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Schools Offering Law Programs in Florida


Each year, roughly 2.3% of Florida students graduate with degrees in law. In other words, every year an estimated 11,411 law professionals graduate from Florida's 123 law schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Florida that has a law program is University of Miami. University of Miami, which was ranked 20th in the country in 2010, is located in Miami. In 2010, University of Miami graduated 587 students from its law program. The tuition rate at University of Miami was $37,836 per year.

The second-ranked school in Florida with a law program is University of Central Florida, which is located in Orlando. In 2010, it was ranked 20th nationwide. 695 students graduated with degree in law from University of Central Florida in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Central Florida was $5,021 per year.

University of South Florida-Main Campus, which is located in Tampa, is the third-ranked school in Florida that has a law program. It received a ranking of 28th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of South Florida-Main Campus graduated 27 students from its law programs. Tuition at University of South Florida-Main Campus was $5,198 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Florida's law schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $9,177 per year, though tuition can range from $37,836 per year to $2,158 per year. In 2010, the law schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Florida were:

  1. University of Miami - located in Miami, students are charged $37,836 per year
  2. Stetson University - located in De Land, students are charged $33,424 per year
  3. Lynn University - located in Boca Raton, students are charged $30,900 per year

The following Florida law schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Palm Beach State College - located in Lake Worth, students are charged $2,158 per year
  2. Santa Fe College - located in Gainesville, students are charged $2,167 per year
  3. Pensacola State College - located in Pensacola, students are charged $2,179 per year

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

Many Florida law graduates become a law clerk, police officer, court clerk, paralegal, and police detective. If you decide to work as a law professional in Florida, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 135,370 Florida law professional as of 2010. This number includes 41,240 lawyers, 1,460 law clerks, and 36,540 police officers. The largest populations of Florida law professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Miami-Dade County - 23,220 law professionals
  2. Hernando County - 19,390 law professionals
  3. Broward County - 16,620 law professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of law professionals in Florida will grow by 6%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 162,500 law professionals working in Florida. The greatest growth for law professional is predicted to be amongst Paralegals, who are expected to increase by 23% by 2018.

Salary

law professionals in Florida make an average of $57,893 per year. However, Florida law professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,270 per year to more than $166,310 per year in 2010. The following counties in Florida have the highest average salaries for law professionals:

  1. Flagler County - $123,930 per year
  2. Hernando County - $68,666 per year
  3. Collier County - $65,890 per year

On average, law professionals earn the least in the following Florida counties:

  1. Calhoun County - $38,835 per year
  2. Charlotte County - $44,750 per year
  3. Indian River County - $45,253 per year

The law professionals with highest average salaries in Florida were:

