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Schools Offering Law Programs in Arizona


Approximately 2.1% of graduates in of Arizona receive law degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 4,673 law professionals graduate from Arizona's 42 law schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arizona that has a law program is Northern Arizona University. Northern Arizona University, which was ranked 33rd in the country in 2010, is located in Flagstaff. In 2010, Northern Arizona University graduated no students from its law program. Students at Northern Arizona University paid $7,672 per year in tuition fees.

Prescott College, which was ranked 45th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Arizona that has a law program. It is located in Prescott. In 2010, Prescott College graduated 0 students from its law program. Prescott College charged in-state students $26,235 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Arizona with a law program is University of Phoenix-Online Campus, which is located in Phoenix. In 2010, it was ranked 49th nationwide. In 2010, University of Phoenix-Online Campus graduated 1,667 students from its law programs. University of Phoenix-Online Campus charged in-state students $11,520 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Arizona's law schools ranges from $26,235 per year to $1,412 per year. But, the average tuition is $6,529 per year. In 2010, the law schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Arizona were:

  1. Prescott College - located in Prescott, students are charged $26,235 per year
  2. Argosy University-Phoenix Online Division - located in Phoenix, students are charged $19,812 per year
  3. Argosy University-Phoenix - located in Phoenix, students are charged $19,812 per year

The law schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Arizona were:

  1. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
  2. Northland Pioneer College - located in Holbrook, students are charged $1,414 per year
  3. Yavapai College - located in Prescott, students are charged $1,488 per year

A law degree from an Arizona school... what next?

Some of the most popular jobs law graduates in Arizona pursue include law clerk, administrative judge, police officer, court clerk, and paralegal. 43,180 law professionals were working in Arizona in 2010. Of these, 8,960 were lawyers. In addition, 610 were law clerks, and 230 were administrative judges. In Arizona, the largest numbers of law professional work in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 26,650 law professionals
  2. Cochise County - 2,670 law professionals
  3. Pima County - 2,630 law professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 50,960 law professionals will be working in Arizona. This would require the number of law professional to grow by 5%.

Salary

law professionals in Arizona make an average of $54,721 per year. However, Arizona law professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $21,340 per year to more than $152,240 per year in 2010. The counties in Arizona with the highest average salary for law professionals are:

  1. Maricopa County - $65,592 per year
  2. Yavapai County - $62,478 per year
  3. Pima County - $59,540 per year

Law professionals in the following counties in Arizona make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Apache County - $47,037 per year
  2. Mohave County - $52,250 per year
  3. Cochise County - $53,371 per year

On average, the highest paid law professionals in Arizona were:

  1. Lawyer - $113,040 per year
  2. Judge - $84,800 per year
  3. Administrative Judge - $81,410 per year

On average, the lowest paid law professionals in Arizona were:

  1. Court Clerk - $33,010 per year
  2. Conservation Officer - per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Arizona statistics regarding a career in law and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as forensic accounting or public administration.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Law in Arizona
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law in Arizona
  • Master's Degree in Law in Arizona
  • Doctoral Degree in Law in Arizona
  • Certificate in Law in Arizona

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 12,270 $59,330 -6.7%
2
Lawyers 8,960 $113,040 10.5%
3
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 5,230 $71,560 207.6%
4
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 4,940 $47,780 56.8%
5
Legal Secretaries 4,320 $40,890 4.3%
6
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 2,900 $33,010 10.3%
7
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 2,590 $48,510 -15.1%
8
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 700 $84,800 14.8%
9
Judicial Law Clerks 610 $42,810
10
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 230 $81,410 21.1%
11
Fish and Game Wardens 220 n/a
12
Bailiffs 210 $33,510 -36.4%
 

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