State Report: Illinois

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Graduates from the Class of 2014 Students
Starting
in 2014
Students Starting in 2015
LST
Employment Score
LST
Under-Employment Score
LST
Unknown Score
Total
Grads
Projected Debt
at Repayment
Monthly Payment10-Year Plan
Chicago-Kent College of Law70.5% Employed in IL 49.7% 21.9% 4.5% 292 228 $244,885 $2,788
DePaul University71% Employed in IL 53.5% 25.5% 0% 286 226 $245,506 $2,795
Drake University5.4% Employed in IL 63.1% 18.5% 1.5% 130 106 $217,729 $2,475
Indiana University - Bloomington12.2% Employed in IL 64.4%* 14% 1.4% 222 183 $201,403 (Resident)
$272,243 (Non-Resident)
$2,286 (Resident)
$3,103 (Non-Resident)
John Marshall Law School - Chicago75.7% Employed in IL 55.1%* 22.7% 3.3% 419 357 $273,533 $3,118
Loyola University Chicago61.1% Employed in IL 55%* 21.8% 1.9% 262 231 $252,682 $2,877
Marquette University5.1% Employed in IL 49.1% 22.9% 5.6% 214 208 $227,426 $2,586
Northern Illinois University76.8% Employed in IL 58.6%* 20.2% 1% 99 84 $153,209 (Resident)
$214,360 (Non-Resident)
$1,731 (Resident)
$2,436 (Non-Resident)
Northwestern University36.1% Employed in IL 81.1%* 8.2% 0% 291 242 $291,056 $3,320
Southern Illinois University59% Employed in IL 61.9%* 24.8% 1.9% 105 125 $137,876 (Resident)
$236,592 (Non-Resident)
$1,554 (Resident)
$2,692 (Non-Resident)
St. Louis University14.6% Employed in IL 61% 16.1% 0% 267 165 $217,521 $2,472
University of Chicago30.5% Employed in IL 91.9%* 2.9% 0% 210 190 $300,810 $3,432
University of Dayton5% Employed in IL 49.3% 20% 5% 140 113 $190,046 $2,155
University of Illinois55.7% Employed in IL 72.4%* 15.1% 1.6% 185 157 $214,047 (Resident)
$242,388 (Non-Resident)
$2,432 (Resident)
$2,759 (Non-Resident)
University of Iowa10.8% Employed in IL 77.3% 10.8% 0% 176 141 $143,297 (Resident)
$203,749 (Non-Resident)
$1,617 (Resident)
$2,313 (Non-Resident)
University of Michigan14.4% Employed in IL 90.3%* 5.6% 0% 390 318 $259,873 (Resident)
$270,473 (Non-Resident)
$2,960 (Resident)
$3,083 (Non-Resident)
University of Notre Dame14.5% Employed in IL 78.8%* 13.4% 0% 179 200 $268,628 $3,061
University of Wisconsin8.1% Employed in IL 63.6% 17.8% 0% 236 158 $152,273 (Resident)
$216,857 (Non-Resident)
$1,720 (Resident)
$2,464 (Non-Resident)
Valparaiso University21.5% Employed in IL 44.8%* 39.5% 0.6% 172 174 $188,729 $2,140
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 Law70.5% Employed in IL 1.4% 8.2% 6.2% 29.5% 8.2% 0% 1% -
DePaul University71% Employed in IL 0% 7.3% 4.2% 31.8% 10.1% 0.3% 1% -
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% -
John Marshall Law School - Chicago75.7% Employed in IL 1.2% 4.5% 6.7% 32% 12.6%* 0.5% 1.4% -
Loyola University Chicago61.1% Employed in IL 0.8% 10.7% 5.3% 19.8% 15.6%* 0.8% 4.2% -
Marquette University5.1% Employed in IL 0.5% 10.3% 2.3% 24.3% 11.2% 2.8% 0.5% -
Northern Illinois University76.8% Employed in IL 2% 2% 3% 36.4% 20.2%* 0% 0% -
Northwestern University36.1% Employed in IL 3.4% 55.7% 4.1% 1.4% 8.2%* 9.3% 2.7% -
Southern Illinois University59% Employed in IL 1.9% 1% 3.8% 37.1% 16.2%* 1% 1% -
St. Louis University14.6% Employed in IL 0.4% 12.4% 4.5% 28.8% 14.6% 1.1% 1.1% -
University of Chicago30.5% Employed in IL 5.7% 60% 2.4% 0.5% 11%* 15.7% 1% -
University of Dayton5% Employed in IL 0% 2.1% 3.6% 33.6% 12.1% 0.7% 4.3% -
University of Illinois55.7% Employed in IL 8.1% 24.9% 5.9% 14.6% 16.2%* 3.8% 3.2% -
University of Iowa10.8% Employed in IL 1.7% 15.3% 8% 23.9% 12.5%* 3.4% 8% -
University of Michigan14.4% Employed in IL 10% 43.3% 2.6% 4.4% 21%* 10.5% 6.9% -
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% -
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 2014 (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 Law70.5% Employed in IL 228 152 157 159 3.17 3.43 3.62 $20,000 (FT) / $10,349 (PT) 75.8%
DePaul University71% Employed in IL 226 148 153 155 2.98 3.32 3.56 $15,000 (FT) / $8,000 (PT) 80.9%
Drake University5.4% Employed in IL 106 148 152 156 2.97 3.25 3.53 $18,275 (FT) 59.1%
Indiana University - Bloomington12.2% Employed in IL 183 154 161 163 3.32 3.72 3.88 $24,936 (FT) 90.9%
John Marshall Law School - Chicago75.7% Employed in IL 357 146 149 152 2.76 3.05 3.34 $10,000 (FT) / $5,781 (PT) 66.7%
Loyola University Chicago61.1% Employed in IL 231 155 157 159 3.05 3.3 3.52 $12,000 (FT) / $8,750 (PT) 87.2%
Marquette University5.1% Employed in IL 208 149 152 155 3.12 3.33 3.52 $8,000 (FT) / $4,000 (PT) 53%
Northern Illinois University76.8% Employed in IL 84 146 150 153 2.83 3.09 3.37 $7,812 (FT) / $1,000 (PT) 35.5%
Northwestern University36.1% Employed in IL 242 162 168 170 3.53 3.75 3.83 $20,000 (FT) 44.3%
Southern Illinois University59% Employed in IL 125 144 147 151 2.71 3.09 3.45 $5,500 (FT) 71.8%
St. Louis University14.6% Employed in IL 165 151 155 158 3.19 3.46 3.65 $17,000 (FT) / $5,000 (PT) 51.3%
University of Chicago30.5% Employed in IL 190 166 170 172 3.79 3.9 3.96 $15,000 (FT) 74%
University of Dayton5% Employed in IL 113 145 148 151 2.86 3.15 3.38 $10,000 (FT) 57.5%
University of Illinois55.7% Employed in IL 157 158 161 163 3.15 3.43 3.63 $18,550 (FT) 97.2%
University of Iowa10.8% Employed in IL 141 157 160 162 3.51 3.64 3.77 $23,453 (FT) 77.7%
University of Michigan14.4% Employed in IL 318 165 168 169 3.57 3.74 3.83 $15,000 (FT) 73%
University of Notre Dame14.5% Employed in IL 200 160 163 165 3.44 3.64 3.78 $18,000 (FT) 67.3%
University of Wisconsin8.1% Employed in IL 158 157 161 163 3.3 3.62 3.76 $10,000 (FT) / $8,000 (PT) 57.9%
Valparaiso University21.5% Employed in IL 174 141 145 149 2.77 3.1 3.33 $19,370 (FT) 39.9%

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