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You are viewing Job Outcomes for ABA-approved law schools grouped by Total Federal Investment in 2014 Graduates

We put all schools on the following chart by plotting LT, FT BPR job rates in 2014 against Total Federal Investment in 2014 Graduates. "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). Total Federal Investment is the amount cumulatively borrowed by law school graduates at a law school. 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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On this page, we use a weighted average rather than a normal average. "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). Total Federal Investment is the amount cumulatively borrowed by law school graduates at a law school. 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 2014 Legal Job Rate
Federal Investment ≥ $50 million
11 schools
66%
Federal Investment $30 - $49.9 million
20 schools
64.2%
Federal Investment $20 - $29.9 million
46 schools
59.8%
Federal Investment $10 - $19.9 million
75 schools
61.5%
Federal Investment < $10 million
32 schools
61.5%
Federal Investment Not Reported
8 schools
46%

Read this chart across each row. For example, the 11 schools with Federal Investment ≥ $50 million had an average LT, FT BPR job rate of 66% in 2014.

School 2014 Grad
Federal Investment
2014 LT, FT
Legal Jobs
Charlotte School of Law $53,681,696 34.1%
Florida Coastal School of Law $73,253,250 34.7%
New York Law School $57,317,968 43.1%
Suffolk University $50,696,067 46.9%
American University $60,858,712 54.6%
University of Illinois at Chicago - John Marshall Law School $51,092,408 56.6%
George Washington University $64,453,776 78.9%
Georgetown University $74,511,855 79.9%
Harvard University $62,057,149 89.9%
New York University $52,301,376 93.5%
Columbia University $54,851,056 93.8%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law $46,042,815 29.7%
California Western School of Law $30,088,203 48.9%
Seattle University $37,190,162 49.2%
University of California - Hastings $46,762,436 51.2%
Brooklyn Law School $34,715,806 52.4%
DePaul University $31,347,855 55.2%
University of Denver $31,832,003 56%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University $33,330,456 56.6%
Stetson University $37,840,470 57%
Hofstra University $36,486,084 57.7%
Loyola Marymount University $49,775,237 60.6%
South Texas College of Law Houston $37,764,336 61.8%
Nova Southeastern University $32,884,450 62.1%
Fordham University $43,297,716 67.8%
University of Miami $46,318,090 68.9%
University of California - Los Angeles $31,356,094 81%
Northwestern University $37,994,145 81.4%
University of Michigan $41,331,576 90.3%
University of California - Berkeley $32,154,304 92.3%
University of Virginia $35,953,504 94.3%
Golden Gate University $23,552,368 25.7%
Whittier Law School $26,833,554 27.3%
University of San Francisco $26,697,533 33%
Santa Clara University $29,726,830 35.6%
Barry University $29,685,825 42.1%
Widener University - Delaware $29,238,090 44.9%
University of the Pacific $23,325,822 45.5%
Catholic University of America $22,000,024 45.8%
Michigan State University $23,109,548 46.8%
St. Thomas University - Florida $27,739,176 47.2%
University of San Diego $28,136,463 47.9%
Hamline University $20,937,005 48.7%
Pepperdine University $21,828,750 49%
Valparaiso University $21,121,600 49.4%
University of Baltimore $29,943,225 51.3%
Marquette University $25,292,204 51.4%
Chicago-Kent College of Law $26,973,900 51.7%
Lewis and Clark College $25,921,056 52.6%
Charleston School of Law $25,142,301 52.7%
Loyola University New Orleans $22,871,048 52.8%
Northeastern University $25,364,584 53.2%
Loyola University Chicago $29,692,960 55.7%
William Mitchell College of Law $29,677,784 55.9%
Touro College $25,860,785 56.6%
Syracuse University $21,584,583 57.4%
University of Maryland $22,378,077 57.4%
Pace University $22,847,660 58.5%
St. Mary's University $20,903,978 58.7%
Indiana University - Indianapolis $21,843,126 61.3%
St. John's University $23,063,554 61.5%
Tulane University $25,514,665 61.8%
Albany Law School $22,521,832 62.3%
St. Louis University $29,615,720 62.6%
University of Florida $20,108,040 69.3%
Southern Methodist University $24,424,932 69.7%
Seton Hall University $27,413,400 72.3%
Yale University $20,725,461 72.6%
Boston College $20,371,260 75.1%
University of Minnesota $21,993,930 76.1%
University of Texas $26,225,680 78.1%
University of Southern California $22,357,569 79.3%
Emory University $24,998,700 83.6%
Duke University $21,569,832 90.2%
University of Chicago $22,861,810 92.4%
University of Pennsylvania $26,780,412 94.6%
Cornell University $21,465,000 95.8%
Western State University $16,487,950 32.7%
Southern University Law Center $12,099,519 34.6%
