VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota School of Law ranked third in the nation in least indebted graduates according to a report issued by U.S. News & World Report.
“USD School of Law continues to offer a quality education at an affordable cost. Student debt can be daunting, and we are constantly striving to find ways to make this easier on our students,” said Liz Taggart, director of admissions at the law school. “Not only do we have an exceptionally competitive tuition, but we also able offer a variety of scholarships throughout their time here thanks to some of our generous alumni and supporters.”
USD School of Law graduates incur about half the debt compared to the national average. Above the Law, a legal industry blog, reported the average Class of 2016 law school graduate carried $112,389 of debt. The 2016 USD School of Law average was $56,609.
South Dakota’s School of Law, founded in 1901, educates most of the state’s lawyers and judges, filling spots in private law firms and in public legal practice. The USD School of Law is nationally ranked as a best value law school for quality of programs and affordable cost.