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

We put all schools on the following chart by plotting tuition change between 2010 and 2014 against Total Federal Investment in 2014 Graduates. For public schools, we use resident tuition. 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 tuition 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 other debt related to attending law school. Learn about Total Federal Investment

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We use normal averages rather than weighted averages on this page. 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 tuition 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 other debt related to attending law school. Learn about Total Federal Investment

Grouped by Total Federal Investment in 2014 Graduates Average Academic Year Tuition
Change between 2010 - 2011 and 2014 - 2015
Public (In State) Private For Profit
Federal Investment ≥ $50 million $0K $45K
+INF%
1 schools
$46K $53K
+15.7%
8 schools
$35K $42K
+20.9%
2 schools
Federal Investment $30 - $49.9 million $42K $49K
+16.2%
5 schools
$40K $46K
+14.7%
15 schools
Federal Investment $20 - $29.9 million $25K $30K
+20.2%
6 schools
$40K $46K
+14.4%
39 schools
$36K $39K
+10.1%
1 schools
Federal Investment $10 - $19.9 million $22K $26K
+18.8%
38 schools
$36K $41K
+13.3%
37 schools
Federal Investment < $10 million $16K $19K
+19.9%
28 schools
$28K $29K
+2.5%
4 schools
Federal Investment Not Reported $16K $20K
+25.2%
3 schools
$33K $37K
+10.3%
3 schools
$35K $41K
+18%
2 schools

Read this chart across each row. For example, average tuition at the 8 private schools with Federal Investment ≥ $50 million increased 15.7% from 2010 to 2014, from $46K to $53K.

School 2014 Grad
Federal Investment
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
Florida Coastal School of Law $73,253,250 $34,712 $0 $42,906 $0 23.6%
Charlotte School of Law $53,681,696 $34,990 $0 $41,348 $0 18.2%
University of Illinois at Chicago - John Marshall Law School $51,092,408 $36,920 $0 $45,120 $45,120 22.2% INF%
Suffolk University $50,696,067 $41,120 $0 $46,042 $0 12%
American University $60,858,712 $43,458 $0 $49,542 $0 14%
George Washington University $64,453,776 $43,999 $0 $52,033 $0 18.3%
Georgetown University $74,511,855 $45,105 $0 $53,130 $0 17.8%
New York Law School $57,317,968 $46,460 $0 $49,240 $0 6%
Harvard University $62,057,149 $46,616 $0 $55,842 $0 19.8%
New York University $52,301,376 $48,213 $0 $56,838 $0 17.9%
Columbia University $54,851,056 $50,428 $0 $60,274 $0 19.5%
South Texas College of Law Houston $37,764,336 $26,340 $0 $28,680 $0 8.9%
Nova Southeastern University $32,884,450 $32,607 $0 $36,906 $0 13.2%
Stetson University $37,840,470 $33,220 $0 $38,904 $0 17.1%
University of Denver $31,832,003 $37,152 $0 $42,370 $0 14%
Seattle University $37,190,162 $37,330 $0 $41,088 $0 10.1%
University of Miami $46,318,090 $38,024 $0 $46,166 $0 21.4%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law $46,042,815 $38,700 $0 $44,900 $0 16%
DePaul University $31,347,855 $39,350 $0 $44,999 $0 14.4%
