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You are viewing tuition for ABA-approved law schools grouped by Job Outcomes in 2014

We put all schools on the following chart by plotting tuition change between 2010 and 2014 against Job Outcomes in 2014. For public schools, we use resident tuition. "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).

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We use normal averages rather than weighted averages on this page. "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).

Grouped by Job Outcomes in 2014 Average Academic Year Tuition
Change between 2010 - 2011 and 2014 - 2015
Public (In State) Private For Profit
≥ 90% LT, FT BPR $44K $50K
+15.2%
3 schools
$48K $57K
+17.8%
7 schools
75% - 89.9% LT, FT BPR $28K $33K
+15.3%
7 schools
$43K $50K
+16.2%
11 schools
60% - 74.9% LT, FT BPR $20K $24K
+18.9%
42 schools
$38K $43K
+13.9%
24 schools
50% - 59.9% LT, FT BPR $19K $25K
+32.7%
21 schools
$37K $42K
+14.4%
28 schools
$36K $39K
+10.1%
1 schools
40% - 49.9% LT, FT BPR $16K $19K
+23.6%
7 schools
$37K $40K
+8.1%
25 schools
$35K $41K
+18%
2 schools
30% - 39.9% LT, FT BPR $9K $13K
+39.1%
2 schools
$35K $41K
+15.1%
10 schools
$35K $42K
+20.9%
2 schools
< 30% LT, FT BPR $22K $28K
+28.6%
5 schools
$30K $41K
+36.7%
6 schools

Read this chart across each row. For example, average tuition at the 7 private schools with ≥ 90% LT, FT BPR increased 17.8% from 2010 to 2014, from $48K to $57K.

School 2014 LT, FT
Legal Jobs
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
University of Chicago 92.4% $46,185 $0 $55,503 $0 20.2%
Stanford University 90.4% $46,581 $0 $54,366 $0 16.7%
University of Virginia 94.3% $47,500 $42,500 $54,800 $51,800 15.4% 21.9%
University of Michigan 90.3% $47,600 $44,600 $54,398 $51,398 14.3% 15.2%
Duke University 90.2% $47,722 $0 $55,588 $0 16.5%
New York University 93.5% $48,213 $0 $56,838 $0 17.9%
University of Pennsylvania 94.6% $48,362 $0 $56,916 $0 17.7%
Columbia University 93.8% $50,428 $0 $60,274 $0 19.5%
Cornell University 95.8% $51,150 $0 $59,360 $0 16.1%
University of California - Berkeley 92.3% $52,245 $44,244 $52,117 $48,166 -0.2% 8.9%
Brigham Young University 76.1% $20,560 $10,280 $23,240 $11,620 13% 13%
University of Kentucky 80.2% $29,424 $16,982 $38,508 $20,988 30.9% 23.6%
University of New Mexico 80.2% $30,604 $13,660 $34,521 $16,251 12.8% 19%
University of Minnesota 76.1% $40,388 $31,882 $48,710 $41,222 20.6% 29.3%
University of Notre Dame 78.8% $40,805 $0 $50,520 $0 23.8%
Boston College 75.1% $40,905 $0 $46,790 $0 14.4%
University of Iowa 77.8% $42,922 $24,154 $41,296 $23,760 -3.8% -1.6%
Emory University 83.6% $43,392 $0 $49,734 $0 14.6%
George Washington University 78.9% $43,999 $0 $52,033 $0 18.3%
Washington University in St Louis 78.3% $44,125 $0 $50,152 $0 13.7%
University of Texas 78.1% $44,638 $28,669 $49,244 $33,162 10.3% 15.7%
Georgetown University 79.9% $45,105 $0 $53,130 $0 17.8%
Vanderbilt University 84.5% $45,286 $0 $49,722 $0 9.8%
