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

We put all schools on the following chart by plotting tuition change between 2010 and 2014 against Average Amount Borrowed by 2014 Graduates. For public schools, we use resident tuition. 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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We use normal averages rather than weighted averages on this page. 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 Academic Year Tuition
Change between 2010 - 2011 and 2014 - 2015
Public (In State) Private For Profit
Amount Borrowed ≥ $150,000 $43K $49K
+13.5%
11 schools
$35K $43K
+23.6%
1 schools
Amount Borrowed $130,000 - $149,999 $33K $49K
+49.6%
4 schools
$39K $45K
+15.8%
38 schools
$35K $40K
+14.1%
2 schools
Amount Borrowed $115,000 - $129,999 $34K $39K
+13.4%
6 schools
$39K $44K
+12.6%
28 schools
Amount Borrowed $100,000 - $114,999 $28K $33K
+18.3%
10 schools
$37K $41K
+12.3%
18 schools
Amount Borrowed $80,000 - $99,999 $20K $24K
+18.6%
31 schools
$35K $40K
+13.9%
6 schools
Amount Borrowed < $80,000 $15K $18K
+23.9%
27 schools
$25K $27K
+10.3%
2 schools
Amount Borrowed Not Reported $16K $20K
+25.2%
3 schools
$33K $37K
+10.3%
3 schools
$35K $41K
+18%
2 schools

Read this chart across each row. For example, average tuition at the 11 private schools with Amount Borrowed ≥ $150,000 increased 13.5% from 2010 to 2014, from $43K to $49K.

School 2014 Grad
Avg. Borrowed
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
Florida Coastal School of Law $162,785 $34,712 $0 $42,906 $0 23.6%
Whittier Law School $151,602 $37,975 $0 $42,400 $0 11.7%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law $172,445 $38,700 $0 $44,900 $0 16%
University of San Francisco $154,321 $38,800 $0 $45,542 $0 17.4%
California Western School of Law $151,197 $40,780 $0 $45,900 $0 12.6%
Touro College $154,855 $41,070 $0 $44,520 $0 8.4%
Vermont Law School $156,713 $42,220 $0 $47,135 $0 11.6%
American University $159,316 $43,458 $0 $49,542 $0 14%
Georgetown University $150,529 $45,105 $0 $53,130 $0 17.8%
New York Law School $166,622 $46,460 $0 $49,240 $0 6%
Northwestern University $163,065 $49,714 $0 $56,434 $0 13.5%
Columbia University $154,076 $50,428 $0 $60,274 $0 19.5%
Mississippi College $130,700 $28,070 $0 $32,680 $0 16.4%
Willamette University $136,099 $31,130 $0 $37,625 $0 20.9%
Elon Law School $132,444 $32,600 $0 $37,924 $0 16.3%
Nova Southeastern University $136,450 $32,607 $0 $36,906 $0 13.2%
Barry University $149,175 $32,650 $0 $35,844 $0 9.8%
St. Thomas University - Florida $140,808 $33,082 $0 $38,458 $0 16.3%
Stetson University $148,394 $33,220 $0 $38,904 $0 17.1%
University of Detroit Mercy $132,245 $34,010 $0 $40,502 $0 19.1%
Widener University - Delaware $139,229 $34,890 $0 $40,730 $0 16.7%
Widener University - Pennsylvania $139,229 $34,890 $0 $40,730 $0 16.7%
Charlotte School of Law $140,528 $34,990 $0 $41,348 $0 18.2%
Charleston School of Law $147,031 $35,606 $0 $39,216 $0 10.1%
Marquette University $134,533 $36,300 $0 $41,040 $0 13.1%
Ave Maria School of Law $132,236 $36,448 $0 $40,136 $0 10.1%
Valparaiso University $132,010 $36,800 $0 $39,612 $0 7.6%
Western New England University School of Law $130,124 $36,854 $0 $40,954 $0 11.1%
University of Illinois at Chicago - John Marshall Law School $143,518 $36,920 $0 $45,120 $45,120 22.2% INF%
University of Denver $132,083 $37,152 $0 $42,370 $0 14%
Seattle University $131,414 $37,330 $0 $41,088 $0 10.1%
University of Miami $143,845 $38,024 $0 $46,166 $0 21.4%
Loyola University Chicago $134,968 $38,086 $0 $44,180 $0 16%
Golden Gate University $146,288 $38,375 $0 $45,350 $0 18.2%