  1. Lawyer - $118,040 per year
  2. Judge - $116,000 per year
  3. Police Detective - $70,550 per year

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

  1. Law Clerk - $34,500 per year
  2. Court Clerk - $32,610 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in law in Florida and to compare salaries with various related fields such as forensic accounting or public administration, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,722 miles from location Kaplan College-Jacksonville Jacksonville FL n/a n/a n/a
5,770 miles from location Strayer University-Florida Tampa FL n/a n/a n/a
5,621 miles from location Kaplan College-Pembroke Pines Hollywood FL n/a n/a n/a
0 miles from location ITT Technical Institute_Tallahassee Tallahassee FL n/a n/a n/a
5,694 miles from location Immokalee Technical Center Immokalee FL n/a n/a n/a
5,614 miles from location Miami Dade College Miami FL 21.2072 n/a 59,120
5,691 miles from location University of Central Florida Orlando FL 79.9378 42% 53,401
5,765 miles from location University of Florida Gainesville FL 51.5494 57% 50,691
5,762 miles from location University of South Florida-Main Campus Tampa FL 72.4067 33% 40,022
5,885 miles from location Florida State University Tallahassee FL 44.3212 42% 39,785
5,626 miles from location Florida International University Miami FL 68.8147 46% 39,610
5,701 miles from location Valencia Community College Orlando FL 22.7696 n/a 39,008
5,613 miles from location Broward College Fort Lauderdale FL 17.4756 n/a 37,360
5,780 miles from location St Petersburg College Clearwater FL 18.6493 n/a 29,282
5,619 miles from location Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale FL 56.4155 31% 29,153
5,728 miles from location Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville FL 18.8342 n/a 28,877
5,612 miles from location Palm Beach State College Lake Worth FL 18.277 n/a 28,017
5,612 miles from location Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton FL 62.724 39% 27,637
5,764 miles from location Hillsborough Community College Tampa FL 20.5441 n/a 26,964
5,663 miles from location Brevard Community College Cocoa FL 23.0121 n/a 17,853
5,685 miles from location Daytona State College Daytona Beach FL 17.1637 n/a 17,352
5,633 miles from location Indian River State College Fort Pierce FL 19.855 n/a 17,110
5,615 miles from location Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale FL 40.4804 100% 16,882
5,716 miles from location University of North Florida Jacksonville FL 64.438 34% 16,477
5,698 miles from location Seminole State College of Florida Sanford FL 18.1118 n/a 16,417
5,723 miles from location Edison State College Fort Myers FL 14.6361 n/a 16,034
5,619 miles from location University of Miami Miami FL 80.2467 21% 15,629
5,770 miles from location Santa Fe College Gainesville FL 24.8493 n/a 15,043
5,888 miles from location Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee FL 17.449 n/a 14,526
5,754 miles from location Saint Leo University Saint Leo FL 24.1963 31% 14,339
5,884 miles from location Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee FL 28.1175 53% 12,274
5,771 miles from location State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Bradenton FL 15.9671 n/a 11,746
6,058 miles from location Pensacola State College Pensacola FL 16.7322 n/a 11,598
6,059 miles from location The University of West Florida Pensacola FL 28.0496 38% 11,143
5,716 miles from location Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers FL 59.7095 37% 11,092
5,777 miles from location Pasco-Hernando Community College New Port Richey FL 16.3494 n/a 10,036
5,758 miles from location Everest University-Brandon Tampa FL 21.5735 100% 9,886
5,719 miles from location Polk State College Winter Haven FL 15.7445 n/a 9,437
5,615 miles from location Barry University Miami FL 20.8596 24% 8,846
5,752 miles from location College of Central Florida Ocala FL 17.9398 n/a 8,289
5,707 miles from location Everest University-South Orlando Orlando FL 18.4005 58% 7,799
6,015 miles from location Northwest Florida State College Niceville FL 17.1141 n/a 7,556
5,765 miles from location The University of Tampa Tampa FL 60.8242 23% 6,291
5,969 miles from location Gulf Coast Community College Panama City FL 18.0854 n/a 6,178
5,725 miles from location Saint Johns River State College Palatka FL 17.0215 n/a 5,826
5,728 miles from location Lake-Sumter Community College Leesburg FL 16.3104 n/a 4,752
5,752 miles from location Rasmussen College-Florida Ocala FL 15.2745 n/a 3,982
5,699 miles from location Stetson University De Land FL 29.1467 20% 3,790
5,782 miles from location Florida Gateway College Lake City FL 19.1971 n/a 3,187
5,732 miles from location Southeastern University Lakeland FL 20.2948 n/a 2,950
5,705 miles from location South Florida Community College Avon Park FL 23.4449 n/a 2,902
5,623 miles from location Florida National College-Main Campus Hialeah FL 21.4722 n/a 2,811
5,614 miles from location Lincoln College of Technology West Palm Beach FL 17.2026 n/a 2,542
5,619 miles from location Saint Thomas University Opa Locka FL 48.5748 36% 2,476
5,723 miles from location Southwest Florida College Fort Myers FL 17.3818 n/a 2,432
5,942 miles from location Chipola College Marianna FL 23.4792 n/a 2,341
5,713 miles from location Hodges University Naples FL 16.4969 90% 2,292
5,614 miles from location Lynn University Boca Raton FL 18.2065 23% 2,224
5,621 miles from location University of Phoenix-South Florida Campus Fort Lauderdale FL 8.98568 n/a 2,116
5,613 miles from location Johnson & Wales University-Florida Campus Miami FL 20.3506 15% 2,033
5,620 miles from location Florida Memorial University Opa Locka FL 20.5697 25% 1,923
5,762 miles from location Argosy University-Sarasota Sarasota FL 1.51545 n/a 1,815
5,768 miles from location University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Sarasota FL 0.898931 n/a 1,803
