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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.

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
All Schools
197 schools
$18.8 Million $3.69 Billion
Known TFI + 1,036 Grads at 6 Schools
$21.1 Million
Per School
$4.04 Billion
Known TFI + 1,334 Grads at 13 Schools
9.4%

Read this chart across each row. For example, the federal government increased its investment at the 197 schools by 9.4% for graduates between 2010 and 2014, from $3.69 Billion to $4.04 Billion.

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