Harvard University 89.9% $46,616 $0 $55,842 $0 19.8%
University of Southern California 79.3% $48,434 $0 $57,507 $0 18.7%
Northwestern University 81.4% $49,714 $0 $56,434 $0 13.5%
University of California - Davis 77.5% $50,595 $41,763 $56,537 $47,286 11.7% 13.2%
University of California - Los Angeles 81% $50,639 $40,616 $51,720 $45,226 2.1% 11.4%
University of South Dakota 67.9% $21,960 $11,208 $29,518 $13,904 34.4% 24.1%
University of Idaho 68.3% $24,532 $12,940 $30,010 $16,480 22.3% 27.4%
Texas Tech University 60.6% $25,751 $17,351 $32,693 $22,733 27% 31%
Washburn University 72.3% $25,900 $16,630 $29,766 $19,094 14.9% 14.8%
University of Montana 67.5% $26,186 $11,062 $29,328 $11,335 12% 2.5%
South Texas College of Law Houston 61.8% $26,340 $0 $28,680 $0 8.9%
University of Kansas 68.1% $27,038 $15,561 $34,089 $19,985 26.1% 28.4%
University of Oklahoma 68.5% $28,034 $18,105 $30,398 $19,973 8.4% 10.3%
University of Alabama 73.1% $28,070 $15,760 $36,304 $21,624 29.3% 37.2%
University of Nebraska 73.5% $28,649 $13,337 $32,852 $14,479 14.7% 8.6%
University of Missouri - Kansas City 64.3% $29,500 $15,550 $34,832 $18,320 18.1% 17.8%
Florida International University 65.6% $30,224 $15,520 $35,590 $21,345 17.8% 37.5%
Louisiana State University 72.4% $30,228 $16,148 $40,348 $20,998 33.5% 30%
University of Louisville 66.1% $30,300 $15,760 $36,538 $19,702 20.6% 25%
University of Tulsa 69.4% $30,320 $0 $34,490 $0 13.8%
Northern Illinois University 60.6% $30,960 $17,268 $37,700 $21,764 21.8% 26%
Willamette University 66.4% $31,130 $0 $37,625 $0 20.9%
University of North Carolina 69.6% $31,218 $17,068 $39,191 $22,560 25.5% 32.2%
Temple University 61.7% $31,220 $18,206 $36,336 $21,646 16.4% 18.9%
Creighton University 63.9% $31,386 $0 $35,530 $0 13.2%
University of Missouri - Columbia 65.9% $31,986 $16,759 $37,462 $19,832 17.1% 18.3%
Drake University 64.6% $32,514 $0 $38,106 $0 17.2%
Nova Southeastern University 62.1% $32,607 $0 $36,906 $0 13.2%
Southern Illinois University 64.8% $33,097 $14,746 $43,320 $19,160 30.9% 29.9%
Rutgers State University - Camden 61.5% $33,173 $22,382 $38,068 $26,101 14.8% 16.6%
University of Georgia 70.6% $33,620 $15,814 $36,810 $19,140 9.5% 21%
William and Mary 72.6% $33,800 $23,800 $38,800 $29,800 14.8% 25.2%
Oklahoma City University 63.6% $33,925 $0 $34,330 $0 1.2%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas 66.9% $34,238 $20,838 $35,749 $24,749 4.4% 18.8%
Georgia State University 71.2% $34,334 $13,310 $35,986 $16,378 4.8% 23.1%
Drexel University 63.1% $34,450 $0 $39,203 $0 13.8%
Arizona State University 71.2% $35,147 $21,598 $41,751 $26,753 18.8% 23.9%
St. Louis University 62.6% $35,475 $0 $38,435 $0 8.3%
Mercer University 69.2% $35,695 $0 $37,260 $0 4.4%
University of Florida 69.3% $35,752 $16,387 $38,836 $22,231 8.6% 35.7%
University of Colorado 69.7% $35,773 $28,915 $38,672 $31,886 8.1% 10.3%
Rutgers State University - Newark 65.2% $35,897 $24,977 $38,029 $26,062 5.9% 4.3%
