Two Indiana law schools have been ranked among the top law schools for your buck in the nation by The National Jurist magazine.
Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law in Bloomington and Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis were each ranked in the B+ category on The National Jurist’s Best Value Law Schools list, which was published in the Fall 2016 edition of its preLaw magazine. IU McKinney was also named a B+ school in 2015, while IU Maurer was ranked as an A- school last year.
The rankings factor in employment rates, weighted at 35 percent, bar passage, tuition costs, post-graduation debt and other factors.
The magazine reported a 77.9 percent employment rate for IU Maurer – compared to 81.2 percent in 2015 – and an 80.4 rate for IU McKinney, compared to 77.5 percent last year.
IU Maurer’s reported tuition in 2016 was $31,801, compared to $31,121 last year, while IU McKinney’s tuition was listed as $25,625 for 2016 and $24,892 for 2015.
Debt at IU Maurer was listed at $91,020, while IU McKinney’s post-graduation debt was listed at $106,114. That’s compared to $89,785 for the Bloomington school and $96,651 for the Indianapolis school in 2015.
IU Maurer also earned a B+ ranking on the Fall 2016 specialty list for the country’s best business and corporate law programs. Notre Dame Law School also earned a B+ in this category this year.
Notre Dame Law School was listed as a B+ best value school in 2015 but did not make the 2016 list in this category.
The University of Nebraska topped the list of 20 Best Value Law Schools, followed by the University of Kentucky and the University of Florida. The full list of The National Jurist’s top-ranked schools can be viewed here.