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You are viewing Total Federal Investment at ABA-approved law schools grouped by Percentage of 2014 Graduates Borrowing

The following charts, grouped by Percentage of 2014 Graduates Borrowing, show change in federal investment between 2010 and 2014.

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Group Average uses a normal average rather than a weighted average. Total Federal Investment is the amount cumulatively borrowed by law school graduates at a law school. We determined each group by that amount, and then found the average federal investment at the schools in the group. The amount borrowed does not include interest that accumulated during law school, debt from other degree programs, or private debt related to attending law school. Learn about Total Federal Investment

The Adjusted Total estimates the actual total investment. We assume an average amount borrowed based on known debt figures for the group and borrowing rates based on school type (regardless of group). The caption under each adjusted figure shows how many graduates at how many schools for which we used an estimate.

Grouped by Percentage of 2014 Graduates Borrowing Federal Investment for 2010 Graduates
35,324 Borrowing Graduates
Federal Investment for 2014 Graduates
32,672 Borrowing Graduates (-7.5%)
Change
Group Average Adjusted Total Group Average Adjusted Total
Percentage of Graduates Borrowing ≥ 90%
31 schools
$16.2 Million $503.2 Million
Known TFI + 0 Grads at 0 Schools
$21.6 Million
Per School
$671.1 Million
Known TFI + 0 Grads at 0 Schools
33.4%
Percentage of Graduates Borrowing 80% - 89.9%
94 schools
$18.4 Million $1.71 Billion
Known TFI + 382 Grads at 3 Schools
$20 Million
Per School
$1.88 Billion
Known TFI + 0 Grads at 0 Schools
9.7%
Percentage of Graduates Borrowing < 80%
59 schools
$20.2 Million $1.22 Billion
Known TFI + 502 Grads at 1 Schools
$22.5 Million
Per School
$1.33 Billion
Known TFI + 0 Grads at 0 Schools
8.9%

Read this chart across each row. For example, the federal government increased its investment at the 31 schools with Percentage of Graduates Borrowing ≥ 90% by 33.4% for graduates between 2010 and 2014, from $503.2 Million to $671.1 Million.

School 2014 Grad
% Borrowing
Total Federal Investment for 2010 Graduates Total Federal Investment for 2014 Graduates Change
Florida Coastal School of Law 93% $47,441,540 $73,253,250 54.4%
California Western School of Law 91% $36,405,250 $30,088,203 -17.4%
University of California - Hastings 90% $35,620,823 $46,762,436 31.3%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law 91% $28,843,920 $46,042,815 59.6%
Seattle University 96% $28,760,350 $37,190,162 29.3%
William Mitchell College of Law 93% $26,575,776 $29,677,784 11.7%
Barry University 95% $25,400,250 $29,685,825 16.9%
St. Thomas University - Florida 91% $20,276,070 $27,739,176 36.8%
Valparaiso University 93% $17,728,308 $21,121,600 19.1%
Rutgers State University - Newark 91% $17,461,346 $18,527,949 6.1%
Capital University 94% $17,065,290 $17,015,100 -0.3%
Hamline University 95% $16,179,580 $20,937,005 29.4%
Western New England University School of Law 92% $16,029,790 $11,711,160 -26.9%
Creighton University 92% $14,595,840 $15,443,492 5.8%
Howard University 96% $14,112,504 $13,394,268 -5.1%
Whittier Law School 91% $13,615,030 $26,833,554 97.1%