Florida State University 67.2% $35,934 $16,371 $40,695 $20,683 13.2% 26.3%
University of Utah 66.7% $36,209 $18,231 $47,170 $24,797 30.3% 36%
University of Cincinnati 63.2% $36,526 $20,946 $29,010 $24,010 -20.6% 14.6%
Villanova University 65% $36,690 $0 $41,250 $0 12.4%
Penn State University 65.9% $36,816 $36,816 $43,700 $43,700 18.7% 18.7%
University of Houston 66.4% $36,903 $26,731 $43,176 $29,784 17% 11.4%
University of New Hampshire 64.3% $37,000 $37,000 $41,378 $37,378 11.8%
Wake Forest University 71.1% $37,230 $0 $42,526 $0 14.2%
University of Washington 63.5% $37,299 $24,339 $45,021 $31,980 20.7% 31.4%
University of Wisconsin 66.5% $37,586 $18,049 $40,068 $21,372 6.6% 18.4%
University of Miami 68.9% $38,024 $0 $46,166 $0 21.4%
University of Arizona 71.5% $39,402 $23,540 $29,000 $24,607 -26.4% 4.5%
Ohio State University 73.8% $39,418 $24,468 $43,508 $28,577 10.4% 16.8%
Washington and Lee University 64.6% $39,937 $0 $45,597 $0 14.2%
Albany Law School 62.3% $40,120 $0 $43,398 $0 8.2%
Southern Methodist University 69.7% $40,186 $0 $48,796 $0 21.4%
University of South Carolina 65.4% $40,494 $20,236 $46,180 $23,074 14% 14%
Boston University 72.8% $40,838 $0 $47,188 $0 15.5%
Baylor University 68.4% $40,904 $0 $52,400 $0 28.1%
Loyola Marymount University 60.6% $41,840 $0 $47,750 $0 14.1%
Tulane University 61.8% $42,144 $0 $48,456 $0 15%
University of Illinois 72.4% $43,420 $36,420 $49,044 $41,294 13% 13.4%
Indiana University - Indianapolis 61.3% $43,646 $20,554 $45,193 $24,892 3.5% 21.1%
Indiana University - Bloomington 65.8% $43,704 $26,904 $49,926 $31,121 14.2% 15.7%
St. John's University 61.5% $44,280 $0 $51,490 $0 16.3%
Seton Hall University 72.3% $45,048 $0 $50,034 $0 11.1%
Fordham University 67.8% $46,476 $0 $52,532 $0 13%
University of California - Irvine 74.2% $50,574 $40,550 $51,211 $44,717 1.3% 10.3%
Yale University 72.6% $50,750 $0 $56,200 $0 10.7%
Texas Southern University 50.7% $16,815 $13,065 $23,393 $18,443 39.1% 41.2%
University of North Dakota 59.2% $22,323 $10,163 $24,249 $10,925 8.6% 7.5%
University of Mississippi 54.8% $22,470 $10,275 $31,688 $14,688 41% 42.9%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville 55% $22,501 $11,367 $30,028 $14,508 33.5% 27.6%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock 59.2% $23,451 $11,456 $28,342 $13,996 20.9% 22.2%
Howard University 55.8% $26,439 $0 $33,732 $0 27.6%
Wayne State University 53.3% $27,187 $24,871 $32,808 $30,025 20.7% 20.7%
Texas A&M 52.2% $27,440 $27,440 $33,092 $33,092 20.6% 20.6%
Mississippi College 53.1% $28,070 $0 $32,680 $0 16.4%
St. Mary's University 58.7% $28,160 $0 $33,110 $0 17.6%
West Virginia University 58.9% $28,444 $14,212 $34,524 $18,234 21.4% 28.3%
University of Hawaii 54.4% $30,485 $16,421 $39,192 $19,464 28.6% 18.5%
SUNY Buffalo 59.7% $30,772 $19,112 $43,986 $26,096 42.9% 36.5%
Campbell University 59.7% $32,280 $0 $38,645 $0 19.7%
Duquesne University 57.1% $32,376 $0 $38,420 $0 18.7%
Gonzaga University 56.8% $32,775 $0 $36,510 $0 11.4%
