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You are viewing Total Federal Investment at ABA-approved law schools grouped by Average Amount Borrowed by 2014 Graduates

The following charts, grouped by Average Amount Borrowed by 2014 Graduates, 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 Average Amount Borrowed by 2014 Graduates 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
Amount Borrowed ≥ $150,000
12 schools
$35.6 Million $427 Million
Known TFI + 0 Grads at 0 Schools
$44.3 Million
Per School
$531.4 Million
Known TFI + 0 Grads at 0 Schools
24.5%
Amount Borrowed $130,000 - $149,999
44 schools
$25.2 Million $1.14 Billion
Known TFI + 502 Grads at 1 Schools
$29.9 Million
Per School
$1.32 Billion
Known TFI + 0 Grads at 0 Schools
15.5%
Amount Borrowed $115,000 - $129,999
34 schools
$20.2 Million $685.8 Million
Known TFI + 0 Grads at 0 Schools
$22.2 Million
Per School
$755.9 Million
Known TFI + 0 Grads at 0 Schools
10.2%
Amount Borrowed $100,000 - $114,999
28 schools
$18.1 Million $488.3 Million
Known TFI + 0 Grads at 1 Schools
$18.9 Million
Per School
$530.6 Million
Known TFI + 0 Grads at 0 Schools
8.6%
Amount Borrowed $80,000 - $99,999
37 schools
$13.1 Million $488.2 Million
Known TFI + 382 Grads at 2 Schools
$14 Million
Per School
$518.4 Million
Known TFI + 0 Grads at 0 Schools
6.2%
Amount Borrowed < $80,000
29 schools
$7.1 Million $206.5 Million
Known TFI + 0 Grads at 0 Schools
$7.8 Million
Per School
$225.8 Million
Known TFI + 0 Grads at 0 Schools
9.3%

Read this chart across each row. For example, the federal government increased its investment at the 12 schools with Amount Borrowed ≥ $150,000 by 24.5% for graduates between 2010 and 2014, from $427 Million to $531.4 Million.

School 2014 Grad
Avg. Borrowed
Total Federal Investment for 2010 Graduates Total Federal Investment for 2014 Graduates Change
Georgetown University $150,529 $67,887,045 $74,511,855 9.8%
New York Law School $166,622 $53,268,902 $57,317,968 7.6%
American University $159,316 $53,223,311 $60,858,712 14.3%
Florida Coastal School of Law $162,785 $47,441,540 $73,253,250 54.4%
Columbia University $154,076 $42,272,685 $54,851,056 29.8%
California Western School of Law $151,197 $36,405,250 $30,088,203 -17.4%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law $172,445 $28,843,920 $46,042,815 59.6%
Northwestern University $163,065 $26,006,260 $37,994,145 46.1%
Touro College $154,855 $21,833,694 $25,860,785 18.4%
Vermont Law School $156,713 $19,187,100 $17,081,717 -11%
University of San Francisco $154,321 $16,997,552 $26,697,533 57.1%
Whittier Law School $151,602 $13,615,030 $26,833,554 97.1%
New York University $147,744 $49,566,924 $52,301,376 5.5%
George Washington University $141,346 $45,430,000 $64,453,776 41.9%
Loyola Marymount University $147,701 $43,780,377 $49,775,237 13.7%
Fordham University $140,577 $43,717,040 $43,297,716 -1%
University of the Pacific $140,517 $36,621,075 $23,325,822 -36.3%
Stetson University $148,394 $36,167,944 $37,840,470 4.6%
University of Illinois at Chicago - John Marshall Law School $143,518 $35,854,710 $51,092,408 42.5%
University of Miami $143,845 $35,832,932 $46,318,090 29.3%
University of Michigan $132,473 $35,097,629 $41,331,576 17.8%
Catholic University of America $144,737 $34,874,580 $22,000,024 -36.9%
University of Virginia $132,182 $34,470,264 $35,953,504 4.3%
