As with some other jurisdictions, Texas employment outcomes worsened somewhat. There were 1383 full-time, long-term, bar passage-required jobs (excluded law school-funded positions) for the Class of 2015, down from 1419 for the Class of 2014. (As a separate note, Western Michigan University-Cooley separately reported its Tampa campus outcomes for the Class of 2015, and those totals are included for that class but not the Class of 2014.) There was a significant decline in graduates, from 2445 for the Class of 2014 to just 1973 graduates for the Class of 2015 (2079 if you include Cooley-Tampa's 2015 totals). That was the source of improvement in outcomes for most schools--the overall employment rate stood at 70.9%, up a couple of points from last year.
As usual, the chart is sorted by the "full-weight" positions, designating both full-time, long-term, bar passage-required and J.D.-advantage positions. There are additional designations for school-funded positions in these areas, and for all other outcomes. The table below the chart is sorted by the combined bar passage-required, J.D.-advantage, and law school-funded positions (as printed in U.S. News & World Reports), with raw figures and a year-over-year comparison beside. (As an additional note, these are the ABA-reported figures; subsequent amended figures from schools are not included. One school whose website self-reported it was not required to disclose its figures was excluded.)
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|2.9||Florida State University||81.7%||4.5||183||23||0||77.2%||180||27||0|
|3.1||University of Florida||81.5%||5.4||232||15||0||76.1%||214||21||0|
|1.6||Florida International University||81.0%||2.4||97||22||0||78.6%||101||20||0|
|2.7||University of Miami||71.2%||-8.2||257||40||0||79.4%||285||44||3|
|1.6||Nova Southeastern University||64.0%||-3.1||173||10||0||67.1%||174||14||0|
|1.3||St. Thomas University||50.9%||0.0||71||13||0||50.9%||102||8||0|
|1.4||Florida A&M University||50.3%||7.2||56||18||0||43.1%||59||16||0|
|1.1||Ave Maria School of Law||50.0%||4.5||31||11||1||45.5%||40||9||1|
|1.1||Western Michigan University-Cooley (Tampa)||45.3%||n/a||32||16||0|