University of Maine 50.5% $32,824 $21,994 $34,736 $23,666 5.8% 7.6%
Samford University 56.6% $33,155 $0 $36,734 $0 10.8%
University of Tennessee 57% $33,206 $14,462 $37,752 $19,048 13.7% 31.7%
Stetson University 57% $33,220 $0 $38,904 $0 17.1%
University of Akron 50.8% $33,408 $21,451 $24,440 $24,340 -26.8% 13.5%
University of Dayton 52.9% $33,674 $0 $35,273 $0 4.7%
William Mitchell College of Law 55.9% $33,800 $0 $38,660 $0 14.4%
University of Richmond 59.1% $34,070 $0 $39,200 $0 15.1%
University of Pittsburgh 52.5% $34,176 $26,550 $39,100 $31,616 14.4% 19.1%
Widener University - Pennsylvania 54% $34,890 $0 $40,730 $0 16.7%
Lewis and Clark College 52.6% $35,098 $0 $40,164 $0 14.4%
Charleston School of Law 52.7% $35,606 $0 $39,216 $0 10.1%
University of Memphis 57.3% $36,170 $14,298 $25,907 $18,470 -28.4% 29.2%
Loyola University New Orleans 52.8% $36,196 $0 $43,150 $0 19.2%
George Mason University 55.4% $36,278 $22,222 $40,737 $25,351 12.3% 14.1%
Marquette University 51.4% $36,300 $0 $41,040 $0 13.1%
University of Maryland 57.4% $36,629 $25,350 $41,464 $28,657 13.2% 13%
University of Illinois at Chicago - John Marshall Law School 56.6% $36,920 $0 $45,120 $45,120 22.2% INF%
University of Denver 56% $37,152 $0 $42,370 $0 14%
University of Baltimore 51.3% $37,368 $25,224 $41,044 $27,884 9.8% 10.5%
Loyola University Chicago 55.7% $38,086 $0 $44,180 $0 16%
DePaul University 55.2% $39,350 $0 $44,999 $0 14.4%
Pace University 58.5% $39,794 $0 $45,376 $0 14%
Chicago-Kent College of Law 51.7% $40,050 $0 $45,472 $0 13.5%
Case Western Reserve University 54.8% $40,560 $0 $47,728 $0 17.7%
Northeastern University 53.2% $41,066 $0 $45,118 $0 9.9%
Touro College 56.6% $41,070 $0 $44,520 $0 8.4%
American University 54.6% $43,458 $0 $49,542 $0 14%
Hofstra University 57.7% $43,660 $0 $52,190 $0 19.5%
University of Connecticut 52.9% $44,398 $21,508 $54,248 $26,224 22.2% 21.9%
Syracuse University 57.4% $45,126 $0 $46,064 $0 2.1%
Brooklyn Law School 52.4% $46,635 $0 $54,246 $0 16.3%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University 56.6% $46,794 $0 $53,570 $0 14.5%
University of California - Hastings 51.2% $50,131 $38,906 $54,335 $48,335 8.4% 24.2%
CUNY 48.7% $18,732 $11,952 $24,073 $15,193 28.5% 27.1%
North Carolina Central University 40.9% $23,222 $9,961 $25,636 $11,708 10.4% 17.5%
University of Wyoming 49.3% $23,808 $11,264 $29,245 $14,455 22.8% 28.3%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 49% $24,976 $18,200 $34,174 $24,887 36.8% 36.7%
Liberty University 47.4% $29,120 $0 $31,562 $0 8.4%
University of Oregon 47.8% $29,953 $24,031 $38,056 $30,586 27.1% 27.3%
University of Toledo 43.9% $30,613 $19,833 $33,752 $22,203 10.3% 11.9%
Faulkner University 45.8% $31,020 $0 $34,000 $0 9.6%
Ohio Northern University 47.9% $31,264 $0 $24,800 $0 -20.7%
Regent University 47.5% $31,410 $0 $34,390 $0 9.5%
Barry University 42.1% $32,650 $0 $35,844 $0 9.8%
Northern Kentucky University 44.9% $32,882 $15,124 $27,944 $17,414 -15% 15.1%