University of Denver $132,083 $33,310,584 $31,832,003 -4.4%
Hofstra University $143,646 $32,860,220 $36,486,084 11%
Seattle University $131,414 $28,760,350 $37,190,162 29.3%
Albany Law School $130,184 $27,215,349 $22,521,832 -17.2%
Nova Southeastern University $136,450 $26,961,290 $32,884,450 22%
Santa Clara University $136,990 $26,930,988 $29,726,830 10.4%
Widener University - Delaware $139,229 $25,962,888 $29,238,090 12.6%
Barry University $149,175 $25,400,250 $29,685,825 16.9%
Tulane University $140,965 $25,172,582 $25,514,665 1.4%
University of Pennsylvania $130,002 $24,850,092 $26,780,412 7.8%
University of California - Berkeley $143,546 $23,001,804 $32,154,304 39.8%
Marquette University $134,533 $22,910,576 $25,292,204 10.4%
Loyola University Chicago $134,968 $22,467,436 $29,692,960 32.2%
University of Chicago $144,695 $21,119,505 $22,861,810 8.2%
Pepperdine University $145,525 $21,019,152 $21,828,750 3.9%
Golden Gate University $146,288 $20,465,830 $23,552,368 15.1%
St. Thomas University - Florida $140,808 $20,276,070 $27,739,176 36.8%
Charleston School of Law $147,031 $20,057,076 $25,142,301 25.4%
University of Southern California $137,163 $19,399,545 $22,357,569 15.2%
Cornell University $135,000 $19,278,000 $21,465,000 11.3%
Northeastern University $134,918 $18,884,527 $25,364,584 34.3%
Valparaiso University $132,010 $17,728,308 $21,121,600 19.1%
Chapman University $148,429 $17,374,664 $16,178,761 -6.9%
Case Western Reserve University $131,724 $16,947,000 $16,202,052 -4.4%
University of Detroit Mercy $132,245 $16,392,460 $16,266,135 -0.8%
Western New England University School of Law $130,124 $16,029,790 $11,711,160 -26.9%
Mississippi College $130,700 $12,963,384 $17,775,200 37.1%
Widener University - Pennsylvania $139,229 $12,421,899 $14,062,129 13.2%
Willamette University $136,099 $11,144,334 $15,379,187 38%
Elon Law School $132,444 $9,172,251 $11,787,516 28.5%
Ave Maria School of Law $132,236 $7,336,308 $12,694,656 73%
Charlotte School of Law $140,528 $6,941,373 $53,681,696 673.4%
Harvard University $137,599 - $62,057,149 -
Suffolk University $120,993 $47,095,563 $50,696,067 7.6%
University of California - Hastings $129,178 $35,620,823 $46,762,436 31.3%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University $121,644 $34,373,371 $33,330,456 -3%
University of San Diego $128,477 $33,651,342 $28,136,463 -16.4%
Loyola University New Orleans $117,892 $31,835,700 $22,871,048 -28.2%
St. Louis University $128,764 $30,960,000 $29,615,720 -4.3%
Seton Hall University $128,100 $29,659,036 $27,413,400 -7.6%
University of California - Los Angeles $121,066 $28,172,076 $31,356,094 11.3%
DePaul University $125,895 $24,386,124 $31,347,855 28.5%
Duke University $125,406 $20,617,891 $21,569,832 4.6%
Chicago-Kent College of Law $119,884 $20,160,980 $26,973,900 33.8%
St. Mary's University $116,782 $19,323,895 $20,903,978 8.2%
Syracuse University $129,249 $19,163,040 $21,584,583 12.6%
Lewis and Clark College $127,064 $19,067,040 $25,921,056 35.9%
George Mason University $126,723 $18,832,704 $19,768,788 5%
Roger Williams University $128,543 $18,500,700 $19,152,907 3.5%
Vanderbilt University $122,327 $18,240,480 $17,982,069 -1.4%
Penn State University $123,842 $18,170,306 $19,195,510 5.6%
Oklahoma City University $121,476 $17,912,130 $16,277,784 -9.1%
Gonzaga University $121,281 $17,716,284 $17,464,464 -1.4%
