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You are viewing tuition for ABA-approved law schools grouped by Type of School

We put all schools on the following chart by plotting tuition change between 2010 and 2014 against Type of School. For public schools, we use resident tuition.

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Average Academic Year Tuition
Change between 2010 - 2011 and 2014 - 2015
Public (In State) Private For Profit
$21K $26K
+22.3%
87 schools
$38K $43K
+14.4%
$35K $41K
+17.6%
School Type 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
Southern University Law Center Public $13,080 $8,478 $21,614 $12,014 65.2% 41.7%
Texas Southern University Public $16,815 $13,065 $23,393 $18,443 39.1% 41.2%
University of The District of Columbia Public $18,330 $9,480 $22,136 $11,383 20.8% 20.1%
CUNY Public $18,732 $11,952 $24,073 $15,193 28.5% 27.1%
University of South Dakota Public $21,960 $11,208 $29,518 $13,904 34.4% 24.1%
University of North Dakota Public $22,323 $10,163 $24,249 $10,925 8.6% 7.5%
University of Mississippi Public $22,470 $10,275 $31,688 $14,688 41% 42.9%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville Public $22,501 $11,367 $30,028 $14,508 33.5% 27.6%
North Carolina Central University Public $23,222 $9,961 $25,636 $11,708 10.4% 17.5%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock Public $23,451 $11,456 $28,342 $13,996 20.9% 22.2%
University of Wyoming Public $23,808 $11,264 $29,245 $14,455 22.8% 28.3%
University of Idaho Public $24,532 $12,940 $30,010 $16,480 22.3% 27.4%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Public $24,976 $18,200 $34,174 $24,887 36.8% 36.7%
Texas Tech University Public $25,751 $17,351 $32,693 $22,733 27% 31%
Washburn University Public $25,900 $16,630 $29,766 $19,094 14.9% 14.8%
University of Montana Public $26,186 $11,062 $29,328 $11,335 12% 2.5%
University of Kansas Public $27,038 $15,561 $34,089 $19,985 26.1% 28.4%
Wayne State University Public $27,187 $24,871 $32,808 $30,025 20.7% 20.7%
Texas A&M Public $27,440 $27,440 $33,092 $33,092 20.6% 20.6%
University of Oklahoma Public $28,034 $18,105 $30,398 $19,973 8.4% 10.3%
University of Alabama Public $28,070 $15,760 $36,304 $21,624 29.3% 37.2%
West Virginia University Public $28,444 $14,212 $34,524 $18,234 21.4% 28.3%
University of Nebraska Public $28,649 $13,337 $32,852 $14,479 14.7% 8.6%
University of Kentucky Public $29,424 $16,982 $38,508 $20,988 30.9% 23.6%
University of Missouri - Kansas City Public $29,500 $15,550 $34,832 $18,320 18.1% 17.8%
Florida A&M University Public $29,573 $10,312 $34,034 $14,131 15.1% 37%
University of Oregon Public $29,953 $24,031 $38,056 $30,586 27.1% 27.3%
Florida International University Public $30,224 $15,520 $35,590 $21,345 17.8% 37.5%
Louisiana State University Public $30,228 $16,148 $40,348 $20,998 33.5% 30%
University of Louisville Public $30,300 $15,760 $36,538 $19,702 20.6% 25%
University of Hawaii Public $30,485 $16,421 $39,192 $19,464 28.6% 18.5%
University of New Mexico Public $30,604 $13,660 $34,521 $16,251 12.8% 19%
University of Toledo Public $30,613 $19,833 $33,752 $22,203 10.3% 11.9%
SUNY Buffalo Public $30,772 $19,112 $43,986 $26,096 42.9% 36.5%
Northern Illinois University Public $30,960 $17,268 $37,700 $21,764 21.8% 26%
University of North Carolina Public $31,218 $17,068 $39,191 $22,560 25.5% 32.2%
Temple University Public $31,220 $18,206 $36,336 $21,646 16.4% 18.9%
University of Missouri - Columbia Public $31,986 $16,759 $37,462 $19,832 17.1% 18.3%
University of Maine Public $32,824 $21,994 $34,736 $23,666 5.8% 7.6%
