U.S. News, Law.com: UT Law, Knoxville offer students solid education at affordable price

Graduates from the University of Tennessee College of Law are carrying some of the lowest amounts of law school debt among 183 ranked US law schools, according to a survey by U.S. News and World Report.

Average debt for 2015 UT Law graduates who took out loans to pay for their legal education was $66,939. That was nearly half the average debt nationally, which was $112,748.

A part of UT Law students’ savings is the affordable cost of living in Knoxville. In a separate report, Law.com ranked UT Law number one in a list of the highest-ranked law schools in nine of the cheapest cities in the United States. The site compiled the list using Forbes data pertaining to food costs, housing prices, utilities, gas, transportation, and more.