California Western School of Law $30,088,203 $40,780 $0 $45,900 $0 12.6%
Loyola Marymount University $49,775,237 $41,840 $0 $47,750 $0 14.1%
Hofstra University $36,486,084 $43,660 $0 $52,190 $0 19.5%
Fordham University $43,297,716 $46,476 $0 $52,532 $0 13%
Brooklyn Law School $34,715,806 $46,635 $0 $54,246 $0 16.3%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University $33,330,456 $46,794 $0 $53,570 $0 14.5%
University of Virginia $35,953,504 $47,500 $42,500 $54,800 $51,800 15.4% 21.9%
University of Michigan $41,331,576 $47,600 $44,600 $54,398 $51,398 14.3% 15.2%
Northwestern University $37,994,145 $49,714 $0 $56,434 $0 13.5%
University of California - Hastings $46,762,436 $50,131 $38,906 $54,335 $48,335 8.4% 24.2%
University of California - Los Angeles $31,356,094 $50,639 $40,616 $51,720 $45,226 2.1% 11.4%
University of California - Berkeley $32,154,304 $52,245 $44,244 $52,117 $48,166 -0.2% 8.9%
St. Mary's University $20,903,978 $28,160 $0 $33,110 $0 17.6%
Barry University $29,685,825 $32,650 $0 $35,844 $0 9.8%
St. Thomas University - Florida $27,739,176 $33,082 $0 $38,458 $0 16.3%
Hamline University $20,937,005 $33,506 $0 $39,536 $0 18%
William Mitchell College of Law $29,677,784 $33,800 $0 $38,660 $0 14.4%
Michigan State University $23,109,548 $34,045 $0 $37,294 $0 9.5%
Widener University - Delaware $29,238,090 $34,890 $0 $40,730 $0 16.7%
Lewis and Clark College $25,921,056 $35,098 $0 $40,164 $0 14.4%
St. Louis University $29,615,720 $35,475 $0 $38,435 $0 8.3%
Charleston School of Law $25,142,301 $35,606 $0 $39,216 $0 10.1%
University of Florida $20,108,040 $35,752 $16,387 $38,836 $22,231 8.6% 35.7%
Loyola University New Orleans $22,871,048 $36,196 $0 $43,150 $0 19.2%
Marquette University $25,292,204 $36,300 $0 $41,040 $0 13.1%
University of Maryland $22,378,077 $36,629 $25,350 $41,464 $28,657 13.2% 13%
Valparaiso University $21,121,600 $36,800 $0 $39,612 $0 7.6%
University of Baltimore $29,943,225 $37,368 $25,224 $41,044 $27,884 9.8% 10.5%
Whittier Law School $26,833,554 $37,975 $0 $42,400 $0 11.7%
Loyola University Chicago $29,692,960 $38,086 $0 $44,180 $0 16%
Golden Gate University $23,552,368 $38,375 $0 $45,350 $0 18.2%
University of San Francisco $26,697,533 $38,800 $0 $45,542 $0 17.4%
Santa Clara University $29,726,830 $39,360 $0 $47,040 $0 19.5%
Pace University $22,847,660 $39,794 $0 $45,376 $0 14%
University of the Pacific $23,325,822 $39,989 $0 $46,462 $0 16.2%
Catholic University of America $22,000,024 $40,000 $0 $45,800 $0 14.5%
Chicago-Kent College of Law $26,973,900 $40,050 $0 $45,472 $0 13.5%
Albany Law School $22,521,832 $40,120 $0 $43,398 $0 8.2%
Southern Methodist University $24,424,932 $40,186 $0 $48,796 $0 21.4%
University of Minnesota $21,993,930 $40,388 $31,882 $48,710 $41,222 20.6% 29.3%
Boston College $20,371,260 $40,905 $0 $46,790 $0 14.4%
Northeastern University $25,364,584 $41,066 $0 $45,118 $0 9.9%
Touro College $25,860,785 $41,070 $0 $44,520 $0 8.4%
Pepperdine University $21,828,750 $41,210 $0 $49,030 $0 19%
University of San Diego $28,136,463 $41,414 $0 $47,490 $0 14.7%
Tulane University $25,514,665 $42,144 $0 $48,456 $0 15%
