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You are viewing tuition for ABA-approved law schools grouped by Risk Level

We put all schools on the following chart by plotting tuition change between 2010 and 2014 against Risk Level. For public schools, we use resident tuition. Risk Level is determined by the 25th Percentile LSAT score for students who entered in 2014. Schools that are either "Extreme," "Very High," or "High" risk are "Serious Risk." More on risk levels.

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We use normal averages rather than weighted averages on this page. Risk Level is determined by the 25th Percentile LSAT score for students who entered in 2014. Schools that are either "Extreme," "Very High," or "High" risk are "Serious Risk." More on risk levels.

Grouped by Risk Level Average Academic Year Tuition
Change between 2010 - 2011 and 2014 - 2015
Public (In State) Private For Profit
Minimal Risk $28K $33K
+16.8%
23 schools
$44K $51K
+16.4%
28 schools
Low Risk $22K $27K
+20.6%
17 schools
$41K $47K
+15.4%
14 schools
Modest Risk $18K $22K
+21.3%
24 schools
$37K $42K
+12.7%
17 schools
High Risk $20K $23K
+14.4%
7 schools
$33K $39K
+18.2%
23 schools
Very High Risk $11K $22K
+105.7%
5 schools
$37K $41K
+10.6%
13 schools
$33K $39K
+17.4%
1 schools
Extreme Risk $11K $14K
+28.7%
7 schools
$34K $37K
+8.2%
15 schools
$35K $42K
+17.6%
4 schools
Serious Risk Schools $14K $19K
+36.5%
19 schools
$34K $39K
+13.2%
51 schools
$35K $41K
+17.6%
5 schools
Other Schools $23K $27K
+19.1%
64 schools
$41K $47K
+15.2%
59 schools

Read this chart across each row. For example, average tuition at the 28 private schools with Minimal Risk increased 16.4% from 2010 to 2014, from $44K to $51K.

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