Quick Facts

Grades and Scores for Fall 2016 Incoming Class

  • LSAT Median: 167
  • LSAT Middle 50%: 162–168
  • GPA Median: 3.70
  • GPA Middle 50%: 3.41–3.84

The Program

Degrees Granted

  • JD
  • LLMs:
    • Introduction to U.S. Law for Foreign Lawyers
    • Latin American and International Law
    • Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law
  • Dual Degrees:
    • JD/MPAff
    • JD/MBA
    • JD/MA in Latin American Studies
    • JD/MA in Middle Eastern Studies
    • JD/MA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
    • JD/MS in Community & Regional Planning
    • JD/Master of Global Policy Studies
    • JD/MS in Social Work
    • JD/MS in Information Studies
  • Combined Degrees:
    • JD/PhD in Philosophy

Program Information

  • JD Degree Requirements: 86 credit hours
  • First-Year Enrollment (2016-2017): 295
  • Total Enrollment (2016-2017): 956
  • Program: Full-time, daytime only

Diversity for Fall 2016 Incoming Class

  • Women: 44%
  • Minorities: 29%
  • Average Age: 24
  • No. of States Represented: 30
  • No. of Undergraduate Schools: 128

Bar Passage Rate

  • Texas (July 2016 Exam): 94%
  • New York (July 2015 Exam): 100%
  • California (July 2015 Exam): 90%

Tuition Information for 2016–2017

Tuition and Fees:

  • $35,015/first year for residents (16 credit hours for fall/14 credit hours for spring)
  • $51,995/first year for nonresidents (16 credit hours for fall/14 credit hours for spring)

Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. The second and third year tuition goes down because it is based on 28 hours for attendance.

Average Debt:


Law School students are charged flat-rate tuition. The Dollars and Sense website contains important information about tuition: how rates are set, tuition costs, and how tuition is used. The Frequently Asked Questions page provides information about flat-rate tuition.

*This figure represents the average debt of all Texas Law students who graduated in 2016, the most recent year for which this date is available. This figure is based upon the debt calculation for consumer information we use in our reporting to the ABA and to U.S. News & World Report.