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Law school cuts tuition by 35%

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The University of Tulsa College of Law, a private institution, is reducing tuition and ending its regional scholarship plan for the next school year.

This year, tuition at the law school is $37,960, the National Jurist reports. In 2017, it will be $24,600. TU Law announced the new tuition level earlier this month.

“This tuition reduction is designed to be really transparent about the cost of legal education,” said Lyn Entzeroth, the law school’s dean, to the National Jurist.

Tuition for the law school had risen 10 percent over the past three years, and so the school had offered more scholarships. A full 100 percent of the students received scholarships last year, according to the National Jurist. TU Law will continue to offer other need and merit scholarships. An analysis by the National Jurist’s publication preLaw found that on average, students during the 2014-2015 year individually paid $15,835 in tuition.

According to the law school’s website, its bar passage rate for first-time test takers was 75 percent for the July 2015 exam. ABA data (PDF) reports that out of 94 graduates that year, 59 had full-time, long-term employment that required JDs, and 19 had long-term positions where a law degree was preferred.

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