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You are viewing Total Federal Investment at ABA-approved law schools grouped by Type of School

The following charts, grouped by Type of School, show change in federal investment between 2010 and 2014.

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Group Average uses a normal average rather than a weighted average. 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 federal investment at the schools in the group. 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

The Adjusted Total estimates the actual total investment. We assume an average amount borrowed based on known debt figures for the group and borrowing rates based on school type (regardless of group). The caption under each adjusted figure shows how many graduates at how many schools for which we used an estimate.

Grouped by Type of School Federal Investment for 2010 Graduates
36,753 Borrowing Graduates
Federal Investment for 2014 Graduates
34,006 Borrowing Graduates (-7.5%)
Change
Group Average Adjusted Total Group Average Adjusted Total
Public Schools
83 schools
$12.6 Million $1.04 Billion
Known TFI + 382 Grads at 3 Schools
$14.5 Million
Per School
$1.18 Billion
Known TFI + 471 Grads at 5 Schools
13.6%
Private Schools
109 schools
$23.2 Million $2.55 Billion
Known TFI + 594 Grads at 2 Schools
$25.2 Million
Per School
$2.64 Billion
Known TFI + 396 Grads at 6 Schools
3.6%
For-Profit Schools
5 schools
$23.5 Million $101.3 Million
Known TFI + 60 Grads at 1 Schools
$50.7 Million
Per School
$222.9 Million
Known TFI + 467 Grads at 2 Schools
120%

Read this chart across each row. For example, the federal government increased its investment at the 83 Public Schools by 13.6% for graduates between 2010 and 2014, from $1.04 Billion to $1.18 Billion.

