I used Sofi’s recent data dump to break down the top 10 law schools with the BEST return on investment. Check to see if your law school made the list.
Law Schools With The Best Return On Investment
Whether you’re a transfer student looking to improve your employment prospects or a prospective law student trying to figure out where to apply, this list provides some food for thought regarding law school ROI.
According to Sofi’s data, these 10 law schools offer the best bang for the buck!
Law Schools With The Best Salary To Debt Ratio
|Law School||Average Salary||Average Debt||Salary To Debt||U.S. News Rank|
|Brigham Young University||$108,916||$64,873||1.7x||38|
|University of Texas||$147,444||$105,254||1.4x||15|
|University of Houston||$136,370||$100,160||1.4x||50|
|University of Georgia||$117,268||$87,204||1.3x||33|
|University of Illinois||$133,025||$103,748||1.3x||40|
|University of Connecticut||$116,349||$92,227||1.3x||65|
|University of North Carolina||$123,873||$100,211||1.2x||38|
Congrats to the BYU Cougars for snagging top spot!
No one should be surprised to see Yale, Harvard, and Stanford crack the top 10. We all know these schools offer great employment prospects.
However, I was impressed by the number of state schools (6) to make the list. Low debt and a high salary is what we’re all after. And that’s exactly what the data shows these state schools provide.
Keep in mind that the true burden of your law school debt won’t hit home until you graduate and make your first student loan payment.
Want to work in Atlanta? UGA with money may prove better than Emory. Want to work in Chicago? U of I on a solid scholarship may make more sense than Northwestern at sticker.
Before you commit to any law school, always check the salary to debt ratio!
P.S. Now that you’ve seen the top 10 law schools with the best return on investment, check out the top 10 law schools with the worst return on investment.