State Report: Illinois

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Graduates from the Class of 2014 Students
Starting
in 2015
Students Starting in 2016
LST
Employment Score
LST
Under-Employment Score
LST
Unknown Score
Total
Grads
Projected Debt
at Repayment
Monthly Payment10-Year Plan
Chicago-Kent College of Law70.9% Employed in IL 49.7% 21.9% 4.5% 292 238 $252,647 $2,877
DePaul University71% Employed in IL 53.5% 25.5% 0% 286 241 $251,806 $2,867
Drake University5.4% Employed in IL 63.1% 18.5% 1.5% 130 100 $220,112 $2,502
Indiana University - Bloomington12.2% Employed in IL 64.4%* 14% 1.4% 222 153 $192,743 (Resident)
$266,593 (Non-Resident)
$2,186 (Resident)
$3,038 (Non-Resident)
John Marshall Law School - Chicago75.7% Employed in IL 55.1%* 22.7% 3.3% 419 334 $273,614 $3,119
Loyola University Chicago69.8% Employed in IL 55%* 21.8% 1.9% 262 206 $249,140 $2,837
Marquette University5.1% Employed in IL 49.1% 22.9% 5.6% 214 178 $231,993 $2,639
Northern Illinois University75.8% Employed in IL 58.6%* 20.2% 1% 99 85 $153,170 (Resident)
$215,131 (Non-Resident)
$1,730 (Resident)
$2,445 (Non-Resident)
Northwestern University36.1% Employed in IL 81.1%* 8.2% 0% 291 213 $298,081 $3,401
Southern Illinois University59% Employed in IL 61.9%* 24.8% 1.9% 105 121 $138,774 (Resident)
$221,009 (Non-Resident)
$1,565 (Resident)
$2,512 (Non-Resident)
St. Louis University14.2% Employed in IL 61% 16.1% 0% 267 170 $221,434 $2,517
University of Chicago30.5% Employed in IL 91.9%* 2.9% 0% 210 183 $314,170 $3,586
University of Dayton5% Employed in IL 49.3% 20% 5% 140 90 $191,451 $2,172
University of Illinois55.1% Employed in IL 72.4%* 15.1% 1.6% 185 162 $213,984 (Resident)
$242,183 (Non-Resident)
$2,431 (Resident)
$2,756 (Non-Resident)
University of Iowa10.8% Employed in IL 77.3% 10.8% 0% 176 141 $145,358 (Resident)
$207,719 (Non-Resident)
$1,640 (Resident)
$2,359 (Non-Resident)
University of Michigan14.4% Employed in IL 90.3%* 5.6% 0% 390 267 $268,162 (Resident)
$278,763 (Non-Resident)
$3,056 (Resident)
$3,178 (Non-Resident)
University of Notre Dame14.5% Employed in IL 78.8%* 13.4% 0% 179 200 $276,561 $3,153
University of Wisconsin8.1% Employed in IL 63.6% 17.8% 0% 236 186 $148,646 (Resident)
$213,699 (Non-Resident)
$1,678 (Resident)
$2,428 (Non-Resident)
Valparaiso University21.5% Employed in IL 44.8%* 39.5% 0.6% 172 130 $197,499 $2,241
Sorting alphabetically by school
Graduates from the Class of 2014
School FundedRate Law Firms Public ServiceScore Clerkships Salary ResponseScore
101+ Attorneys 26-100 Attorneys 2-25 Attorneys Federal State/Local
Chicago-Kent College of Law70.9% Employed in IL 1.4% 8.2% 6.2% 29.5% 8.2% 0% 1% 39%
DePaul University71% Employed in IL 0% 7.3% 4.2% 31.8% 10.1% 0.3% 1% 58.7%
Drake University5.4% Employed in IL 0% 0% 6.2% 36.9% 13.8% 0.8% 3.1% -
Indiana University - Bloomington12.2% Employed in IL 5% 16.7% 4.1% 16.7% 20.3%* 2.3% 4.1% 51.4%
John Marshall Law School - Chicago75.7% Employed in IL 1.2% 4.5% 6.7% 32% 12.6%* 0.5% 1.4% -
Loyola University Chicago69.8% Employed in IL 0.8% 10.7% 5.3% 19.8% 15.6%* 0.8% 4.2% 60.7%
Marquette University5.1% Employed in IL 0.5% 10.3% 2.3% 24.3% 11.2% 2.8% 0.5% 56.5%
