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You are viewing Total Federal Investment at ABA-approved law schools grouped by Enrollment in 2014

The following charts, grouped by Enrollment in 2014, 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 Enrollment in 2014 Federal Investment for 2010 Graduates
36,753 Borrowing Graduates
Federal Investment for 2014 Graduates
34,006 Borrowing Graduates (-7.5%)
Change
Group Average Adjusted Total Group Average Adjusted Total
> 320 New 1Ls
17 schools
$44.1 Million $763 Million
Known TFI + 502 Grads at 1 Schools
$52.9 Million
Per School
$793.6 Million
Known TFI + 0 Grads at 2 Schools
4%
220 - 319 New 1Ls
39 schools
$26.6 Million $1.02 Billion
Known TFI + 314 Grads at 2 Schools
$30.2 Million
Per School
$1.19 Billion
Known TFI + 543 Grads at 2 Schools
16.8%
170 - 219 New 1Ls
37 schools
$16.9 Million $626.8 Million
Known TFI + 0 Grads at 0 Schools
$18.9 Million
Per School
$708.6 Million
Known TFI + 414 Grads at 2 Schools
13.1%
120 - 169 New 1Ls
55 schools
$15.8 Million $864.8 Million
Known TFI + 128 Grads at 1 Schools
$16.2 Million
Per School
$851.9 Million
Known TFI + 229 Grads at 4 Schools
-1.5%
< 120 New 1Ls
49 schools
$8.9 Million $425.1 Million
Known TFI + 92 Grads at 2 Schools
$10.3 Million
Per School
$490.6 Million
Known TFI + 148 Grads at 3 Schools
15.4%

Read this chart across each row. For example, the federal government increased its investment at the 17 schools with > 320 New 1Ls by 4% for graduates between 2010 and 2014, from $763 Million to $793.6 Million.

School 2014 Enrollment Total Federal Investment for 2010 Graduates Total Federal Investment for 2014 Graduates Change
Thomas M Cooley Law School 445 $88,447,128 - -
Georgetown University 580 $67,887,045 $74,511,855 9.8%
American University 429 $53,223,311 $60,858,712 14.3%
New York University 452 $49,566,924 $52,301,376 5.5%
Florida Coastal School of Law 424 $47,441,540 $73,253,250 54.4%
Suffolk University 423 $47,095,563 $50,696,067 7.6%
George Washington University 539 $45,430,000 $64,453,776 41.9%
Fordham University 367 $43,717,040 $43,297,716 -1%
Columbia University 381 $42,272,685 $54,851,056 29.8%
Brooklyn Law School 399 $37,978,459 $34,715,806 -8.6%
South Texas College of Law Houston 362 $36,387,114 $37,764,336 3.8%
University of Illinois at Chicago - John Marshall Law School 357 $35,854,710 $51,092,408 42.5%
University of California - Hastings 323 $35,620,823 $46,762,436 31.3%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University 339 $34,373,371 $33,330,456 -3%
Southwestern Law School 337 $32,639,991 - -
Charlotte School of Law 446 $6,941,373 $53,681,696 673.4%
Harvard University 563 - $62,057,149 -
New York Law School 245 $53,268,902 $57,317,968 7.6%
Loyola Marymount University 312 $43,780,377 $49,775,237 13.7%
California Western School of Law 263 $36,405,250 $30,088,203 -17.4%
Stetson University 246 $36,167,944 $37,840,470 4.6%
University of Miami 229 $35,832,932 $46,318,090 29.3%
University of Michigan 318 $35,097,629 $41,331,576 17.8%
University of Virginia 307 $34,470,264 $35,953,504 4.3%
University of San Diego 223 $33,651,342 $28,136,463 -16.4%
University of Denver 258 $33,310,584 $31,832,003 -4.4%
Hofstra University 280 $32,860,220 $36,486,084 11%
