Georgia State Law Ranked No. 2 on Student Loan Hero List
Lower Tuition Combined with Higher Starting Salaries Earns College No. 2 Spot in ’20 Best Law Schools for Avoiding Six-Figure Student Debt’
Georgia State University College of Law is ranked the No. 2 best law school for those looking to minimize and repay their student loan debt, according to Student Loan Hero, an online site that helps borrowers manage student loans.
The ranking was based on a study, which compared the following factors: the average post-law school starting salary, annual tuition costs, average indebtedness at graduation, the percentage of graduates leaving law school with student debt, and employment rates of recent law school graduates.
“Our mission has always been to give students access to a stellar legal education at an affordable price,” said Steven J. Kaminshine, dean and professor law. “Graduating without crushing debt means our graduates can make career choices that are not driven by the need to repay student debt.
“We are proud that our robust experiential learning program and low-cost tuition combine to attract exceptional students who are well-prepared to succeed in whatever path they choose after graduation,” Kaminshine said.
Results showed that a typical law school student has annual tuition costs of $36,096 and an average of $111,752 in student debt. With an annual tuition of $16,858 for in-state students, Georgia State Law graduates have an average law school debt at graduation of $64,384, which is $47,368 less than the average.
Further, Georgia State Law students have an average starting salary of $83,427 — about $9,700 greater than the average of $73,710, according to the survey.
Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School topped the list with $58,133 in average debt and $75,872 as the average starting salary.