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You are viewing Bar Passage success for ABA-approved law schools grouped by Total Federal Investment in 2014 Graduates

We put all schools on the following chart by plotting bar pass rates in 2013 against Total Federal Investment in 2014 Graduates.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 bar passage rate at the schools in the group. Note that 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

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The composite bar passage rate is the number ABA-approved law schools report to the ABA for accreditation purposes. 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 bar passage rate at the schools in the group. Note that 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

Grouped by Total Federal Investment in 2014 Graduates Average 2013 Composite
Bar Pass Rate
Federal Investment ≥ $50 million
11 schools
84.4%
Federal Investment $30 - $49.9 million
20 schools
84.2%
Federal Investment $20 - $29.9 million
46 schools
83%
Federal Investment $10 - $19.9 million
75 schools
83.4%
Federal Investment < $10 million
32 schools
83.7%
Federal Investment Not Reported
8 schools
78.9%

Read this chart across each row. For example, the 11 schools with Federal Investment ≥ $50 million had an average bar passage rate of 84.4% in 2013.

School 2014 Grad
Federal Investment
2013 Composite Bar Passage Rate
Charlotte School of Law $53,681,696 61.7%
Florida Coastal School of Law $73,253,250 68.4%
American University $60,858,712 79.2%
Suffolk University $50,696,067 81.9%
New York Law School $57,317,968 82.5%
John Marshall Law School - Chicago $51,092,408 84.9%
Georgetown University $74,511,855 89.9%
George Washington University $64,453,776 90.6%
New York University $52,301,376 96.2%
Columbia University $54,851,056 96.3%
Harvard University $62,057,149 96.4%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law $46,042,815 55.2%
California Western School of Law $30,088,203 71.4%
University of California - Hastings $46,762,436 74.6%
University of Miami $46,318,090 81.6%
Nova Southeastern University $32,884,450 81.6%
Seattle University $37,190,162 82.2%
Hofstra University $36,486,084 82.6%
Loyola Marymount University $49,775,237 84.7%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University $33,330,456 85%
University of California - Berkeley $32,154,304 85.7%
University of Denver $31,832,003 85.7%
DePaul University $31,347,855 86.8%
South Texas College of Law Houston $37,764,336 88.1%
University of California - Los Angeles $31,356,094 88.6%
Stetson University $37,840,470 89.3%
Fordham University $43,297,716 90.6%
Northwestern University $37,994,145 91.3%
Brooklyn Law School $34,715,806 92.7%
University of Virginia $35,953,504 92.8%
University of Michigan $41,331,576 93.6%
Golden Gate University $23,552,368 55.7%
Loyola University New Orleans $22,871,048 64.9%
Whittier Law School $26,833,554 65.7%
Touro College $25,860,785 66.4%
University of the Pacific $23,325,822 67.7%
St. Thomas University - Florida $27,739,176 71.4%
Santa Clara University $29,726,830 72%
Tulane University $25,514,665 73.9%
University of San Francisco $26,697,533 75.1%
Charleston School of Law $25,142,301 75.6%
Catholic University of America $22,000,024 75.7%
Valparaiso University $21,121,600 76%
University of San Diego $28,136,463 76.5%
Michigan State University $23,109,548 76.6%
Pace University $22,847,660 79.3%
Barry University $29,685,825 79.3%
Albany Law School $22,521,832 79.8%
Pepperdine University $21,828,750 80.9%
Widener University - Delaware $29,238,090 81%
Lewis and Clark College $25,921,056 81.2%
St. Mary's University $20,903,978 81.5%
Indiana University - Indianapolis $21,843,126 82.5%
University of Maryland $22,378,077 83.5%
Hamline University $20,937,005 83.8%
Syracuse University $21,584,583 84.7%
University of Baltimore $29,943,225 84.9%
University of Southern California $22,357,569 86%
University of Florida $20,108,040 87.2%
St. John's University $23,063,554 87.6%
Seton Hall University $27,413,400 87.8%
Northeastern University $25,364,584 88.3%
Loyola University Chicago $29,692,960 88.6%
William Mitchell College of Law $29,677,784 88.8%
Southern Methodist University $24,424,932 89.6%
St. Louis University $29,615,720 91.5%
Chicago-Kent College of Law $26,973,900 93%
University of Minnesota $21,993,930 93.5%
Boston College $20,371,260 94.4%
Cornell University $21,465,000 94.4%
University of Chicago $22,861,810 94.8%
Emory University $24,998,700 94.9%
University of Texas $26,225,680 95.1%
Duke University $21,569,832 95.4%
University of Pennsylvania $26,780,412 95.6%
Yale University $20,725,461 96.2%
Marquette University $25,292,204 100%
Southern University Law Center $12,099,519 46.6%
University of Detroit Mercy $16,266,135 61.1%
