Southwestern Law School

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2019 Default Rate
0.395%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
927
77.9% Full-Time

About

Southwestern Law School is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at Southwestern Law School were Law (299 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 304 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Southwestern Law School. 60.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (155 degrees), 2.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (66 degrees).

Costs

Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.395%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Southwestern Law School was 0.395%, which represents 1 out of the 253 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Southwestern Law School had a total enrollment of 927 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Law School is 722 students and the part-time enrollment is 205. This means that 77.9% of students enrolled at Southwestern Law School are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Law School, both undergraduate and graduate, is 45.7% White, 30% Hispanic or Latino, 8.85% Asian, 5.5% Two or More Races, 5.07% Black or African American, and 0.108% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (24.1%), followed by White Male (24%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (18.1%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

77.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Southwestern Law School in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 927 students. The full-time enrollment at Southwestern Law School is 722 and the part-time enrollment is 205. This means that 77.9% of students enrolled at Southwestern Law School are enrolled full-time compared with 71.2% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    424 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    278 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    82 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Southwestern Law School is 45.7% White, 30% Hispanic or Latino, 8.85% Asian, 5.5% Two or More Races, 5.07% Black or African American, and 0.108% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 42.1% White, 19.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.1% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 14 students (1.51%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 66 more women than men received degrees from Southwestern Law School. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Southwestern Law School is white (155 degrees awarded). There were 2.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (66 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at Southwestern Law School is Law (299 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Southwestern Law School, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (304 degrees awarded).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwestern Law School are Paralegals & legal assistants (12,815 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (11,076 people), Other managers (3,401 people), Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive (1,539 people), and Police officers (1,474 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Law School in 2022 are Legal (304 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Law School are Legal (304 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Southwestern Law School are Legal services (18,392 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (7,464 people), Insurance carriers (3,224 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,184 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (2,851 people).

The most specialized majors at Southwestern Law School are Legal (304 degrees awarded) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Southwestern Law School.
Most Common (2022)
299 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common professional doctorate concentration at Southwestern Law School was Law with 299 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

119
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
185
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 119 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Law School, which is 0.643 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (185).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 117 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Law School in Law, which is 0.643 times less than the 182 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 182 degrees were awarded to men at Southwestern Law School in Law, which is 1.56 times more than the 117 male recipients with that same degree.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    155 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    66 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    31 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Southwestern Law School is white (155 degrees awarded). There were 2.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (66 degrees).

3.29% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    90 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    65 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    43 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Southwestern Law School is white female (90 degrees awarded). There were 1.38 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (65 degrees).

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Operations

Southwestern Law School has an endowment valued at nearly $23.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−27%) compared to the 0.21% average return (24.5k on 11.6M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2022, Southwestern Law School had a total salary expenditure of 40.8M. Southwestern Law School employs 39 Professors, 20 Associate professors. Most academics at Southwestern Law School are Male Professor (22), Female Professor (17), and Female Associate professor (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Law School are: Office and Administrative Support, with 44 employees, Management, with 15 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 12 employees.

Endowment

$23.4M
2022 Endowment
15.4%
decline from 2021

Southwestern Law School has an endowment valued at about $23.4M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Southwestern Law School declined 15.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $11.7M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Law Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$20.7M
2022 Salaries
11.5%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Southwestern Law School paid a median of $20.7M in salaries, which represents 50.8% of their overall expenditure ($40.8M) and a 11.5% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 3.17M (40.8% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.3M
Instructional Salaries
59
Number of Employees

In 2022, Southwestern Law School paid a total of $9.3M to 59 employees working as instructors, which represents 44.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $975k (30.7%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
39 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
44 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Southwestern Law School were Professor with 39 employees, and Associate professor with 20 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Southwestern Law School were Office and Administrative Support with 44 employees, Management with 15 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Southwestern Law School was Male Professor with 22 employees, Female Professor with 17 employees, and Female Associate professor with 13 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Southwestern Law School.

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