Cost of attendance
In-depth analysis on law school costs including tuition, grants, debt, cost of living and more.
Law School Debt by 2022 Job Outcomes
Average debt continues to increase, despite more schools offering larger tuition discounts. The percentage borrowing, however, is steadily declining.
School-specific borrowing data come from U.S. News & World Report, which relies on data reported to U.S. News by law schools. In some cases, law schools do not report the percentage borrowing properly. When that occurs, the previous year's rate is used unless a school reports the correct rate to LST or a better estimate can be generated. Job outcomes data come from the American Bar Association. The job outcome groups are based on the legal job rate. The rate's denominator is total graduates and its numerator includes only jobs that are long term (a job with an indefinite duration or fixed duration of 1 year or more), full time (at least 35 hours per week), and bar passage required (job requires a law license). The "average" amount borrowed only includes graduates who borrow.