Northern Illinois University75.8% Employed in IL 2% 2% 3% 36.4% 20.2%* 0% 0% 61.6%
Northwestern University36.1% Employed in IL 3.4% 55.7% 4.1% 1.4% 8.2%* 9.3% 2.7% 87.3%
Southern Illinois University59% Employed in IL 1.9% 1% 3.8% 37.1% 16.2%* 1% 1% 67.6%
St. Louis University14.2% Employed in IL 0.4% 12.4% 4.5% 28.8% 14.6% 1.1% 1.1% 30.3%
University of Chicago30.5% Employed in IL 5.7% 60% 2.4% 0.5% 11%* 15.7% 1% 93.3%
University of Dayton5% Employed in IL 0% 2.1% 3.6% 33.6% 12.1% 0.7% 4.3% 16.4%
University of Illinois55.1% Employed in IL 8.1% 24.9% 5.9% 14.6% 16.2%* 3.8% 3.2% 78.9%
University of Iowa10.8% Employed in IL 1.7% 15.3% 8% 23.9% 12.5%* 3.4% 8% 60.2%
University of Michigan14.4% Employed in IL 10% 43.3% 2.6% 4.4% 21%* 10.5% 6.9% 76.7%
University of Notre Dame14.5% Employed in IL 14.5% 29.6% 7.3% 7.8% 21.8%* 7.8% 3.9% -
University of Wisconsin8.1% Employed in IL 0% 14.8% 3% 23.7% 15.7% 1.3% 3.4% 30.1%
Valparaiso University21.5% Employed in IL 1.2% 1.7% 1.7% 26.2% 16.3%* 0.6% 0.6% -
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Students Starting in 2015 (FT and PT) 2013-2014 Academic Year (All Students Enrolled)
1L
Enr.
LSAT Scores Undergrad GPA Cost Discounts
25th 50th 75th 25th 50th 75th Median Discount % Receiving Discount
Chicago-Kent College of Law70.9% Employed in IL 238 152 156 158 3.09 3.36 3.58 $20,000 (FT) / $10,349 (PT) 75.8%
DePaul University71% Employed in IL 241 149 152 154 3.07 3.34 3.49 $15,000 (FT) / $8,000 (PT) 80.9%
Drake University5.4% Employed in IL 100 148 151 154 3 3.27 3.57 $18,275 (FT) 59.1%
Indiana University - Bloomington12.2% Employed in IL 153 155 161 162 3.31 3.76 3.87 $24,936 (FT) 90.9%
John Marshall Law School - Chicago75.7% Employed in IL 334 145 147 151 2.75 3.08 3.36 $10,000 (FT) / $5,781 (PT) 66.7%
Loyola University Chicago69.8% Employed in IL 206 155 158 160 3.07 3.34 3.55 $12,000 (FT) / $8,750 (PT) 87.2%
Marquette University5.1% Employed in IL 178 150 152 155 2.89 3.19 3.42 $8,000 (FT) / $4,000 (PT) 53%
Northern Illinois University75.8% Employed in IL 85 145 148 150 2.77 3.05 3.34 $7,812 (FT) / $1,000 (PT) 35.5%
Northwestern University36.1% Employed in IL 213 163 168 169 3.56 3.77 3.85 $20,000 (FT) 44.3%
Southern Illinois University59% Employed in IL 121 145 149 152 2.66 2.96 3.32 $5,500 (FT) 71.8%
St. Louis University14.2% Employed in IL 170 152 155 158 3.17 3.44 3.66 $17,000 (FT) / $5,000 (PT) 51.3%
University of Chicago30.5% Employed in IL 183 166 170 172 3.69 3.9 3.97 $15,000 (FT) 74%
University of Dayton5% Employed in IL 90 144 148 151 2.83 3.04 3.42 $10,000 (FT) 57.5%
University of Illinois55.1% Employed in IL 162 158 161 163 3.26 3.51 3.68 $18,550 (FT) 97.2%
University of Iowa10.8% Employed in IL 141 156 161 162 3.44 3.61 3.79 $23,453 (FT) 77.7%
University of Michigan14.4% Employed in IL 267 164 168 169 3.54 3.76 3.87 $15,000 (FT) 73%
University of Notre Dame14.5% Employed in IL 200 161 164 165 3.47 3.66 3.79 $18,000 (FT) 67.3%
University of Wisconsin8.1% Employed in IL 186 155 161 162 3.27 3.54 3.76 $10,000 (FT) / $8,000 (PT) 57.9%
Valparaiso University21.5% Employed in IL 130 142 145 148 2.64 2.93 3.27 $19,370 (FT) 39.9%

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