Santa Clara University $136,990 $39,360 $0 $47,040 $0 19.5%
University of the Pacific $140,517 $39,989 $0 $46,462 $0 16.2%
Catholic University of America $144,737 $40,000 $0 $45,800 $0 14.5%
Albany Law School $130,184 $40,120 $0 $43,398 $0 8.2%
Chapman University $148,429 $40,173 $0 $46,591 $0 16%
Case Western Reserve University $131,724 $40,560 $0 $47,728 $0 17.7%
Northeastern University $134,918 $41,066 $0 $45,118 $0 9.9%
Pepperdine University $145,525 $41,210 $0 $49,030 $0 19%
Loyola Marymount University $147,701 $41,840 $0 $47,750 $0 14.1%
Tulane University $140,965 $42,144 $0 $48,456 $0 15%
Hofstra University $143,646 $43,660 $0 $52,190 $0 19.5%
George Washington University $141,346 $43,999 $0 $52,033 $0 18.3%
University of Chicago $144,695 $46,185 $0 $55,503 $0 20.2%
Fordham University $140,577 $46,476 $0 $52,532 $0 13%
Harvard University $137,599 $46,616 $0 $55,842 $0 19.8%
University of Virginia $132,182 $47,500 $42,500 $54,800 $51,800 15.4% 21.9%
University of Michigan $132,473 $47,600 $44,600 $54,398 $51,398 14.3% 15.2%
New York University $147,744 $48,213 $0 $56,838 $0 17.9%
University of Pennsylvania $130,002 $48,362 $0 $56,916 $0 17.7%
University of Southern California $137,163 $48,434 $0 $57,507 $0 18.7%
Cornell University $135,000 $51,150 $0 $59,360 $0 16.1%
University of California - Berkeley $143,546 $52,245 $44,244 $52,117 $48,166 -0.2% 8.9%
Howard University $124,021 $26,439 $0 $33,732 $0 27.6%
St. Mary's University $116,782 $28,160 $0 $33,110 $0 17.6%
Creighton University $126,586 $31,386 $0 $35,530 $0 13.2%
Regent University $125,158 $31,410 $0 $34,390 $0 9.5%
Gonzaga University $121,281 $32,775 $0 $36,510 $0 11.4%
Samford University $124,106 $33,155 $0 $36,734 $0 10.8%
Oklahoma City University $121,476 $33,925 $0 $34,330 $0 1.2%
Lewis and Clark College $127,064 $35,098 $0 $40,164 $0 14.4%
Western State University $120,350 $35,190 $0 $42,102 $0 19.6%
St. Louis University $128,764 $35,475 $0 $38,435 $0 8.3%
Mercer University $125,301 $35,695 $0 $37,260 $0 4.4%
University of Colorado $116,280 $35,773 $28,915 $38,672 $31,886 8.1% 10.3%
Loyola University New Orleans $117,892 $36,196 $0 $43,150 $0 19.2%
George Mason University $126,723 $36,278 $22,222 $40,737 $25,351 12.3% 14.1%
Penn State University $123,842 $36,816 $36,816 $43,700 $43,700 18.7% 18.7%
University of New Hampshire $121,469 $37,000 $37,000 $41,378 $37,378 11.8%
Roger Williams University $128,543 $38,010 $0 $33,792 $0 -11.1%
DePaul University $125,895 $39,350 $0 $44,999 $0 14.4%
Pace University $122,180 $39,794 $0 $45,376 $0 14%
Chicago-Kent College of Law $119,884 $40,050 $0 $45,472 $0 13.5%
Southern Methodist University $124,617 $40,186 $0 $48,796 $0 21.4%
Baylor University $116,666 $40,904 $0 $52,400 $0 28.1%
Suffolk University $120,993 $41,120 $0 $46,042 $0 12%
University of San Diego $128,477 $41,414 $0 $47,490 $0 14.7%
Quinnipiac University $119,956 $42,740 $0 $47,101 $0 10.2%
Seton Hall University $128,100 $45,048 $0 $50,034 $0 11.1%
Syracuse University $129,249 $45,126 $0 $46,064 $0 2.1%
Vanderbilt University $122,327 $45,286 $0 $49,722 $0 9.8%
Stanford University $128,137 $46,581 $0 $54,366 $0 16.7%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University $121,644 $46,794 $0 $53,570 $0 14.5%
Duke University $125,406 $47,722 $0 $55,588 $0 16.5%
University of California - Hastings $129,178 $50,131 $38,906 $54,335 $48,335 8.4% 24.2%
University of California - Los Angeles $121,066 $50,639 $40,616 $51,720 $45,226 2.1% 11.4%
Yale University $117,093 $50,750 $0 $56,200 $0 10.7%
South Texas College of Law Houston $113,748 $26,340 $0 $28,680 $0 8.9%
Texas A&M $103,500 $27,440 $27,440 $33,092 $33,092 20.6% 20.6%