Northern Kentucky University Public $32,882 $15,124 $27,944 $17,414 -15% 15.1%
Southern Illinois University Public $33,097 $14,746 $43,320 $19,160 30.9% 29.9%
Rutgers State University - Camden Public $33,173 $22,382 $38,068 $26,101 14.8% 16.6%
University of Tennessee Public $33,206 $14,462 $37,752 $19,048 13.7% 31.7%
University of Akron Public $33,408 $21,451 $24,440 $24,340 -26.8% 13.5%
University of Georgia Public $33,620 $15,814 $36,810 $19,140 9.5% 21%
William and Mary Public $33,800 $23,800 $38,800 $29,800 14.8% 25.2%
University of Pittsburgh Public $34,176 $26,550 $39,100 $31,616 14.4% 19.1%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas Public $34,238 $20,838 $35,749 $24,749 4.4% 18.8%
Georgia State University Public $34,334 $13,310 $35,986 $16,378 4.8% 23.1%
Arizona State University Public $35,147 $21,598 $41,751 $26,753 18.8% 23.9%
University of Florida Public $35,752 $16,387 $38,836 $22,231 8.6% 35.7%
University of Colorado Public $35,773 $28,915 $38,672 $31,886 8.1% 10.3%
Rutgers State University - Newark Public $35,897 $24,977 $38,029 $26,062 5.9% 4.3%
Rutgers University Public $35,897 $24,977 $38,029 $26,062 5.9% 4.3%
Florida State University Public $35,934 $16,371 $40,695 $20,683 13.2% 26.3%
University of Memphis Public $36,170 $14,298 $25,907 $18,470 -28.4% 29.2%
University of Utah Public $36,209 $18,231 $47,170 $24,797 30.3% 36%
George Mason University Public $36,278 $22,222 $40,737 $25,351 12.3% 14.1%
University of Cincinnati Public $36,526 $20,946 $29,010 $24,010 -20.6% 14.6%
University of Maryland Public $36,629 $25,350 $41,464 $28,657 13.2% 13%
Penn State University Public $36,816 $36,816 $43,700 $43,700 18.7% 18.7%
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson Law Public $36,816 $36,816 $43,274 $43,274 17.5% 17.5%
Pennsylvania State University - Penn State Law Public $36,816 $36,816 $43,700 $43,700 18.7% 18.7%
University of Houston Public $36,903 $26,731 $43,176 $29,784 17% 11.4%
University of Illinois at Chicago - John Marshall Law School Public $36,920 $0 $45,120 $45,120 22.2% INF%
University of New Hampshire Public $37,000 $37,000 $41,378 $37,378 11.8%
University of Washington Public $37,299 $24,339 $45,021 $31,980 20.7% 31.4%
University of Baltimore Public $37,368 $25,224 $41,044 $27,884 9.8% 10.5%
University of Wisconsin Public $37,586 $18,049 $40,068 $21,372 6.6% 18.4%
University of Arizona Public $39,402 $23,540 $29,000 $24,607 -26.4% 4.5%
Ohio State University Public $39,418 $24,468 $43,508 $28,577 10.4% 16.8%
University of Minnesota Public $40,388 $31,882 $48,710 $41,222 20.6% 29.3%
University of South Carolina Public $40,494 $20,236 $46,180 $23,074 14% 14%
University of Iowa Public $42,922 $24,154 $41,296 $23,760 -3.8% -1.6%
University of Illinois Public $43,420 $36,420 $49,044 $41,294 13% 13.4%
Indiana University - Indianapolis Public $43,646 $20,554 $45,193 $24,892 3.5% 21.1%
Indiana University - Bloomington Public $43,704 $26,904 $49,926 $31,121 14.2% 15.7%
University of Connecticut Public $44,398 $21,508 $54,248 $26,224 22.2% 21.9%
University of Texas Public $44,638 $28,669 $49,244 $33,162 10.3% 15.7%
University of Virginia Public $47,500 $42,500 $54,800 $51,800 15.4% 21.9%
University of Michigan Public $47,600 $44,600 $54,398 $51,398 14.3% 15.2%
University of California - Hastings Public $50,131 $38,906 $54,335 $48,335 8.4% 24.2%
University of California - Irvine Public $50,574 $40,550 $51,211 $44,717 1.3% 10.3%
University of California - Davis Public $50,595 $41,763 $56,537 $47,286 11.7% 13.2%
University of California - Los Angeles Public $50,639 $40,616 $51,720 $45,226 2.1% 11.4%