5,616 miles from location Sheridan Technical Center Hollywood FL 20.2387 n/a 1,778
5,767 miles from location Everest University-Tampa Tampa FL 21.7251 100% 1,756
5,691 miles from location Florida Technical College Orlando FL 18.9982 n/a 1,636
5,611 miles from location Everest University-Pompano Beach Pompano Beach FL 17.9964 100% 1,633
5,702 miles from location Everest University-North Orlando Orlando FL 20.0831 100% 1,609
5,703 miles from location University of Phoenix-Central Florida Campus Maitland FL 7.58641 n/a 1,463
5,706 miles from location Florida Keys Community College Key West FL 17.2235 n/a 1,407
5,730 miles from location Everest University-Orange Park Orange Park FL 11.8373 100% 1,359
5,621 miles from location Everest Institute-Hialeah Hialeah FL 25.676 93% 1,349
5,718 miles from location Everest University-Jacksonville Jacksonville FL 18.6584 100% 1,279
5,770 miles from location Manatee Technical Institute Bradenton FL 13.0566 n/a 1,257
5,833 miles from location North Florida Community College Madison FL 17.255 n/a 1,251
5,616 miles from location Everest Institute-North Miami Miami FL 24.846 78% 1,248
5,617 miles from location Atlantic Technical Center Pompano Beach FL 19.1074 n/a 1,226
5,887 miles from location Lively Technical Center Tallahassee FL 15.5709 n/a 1,209
5,723 miles from location University of Phoenix-North Florida Campus Jacksonville FL 9.4393 n/a 1,164
5,785 miles from location Everest University-Largo Largo FL 20.4851 100% 1,096
5,780 miles from location Pinellas Technical Education Center-Clearwater Clearwater FL 23.2628 n/a 1,064
5,734 miles from location Everest University-Lakeland Lakeland FL 20.1161 100% 972
5,613 miles from location South University-West Palm Beach West Palm Beach FL 24.0702 82% 931
5,627 miles from location American InterContinental University Weston FL 18.967 93% 904
5,654 miles from location Everest University Melbourne FL 19.3336 76% 896
5,699 miles from location Technical Education Center-Osceola Kissimmee FL 22.102 n/a 861
6,063 miles from location George Stone Career Center Pensacola FL 11.5491 n/a 860
5,614 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Miami Miami FL 5.50742 n/a 855
5,770 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Tampa Tampa FL 21.3664 100% 837
5,729 miles from location Edward Waters College Jacksonville FL 37.8029 61% 831
5,623 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Miami Miami FL 24.5797 100% 828
5,763 miles from location D G Erwin Technical Center Tampa FL 26.2479 n/a 810
5,628 miles from location Everest Institute-Kendall Miami FL 26.9903 94% 809
5,620 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale FL 23.4878 100% 785
5,720 miles from location Lee County High Tech Center Central Fort Myers FL 23.3596 n/a 777
5,759 miles from location University of Phoenix-West Florida Campus Tampa FL 7.43942 n/a 772
5,766 miles from location Argosy University-Tampa Tampa FL 5.0305 n/a 742
5,724 miles from location Jones College-Jacksonville Jacksonville FL 14.349 n/a 688
5,615 miles from location City College Fort Lauderdale FL 8.79563 46% 677
5,961 miles from location Washington-Holmes Technical Center Chipley FL 23.7191 n/a 652
5,702 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Lake Mary Lake Mary FL 18.3465 100% 650
5,701 miles from location Winter Park Tech Winter Park FL 16.7422 n/a 649
5,722 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Jacksonville Jacksonville FL 15.4172 100% 592
5,722 miles from location Lake Technical Center Eustis FL 25.8482 n/a 587
6,059 miles from location Virginia College-Pensacola Pensacola FL 21.6856 n/a 575
5,966 miles from location Tom P Haney Technical Center Panama City FL 19.4387 n/a 516
5,729 miles from location Fortis College Orange Park FL 26.9697 n/a 514
5,714 miles from location Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology Naples FL 12.9736 n/a 486
5,764 miles from location Sarasota County Technical Institute Sarasota FL 33.611 n/a 471
5,765 miles from location City College Branch Campus Gainesville FL 25.1117 76% 426
5,621 miles from location City College Miami FL 26.5414 79% 416
5,765 miles from location Brewster Technical Center Tampa FL 10.3055 n/a 413
5,697 miles from location Herzing University Winter Park FL 20.7437 n/a 363
5,777 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-St. Petersburg Saint Petersburg FL 8.36688 100% 336
5,785 miles from location Schiller International University Largo FL 26.3413 100% 328
5,761 miles from location Withlacoochee Technical Institute Inverness FL 21.0939 n/a 324
5,722 miles from location Southern Career College Jacksonville FL 33.1045 100% 313
5,763 miles from location Remington College-Tampa Campus Tampa FL 20.2627 26% 312
5,699 miles from location City College Casselberry FL 21.6439 52% 292
5,718 miles from location Stenotype Institute of Jacksonville Inc Jacksonville FL 6.30499 n/a 285
5,702 miles from location Stenotype Institute of Jacksonville Inc-Orlando Orlando FL 0.740239 n/a 211
5,613 miles from location Key College Dania FL 32.6993 100% 104
5,718 miles from location ITT Technical Institute Fort Myers FL n/a n/a 42
 

Curious what studying Law gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Lawyers + 41,240 $118,040 12.9%
2
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers + 36,540 $55,840 -4.2%
3
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 19,690 $46,180 13.7%
4
Legal Secretaries + 14,410 $40,140 -25.2%
5
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 6,960 $70,550 3.0%
6
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks + 6,490 $32,610 22.0%
7
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists + 5,260 $37,740 -8.7%
8
Judicial Law Clerks + 1,460 $34,500
9
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates + 1,400 $116,000 53.8%
10
Bailiffs + 1,370 $44,720 39.8%
11
Fish and Game Wardens + 550 $40,500
 

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