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You are viewing tuition for ABA-approved law schools

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

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Average Academic Year Tuition
Change between 2010 - 2011 and 2014 - 2015
Public (In State) Private For Profit
All Schools $21K $26K
+22.3%
87 schools
$38K $43K
+14.4%
111 schools
$35K $41K
+17.6%
5 schools

Read this chart across each row. For example, average tuition at the 111 private schools increased 14.4% from 2010 to 2014, from $38K to $43K.

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