University of California - Berkeley Public $52,245 $44,244 $52,117 $48,166 -0.2% 8.9%
University of North Texas Dallas College of Law Public $24,500 $14,540 INF% INF%
Brigham Young University Private $20,560 $10,280 $23,240 $11,620 13% 13%
South Texas College of Law Houston Private $26,340 $0 $28,680 $0 8.9%
Howard University Private $26,439 $0 $33,732 $0 27.6%
Mississippi College Private $28,070 $0 $32,680 $0 16.4%
St. Mary's University Private $28,160 $0 $33,110 $0 17.6%
Appalachian School of Law Private $28,325 $0 $31,525 $0 11.3%
Liberty University Private $29,120 $0 $31,562 $0 8.4%
University of Tulsa Private $30,320 $0 $34,490 $0 13.8%
Thomas M Cooley Law School Private $30,644 $0 $44,990 $0 46.8%
Faulkner University Private $31,020 $0 $34,000 $0 9.6%
Willamette University Private $31,130 $0 $37,625 $0 20.9%
Ohio Northern University Private $31,264 $0 $24,800 $0 -20.7%
Creighton University Private $31,386 $0 $35,530 $0 13.2%
Regent University Private $31,410 $0 $34,390 $0 9.5%
Capital University Private $32,074 $0 $33,180 $0 3.4%
Campbell University Private $32,280 $0 $38,645 $0 19.7%
Duquesne University Private $32,376 $0 $38,420 $0 18.7%
Drake University Private $32,514 $0 $38,106 $0 17.2%
Elon Law School Private $32,600 $0 $37,924 $0 16.3%
Nova Southeastern University Private $32,607 $0 $36,906 $0 13.2%
Barry University Private $32,650 $0 $35,844 $0 9.8%
Gonzaga University Private $32,775 $0 $36,510 $0 11.4%
St. Thomas University - Florida Private $33,082 $0 $38,458 $0 16.3%
Samford University Private $33,155 $0 $36,734 $0 10.8%
Stetson University Private $33,220 $0 $38,904 $0 17.1%
Hamline University Private $33,506 $0 $39,536 $0 18%
University of Dayton Private $33,674 $0 $35,273 $0 4.7%
William Mitchell College of Law Private $33,800 $0 $38,660 $0 14.4%
Mitchell Hamline School of Law Private $33,800 $0 $38,660 $0 14.4%
Oklahoma City University Private $33,925 $0 $34,330 $0 1.2%
University of Detroit Mercy Private $34,010 $0 $40,502 $0 19.1%
Michigan State University Private $34,045 $0 $37,294 $0 9.5%
University of Richmond Private $34,070 $0 $39,200 $0 15.1%
Drexel University Private $34,450 $0 $39,203 $0 13.8%
Widener University - Pennsylvania Private $34,890 $0 $40,730 $0 16.7%
Widener University - Delaware Private $34,890 $0 $40,730 $0 16.7%
Lewis and Clark College Private $35,098 $0 $40,164 $0 14.4%
Western State University Private $35,190 $0 $42,102 $0 19.6%
St. Louis University Private $35,475 $0 $38,435 $0 8.3%
Mercer University Private $35,695 $0 $37,260 $0 4.4%
Loyola University New Orleans Private $36,196 $0 $43,150 $0 19.2%
Marquette University Private $36,300 $0 $41,040 $0 13.1%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis Private $36,313 $0 $37,185 $0 2.4%
Ave Maria School of Law Private $36,448 $0 $40,136 $0 10.1%
Villanova University Private $36,690 $0 $41,250 $0 12.4%
Valparaiso University Private $36,800 $0 $39,612 $0 7.6%
Western New England University School of Law Private $36,854 $0 $40,954 $0 11.1%
University of Denver Private $37,152 $0 $42,370 $0 14%
Wake Forest University Private $37,230 $0 $42,526 $0 14.2%
Seattle University Private $37,330 $0 $41,088 $0 10.1%
Whittier Law School Private $37,975 $0 $42,400 $0 11.7%
Roger Williams University Private $38,010 $0 $33,792 $0 -11.1%
University of Miami Private $38,024 $0 $46,166 $0 21.4%
Loyola University Chicago Private $38,086 $0 $44,180 $0 16%
Golden Gate University Private $38,375 $0 $45,350 $0 18.2%
University of La Verne Private $38,462 $0 $26,323 $0 -31.6%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Private $38,700 $0 $44,900 $0 16%