University of New Hampshire 90% $13,102,576 $13,725,997 4.8%
Regent University 93% $12,962,208 $14,142,854 9.1%
Drake University 94% $11,813,304 $13,280,554 12.4%
Willamette University 93% $11,144,334 $15,379,187 38%
University of Toledo 90% $10,688,822 $10,758,564 0.7%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 90% $10,435,642 $12,223,544 17.1%
University of Louisville 91% $8,868,915 $9,199,890 3.7%
Ohio Northern University 97% $8,866,132 $9,806,524 10.6%
Southern University Law Center 95% $7,366,788 $12,099,519 64.2%
University of Utah 94% $7,338,135 $9,132,100 24.4%
Charlotte School of Law 92.5% $6,941,373 $53,681,696 673.4%
Western State University 91% $6,816,579 $16,487,950 141.9%
University of Montana 90% $4,436,424 $5,127,552 15.6%
Liberty University 92% $3,349,728 $4,863,250 45.2%
University of South Dakota 90% $2,982,056 $5,764,299 93.3%
New York Law School 83% $53,268,902 $57,317,968 7.6%
American University 83% $53,223,311 $60,858,712 14.3%
Suffolk University 85% $47,095,563 $50,696,067 7.6%
Loyola Marymount University 85% $43,780,377 $49,775,237 13.7%
University of the Pacific 89% $36,621,075 $23,325,822 -36.3%
South Texas College of Law Houston 85% $36,387,114 $37,764,336 3.8%
Stetson University 83% $36,167,944 $37,840,470 4.6%
University of Illinois at Chicago - John Marshall Law School 85% $35,854,710 $51,092,408 42.5%
University of Michigan 80% $35,097,629 $41,331,576 17.8%
Catholic University of America 85% $34,874,580 $22,000,024 -36.9%
University of San Diego 82% $33,651,342 $28,136,463 -16.4%
University of Denver 87% $33,310,584 $31,832,003 -4.4%
Hofstra University 80% $32,860,220 $36,486,084 11%
Loyola University New Orleans 89% $31,835,700 $22,871,048 -28.2%
St. Louis University 86% $30,960,000 $29,615,720 -4.3%
St. John's University 80% $28,091,250 $23,063,554 -17.9%
Albany Law School 85% $27,215,349 $22,521,832 -17.2%
Nova Southeastern University 86% $26,961,290 $32,884,450 22%
Santa Clara University 83% $26,930,988 $29,726,830 10.4%
University of Baltimore 83% $26,458,686 $29,943,225 13.2%
Northwestern University 80% $26,006,260 $37,994,145 46.1%
Widener University - Delaware 89% $25,962,888 $29,238,090 12.6%
DePaul University 87% $24,386,124 $31,347,855 28.5%
Marquette University 88% $22,910,576 $25,292,204 10.4%
Villanova University 83% $22,890,670 $17,439,351 -23.8%
Loyola University Chicago 84% $22,467,436 $29,692,960 32.2%
Touro College 85% $21,833,694 $25,860,785 18.4%
Duke University 80% $20,617,891 $21,569,832 4.6%
Indiana University - Bloomington 81% $20,550,378 $16,161,300 -21.4%
Golden Gate University 88% $20,465,830 $23,552,368 15.1%
University of Minnesota 81% $20,454,336 $21,993,930 7.5%
Emory University 86% $20,442,616 $24,998,700 22.3%
Charleston School of Law 85% $20,057,076 $25,142,301 25.4%
St. Mary's University 82% $19,323,895 $20,903,978 8.2%
Cornell University 83% $19,278,000 $21,465,000 11.3%
Vermont Law School 84% $19,187,100 $17,081,717 -11%
Lewis and Clark College 87% $19,067,040 $25,921,056 35.9%
Northeastern University 87% $18,884,527 $25,364,584 34.3%
George Mason University 85% $18,832,704 $19,768,788 5%
Roger Williams University 86% $18,500,700 $19,152,907 3.5%
Penn State University 88% $18,170,306 $19,195,510 5.6%
Oklahoma City University 83% $17,912,130 $16,277,784 -9.1%
Gonzaga University 89% $17,716,284 $17,464,464 -1.4%