Emory University $24,998,700 $43,392 $0 $49,734 $0 14.6%
Indiana University - Indianapolis $21,843,126 $43,646 $20,554 $45,193 $24,892 3.5% 21.1%
St. John's University $23,063,554 $44,280 $0 $51,490 $0 16.3%
University of Texas $26,225,680 $44,638 $28,669 $49,244 $33,162 10.3% 15.7%
Seton Hall University $27,413,400 $45,048 $0 $50,034 $0 11.1%
Syracuse University $21,584,583 $45,126 $0 $46,064 $0 2.1%
University of Chicago $22,861,810 $46,185 $0 $55,503 $0 20.2%
Duke University $21,569,832 $47,722 $0 $55,588 $0 16.5%
University of Pennsylvania $26,780,412 $48,362 $0 $56,916 $0 17.7%
University of Southern California $22,357,569 $48,434 $0 $57,507 $0 18.7%
Yale University $20,725,461 $50,750 $0 $56,200 $0 10.7%
Cornell University $21,465,000 $51,150 $0 $59,360 $0 16.1%
Southern University Law Center $12,099,519 $13,080 $8,478 $21,614 $12,014 65.2% 41.7%
University of Mississippi $10,585,435 $22,470 $10,275 $31,688 $14,688 41% 42.9%
University of Idaho $10,015,056 $24,532 $12,940 $30,010 $16,480 22.3% 27.4%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law $12,223,544 $24,976 $18,200 $34,174 $24,887 36.8% 36.7%
Texas Tech University $13,652,064 $25,751 $17,351 $32,693 $22,733 27% 31%
Howard University $13,394,268 $26,439 $0 $33,732 $0 27.6%
Wayne State University $11,582,745 $27,187 $24,871 $32,808 $30,025 20.7% 20.7%
Texas A&M $17,077,500 $27,440 $27,440 $33,092 $33,092 20.6% 20.6%
Mississippi College $17,775,200 $28,070 $0 $32,680 $0 16.4%
University of Oregon $16,944,000 $29,953 $24,031 $38,056 $30,586 27.1% 27.3%
Florida International University $12,214,840 $30,224 $15,520 $35,590 $21,345 17.8% 37.5%
Louisiana State University $16,731,077 $30,228 $16,148 $40,348 $20,998 33.5% 30%
University of Toledo $10,758,564 $30,613 $19,833 $33,752 $22,203 10.3% 11.9%
SUNY Buffalo $11,781,550 $30,772 $19,112 $43,986 $26,096 42.9% 36.5%
Willamette University $15,379,187 $31,130 $0 $37,625 $0 20.9%
University of North Carolina $18,217,575 $31,218 $17,068 $39,191 $22,560 25.5% 32.2%
Temple University $18,199,401 $31,220 $18,206 $36,336 $21,646 16.4% 18.9%
Creighton University $15,443,492 $31,386 $0 $35,530 $0 13.2%
Regent University $14,142,854 $31,410 $0 $34,390 $0 9.5%
Capital University $17,015,100 $32,074 $0 $33,180 $0 3.4%
Campbell University $11,798,515 $32,280 $0 $38,645 $0 19.7%
Duquesne University $12,577,032 $32,376 $0 $38,420 $0 18.7%
Drake University $13,280,554 $32,514 $0 $38,106 $0 17.2%
Elon Law School $11,787,516 $32,600 $0 $37,924 $0 16.3%
Gonzaga University $17,464,464 $32,775 $0 $36,510 $0 11.4%
Northern Kentucky University $10,456,614 $32,882 $15,124 $27,944 $17,414 -15% 15.1%
Samford University $13,651,660 $33,155 $0 $36,734 $0 10.8%
University of Georgia $15,011,425 $33,620 $15,814 $36,810 $19,140 9.5% 21%
University of Dayton $13,618,320 $33,674 $0 $35,273 $0 4.7%
William and Mary $16,742,790 $33,800 $23,800 $38,800 $29,800 14.8% 25.2%
Oklahoma City University $16,277,784 $33,925 $0 $34,330 $0 1.2%
University of Detroit Mercy $16,266,135 $34,010 $0 $40,502 $0 19.1%
University of Richmond $13,135,220 $34,070 $0 $39,200 $0 15.1%