Southern Methodist University $124,617 $16,935,408 $24,424,932 44.2%
Pace University $122,180 $16,687,206 $22,847,660 36.9%
Yale University $117,093 $14,918,196 $20,725,461 38.9%
Stanford University $128,137 $14,723,784 $18,708,002 27.1%
Creighton University $126,586 $14,595,840 $15,443,492 5.8%
Howard University $124,021 $14,112,504 $13,394,268 -5.1%
Samford University $124,106 $13,589,100 $13,651,660 0.5%
University of New Hampshire $121,469 $13,102,576 $13,725,997 4.8%
Regent University $125,158 $12,962,208 $14,142,854 9.1%
Baylor University $116,666 $12,884,608 $11,316,602 -12.2%
Mercer University $125,301 $12,459,030 $15,286,722 22.7%
University of Colorado $116,280 $11,047,964 $16,162,920 46.3%
Quinnipiac University $119,956 $7,507,968 $11,275,864 50.2%
Western State University $120,350 $6,816,579 $16,487,950 141.9%
Brooklyn Law School $114,953 $37,978,459 $34,715,806 -8.6%
South Texas College of Law Houston $113,748 $36,387,114 $37,764,336 3.8%
St. John's University $111,959 $28,091,250 $23,063,554 -17.9%
William Mitchell College of Law $110,738 $26,575,776 $29,677,784 11.7%
University of Baltimore $114,725 $26,458,686 $29,943,225 13.2%
University of Texas $100,868 $23,992,848 $26,225,680 9.3%
Boston University $107,850 $23,915,400 $17,471,700 -26.9%
Washington University in St Louis $111,345 $21,937,806 $19,819,410 -9.7%
University of Minnesota $104,733 $20,454,336 $21,993,930 7.5%
Emory University $108,690 $20,442,616 $24,998,700 22.3%
University of Maryland $102,183 $19,165,697 $22,378,077 16.8%
Texas A&M $103,500 $18,052,710 $17,077,500 -5.4%
Capital University $113,434 $17,065,290 $17,015,100 -0.3%
Hamline University $113,173 $16,179,580 $20,937,005 29.4%
University of Oregon $105,900 $15,530,010 $16,944,000 9.1%
Duquesne University $107,496 $15,114,360 $12,577,032 -16.8%
University of Pittsburgh $103,461 $14,665,556 $17,795,292 21.3%
University of Notre Dame $111,310 $13,108,020 $16,362,570 24.8%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis $100,401 $12,932,654 $12,449,724 -3.7%
Wake Forest University $107,532 $12,491,882 $17,850,312 42.9%
University of Richmond $110,380 $12,151,800 $13,135,220 8.1%
Drake University $108,857 $11,813,304 $13,280,554 12.4%
Washington and Lee University $109,422 $11,550,730 $11,161,044 -3.4%
University of Washington $105,990 $9,128,592 $16,746,420 83.5%
Ohio Northern University $107,764 $8,866,132 $9,806,524 10.6%
University of Dayton $113,486 $8,482,000 $13,618,320 60.6%
University of Maine $101,749 $5,816,508 $8,038,171 38.2%
University of California - Irvine $102,891 - $7,716,825 -
Michigan State University $95,494 $31,231,872 $23,109,548 -26%
Villanova University $95,297 $22,890,670 $17,439,351 -23.8%
Boston College $97,006 $22,828,300 $20,371,260 -10.8%
Temple University $97,323 $20,874,672 $18,199,401 -12.8%
Indiana University - Bloomington $89,785 $20,550,378 $16,161,300 -21.4%
University of Florida $82,410 $18,792,032 $20,108,040 7%
Rutgers State University - Newark $89,507 $17,461,346 $18,527,949 6.1%
University of Houston $88,664 $15,331,866 $18,176,120 18.6%
Ohio State University $97,021 $14,816,256 $16,881,654 13.9%
William and Mary $98,487 $14,784,324 $16,742,790 13.2%
University of California - Davis $93,498 $14,628,671 $12,154,740 -16.9%
University of Iowa $92,373 $14,502,015 $13,486,458 -7%
University of South Carolina $84,590 $13,174,932 $13,534,400 2.7%