School Type Total Federal Investment for 2010 Graduates Total Federal Investment for 2014 Graduates Change
University of Illinois at Chicago - John Marshall Law School Public $35,854,710 $51,092,408 42.5%
University of California - Hastings Public $35,620,823 $46,762,436 31.3%
University of Michigan Public $35,097,629 $41,331,576 17.8%
University of Virginia Public $34,470,264 $35,953,504 4.3%
University of California - Los Angeles Public $28,172,076 $31,356,094 11.3%
University of Baltimore Public $26,458,686 $29,943,225 13.2%
University of Texas Public $23,992,848 $26,225,680 9.3%
University of California - Berkeley Public $23,001,804 $32,154,304 39.8%
Temple University Public $20,874,672 $18,199,401 -12.8%
Indiana University - Bloomington Public $20,550,378 $16,161,300 -21.4%
University of Minnesota Public $20,454,336 $21,993,930 7.5%
Rutgers State University - Camden Public $20,017,935 - -
University of Maryland Public $19,165,697 $22,378,077 16.8%
George Mason University Public $18,832,704 $19,768,788 5%
University of Florida Public $18,792,032 $20,108,040 7%
Penn State University Public $18,170,306 $19,195,510 5.6%
Texas A&M Public $18,052,710 $17,077,500 -5.4%
Rutgers State University - Newark Public $17,461,346 $18,527,949 6.1%
University of Wisconsin Public $16,675,365 $14,445,886 -13.4%
University of Oregon Public $15,530,010 $16,944,000 9.1%
University of Houston Public $15,331,866 $18,176,120 18.6%
Ohio State University Public $14,816,256 $16,881,654 13.9%
William and Mary Public $14,784,324 $16,742,790 13.2%
University of Pittsburgh Public $14,665,556 $17,795,292 21.3%
University of California - Davis Public $14,628,671 $12,154,740 -16.9%
University of Iowa Public $14,502,015 $13,486,458 -7%
North Carolina Central University Public $14,446,408 $7,083,442 -51%
University of South Carolina Public $13,174,932 $13,534,400 2.7%
University of New Hampshire Public $13,102,576 $13,725,997 4.8%
Arizona State University Public $12,554,358 $13,348,047 6.3%
SUNY Buffalo Public $12,350,286 $11,781,550 -4.6%
University of Connecticut Public $11,829,346 $10,590,989 -10.5%
University of Georgia Public $11,619,129 $15,011,425 29.2%
University of Illinois Public $11,520,720 $14,106,764 22.4%
University of Colorado Public $11,047,964 $16,162,920 46.3%
University of Missouri - Kansas City Public $10,982,807 - -
University of Arizona Public $10,820,856 $10,699,696 -1.1%
University of Oklahoma Public $10,695,584 $9,242,157 -13.6%
University of Toledo Public $10,688,822 $10,758,564 0.7%
University of North Carolina Public $10,597,312 $18,217,575 71.9%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Public $10,435,642 $12,223,544 17.1%
Texas Tech University Public $10,040,708 $13,652,064 36%
Washburn University Public $9,980,512 $8,089,412 -18.9%
Louisiana State University Public $9,794,142 $16,731,077 70.8%
Texas Southern University Public $9,585,000 - -
University of Nevada - Las Vegas Public $9,559,750 $11,064,258 15.7%
Florida A&M University Public $9,434,713 - -
University of Tennessee Public $9,306,726 $8,010,321 -13.9%
University of Washington Public $9,128,592 $16,746,420 83.5%
Wayne State University Public $9,115,944 $11,582,745 27.1%
Florida State University Public $9,021,726 $18,325,500 103.1%
University of Louisville Public $8,868,915 $9,199,890 3.7%
University of Missouri - Columbia Public $8,837,888 $7,872,813 -10.9%
Northern Kentucky University Public $8,595,873 $10,456,614 21.6%
University of Alabama Public $8,159,000 $7,846,720 -3.8%
Southern Illinois University Public $7,812,591 - -
Georgia State University Public $7,807,488 $11,590,452 48.5%
University of Mississippi Public $7,689,488 $10,585,435 37.7%
Southern University Law Center Public $7,366,788 $12,099,519 64.2%
University of Utah Public $7,338,135 $9,132,100 24.4%
University of Kansas Public $7,214,596 $7,339,220 1.7%
CUNY Public $6,871,662 $9,642,555 40.3%
University of Memphis Public $6,841,548 $8,661,330 26.6%
University of Akron Public $6,736,688 $8,396,844 24.6%
University of Cincinnati Public $6,722,325 $8,356,267 24.3%
West Virginia University Public $6,668,214 $9,489,424 42.3%
University of Idaho Public $6,644,295 $10,015,056 50.7%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Public $6,255,738 $6,290,559 0.6%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock Public $6,118,266 $7,300,860 19.3%
University of Maine Public $5,816,508 $8,038,171 38.2%
University of Nebraska Public $5,467,660 $5,794,620 6%
University of Kentucky Public $5,053,077 $7,674,600 51.9%
University of The District of Columbia Public $5,002,689 $5,341,775 6.8%
Northern Illinois University Public $4,786,368 $6,328,924 32.2%
University of Montana Public $4,436,424 $5,127,552 15.6%
University of North Dakota Public $4,145,408 $4,213,170 1.6%
University of New Mexico Public $4,113,272 $6,889,813 67.5%
University of Hawaii Public $3,868,194 $4,107,418 6.2%
University of South Dakota Public $2,982,056 $5,764,299 93.3%
University of Wyoming Public $2,955,963 $3,756,872 27.1%
Indiana University - Indianapolis Public - $21,843,126 -
Florida International University Public - $12,214,840 -
University of California - Irvine Public - $7,716,825 -
Thomas M Cooley Law School Private $88,447,128 - -
Georgetown University Private $67,887,045 $74,511,855 9.8%
New York Law School Private $53,268,902 $57,317,968 7.6%
American University Private $53,223,311 $60,858,712 14.3%
New York University Private $49,566,924 $52,301,376 5.5%
Suffolk University Private $47,095,563 $50,696,067 7.6%
George Washington University Private $45,430,000 $64,453,776 41.9%
Loyola Marymount University Private $43,780,377 $49,775,237 13.7%
Fordham University Private $43,717,040 $43,297,716 -1%
Columbia University Private $42,272,685 $54,851,056 29.8%
Brooklyn Law School Private $37,978,459 $34,715,806 -8.6%
University of the Pacific Private $36,621,075 $23,325,822 -36.3%
California Western School of Law Private $36,405,250 $30,088,203 -17.4%
South Texas College of Law Houston Private $36,387,114 $37,764,336 3.8%