University of Pittsburgh $17,795,292 $34,176 $26,550 $39,100 $31,616 14.4% 19.1%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas $11,064,258 $34,238 $20,838 $35,749 $24,749 4.4% 18.8%
Georgia State University $11,590,452 $34,334 $13,310 $35,986 $16,378 4.8% 23.1%
Drexel University $10,845,970 $34,450 $0 $39,203 $0 13.8%
Widener University - Pennsylvania $14,062,129 $34,890 $0 $40,730 $0 16.7%
Arizona State University $13,348,047 $35,147 $21,598 $41,751 $26,753 18.8% 23.9%
Western State University $16,487,950 $35,190 $0 $42,102 $0 19.6%
Mercer University $15,286,722 $35,695 $0 $37,260 $0 4.4%
University of Colorado $16,162,920 $35,773 $28,915 $38,672 $31,886 8.1% 10.3%
Rutgers State University - Newark $18,527,949 $35,897 $24,977 $38,029 $26,062 5.9% 4.3%
Florida State University $18,325,500 $35,934 $16,371 $40,695 $20,683 13.2% 26.3%
George Mason University $19,768,788 $36,278 $22,222 $40,737 $25,351 12.3% 14.1%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis $12,449,724 $36,313 $0 $37,185 $0 2.4%
Ave Maria School of Law $12,694,656 $36,448 $0 $40,136 $0 10.1%
Villanova University $17,439,351 $36,690 $0 $41,250 $0 12.4%
Penn State University $19,195,510 $36,816 $36,816 $43,700 $43,700 18.7% 18.7%
Western New England University School of Law $11,711,160 $36,854 $0 $40,954 $0 11.1%
University of Houston $18,176,120 $36,903 $26,731 $43,176 $29,784 17% 11.4%
University of New Hampshire $13,725,997 $37,000 $37,000 $41,378 $37,378 11.8%
Wake Forest University $17,850,312 $37,230 $0 $42,526 $0 14.2%
University of Washington $16,746,420 $37,299 $24,339 $45,021 $31,980 20.7% 31.4%
University of Wisconsin $14,445,886 $37,586 $18,049 $40,068 $21,372 6.6% 18.4%
Roger Williams University $19,152,907 $38,010 $0 $33,792 $0 -11.1%
University of Arizona $10,699,696 $39,402 $23,540 $29,000 $24,607 -26.4% 4.5%
Ohio State University $16,881,654 $39,418 $24,468 $43,508 $28,577 10.4% 16.8%
Washington and Lee University $11,161,044 $39,937 $0 $45,597 $0 14.2%
Chapman University $16,178,761 $40,173 $0 $46,591 $0 16%
University of South Carolina $13,534,400 $40,494 $20,236 $46,180 $23,074 14% 14%
Case Western Reserve University $16,202,052 $40,560 $0 $47,728 $0 17.7%
University of Notre Dame $16,362,570 $40,805 $0 $50,520 $0 23.8%
Boston University $17,471,700 $40,838 $0 $47,188 $0 15.5%
Baylor University $11,316,602 $40,904 $0 $52,400 $0 28.1%
Vermont Law School $17,081,717 $42,220 $0 $47,135 $0 11.6%
Quinnipiac University $11,275,864 $42,740 $0 $47,101 $0 10.2%
University of Iowa $13,486,458 $42,922 $24,154 $41,296 $23,760 -3.8% -1.6%
University of Illinois $14,106,764 $43,420 $36,420 $49,044 $41,294 13% 13.4%
Indiana University - Bloomington $16,161,300 $43,704 $26,904 $49,926 $31,121 14.2% 15.7%
Washington University in St Louis $19,819,410 $44,125 $0 $50,152 $0 13.7%
University of Connecticut $10,590,989 $44,398 $21,508 $54,248 $26,224 22.2% 21.9%
Vanderbilt University $17,982,069 $45,286 $0 $49,722 $0 9.8%
Stanford University $18,708,002 $46,581 $0 $54,366 $0 16.7%
University of California - Davis $12,154,740 $50,595 $41,763 $56,537 $47,286 11.7% 13.2%