Michigan State University 248 $31,231,872 $23,109,548 -26%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law 241 $28,843,920 $46,042,815 59.6%
Seattle University 256 $28,760,350 $37,190,162 29.3%
University of California - Los Angeles 314 $28,172,076 $31,356,094 11.3%
New England School of Law 265 $27,623,130 - -
Nova Southeastern University 262 $26,961,290 $32,884,450 22%
University of Baltimore 233 $26,458,686 $29,943,225 13.2%
Northwestern University 242 $26,006,260 $37,994,145 46.1%
Barry University 268 $25,400,250 $29,685,825 16.9%
University of Pennsylvania 250 $24,850,092 $26,780,412 7.8%
DePaul University 226 $24,386,124 $31,347,855 28.5%
University of Texas 301 $23,992,848 $26,225,680 9.3%
University of California - Berkeley 274 $23,001,804 $32,154,304 39.8%
Boston College 230 $22,828,300 $20,371,260 -10.8%
Loyola University Chicago 231 $22,467,436 $29,692,960 32.2%
Washington University in St Louis 270 $21,937,806 $19,819,410 -9.7%
Pepperdine University 227 $21,019,152 $21,828,750 3.9%
Duke University 221 $20,617,891 $21,569,832 4.6%
Emory University 223 $20,442,616 $24,998,700 22.3%
St. Thomas University - Florida 233 $20,276,070 $27,739,176 36.8%
Chicago-Kent College of Law 228 $20,160,980 $26,973,900 33.8%
St. Mary's University 254 $19,323,895 $20,903,978 8.2%
University of Florida 307 $18,792,032 $20,108,040 7%
Southern Methodist University 226 $16,935,408 $24,424,932 44.2%
University of Houston 231 $15,331,866 $18,176,120 18.6%
Whittier Law School 239 $13,615,030 $26,833,554 97.1%
Texas Tech University 228 $10,040,708 $13,652,064 36%
Arizona Summit Law School 262 - - -
Indiana University - Indianapolis 281 - $21,843,126 -
St. John's University 214 $28,091,250 $23,063,554 -17.9%
Tulane University 185 $25,172,582 $25,514,665 1.4%
Boston University 208 $23,915,400 $17,471,700 -26.9%
Marquette University 208 $22,910,576 $25,292,204 10.4%
Touro College 187 $21,833,694 $25,860,785 18.4%
University of Chicago 190 $21,119,505 $22,861,810 8.2%
Temple University 215 $20,874,672 $18,199,401 -12.8%
Indiana University - Bloomington 183 $20,550,378 $16,161,300 -21.4%
University of Minnesota 193 $20,454,336 $21,993,930 7.5%
Rutgers State University - Camden 182 $20,017,935 - -
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta 214 $19,560,975 - -
University of Southern California 202 $19,399,545 $22,357,569 15.2%
Cornell University 203 $19,278,000 $21,465,000 11.3%
University of Maryland 196 $19,165,697 $22,378,077 16.8%
Lewis and Clark College 203 $19,067,040 $25,921,056 35.9%
Vanderbilt University 171 $18,240,480 $17,982,069 -1.4%
Penn State University 191 $18,170,306 $19,195,510 5.6%
Texas A&M 192 $18,052,710 $17,077,500 -5.4%
Valparaiso University 174 $17,728,308 $21,121,600 19.1%
Rutgers State University - Newark 189 $17,461,346 $18,527,949 6.1%
University of San Francisco 172 $16,997,552 $26,697,533 57.1%
Pace University 207 $16,687,206 $22,847,660 36.9%
University of Detroit Mercy 199 $16,392,460 $16,266,135 -0.8%
Yale University 200 $14,918,196 $20,725,461 38.9%
William and Mary 213 $14,784,324 $16,742,790 13.2%
Stanford University 179 $14,723,784 $18,708,002 27.1%
North Carolina Central University 199 $14,446,408 $7,083,442 -51%
