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You are viewing Job Outcomes for ABA-approved law schools grouped by Average Amount Borrowed by 2014 Graduates

We put all schools on the following chart by plotting LT, FT BPR job rates in 2014 against Average Amount Borrowed by 2014 Graduates. "LT, FT BPR" means a job that is long term (a job with an indefinite duration or fixed duration of 1 year or more), full time (at least 35 hours per week) bar passage required (job requires a law license). Debt is not the amount owed, but the amount borrowed. It does not include interest that accumulated during law school, debt from other degree programs, or private debt related to attending law school. Note also that these amounts reflect only graduates.

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On this page, we use a weighted average rather than a normal average. "LT, FT BPR" means a job that is long term (a job with an indefinite duration or fixed duration of 1 year or more), full time (at least 35 hours per week) bar passage required (job requires a law license). Debt is not the amount owed, but the amount borrowed. It does not include interest that accumulated during law school, debt from other degree programs, or private debt related to attending law school. Note also that these amounts reflect only graduates.

Grouped by Average Amount Borrowed by 2014 Graduates Average 2014 Legal Job Rate
Amount Borrowed ≥ $150,000
12 schools
56.9%
Amount Borrowed $130,000 - $149,999
44 schools
63.8%
Amount Borrowed $115,000 - $129,999
34 schools
60.7%
Amount Borrowed $100,000 - $114,999
28 schools
61.7%
Amount Borrowed $80,000 - $99,999
37 schools
65%
Amount Borrowed < $80,000
29 schools
60.3%
Amount Borrowed Not Reported
8 schools
46%

Read this chart across each row. For example, the 12 schools with Amount Borrowed ≥ $150,000 had an average LT, FT BPR job rate of 56.9% in 2014.

