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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Median Private Law School Tuition Discount: 28% (Average Scholarship: $20,129)

Which Schools Are Discounting Tuition the Most?, Nat'l Jurist, Vol. 27, p. 13, Winter 2018:

The National Jurist analyzed ABA grant and scholarship data, using the number of scholarships per school, the percentage of students receiving scholarships and the scholarship amount at the 25th, 50th and 75th percentiles to estimate an average grant amount. With an average, it then determined the average tuition discount per school.

The median private law school discounted tuition by 28.3 percent, with an average scholarship of $20,129. That was up from 25.4 percent from two years earlier and significantly higher than 2010, when it was an estimated 16 percent.

Here are the 20 private law schools with the highest tuition discounts:

NJ Top 20

Public schools gave out an average scholarship of $13,294. The National Jurist was unable to determine a discount rate for public schools, since they charge different tuition rates for residents and non-residents and no breakdown is available on such data.

How Much Law Schools Are Discounting Tuition, preLaw, Vol. 21, p. 13, Winter 2018:

Public schools gave out an average scholarship of $13,294. preLaw was unable to determine a discount rate for public schools, since they charge different tuition rates for residents and non-residents and no breakdown is available on such data. But the mean grants are listed on chart on page 15. Those figures do not take into account students who did not receive any grants.

PreLaw 2

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Comments

Another way to look at it: I am, shall we say, quite familiar with one of the schools on this list. Over the last few years, its median tuition discount has essentially tripled from its long-time norm, all while enrollment has cratered. End result: the law school is almost certainly operating at a huge loss. YYMV.

Posted by: Unemployed Northeastern | Feb 28, 2018 4:42:46 PM

Michigan State Law is mistakenly listed as a public university. It continues to be a private university affiliated with a state-assisted university.

Posted by: C Roboski | Mar 1, 2018 4:19:46 AM