The University of Minnesota came in tied at the 19th spot. (In state tuition $36,820; out of state was $45,484) In 2012 the U of M also came in tied for 19th.
The University of St. Thomas moved up to a tie for 124. (Tuition $1,256 per credit) Last summer, the school reported an error in the data it provided to U.S. News for the employment figures for the class of 2010. That error did not affect this year’s rankings. In 2012 UST was tied for 119.
Hamline University had the biggest gain over last year and is tied at 126. Last year the school was not in the top tier of ranked schools. (Tuition $36,396)
The William Mitchell College of Law was tied at 134, down from 127 last year. (Tuition $36,020)
This year the more emphasis was put on what school’s do to prepare their graduates for a job after graduating. In the past, the rankings counted graduates in any kind of job, but this year more weight was given to graduates who landed permanent full time jobs that required a J.D.
Conversely, graduates who had part-time or contract jobs, or jobs for which a law degree is not required, negatively affected a school’s ranking.
The full report is available here.