University of The District of Columbia $5,341,775 $18,330 $9,480 $22,136 $11,383 20.8% 20.1%
CUNY $9,642,555 $18,732 $11,952 $24,073 $15,193 28.5% 27.1%
Brigham Young University $5,366,097 $20,560 $10,280 $23,240 $11,620 13% 13%
University of South Dakota $5,764,299 $21,960 $11,208 $29,518 $13,904 34.4% 24.1%
University of North Dakota $4,213,170 $22,323 $10,163 $24,249 $10,925 8.6% 7.5%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville $6,290,559 $22,501 $11,367 $30,028 $14,508 33.5% 27.6%
North Carolina Central University $7,083,442 $23,222 $9,961 $25,636 $11,708 10.4% 17.5%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock $7,300,860 $23,451 $11,456 $28,342 $13,996 20.9% 22.2%
University of Wyoming $3,756,872 $23,808 $11,264 $29,245 $14,455 22.8% 28.3%
Washburn University $8,089,412 $25,900 $16,630 $29,766 $19,094 14.9% 14.8%
University of Montana $5,127,552 $26,186 $11,062 $29,328 $11,335 12% 2.5%
University of Kansas $7,339,220 $27,038 $15,561 $34,089 $19,985 26.1% 28.4%
University of Oklahoma $9,242,157 $28,034 $18,105 $30,398 $19,973 8.4% 10.3%
University of Alabama $7,846,720 $28,070 $15,760 $36,304 $21,624 29.3% 37.2%
West Virginia University $9,489,424 $28,444 $14,212 $34,524 $18,234 21.4% 28.3%
University of Nebraska $5,794,620 $28,649 $13,337 $32,852 $14,479 14.7% 8.6%
Liberty University $4,863,250 $29,120 $0 $31,562 $0 8.4%
University of Kentucky $7,674,600 $29,424 $16,982 $38,508 $20,988 30.9% 23.6%
University of Louisville $9,199,890 $30,300 $15,760 $36,538 $19,702 20.6% 25%
University of Tulsa $8,143,010 $30,320 $0 $34,490 $0 13.8%
University of Hawaii $4,107,418 $30,485 $16,421 $39,192 $19,464 28.6% 18.5%
University of New Mexico $6,889,813 $30,604 $13,660 $34,521 $16,251 12.8% 19%
Northern Illinois University $6,328,924 $30,960 $17,268 $37,700 $21,764 21.8% 26%
Ohio Northern University $9,806,524 $31,264 $0 $24,800 $0 -20.7%
University of Missouri - Columbia $7,872,813 $31,986 $16,759 $37,462 $19,832 17.1% 18.3%
University of Maine $8,038,171 $32,824 $21,994 $34,736 $23,666 5.8% 7.6%
University of Tennessee $8,010,321 $33,206 $14,462 $37,752 $19,048 13.7% 31.7%
University of Akron $8,396,844 $33,408 $21,451 $24,440 $24,340 -26.8% 13.5%
University of Memphis $8,661,330 $36,170 $14,298 $25,907 $18,470 -28.4% 29.2%
University of Utah $9,132,100 $36,209 $18,231 $47,170 $24,797 30.3% 36%
University of Cincinnati $8,356,267 $36,526 $20,946 $29,010 $24,010 -20.6% 14.6%
University of California - Irvine $7,716,825 $50,574 $40,550 $51,211 $44,717 1.3% 10.3%
Appalachian School of Law - $28,325 $0 $31,525 $0 11.3%
Florida A&M University - $29,573 $10,312 $34,034 $14,131 15.1% 37%
Faulkner University - $31,020 $0 $34,000 $0 9.6%
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta - $32,965 $0 $38,690 $0 17.4%
Southern Illinois University - $33,097 $14,746 $43,320 $19,160 30.9% 29.9%
Rutgers State University - Camden - $33,173 $22,382 $38,068 $26,101 14.8% 16.6%
Arizona Summit Law School - $36,036 $0 $42,756 $0 18.6%
New England School of Law - $39,900 $0 $43,988 $0 10.2%