University of San Francisco 88% $16,997,552 $26,697,533 57.1%
Pace University 86% $16,687,206 $22,847,660 36.9%
University of Oregon 87% $15,530,010 $16,944,000 9.1%
University of Houston 80% $15,331,866 $18,176,120 18.6%
Ohio State University 83% $14,816,256 $16,881,654 13.9%
University of Iowa 83% $14,502,015 $13,486,458 -7%
North Carolina Central University 86% $14,446,408 $7,083,442 -51%
Samford University 81% $13,589,100 $13,651,660 0.5%
University of Notre Dame 82% $13,108,020 $16,362,570 24.8%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis 87% $12,932,654 $12,449,724 -3.7%
Wake Forest University 89% $12,491,882 $17,850,312 42.9%
Mercer University 85% $12,459,030 $15,286,722 22.7%
Widener University - Pennsylvania 89% $12,421,899 $14,062,129 13.2%
SUNY Buffalo 81% $12,350,286 $11,781,550 -4.6%
University of Tulsa 84% $12,196,195 $8,143,010 -33.2%
University of Richmond 80% $12,151,800 $13,135,220 8.1%
University of Connecticut 81% $11,829,346 $10,590,989 -10.5%
Campbell University 85% $11,799,856 $11,798,515 -0%
Washington and Lee University 80% $11,550,730 $11,161,044 -3.4%
University of Illinois 85% $11,520,720 $14,106,764 22.4%
University of Colorado 84% $11,047,964 $16,162,920 46.3%
University of North Carolina 81% $10,597,312 $18,217,575 71.9%
Washburn University 87% $9,980,512 $8,089,412 -18.9%
Louisiana State University 82% $9,794,142 $16,731,077 70.8%
Drexel University 84% $9,581,220 $10,845,970 13.2%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas 80% $9,559,750 $11,064,258 15.7%
University of Tennessee 80% $9,306,726 $8,010,321 -13.9%
Elon Law School 86% $9,172,251 $11,787,516 28.5%
Wayne State University 86% $9,115,944 $11,582,745 27.1%
Florida State University 85% $9,021,726 $18,325,500 103.1%
University of Missouri - Columbia 87% $8,837,888 $7,872,813 -10.9%
Northern Kentucky University 81% $8,595,873 $10,456,614 21.6%
University of Dayton 86% $8,482,000 $13,618,320 60.6%
Georgia State University 84% $7,807,488 $11,590,452 48.5%
University of Mississippi 81% $7,689,488 $10,585,435 37.7%
Quinnipiac University 83% $7,507,968 $11,275,864 50.2%
Ave Maria School of Law 87% $7,336,308 $12,694,656 73%
University of Kansas 82% $7,214,596 $7,339,220 1.7%
University of Memphis 85% $6,841,548 $8,661,330 26.6%
University of Akron 81% $6,736,688 $8,396,844 24.6%
University of Cincinnati 87% $6,722,325 $8,356,267 24.3%
West Virginia University 87% $6,668,214 $9,489,424 42.3%
University of Idaho 88% $6,644,295 $10,015,056 50.7%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock 84% $6,118,266 $7,300,860 19.3%
University of Maine 83% $5,816,508 $8,038,171 38.2%
Northern Illinois University 83% $4,786,368 $6,328,924 32.2%
University of North Dakota 86% $4,145,408 $4,213,170 1.6%
University of New Mexico 87% $4,113,272 $6,889,813 67.5%
Florida International University 88% - $12,214,840 -
Indiana University - Indianapolis 81% - $21,843,126 -
University of California - Irvine 81% - $7,716,825 -
Georgetown University 79% $67,887,045 $74,511,855 9.8%
New York University 74% $49,566,924 $52,301,376 5.5%
George Washington University 78% $45,430,000 $64,453,776 41.9%
Fordham University 67% $43,717,040 $43,297,716 -1%
Columbia University 76% $42,272,685 $54,851,056 29.8%
Brooklyn Law School 79% $37,978,459 $34,715,806 -8.6%
University of Miami 77% $35,832,932 $46,318,090 29.3%