University of South Carolina 213 $13,174,932 $13,534,400 2.7%
University of Notre Dame 200 $13,108,020 $16,362,570 24.8%
Wake Forest University 179 $12,491,882 $17,850,312 42.9%
Campbell University 185 $11,799,856 $11,798,515 -0%
University of Georgia 185 $11,619,129 $15,011,425 29.2%
University of North Carolina 201 $10,597,312 $18,217,575 71.9%
Louisiana State University 200 $9,794,142 $16,731,077 70.8%
Florida State University 188 $9,021,726 $18,325,500 103.1%
Georgia State University 186 $7,807,488 $11,590,452 48.5%
Southern University Law Center 196 $7,366,788 $12,099,519 64.2%
University of the Pacific 152 $36,621,075 $23,325,822 -36.3%
Catholic University of America 140 $34,874,580 $22,000,024 -36.9%
Loyola University New Orleans 139 $31,835,700 $22,871,048 -28.2%
St. Louis University 165 $30,960,000 $29,615,720 -4.3%
Seton Hall University 167 $29,659,036 $27,413,400 -7.6%
Santa Clara University 152 $26,930,988 $29,726,830 10.4%
William Mitchell College of Law 169 $26,575,776 $29,677,784 11.7%
Widener University - Delaware 128 $25,962,888 $29,238,090 12.6%
Villanova University 155 $22,890,670 $17,439,351 -23.8%
Golden Gate University 137 $20,465,830 $23,552,368 15.1%
Charleston School of Law 166 $20,057,076 $25,142,301 25.4%
Vermont Law School 143 $19,187,100 $17,081,717 -11%
Syracuse University 169 $19,163,040 $21,584,583 12.6%
Northeastern University 126 $18,884,527 $25,364,584 34.3%
George Mason University 161 $18,832,704 $19,768,788 5%
Roger Williams University 138 $18,500,700 $19,152,907 3.5%
Oklahoma City University 156 $17,912,130 $16,277,784 -9.1%
Gonzaga University 125 $17,716,284 $17,464,464 -1.4%
Chapman University 169 $17,374,664 $16,178,761 -6.9%
Capital University 163 $17,065,290 $17,015,100 -0.3%
Case Western Reserve University 146 $16,947,000 $16,202,052 -4.4%
University of Wisconsin 158 $16,675,365 $14,445,886 -13.4%
Duquesne University 124 $15,114,360 $12,577,032 -16.8%
Ohio State University 167 $14,816,256 $16,881,654 13.9%
University of Pittsburgh 156 $14,665,556 $17,795,292 21.3%
University of California - Davis 164 $14,628,671 $12,154,740 -16.9%
University of Iowa 141 $14,502,015 $13,486,458 -7%
Howard University 126 $14,112,504 $13,394,268 -5.1%
Samford University 146 $13,589,100 $13,651,660 0.5%
Mississippi College 151 $12,963,384 $17,775,200 37.1%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis 124 $12,932,654 $12,449,724 -3.7%
Baylor University 158 $12,884,608 $11,316,602 -12.2%
Arizona State University 143 $12,554,358 $13,348,047 6.3%
Mercer University 146 $12,459,030 $15,286,722 22.7%
SUNY Buffalo 143 $12,350,286 $11,781,550 -4.6%
University of Richmond 133 $12,151,800 $13,135,220 8.1%
University of Connecticut 160 $11,829,346 $10,590,989 -10.5%
University of Illinois 157 $11,520,720 $14,106,764 22.4%
University of Colorado 166 $11,047,964 $16,162,920 46.3%
University of Missouri - Kansas City 149 $10,982,807 - -
University of Oklahoma 157 $10,695,584 $9,242,157 -13.6%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 141 $10,435,642 $12,223,544 17.1%
Texas Southern University 166 $9,585,000 - -
Drexel University 129 $9,581,220 $10,845,970 13.2%
Florida A&M University 152 $9,434,713 - -
University of Washington 163 $9,128,592 $16,746,420 83.5%
