College Ranked No. 4 on 2016 Best Value List
Georgia State University College of Law is No. 4 on PreLaw and National Jurist’s “Top 20 Best Value Law Schools” for 2016.
“We are proud to continue to be ranked in the top 10 on the PreLaw and National Jurist list,” said Steven J. Kaminshine, dean and professor of law. “Our increased number of applicants this year shows that more students are recognizing the value in our affordable, varied and flexible programs, which emphasize experiential learning and community engagement, and the benefits of our location in the heart of Atlanta.”
The publication’s rankings are based on an analysis of the amount of student debt, tuition, cost of living, the school’s employment rate and bar passage success. The formula gives most weight to employment, and is designed to find law schools in which graduates have excellent chances of passing the bar and getting a job without taking on a ton of debt for education.
The College of Law is consistently placed among the top because of its low debt of $66,637 (with tuition at $16,858 for two semesters for full-time resident students and living expenses estimated at $16,100) and employment rate at 80.2 percent. This is the ninth year Georgia State Law has been among the nation’s top 10 Best Value schools.
The University of Nebraska held its ranking as the No. 1 Best Value school, and the University of Georgia came in at No. 10.