $0 $44,990 $0 46.8%
Golden Gate University 55.7% $38,375 $0 $45,350 $0 18.2%
University of La Verne 56.4% $38,462 $0 $26,323 $0 -31.6%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law 55.2% $38,700 $0 $44,900 $0 16%