University of Oregon $105,900 $29,953 $24,031 $38,056 $30,586 27.1% 27.3%
Ohio Northern University $107,764 $31,264 $0 $24,800 $0 -20.7%
Capital University $113,434 $32,074 $0 $33,180 $0 3.4%
Duquesne University $107,496 $32,376 $0 $38,420 $0 18.7%
Drake University $108,857 $32,514 $0 $38,106 $0 17.2%
University of Maine $101,749 $32,824 $21,994 $34,736 $23,666 5.8% 7.6%
Hamline University $113,173 $33,506 $0 $39,536 $0 18%
University of Dayton $113,486 $33,674 $0 $35,273 $0 4.7%
William Mitchell College of Law $110,738 $33,800 $0 $38,660 $0 14.4%
University of Richmond $110,380 $34,070 $0 $39,200 $0 15.1%
University of Pittsburgh $103,461 $34,176 $26,550 $39,100 $31,616 14.4% 19.1%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis $100,401 $36,313 $0 $37,185 $0 2.4%
University of Maryland $102,183 $36,629 $25,350 $41,464 $28,657 13.2% 13%
Wake Forest University $107,532 $37,230 $0 $42,526 $0 14.2%
University of Washington $105,990 $37,299 $24,339 $45,021 $31,980 20.7% 31.4%
University of Baltimore $114,725 $37,368 $25,224 $41,044 $27,884 9.8% 10.5%
Washington and Lee University $109,422 $39,937 $0 $45,597 $0 14.2%
University of Minnesota $104,733 $40,388 $31,882 $48,710 $41,222 20.6% 29.3%
University of Notre Dame $111,310 $40,805 $0 $50,520 $0 23.8%
Boston University $107,850 $40,838 $0 $47,188 $0 15.5%
Emory University $108,690 $43,392 $0 $49,734 $0 14.6%
Washington University in St Louis $111,345 $44,125 $0 $50,152 $0 13.7%
St. John's University $111,959 $44,280 $0 $51,490 $0 16.3%
University of Texas $100,868 $44,638 $28,669 $49,244 $33,162 10.3% 15.7%
Brooklyn Law School $114,953 $46,635 $0 $54,246 $0 16.3%
University of California - Irvine $102,891 $50,574 $40,550 $51,211 $44,717 1.3% 10.3%
CUNY $82,415 $18,732 $11,952 $24,073 $15,193 28.5% 27.1%
University of Idaho $92,732 $24,532 $12,940 $30,010 $16,480 22.3% 27.4%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law $89,879 $24,976 $18,200 $34,174 $24,887 36.8% 36.7%
Texas Tech University $84,272 $25,751 $17,351 $32,693 $22,733 27% 31%
Washburn University $83,396 $25,900 $16,630 $29,766 $19,094 14.9% 14.8%
University of Oklahoma $81,789 $28,034 $18,105 $30,398 $19,973 8.4% 10.3%
West Virginia University $84,727 $28,444 $14,212 $34,524 $18,234 21.4% 28.3%
Florida International University $89,815 $30,224 $15,520 $35,590 $21,345 17.8% 37.5%
Louisiana State University $89,471 $30,228 $16,148 $40,348 $20,998 33.5% 30%
University of Louisville $90,195 $30,300 $15,760 $36,538 $19,702 20.6% 25%
University of Tulsa $99,305 $30,320 $0 $34,490 $0 13.8%
University of Toledo $96,924 $30,613 $19,833 $33,752 $22,203 10.3% 11.9%
University of North Carolina $92,475 $31,218 $17,068 $39,191 $22,560 25.5% 32.2%
Temple University $97,323 $31,220 $18,206 $36,336 $21,646 16.4% 18.9%
Campbell University $90,065 $32,280 $0 $38,645 $0 19.7%
Northern Kentucky University $82,989 $32,882 $15,124 $27,944 $17,414 -15% 15.1%
University of Akron $82,322 $33,408 $21,451 $24,440 $24,340 -26.8% 13.5%
University of Georgia $88,825 $33,620 $15,814 $36,810 $19,140 9.5% 21%
William and Mary $98,487 $33,800 $23,800 $38,800 $29,800 14.8% 25.2%
Michigan State University $95,494 $34,045 $0 $37,294 $0 9.5%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas $99,678 $34,238 $20,838 $35,749 $24,749 4.4% 18.8%
Drexel University $91,915 $34,450 $0 $39,203 $0 13.8%
Arizona State University $97,431 $35,147 $21,598 $41,751 $26,753 18.8% 23.9%
University of Florida $82,410 $35,752 $16,387 $38,836 $22,231 8.6% 35.7%
Rutgers State University - Newark $89,507 $35,897 $24,977 $38,029 $26,062 5.9% 4.3%