Western New England University School of Law $11,711,160 36.7%
University of Detroit Mercy $16,266,135 37.2%
Ave Maria School of Law $12,694,656 37.3%
Capital University $17,015,100 38.8%
Elon Law School $11,787,516 39.4%
Quinnipiac University $11,275,864 42.5%
University of Toledo $10,758,564 43.9%
Northern Kentucky University $10,456,614 44.9%
Roger Williams University $19,152,907 46.2%
Regent University $14,142,854 47.5%
Chapman University $16,178,761 47.8%
University of Oregon $16,944,000 47.8%
Vermont Law School $17,081,717 48.5%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis $12,449,724 49%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law $12,223,544 49%
Texas A&M $17,077,500 52.2%
University of Pittsburgh $17,795,292 52.5%
University of Dayton $13,618,320 52.9%
University of Connecticut $10,590,989 52.9%
Mississippi College $17,775,200 53.1%
Wayne State University $11,582,745 53.3%
Widener University - Pennsylvania $14,062,129 54%
University of Mississippi $10,585,435 54.8%
Case Western Reserve University $16,202,052 54.8%
George Mason University $19,768,788 55.4%
Howard University $13,394,268 55.8%
Samford University $13,651,660 56.6%
Gonzaga University $17,464,464 56.8%
Duquesne University $12,577,032 57.1%
University of Richmond $13,135,220 59.1%
SUNY Buffalo $11,781,550 59.7%
Campbell University $11,798,515 59.7%
Texas Tech University $13,652,064 60.6%
Temple University $18,199,401 61.7%
Drexel University $10,845,970 63.1%
University of Washington $16,746,420 63.5%
Oklahoma City University $16,277,784 63.6%
Creighton University $15,443,492 63.9%
University of New Hampshire $13,725,997 64.3%
Washington and Lee University $11,161,044 64.6%
Drake University $13,280,554 64.6%
Villanova University $17,439,351 65%
Rutgers State University - Newark $18,527,949 65.2%
University of South Carolina $13,534,400 65.4%
Florida International University $12,214,840 65.6%
Indiana University - Bloomington $16,161,300 65.8%
Penn State University $19,195,510 65.9%
Willamette University $15,379,187 66.4%
University of Houston $18,176,120 66.4%
University of Wisconsin $14,445,886 66.5%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas $11,064,258 66.9%
Florida State University $18,325,500 67.2%
University of Idaho $10,015,056 68.3%
Baylor University $11,316,602 68.4%
Mercer University $15,286,722 69.2%
University of North Carolina $18,217,575 69.6%
University of Colorado $16,162,920 69.7%
University of Georgia $15,011,425 70.6%
Wake Forest University $17,850,312 71.1%
Arizona State University $13,348,047 71.2%
Georgia State University $11,590,452 71.2%
University of Arizona $10,699,696 71.5%
Louisiana State University $16,731,077 72.4%
University of Illinois $14,106,764 72.4%
William and Mary $16,742,790 72.6%
Boston University $17,471,700 72.8%
Ohio State University $16,881,654 73.8%
University of California - Davis $12,154,740 77.5%
University of Iowa $13,486,458 77.8%
Washington University in St Louis $19,819,410 78.3%
University of Notre Dame $16,362,570 78.8%
Vanderbilt University $17,982,069 84.5%
Stanford University $18,708,002 90.4%
University of The District of Columbia $5,341,775 28.2%
North Carolina Central University $7,083,442 40.9%
Liberty University $4,863,250 47.4%
Ohio Northern University $9,806,524 47.9%
CUNY $9,642,555 48.7%
University of Wyoming $3,756,872 49.3%
University of Maine $8,038,171 50.5%
University of Akron $8,396,844 50.8%
University of Hawaii $4,107,418 54.4%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville $6,290,559 55%
University of Tennessee $8,010,321 57%
University of Memphis $8,661,330 57.3%
West Virginia University $9,489,424 58.9%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock $7,300,860 59.2%
University of North Dakota $4,213,170 59.2%
Northern Illinois University $6,328,924 60.6%
University of Cincinnati $8,356,267 63.2%
University of Missouri - Columbia $7,872,813 65.9%
University of Louisville $9,199,890 66.1%
University of Utah $9,132,100 66.7%
University of Montana $5,127,552 67.5%
University of South Dakota $5,764,299 67.9%
University of Kansas $7,339,220 68.1%
University of Oklahoma $9,242,157 68.5%
University of Tulsa $8,143,010 69.4%
Washburn University $8,089,412 72.3%
University of Alabama $7,846,720 73.1%
University of Nebraska $5,794,620 73.5%
University of California - Irvine $7,716,825 74.2%
Brigham Young University $5,366,097 76.1%
University of Kentucky $7,674,600 80.2%
University of New Mexico $6,889,813 80.2%
Florida A&M University - 31%
Appalachian School of Law - 35.8%
Arizona Summit Law School - 41.7%
New England School of Law - 42.1%
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta - 43.7%
Faulkner University - 45.8%
Rutgers State University - Camden - 61.5%
Southern Illinois University - 64.8%