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Schools Offering Law Programs in Colorado


Each year, roughly 2.1% of Colorado students graduate with degrees in law. That means an estimated 3,164 law professionals graduate from Colorado's 43 law schools each year.

Top Schools

United States Air Force Academy, which was ranked 21st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Colorado that has a law program. It is located in U S A F Academy. In 2010, United States Air Force Academy graduated 24 students from its law program.

The second-ranked school in Colorado that has a law program is University of Denver. University of Denver, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Denver. 451 students graduated with degree in law from University of Denver in 2010. Tuition at University of Denver was $36,501 per year.

The third-ranked school in Colorado with a law program is University of Northern Colorado, which is located in Greeley. In 2010, it was ranked 38th nationwide. In 2010, 75 students graduated from University of Northern Colorado law program. The tuition rate at University of Northern Colorado was $5,997 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Colorado law school, average tuition will be $8,567 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,650 per year to $36,501 per year. In 2010, the following Colorado law schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $36,501 per year
  2. Johnson & Wales University-Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $24,429 per year
  3. Argosy University-Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $19,835 per year

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

  1. Colorado Mountain College - located in Glenwood Springs, students are charged $1,650 per year
  2. Aims Community College - located in Greeley, students are charged $2,068 per year
  3. Arapahoe Community College - located in Littleton, students are charged $2,492 per year

A law degree from a Colorado school... what next?

Law clerk, administrative judge, police officer, court clerk, and paralegal are the professions of choice for a majority of law graduates in Colorado. In 2010, there were 37,700 law professional working in Colorado, including 10,540 lawyers, 220 law clerks, and 170 administrative judges. The Colorado counties with the largest populations of law professional are:

  1. Adams County - 23,310 law professionals
  2. El Paso County - 3,140 law professionals
  3. Boulder County - 1,880 law professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of law professionals is expected to grow by 13% by 2018. There are projected to be 44,790 law professionals working in Colorado then. Of these 44,790 law professionals, the government predicts that 14,710 will be lawyers, an unknown number will be law clerks, and an unknown number will be administrative judges.

Salary

law professionals in Colorado earn $69,349 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Colorado law professional earned as little as less than $17,470 per year or as much as more than $163,350 per year. The following counties in Colorado have the highest average salaries for law professionals:

  1. Archuleta County - $68,690 per year
  2. Mesa County - $68,635 per year
  3. Adams County - $68,499 per year

The Colorado counties with the lowest average salary for law professionals are:

  1. Alamosa County - $51,928 per year
  2. Pueblo County - $54,944 per year
  3. Weld County - $55,408 per year

The law professionals with highest average salaries in Colorado were:

  1. Lawyer - $123,300 per year
  2. Judge - $119,570 per year
  3. Administrative Judge - $106,400 per year

The law professionals with lowest average salaries in Colorado were:

  1. Bailiff - $40,630 per year
  2. Court Clerk - $37,870 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Colorado 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 Colorado
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law in Colorado
  • Master's Degree in Law in Colorado
  • Doctoral Degree in Law in Colorado
  • Certificate in Law in Colorado

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,011 miles from location ITT Technical Institute Aurora CO n/a n/a n/a
7,011 miles from location Ecotech Institute Aurora CO n/a n/a n/a
7,030 miles from location University of Colorado Boulder Boulder CO 39.1022 34% 33,010
7,020 miles from location Colorado Technical University Online Colorado Springs CO 16.0328 100% 30,924
7,018 miles from location University of Colorado Denver Denver CO 28.3942 41% 23,715
7,019 miles from location Metropolitan State College of Denver Denver CO 19.9884 54% 22,837
7,019 miles from location Front Range Community College Westminster CO 13.185 n/a 18,713
7,019 miles from location Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs CO 12.8957 n/a 13,572
6,995 miles from location University of Northern Colorado Greeley CO 61.9484 42% 12,711
7,018 miles from location University of Denver Denver CO 72.0669 20% 11,644
7,019 miles from location Community College of Denver Denver CO 9.24406 n/a 10,918
7,022 miles from location Arapahoe Community College Littleton CO 10.5442 n/a 9,969
7,018 miles from location University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO 59.1501 37% 9,733
7,027 miles from location Red Rocks Community College Denver CO 12.8922 n/a 9,143
7,214 miles from location Mesa State College Grand Junction CO 19.6451 51% 7,042
7,016 miles from location Pueblo Community College Pueblo CO 11.594 n/a 6,592
7,009 miles from location Community College of Aurora Aurora CO 10.8221 n/a 6,293
7,143 miles from location Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs CO 16.5604 n/a 5,741
6,999 miles from location Aims Community College Greeley CO 16.8194 n/a 5,510
7,021 miles from location United States Air Force Academy U S A F Academy CO 78.6849 81% 4,620
7,020 miles from location Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs CO 16.9432 n/a 2,690
7,014 miles from location University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus Littleton CO 9.20591 n/a 2,263
7,022 miles from location Trinidad State Junior College Trinidad CO 21.1619 n/a 1,812
6,961 miles from location Otero Junior College La Junta CO 19.2583 n/a 1,660
7,014 miles from location Johnson & Wales University-Denver Denver CO 23.8219 21% 1,461
7,212 miles from location Colorado Northwestern Community College Rangely CO 17.2141 n/a 1,375
7,014 miles from location Colorado Technical University Englewood CO 25.801 n/a 1,079
7,017 miles from location Everest College-Thornton Denver CO 19.1169 88% 1,021
7,017 miles from location Westwood College-Denver North Denver CO 17.2901 n/a 829
7,017 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Thornton Denver CO 18.5706 100% 802
7,016 miles from location Everest College-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO 25.5281 100% 790
7,010 miles from location Everest College-Aurora Aurora CO 22.6608 92% 704
7,019 miles from location University of Phoenix-Southern Colorado Campus Colorado Springs CO 9.83519 n/a 544
7,192 miles from location Delta Montrose Technical College Delta CO 32.5559 n/a 493
7,022 miles from location Westwood College-Denver South Denver CO 8.56323 n/a 445
7,018 miles from location Argosy University-Denver Denver CO 1.90246 n/a 397
7,016 miles from location Aspen University Denver CO n/a n/a 386
7,016 miles from location National American University-Denver Denver CO 10.038 n/a 362
7,017 miles from location National American University-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO 1.37516 n/a 343
7,017 miles from location Kaplan College-Denver Denver CO 28.4145 n/a 321
7,014 miles from location Institute of Business and Medical Careers Fort Collins CO 27.727 n/a 293
7,017 miles from location Remington College-Colorado Springs Campus Colorado Springs CO 22.9496 22% 195
7,021 miles from location Denver Academy of Court Reporting Westminster CO 10.8744 n/a 147
 

Curious what studying Law gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Colorado

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Lawyers + 10,540 $123,300 11.5%
2
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers + 9,590 $60,660 8.7%
3
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 5,060 $48,500 33.2%
4
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks + 4,470 $37,870 78.1%
5
Legal Secretaries + 3,070 $49,870 -17.5%
6
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists + 2,250 $53,760 57.3%
7
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 1,710 $77,170 3.6%
8
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates + 560 $119,570 115.4%
9
Judicial Law Clerks + 220 $45,110
10
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers + 170 $106,400 0.0%
11
Bailiffs + 60 $40,630 -53.8%
 

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