Florida State University $80,375 $35,934 $16,371 $40,695 $20,683 13.2% 26.3%
Villanova University $95,297 $36,690 $0 $41,250 $0 12.4%
University of Houston $88,664 $36,903 $26,731 $43,176 $29,784 17% 11.4%
University of Arizona $95,533 $39,402 $23,540 $29,000 $24,607 -26.4% 4.5%
Ohio State University $97,021 $39,418 $24,468 $43,508 $28,577 10.4% 16.8%
University of South Carolina $84,590 $40,494 $20,236 $46,180 $23,074 14% 14%
Boston College $97,006 $40,905 $0 $46,790 $0 14.4%
University of Iowa $92,373 $42,922 $24,154 $41,296 $23,760 -3.8% -1.6%
University of Illinois $89,852 $43,420 $36,420 $49,044 $41,294 13% 13.4%
Indiana University - Indianapolis $96,651 $43,646 $20,554 $45,193 $24,892 3.5% 21.1%
Indiana University - Bloomington $89,785 $43,704 $26,904 $49,926 $31,121 14.2% 15.7%
University of California - Davis $93,498 $50,595 $41,763 $56,537 $47,286 11.7% 13.2%
Southern University Law Center $77,067 $13,080 $8,478 $21,614 $12,014 65.2% 41.7%
University of The District of Columbia $73,175 $18,330 $9,480 $22,136 $11,383 20.8% 20.1%
Brigham Young University $54,203 $20,560 $10,280 $23,240 $11,620 13% 13%
University of South Dakota $78,963 $21,960 $11,208 $29,518 $13,904 34.4% 24.1%
University of North Dakota $64,818 $22,323 $10,163 $24,249 $10,925 8.6% 7.5%
University of Mississippi $73,003 $22,470 $10,275 $31,688 $14,688 41% 42.9%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville $63,541 $22,501 $11,367 $30,028 $14,508 33.5% 27.6%
North Carolina Central University $58,061 $23,222 $9,961 $25,636 $11,708 10.4% 17.5%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock $69,532 $23,451 $11,456 $28,342 $13,996 20.9% 22.2%
University of Wyoming $67,087 $23,808 $11,264 $29,245 $14,455 22.8% 28.3%
University of Montana $71,216 $26,186 $11,062 $29,328 $11,335 12% 2.5%
University of Kansas $74,890 $27,038 $15,561 $34,089 $19,985 26.1% 28.4%
Wayne State University $79,881 $27,187 $24,871 $32,808 $30,025 20.7% 20.7%
University of Alabama $69,440 $28,070 $15,760 $36,304 $21,624 29.3% 37.2%
University of Nebraska $62,985 $28,649 $13,337 $32,852 $14,479 14.7% 8.6%
Liberty University $69,475 $29,120 $0 $31,562 $0 8.4%
University of Kentucky $76,746 $29,424 $16,982 $38,508 $20,988 30.9% 23.6%
University of Hawaii $56,266 $30,485 $16,421 $39,192 $19,464 28.6% 18.5%
University of New Mexico $71,029 $30,604 $13,660 $34,521 $16,251 12.8% 19%
SUNY Buffalo $76,010 $30,772 $19,112 $43,986 $26,096 42.9% 36.5%
Northern Illinois University $77,182 $30,960 $17,268 $37,700 $21,764 21.8% 26%
University of Missouri - Columbia $67,289 $31,986 $16,759 $37,462 $19,832 17.1% 18.3%
University of Tennessee $66,201 $33,206 $14,462 $37,752 $19,048 13.7% 31.7%
Georgia State University $69,822 $34,334 $13,310 $35,986 $16,378 4.8% 23.1%
University of Memphis $78,030 $36,170 $14,298 $25,907 $18,470 -28.4% 29.2%
University of Utah $78,725 $36,209 $18,231 $47,170 $24,797 30.3% 36%
University of Cincinnati $76,663 $36,526 $20,946 $29,010 $24,010 -20.6% 14.6%
University of Wisconsin $79,373 $37,586 $18,049 $40,068 $21,372 6.6% 18.4%
University of Connecticut $70,139 $44,398 $21,508 $54,248 $26,224 22.2% 21.9%
Appalachian School of Law - $28,325 $0 $31,525 $0 11.3%
Florida A&M University - $29,573 $10,312 $34,034 $14,131 15.1% 37%
Faulkner University - $31,020 $0 $34,000 $0 9.6%
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta - $32,965 $0 $38,690 $0 17.4%
Southern Illinois University - $33,097 $14,746 $43,320 $19,160 30.9% 29.9%
Rutgers State University - Camden - $33,173 $22,382 $38,068 $26,101 14.8% 16.6%
Arizona Summit Law School - $36,036 $0 $42,756 $0 18.6%
New England School of Law - $39,900 $0 $43,988 $0 10.2%