University of San Francisco Private $38,800 $0 $45,542 $0 17.4%
Southwestern Law School Private $39,110 $0 $47,100 $0 20.4%
DePaul University Private $39,350 $0 $44,999 $0 14.4%
Santa Clara University Private $39,360 $0 $47,040 $0 19.5%
Pace University Private $39,794 $0 $45,376 $0 14%
New England School of Law Private $39,900 $0 $43,988 $0 10.2%
Washington and Lee University Private $39,937 $0 $45,597 $0 14.2%
University of the Pacific Private $39,989 $0 $46,462 $0 16.2%
Catholic University of America Private $40,000 $0 $45,800 $0 14.5%
Chicago-Kent College of Law Private $40,050 $0 $45,472 $0 13.5%
Albany Law School Private $40,120 $0 $43,398 $0 8.2%
Chapman University Private $40,173 $0 $46,591 $0 16%
Southern Methodist University Private $40,186 $0 $48,796 $0 21.4%
Case Western Reserve University Private $40,560 $0 $47,728 $0 17.7%
California Western School of Law Private $40,780 $0 $45,900 $0 12.6%
University of Notre Dame Private $40,805 $0 $50,520 $0 23.8%
Boston University Private $40,838 $0 $47,188 $0 15.5%
Baylor University Private $40,904 $0 $52,400 $0 28.1%
Boston College Private $40,905 $0 $46,790 $0 14.4%
Northeastern University Private $41,066 $0 $45,118 $0 9.9%
Touro College Private $41,070 $0 $44,520 $0 8.4%
Suffolk University Private $41,120 $0 $46,042 $0 12%
Pepperdine University Private $41,210 $0 $49,030 $0 19%
University of San Diego Private $41,414 $0 $47,490 $0 14.7%
Loyola Marymount University Private $41,840 $0 $47,750 $0 14.1%
Tulane University Private $42,144 $0 $48,456 $0 15%
Vermont Law School Private $42,220 $0 $47,135 $0 11.6%
Quinnipiac University Private $42,740 $0 $47,101 $0 10.2%
Emory University Private $43,392 $0 $49,734 $0 14.6%
American University Private $43,458 $0 $49,542 $0 14%
Hofstra University Private $43,660 $0 $52,190 $0 19.5%
George Washington University Private $43,999 $0 $52,033 $0 18.3%
Washington University in St Louis Private $44,125 $0 $50,152 $0 13.7%
St. John's University Private $44,280 $0 $51,490 $0 16.3%
Seton Hall University Private $45,048 $0 $50,034 $0 11.1%
Georgetown University Private $45,105 $0 $53,130 $0 17.8%
Syracuse University Private $45,126 $0 $46,064 $0 2.1%
Vanderbilt University Private $45,286 $0 $49,722 $0 9.8%
University of Chicago Private $46,185 $0 $55,503 $0 20.2%
New York Law School Private $46,460 $0 $49,240 $0 6%
Fordham University Private $46,476 $0 $52,532 $0 13%
Stanford University Private $46,581 $0 $54,366 $0 16.7%
Harvard University Private $46,616 $0 $55,842 $0 19.8%
Brooklyn Law School Private $46,635 $0 $54,246 $0 16.3%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University Private $46,794 $0 $53,570 $0 14.5%
Duke University Private $47,722 $0 $55,588 $0 16.5%
New York University Private $48,213 $0 $56,838 $0 17.9%
University of Pennsylvania Private $48,362 $0 $56,916 $0 17.7%
University of Southern California Private $48,434 $0 $57,507 $0 18.7%
Northwestern University Private $49,714 $0 $56,434 $0 13.5%
Columbia University Private $50,428 $0 $60,274 $0 19.5%
Yale University Private $50,750 $0 $56,200 $0 10.7%
Cornell University Private $51,150 $0 $59,360 $0 16.1%
Concordia University School of Law Private $29,043 $0 INF%
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta For Profit $32,965 $0 $38,690 $0 17.4%
Florida Coastal School of Law For Profit $34,712 $0 $42,906 $0 23.6%
Charlotte School of Law For Profit $34,990 $0 $41,348 $0 18.2%
Charleston School of Law For Profit $35,606 $0 $39,216 $0 10.1%
Arizona Summit Law School For Profit $36,036 $0 $42,756 $0 18.6%