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta 43.7% $32,965 $0 $38,690 $0 17.4%
St. Thomas University - Florida 47.2% $33,082 $0 $38,458 $0 16.3%
Hamline University 48.7% $33,506 $0 $39,536 $0 18%
Michigan State University 46.8% $34,045 $0 $37,294 $0 9.5%
Widener University - Delaware 44.9% $34,890 $0 $40,730 $0 16.7%
Arizona Summit Law School 41.7% $36,036 $0 $42,756 $0 18.6%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis 49% $36,313 $0 $37,185 $0 2.4%
Valparaiso University 49.4% $36,800 $0 $39,612 $0 7.6%
Seattle University 49.2% $37,330 $0 $41,088 $0 10.1%
Roger Williams University 46.2% $38,010 $0 $33,792 $0 -11.1%
University of La Verne 45.5% $38,462 $0 $26,323 $0 -31.6%
New England School of Law 42.1% $39,900 $0 $43,988 $0 10.2%
University of the Pacific 45.5% $39,989 $0 $46,462 $0 16.2%
Catholic University of America 45.8% $40,000 $0 $45,800 $0 14.5%
Chapman University 47.8% $40,173 $0 $46,591 $0 16%
California Western School of Law 48.9% $40,780 $0 $45,900 $0 12.6%
Suffolk University 46.9% $41,120 $0 $46,042 $0 12%
Pepperdine University 49% $41,210 $0 $49,030 $0 19%
University of San Diego 47.9% $41,414 $0 $47,490 $0 14.7%
Vermont Law School 48.5% $42,220 $0 $47,135 $0 11.6%
Quinnipiac University 42.5% $42,740 $0 $47,101 $0 10.2%
New York Law School 43.1% $46,460 $0 $49,240 $0 6%
Southern University Law Center 34.6% $13,080 $8,478 $21,614 $12,014 65.2% 41.7%
Appalachian School of Law 35.8% $28,325 $0 $31,525 $0 11.3%
Florida A&M University 31% $29,573 $10,312 $34,034 $14,131 15.1% 37%
Capital University 38.8% $32,074 $0 $33,180 $0 3.4%
Elon Law School 39.4% $32,600 $0 $37,924 $0 16.3%
University of Detroit Mercy 37.2% $34,010 $0 $40,502 $0 19.1%
Florida Coastal School of Law 34.7% $34,712 $0 $42,906 $0 23.6%
Charlotte School of Law 34.1% $34,990 $0 $41,348 $0 18.2%
Western State University 32.7% $35,190 $0 $42,102 $0 19.6%
Ave Maria School of Law 37.3% $36,448 $0 $40,136 $0 10.1%
Western New England University School of Law 36.7% $36,854 $0 $40,954 $0 11.1%
University of San Francisco 33% $38,800 $0 $45,542 $0 17.4%
Southwestern Law School 39% $39,110 $0 $47,100 $0 20.4%
Santa Clara University 35.6% $39,360 $0 $47,040 $0 19.5%
University of The District of Columbia 28.2% $18,330 $9,480 $22,136 $11,383 20.8% 20.1%
Thomas M Cooley Law School 30% $30,644 $0 $44,990 $0 46.8%
Mitchell Hamline School of Law 0% $33,800 $0 $38,660 $0 14.4%
Rutgers University 0% $35,897 $24,977 $38,029 $26,062 5.9% 4.3%
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Law 0% $36,816 $36,816 $43,700 $43,700 18.7% 18.7%
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson Law 0% $36,816 $36,816 $43,274 $43,274 17.5% 17.5%
Whittier Law School 27.3% $37,975 $0 $42,400 $0 11.7%
Golden Gate University 25.7% $38,375 $0 $45,350 $0 18.2%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law 29.7% $38,700 $0 $44,900 $0 16%
University of North Texas Dallas College of Law 0% $24,500 $14,540 INF% INF%
Concordia University School of Law 0% $29,043 $0 INF%