University of Virginia 78% $34,470,264 $35,953,504 4.3%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University 70% $34,373,371 $33,330,456 -3%
Michigan State University 73% $31,231,872 $23,109,548 -26%
Seton Hall University 75% $29,659,036 $27,413,400 -7.6%
University of California - Los Angeles 77% $28,172,076 $31,356,094 11.3%
Tulane University 76% $25,172,582 $25,514,665 1.4%
University of Pennsylvania 74% $24,850,092 $26,780,412 7.8%
University of Texas 74% $23,992,848 $26,225,680 9.3%
Boston University 66% $23,915,400 $17,471,700 -26.9%
University of California - Berkeley 78% $23,001,804 $32,154,304 39.8%
Boston College 77% $22,828,300 $20,371,260 -10.8%
Washington University in St Louis 69% $21,937,806 $19,819,410 -9.7%
University of Chicago 75% $21,119,505 $22,861,810 8.2%
Pepperdine University 76% $21,019,152 $21,828,750 3.9%
Temple University 74% $20,874,672 $18,199,401 -12.8%
Chicago-Kent College of Law 77% $20,160,980 $26,973,900 33.8%
University of Southern California 75% $19,399,545 $22,357,569 15.2%
University of Maryland 74% $19,165,697 $22,378,077 16.8%
Syracuse University 79% $19,163,040 $21,584,583 12.6%
University of Florida 79% $18,792,032 $20,108,040 7%
Vanderbilt University 76% $18,240,480 $17,982,069 -1.4%
Texas A&M 71% $18,052,710 $17,077,500 -5.4%
Chapman University 79% $17,374,664 $16,178,761 -6.9%
Case Western Reserve University 73% $16,947,000 $16,202,052 -4.4%
Southern Methodist University 77% $16,935,408 $24,424,932 44.2%
University of Wisconsin 77% $16,675,365 $14,445,886 -13.4%
University of Detroit Mercy 67% $16,392,460 $16,266,135 -0.8%
Duquesne University 69% $15,114,360 $12,577,032 -16.8%
Yale University 77% $14,918,196 $20,725,461 38.9%
William and Mary 79% $14,784,324 $16,742,790 13.2%
Stanford University 78% $14,723,784 $18,708,002 27.1%
University of Pittsburgh 78% $14,665,556 $17,795,292 21.3%
University of California - Davis 77% $14,628,671 $12,154,740 -16.9%
University of South Carolina 79% $13,174,932 $13,534,400 2.7%
Mississippi College 78% $12,963,384 $17,775,200 37.1%
Baylor University 71% $12,884,608 $11,316,602 -12.2%
Arizona State University 69% $12,554,358 $13,348,047 6.3%
University of Georgia 72% $11,619,129 $15,011,425 29.2%
University of Arizona 78% $10,820,856 $10,699,696 -1.1%
University of Oklahoma 79% $10,695,584 $9,242,157 -13.6%
Texas Tech University 76% $10,040,708 $13,652,064 36%
University of Washington 79% $9,128,592 $16,746,420 83.5%
University of Alabama 66% $8,159,000 $7,846,720 -3.8%
CUNY 78% $6,871,662 $9,642,555 40.3%
Brigham Young University 72% $6,277,800 $5,366,097 -14.5%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville 77% $6,255,738 $6,290,559 0.6%
University of Nebraska 79% $5,467,660 $5,794,620 6%
University of Kentucky 79% $5,053,077 $7,674,600 51.9%
University of The District of Columbia 71% $5,002,689 $5,341,775 6.8%
University of Hawaii 71% $3,868,194 $4,107,418 6.2%
University of Wyoming 79% $2,955,963 $3,756,872 27.1%
Harvard University 77% - $62,057,149 -
New England School of Law - $27,623,130 - -
Rutgers State University - Camden - $20,017,935 - -
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta - $19,560,975 - -
Florida A&M University - $9,434,713 - -
Southern Illinois University - $7,812,591 - -
Faulkner University - $3,737,000 - -
Arizona Summit Law School - - - -
Appalachian School of Law - - - -