Ave Maria School of Law $12,694,656 62.6%
Western New England University School of Law $11,711,160 64.1%
Howard University $13,394,268 64.3%
Elon Law School $11,787,516 65.5%
Rutgers State University - Newark $18,527,949 70.4%
Louisiana State University $16,731,077 73.4%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas $11,064,258 75.4%
Regent University $14,142,854 75.6%
Chapman University $16,178,761 76.4%
Vermont Law School $17,081,717 77%
University of Dayton $13,618,320 77.4%
Mississippi College $17,775,200 77.6%
Western State University $16,487,950 77.6%
University of Idaho $10,015,056 77.9%
Wayne State University $11,582,745 78.4%
Oklahoma City University $16,277,784 79%
Wake Forest University $17,850,312 80.1%
Drexel University $10,845,970 80.2%
Roger Williams University $19,152,907 80.3%
University of Arizona $10,699,696 80.5%
Willamette University $15,379,187 80.6%
University of Oregon $16,944,000 80.7%
University of Pittsburgh $17,795,292 80.9%
University of Richmond $13,135,220 81.2%
University of Toledo $10,758,564 81.2%
Northern Kentucky University $10,456,614 82%
Creighton University $15,443,492 82%
Quinnipiac University $11,275,864 82.2%
Duquesne University $12,577,032 82.2%
Washington and Lee University $11,161,044 82.3%
University of North Carolina $18,217,575 82.4%
Campbell University $11,798,515 82.4%
University of California - Davis $12,154,740 82.9%
SUNY Buffalo $11,781,550 83%
Widener University - Pennsylvania $14,062,129 83.3%
University of Connecticut $10,590,989 83.7%
University of South Carolina $13,534,400 84.7%
University of New Hampshire $13,725,997 84.8%
Florida International University $12,214,840 84.8%
Samford University $13,651,660 84.9%
Capital University $17,015,100 86.6%
Texas A&M $17,077,500 86.7%
Case Western Reserve University $16,202,052 86.7%
Mercer University $15,286,722 86.8%
Texas Tech University $13,652,064 86.9%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis $12,449,724 87.7%
Arizona State University $13,348,047 87.9%
University of Notre Dame $16,362,570 88.1%
University of Houston $18,176,120 88.2%
Villanova University $17,439,351 88.3%
Florida State University $18,325,500 88.4%
Washington University in St Louis $19,819,410 88.5%
Penn State University $19,195,510 89.2%
University of Colorado $16,162,920 89.2%
William and Mary $16,742,790 89.5%
University of Iowa $13,486,458 89.8%
Temple University $18,199,401 90%
University of Mississippi $10,585,435 90.8%
Gonzaga University $17,464,464 90.8%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law $12,223,544 91.1%
Indiana University - Bloomington $16,161,300 91.4%
Stanford University $18,708,002 91.9%
George Mason University $19,768,788 93.1%
University of Washington $16,746,420 93.5%
Georgia State University $11,590,452 94.4%
Ohio State University $16,881,654 94.7%
Boston University $17,471,700 94.7%
Drake University $13,280,554 94.7%
University of Illinois $14,106,764 94.7%
University of Georgia $15,011,425 94.8%
Vanderbilt University $17,982,069 95.6%
Baylor University $11,316,602 97%
University of Wisconsin $14,445,886 100%
University of The District of Columbia $5,341,775 54.7%
North Carolina Central University $7,083,442 65.6%
Liberty University $4,863,250 70.1%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock $7,300,860 70.6%
University of North Dakota $4,213,170 73.6%
West Virginia University $9,489,424 76.9%
CUNY $9,642,555 79.2%
University of California - Irvine $7,716,825 80%
University of Louisville $9,199,890 80.2%
University of Wyoming $3,756,872 80.6%
University of Hawaii $4,107,418 82.6%
University of Akron $8,396,844 83.8%
Washburn University $8,089,412 85.3%
University of New Mexico $6,889,813 85.4%
Ohio Northern University $9,806,524 85.7%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville $6,290,559 85.7%
University of Montana $5,127,552 86.1%
Brigham Young University $5,366,097 86.1%
University of Nebraska $5,794,620 86.3%
University of Tulsa $8,143,010 87%
Northern Illinois University $6,328,924 87.4%
University of Maine $8,038,171 87.5%
University of Memphis $8,661,330 88%
University of Oklahoma $9,242,157 88.1%
University of Kansas $7,339,220 89.5%
University of Cincinnati $8,356,267 89.6%
University of Utah $9,132,100 90%
University of Kentucky $7,674,600 90.2%
University of Missouri - Columbia $7,872,813 93.3%
University of Tennessee $8,010,321 94.3%
University of Alabama $7,846,720 96.4%
University of South Dakota $5,764,299 97.8%
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta - 67.1%
Appalachian School of Law - 68.3%
Arizona Summit Law School - 69.1%
Florida A&M University - 73.1%
Rutgers State University - Camden - 83.8%
Southern Illinois University - 88.8%
New England School of Law - 89.2%
Faulkner University - 91.9%