University of Alabama 134 $8,159,000 $7,846,720 -3.8%
Southern Illinois University 125 $7,812,591 - -
University of Mississippi 128 $7,689,488 $10,585,435 37.7%
University of Kansas 125 $7,214,596 $7,339,220 1.7%
Brigham Young University 126 $6,277,800 $5,366,097 -14.5%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville 125 $6,255,738 $6,290,559 0.6%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock 125 $6,118,266 $7,300,860 19.3%
University of Hawaii 120 $3,868,194 $4,107,418 6.2%
Florida International University 144 - $12,214,840 -
Albany Law School 117 $27,215,349 $22,521,832 -17.2%
Hamline University 90 $16,179,580 $20,937,005 29.4%
Western New England University School of Law 118 $16,029,790 $11,711,160 -26.9%
University of Oregon 118 $15,530,010 $16,944,000 9.1%
Creighton University 114 $14,595,840 $15,443,492 5.8%
University of New Hampshire 71 $13,102,576 $13,725,997 4.8%
Regent University 104 $12,962,208 $14,142,854 9.1%
Widener University - Pennsylvania 97 $12,421,899 $14,062,129 13.2%
University of Tulsa 86 $12,196,195 $8,143,010 -33.2%
Drake University 106 $11,813,304 $13,280,554 12.4%
Washington and Lee University 101 $11,550,730 $11,161,044 -3.4%
Willamette University 100 $11,144,334 $15,379,187 38%
University of Arizona 104 $10,820,856 $10,699,696 -1.1%
University of Toledo 79 $10,688,822 $10,758,564 0.7%
Washburn University 113 $9,980,512 $8,089,412 -18.9%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas 112 $9,559,750 $11,064,258 15.7%
University of Tennessee 93 $9,306,726 $8,010,321 -13.9%
University of La Verne 58 $9,212,567 - -
Elon Law School 112 $9,172,251 $11,787,516 28.5%
Wayne State University 117 $9,115,944 $11,582,745 27.1%
University of Louisville 92 $8,868,915 $9,199,890 3.7%
Ohio Northern University 71 $8,866,132 $9,806,524 10.6%
University of Missouri - Columbia 115 $8,837,888 $7,872,813 -10.9%
Northern Kentucky University 119 $8,595,873 $10,456,614 21.6%
University of Dayton 113 $8,482,000 $13,618,320 60.6%
Quinnipiac University 92 $7,507,968 $11,275,864 50.2%
University of Utah 100 $7,338,135 $9,132,100 24.4%
Ave Maria School of Law 112 $7,336,308 $12,694,656 73%
CUNY 97 $6,871,662 $9,642,555 40.3%
University of Memphis 118 $6,841,548 $8,661,330 26.6%
Western State University 104 $6,816,579 $16,487,950 141.9%
University of Akron 116 $6,736,688 $8,396,844 24.6%
University of Cincinnati 73 $6,722,325 $8,356,267 24.3%
West Virginia University 107 $6,668,214 $9,489,424 42.3%
University of Idaho 113 $6,644,295 $10,015,056 50.7%
University of Maine 81 $5,816,508 $8,038,171 38.2%
University of Nebraska 107 $5,467,660 $5,794,620 6%
University of Kentucky 114 $5,053,077 $7,674,600 51.9%
University of The District of Columbia 90 $5,002,689 $5,341,775 6.8%
Northern Illinois University 84 $4,786,368 $6,328,924 32.2%
University of Montana 83 $4,436,424 $5,127,552 15.6%
University of North Dakota 73 $4,145,408 $4,213,170 1.6%
University of New Mexico 111 $4,113,272 $6,889,813 67.5%
Faulkner University 113 $3,737,000 - -
Liberty University 84 $3,349,728 $4,863,250 45.2%
University of South Dakota 74 $2,982,056 $5,764,299 93.3%
University of Wyoming 85 $2,955,963 $3,756,872 27.1%
Appalachian School of Law 48 - - -
University of California - Irvine 89 - $7,716,825 -