School 2014 Grad
Avg. Borrowed
2014 LT, FT
Legal Jobs
Whittier Law School $151,602 27.3%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law $172,445 29.7%
University of San Francisco $154,321 33%
Florida Coastal School of Law $162,785 34.7%
New York Law School $166,622 43.1%
Vermont Law School $156,713 48.5%
California Western School of Law $151,197 48.9%
American University $159,316 54.6%
Touro College $154,855 56.6%
Georgetown University $150,529 79.9%
Northwestern University $163,065 81.4%
Columbia University $154,076 93.8%
Golden Gate University $146,288 25.7%
Charlotte School of Law $140,528 34.1%
Santa Clara University $136,990 35.6%
Western New England University School of Law $130,124 36.7%
University of Detroit Mercy $132,245 37.2%
Ave Maria School of Law $132,236 37.3%
Elon Law School $132,444 39.4%
Barry University $149,175 42.1%
Widener University - Delaware $139,229 44.9%
University of the Pacific $140,517 45.5%
Catholic University of America $144,737 45.8%
St. Thomas University - Florida $140,808 47.2%
Chapman University $148,429 47.8%
Pepperdine University $145,525 49%
Seattle University $131,414 49.2%
Valparaiso University $132,010 49.4%
Marquette University $134,533 51.4%
Charleston School of Law $147,031 52.7%
Mississippi College $130,700 53.1%
Northeastern University $134,918 53.2%
Widener University - Pennsylvania $139,229 54%
Case Western Reserve University $131,724 54.8%
Loyola University Chicago $134,968 55.7%
University of Denver $132,083 56%
University of Illinois at Chicago - John Marshall Law School $143,518 56.6%
Stetson University $148,394 57%
Hofstra University $143,646 57.7%
Loyola Marymount University $147,701 60.6%
Tulane University $140,965 61.8%
Nova Southeastern University $136,450 62.1%
Albany Law School $130,184 62.3%
Willamette University $136,099 66.4%
Fordham University $140,577 67.8%
University of Miami $143,845 68.9%
George Washington University $141,346 78.9%
University of Southern California $137,163 79.3%
Harvard University $137,599 89.9%
University of Michigan $132,473 90.3%
University of California - Berkeley $143,546 92.3%
University of Chicago $144,695 92.4%
New York University $147,744 93.5%
University of Virginia $132,182 94.3%
University of Pennsylvania $130,002 94.6%
Cornell University $135,000 95.8%
Western State University $120,350 32.7%
Quinnipiac University $119,956 42.5%
Roger Williams University $128,543 46.2%
Suffolk University $120,993 46.9%
Regent University $125,158 47.5%
University of San Diego $128,477 47.9%
University of California - Hastings $129,178 51.2%
Chicago-Kent College of Law $119,884 51.7%
Lewis and Clark College $127,064 52.6%
Loyola University New Orleans $117,892 52.8%
DePaul University $125,895 55.2%
George Mason University $126,723 55.4%
Howard University $124,021 55.8%
Samford University $124,106 56.6%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University $121,644 56.6%
Gonzaga University $121,281 56.8%
Syracuse University $129,249 57.4%
Pace University $122,180 58.5%
St. Mary's University $116,782 58.7%
St. Louis University $128,764 62.6%
Oklahoma City University $121,476 63.6%
Creighton University $126,586 63.9%
University of New Hampshire $121,469 64.3%
Penn State University $123,842 65.9%
Baylor University $116,666 68.4%
Mercer University $125,301 69.2%
Southern Methodist University $124,617 69.7%
University of Colorado $116,280 69.7%
Seton Hall University $128,100 72.3%
Yale University $117,093 72.6%
University of California - Los Angeles $121,066 81%
Vanderbilt University $122,327 84.5%
Duke University $125,406 90.2%
Stanford University $128,137 90.4%
Capital University $113,434 38.8%
University of Oregon $105,900 47.8%
Ohio Northern University $107,764 47.9%
Hamline University $113,173 48.7%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis $100,401 49%
University of Maine $101,749 50.5%
University of Baltimore $114,725 51.3%
Texas A&M $103,500 52.2%
Brooklyn Law School $114,953 52.4%
University of Pittsburgh $103,461 52.5%
University of Dayton $113,486 52.9%
William Mitchell College of Law $110,738 55.9%
Duquesne University $107,496 57.1%
University of Maryland $102,183 57.4%
University of Richmond $110,380 59.1%
St. John's University $111,959 61.5%
South Texas College of Law Houston $113,748 61.8%
University of Washington $105,990 63.5%
Washington and Lee University $109,422 64.6%
Drake University $108,857 64.6%
Wake Forest University $107,532 71.1%
Boston University $107,850 72.8%
University of California - Irvine $102,891 74.2%
University of Minnesota $104,733 76.1%
University of Texas $100,868 78.1%
Washington University in St Louis $111,345 78.3%
University of Notre Dame $111,310 78.8%
Emory University $108,690 83.6%
University of Toledo $96,924 43.9%
Northern Kentucky University $82,989 44.9%
Michigan State University $95,494 46.8%
CUNY $82,415 48.7%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law $89,879 49%
University of Akron $82,322 50.8%
West Virginia University $84,727 58.9%
Campbell University $90,065 59.7%
Texas Tech University $84,272 60.6%
Indiana University - Indianapolis $96,651 61.3%
Temple University $97,323 61.7%
Drexel University $91,915 63.1%
Villanova University $95,297 65%
Rutgers State University - Newark $89,507 65.2%
University of South Carolina $84,590 65.4%
Florida International University $89,815 65.6%
Indiana University - Bloomington $89,785 65.8%
University of Louisville $90,195 66.1%
University of Houston $88,664 66.4%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas $99,678 66.9%
Florida State University $80,375 67.2%
University of Idaho $92,732 68.3%
University of Oklahoma $81,789 68.5%
University of Florida $82,410 69.3%
University of Tulsa $99,305 69.4%
University of North Carolina $92,475 69.6%
University of Georgia $88,825 70.6%
Arizona State University $97,431 71.2%
University of Arizona $95,533 71.5%
Washburn University $83,396 72.3%
Louisiana State University $89,471 72.4%
University of Illinois $89,852 72.4%
William and Mary $98,487 72.6%
Ohio State University $97,021 73.8%
Boston College $97,006 75.1%
University of California - Davis $93,498 77.5%
University of Iowa $92,373 77.8%
University of The District of Columbia $73,175 28.2%
Southern University Law Center $77,067 34.6%
North Carolina Central University $58,061 40.9%
Liberty University $69,475 47.4%
University of Wyoming $67,087 49.3%
University of Connecticut $70,139 52.9%
Wayne State University $79,881 53.3%
University of Hawaii $56,266 54.4%
University of Mississippi $73,003 54.8%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville $63,541 55%
University of Tennessee $66,201 57%
University of Memphis $78,030 57.3%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock $69,532 59.2%
University of North Dakota $64,818 59.2%
SUNY Buffalo $76,010 59.7%
Northern Illinois University $77,182 60.6%
University of Cincinnati $76,663 63.2%
University of Missouri - Columbia $67,289 65.9%
University of Wisconsin $79,373 66.5%
University of Utah $78,725 66.7%
University of Montana $71,216 67.5%
University of South Dakota $78,963 67.9%
University of Kansas $74,890 68.1%
Georgia State University $69,822 71.2%
University of Alabama $69,440 73.1%
University of Nebraska $62,985 73.5%
Brigham Young University $54,203 76.1%
University of Kentucky $76,746 80.2%
University of New Mexico $71,029 80.2%
Florida A&M University - 31%
Appalachian School of Law - 35.8%
Arizona Summit Law School - 41.7%
New England School of Law - 42.1%
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta - 43.7%
Faulkner University - 45.8%
Rutgers State University - Camden - 61.5%
Southern Illinois University - 64.8%