Arizona State University $97,431 $12,554,358 $13,348,047 6.3%
University of Tulsa $99,305 $12,196,195 $8,143,010 -33.2%
Campbell University $90,065 $11,799,856 $11,798,515 -0%
University of Georgia $88,825 $11,619,129 $15,011,425 29.2%
University of Illinois $89,852 $11,520,720 $14,106,764 22.4%
University of Arizona $95,533 $10,820,856 $10,699,696 -1.1%
University of Oklahoma $81,789 $10,695,584 $9,242,157 -13.6%
University of Toledo $96,924 $10,688,822 $10,758,564 0.7%
University of North Carolina $92,475 $10,597,312 $18,217,575 71.9%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law $89,879 $10,435,642 $12,223,544 17.1%
Texas Tech University $84,272 $10,040,708 $13,652,064 36%
Washburn University $83,396 $9,980,512 $8,089,412 -18.9%
Louisiana State University $89,471 $9,794,142 $16,731,077 70.8%
Drexel University $91,915 $9,581,220 $10,845,970 13.2%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas $99,678 $9,559,750 $11,064,258 15.7%
Florida State University $80,375 $9,021,726 $18,325,500 103.1%
University of Louisville $90,195 $8,868,915 $9,199,890 3.7%
Northern Kentucky University $82,989 $8,595,873 $10,456,614 21.6%
CUNY $82,415 $6,871,662 $9,642,555 40.3%
University of Akron $82,322 $6,736,688 $8,396,844 24.6%
West Virginia University $84,727 $6,668,214 $9,489,424 42.3%
University of Idaho $92,732 $6,644,295 $10,015,056 50.7%
Florida International University $89,815 - $12,214,840 -
Indiana University - Indianapolis $96,651 - $21,843,126 -
University of Wisconsin $79,373 $16,675,365 $14,445,886 -13.4%
North Carolina Central University $58,061 $14,446,408 $7,083,442 -51%
SUNY Buffalo $76,010 $12,350,286 $11,781,550 -4.6%
University of Connecticut $70,139 $11,829,346 $10,590,989 -10.5%
University of Tennessee $66,201 $9,306,726 $8,010,321 -13.9%
Wayne State University $79,881 $9,115,944 $11,582,745 27.1%
University of Missouri - Columbia $67,289 $8,837,888 $7,872,813 -10.9%
University of Alabama $69,440 $8,159,000 $7,846,720 -3.8%
Georgia State University $69,822 $7,807,488 $11,590,452 48.5%
University of Mississippi $73,003 $7,689,488 $10,585,435 37.7%
Southern University Law Center $77,067 $7,366,788 $12,099,519 64.2%
University of Utah $78,725 $7,338,135 $9,132,100 24.4%
University of Kansas $74,890 $7,214,596 $7,339,220 1.7%
University of Memphis $78,030 $6,841,548 $8,661,330 26.6%
University of Cincinnati $76,663 $6,722,325 $8,356,267 24.3%
Brigham Young University $54,203 $6,277,800 $5,366,097 -14.5%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville $63,541 $6,255,738 $6,290,559 0.6%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock $69,532 $6,118,266 $7,300,860 19.3%
University of Nebraska $62,985 $5,467,660 $5,794,620 6%
University of Kentucky $76,746 $5,053,077 $7,674,600 51.9%
University of The District of Columbia $73,175 $5,002,689 $5,341,775 6.8%
Northern Illinois University $77,182 $4,786,368 $6,328,924 32.2%
University of Montana $71,216 $4,436,424 $5,127,552 15.6%
University of North Dakota $64,818 $4,145,408 $4,213,170 1.6%
University of New Mexico $71,029 $4,113,272 $6,889,813 67.5%
University of Hawaii $56,266 $3,868,194 $4,107,418 6.2%
Liberty University $69,475 $3,349,728 $4,863,250 45.2%
University of South Dakota $78,963 $2,982,056 $5,764,299 93.3%
University of Wyoming $67,087 $2,955,963 $3,756,872 27.1%
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 - - - -