Stetson University Private $36,167,944 $37,840,470 4.6%
University of Miami Private $35,832,932 $46,318,090 29.3%
Catholic University of America Private $34,874,580 $22,000,024 -36.9%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University Private $34,373,371 $33,330,456 -3%
University of San Diego Private $33,651,342 $28,136,463 -16.4%
University of Denver Private $33,310,584 $31,832,003 -4.4%
Hofstra University Private $32,860,220 $36,486,084 11%
Southwestern Law School Private $32,639,991 - -
Loyola University New Orleans Private $31,835,700 $22,871,048 -28.2%
Michigan State University Private $31,231,872 $23,109,548 -26%
St. Louis University Private $30,960,000 $29,615,720 -4.3%
Seton Hall University Private $29,659,036 $27,413,400 -7.6%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Private $28,843,920 $46,042,815 59.6%
Seattle University Private $28,760,350 $37,190,162 29.3%
St. John's University Private $28,091,250 $23,063,554 -17.9%
New England School of Law Private $27,623,130 - -
Albany Law School Private $27,215,349 $22,521,832 -17.2%
Nova Southeastern University Private $26,961,290 $32,884,450 22%
Santa Clara University Private $26,930,988 $29,726,830 10.4%
William Mitchell College of Law Private $26,575,776 $29,677,784 11.7%
Northwestern University Private $26,006,260 $37,994,145 46.1%
Widener University - Delaware Private $25,962,888 $29,238,090 12.6%
Barry University Private $25,400,250 $29,685,825 16.9%
Tulane University Private $25,172,582 $25,514,665 1.4%
University of Pennsylvania Private $24,850,092 $26,780,412 7.8%
DePaul University Private $24,386,124 $31,347,855 28.5%
Boston University Private $23,915,400 $17,471,700 -26.9%
Marquette University Private $22,910,576 $25,292,204 10.4%
Villanova University Private $22,890,670 $17,439,351 -23.8%
Boston College Private $22,828,300 $20,371,260 -10.8%
Loyola University Chicago Private $22,467,436 $29,692,960 32.2%
Washington University in St Louis Private $21,937,806 $19,819,410 -9.7%
Touro College Private $21,833,694 $25,860,785 18.4%
University of Chicago Private $21,119,505 $22,861,810 8.2%
Pepperdine University Private $21,019,152 $21,828,750 3.9%
Duke University Private $20,617,891 $21,569,832 4.6%
Golden Gate University Private $20,465,830 $23,552,368 15.1%
Emory University Private $20,442,616 $24,998,700 22.3%
St. Thomas University - Florida Private $20,276,070 $27,739,176 36.8%
Chicago-Kent College of Law Private $20,160,980 $26,973,900 33.8%
University of Southern California Private $19,399,545 $22,357,569 15.2%
St. Mary's University Private $19,323,895 $20,903,978 8.2%
Cornell University Private $19,278,000 $21,465,000 11.3%
Vermont Law School Private $19,187,100 $17,081,717 -11%
Syracuse University Private $19,163,040 $21,584,583 12.6%
Lewis and Clark College Private $19,067,040 $25,921,056 35.9%
Northeastern University Private $18,884,527 $25,364,584 34.3%
Roger Williams University Private $18,500,700 $19,152,907 3.5%
Vanderbilt University Private $18,240,480 $17,982,069 -1.4%
Oklahoma City University Private $17,912,130 $16,277,784 -9.1%
Valparaiso University Private $17,728,308 $21,121,600 19.1%
Gonzaga University Private $17,716,284 $17,464,464 -1.4%
Chapman University Private $17,374,664 $16,178,761 -6.9%
Capital University Private $17,065,290 $17,015,100 -0.3%
University of San Francisco Private $16,997,552 $26,697,533 57.1%
Case Western Reserve University Private $16,947,000 $16,202,052 -4.4%
Southern Methodist University Private $16,935,408 $24,424,932 44.2%
Pace University Private $16,687,206 $22,847,660 36.9%
University of Detroit Mercy Private $16,392,460 $16,266,135 -0.8%
Hamline University Private $16,179,580 $20,937,005 29.4%
Western New England University School of Law Private $16,029,790 $11,711,160 -26.9%
Duquesne University Private $15,114,360 $12,577,032 -16.8%
Yale University Private $14,918,196 $20,725,461 38.9%
Stanford University Private $14,723,784 $18,708,002 27.1%
Creighton University Private $14,595,840 $15,443,492 5.8%
Howard University Private $14,112,504 $13,394,268 -5.1%
Whittier Law School Private $13,615,030 $26,833,554 97.1%
Samford University Private $13,589,100 $13,651,660 0.5%
University of Notre Dame Private $13,108,020 $16,362,570 24.8%
Mississippi College Private $12,963,384 $17,775,200 37.1%
Regent University Private $12,962,208 $14,142,854 9.1%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis Private $12,932,654 $12,449,724 -3.7%
Baylor University Private $12,884,608 $11,316,602 -12.2%
Wake Forest University Private $12,491,882 $17,850,312 42.9%
Mercer University Private $12,459,030 $15,286,722 22.7%
Widener University - Pennsylvania Private $12,421,899 $14,062,129 13.2%
University of Tulsa Private $12,196,195 $8,143,010 -33.2%
University of Richmond Private $12,151,800 $13,135,220 8.1%
Drake University Private $11,813,304 $13,280,554 12.4%
Campbell University Private $11,799,856 $11,798,515 -0%
Washington and Lee University Private $11,550,730 $11,161,044 -3.4%
Willamette University Private $11,144,334 $15,379,187 38%
Drexel University Private $9,581,220 $10,845,970 13.2%
University of La Verne Private $9,212,567 - -
Elon Law School Private $9,172,251 $11,787,516 28.5%
Ohio Northern University Private $8,866,132 $9,806,524 10.6%
University of Dayton Private $8,482,000 $13,618,320 60.6%
Quinnipiac University Private $7,507,968 $11,275,864 50.2%
Ave Maria School of Law Private $7,336,308 $12,694,656 73%
Western State University Private $6,816,579 $16,487,950 141.9%
Brigham Young University Private $6,277,800 $5,366,097 -14.5%
Faulkner University Private $3,737,000 - -
Liberty University Private $3,349,728 $4,863,250 45.2%
Harvard University Private - $62,057,149 -
Appalachian School of Law Private - - -
Florida Coastal School of Law For Profit $47,441,540 $73,253,250 54.4%
Charleston School of Law For Profit $20,057,076 $25,142,301 25.4%
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta For Profit $19,560,975 - -
Charlotte School of Law For Profit $6,941,373 $53,681,696 673.4%
Arizona Summit Law School For Profit - - -