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Schools Offering Law Programs in Georgia


Around 1.6% of Georgia's graduates graduate from law degree programs every year. That means an estimated 3,996 law professionals graduate from Georgia's 77 law schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Georgia that has a law program is Emory University. Emory University, which was ranked 14th in the country in 2010, is located in Atlanta. In 2010, 263 students graduated from Emory University's law program. Emory University charged in-state students $39,158 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Georgia with a law program is University of Georgia, which is located in Athens. In 2010, it was ranked 15th nationwide. 299 students graduated with degree in law from University of Georgia in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Georgia was $8,736 per year.

Georgia State University, which is located in Atlanta, is the third-ranked school in Georgia that has a law program. It received a ranking of 32nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Georgia State University graduated 301 students from its law programs. Tuition at Georgia State University was $8,698 per year.

Cost

Law schools in Georgia, charge students an average tuition of $7,658 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $39,158 per year, or as little as $1,863 per year. In 2010, the following Georgia law schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Emory University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $39,158 per year
  2. Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year
  3. Brenau University - located in Gainesville, students are charged $20,130 per year

The following Georgia law schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Central Georgia Technical College - located in Macon, students are charged $1,863 per year
  2. Athens Technical College - located in Athens, students are charged $1,863 per year
  3. Gwinnett Technical College - located in Lawrenceville, students are charged $2,064 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs law graduates in Georgia pursue include law clerk, administrative judge, police officer, court clerk, and paralegal. Georgia had 62,690 law professionals in 2010. 13,540 of these law professionals were lawyers, 1,560 were law clerks, and 260 were administrative judges. In Georgia, the largest numbers of law professional work in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 38,680 law professionals
  2. Appling County - 2,750 law professionals
  3. Bryan County - 2,510 law professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of law professionals is expected to grow by 14% by 2018. There are projected to be 84,330 law professionals working in Georgia then. Of these 84,330 law professionals, the government predicts that 24,560 will be lawyers, an unknown number will be law clerks, and 270 will be administrative judges.

Salary

On average, law professionals earn a salary of $55,000 per year in Georgia state. However, Georgia law professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,420 per year to more than $165,300 per year in 2010. The counties in Georgia with the highest average salary for law professionals are:

  1. Hall County - $78,035 per year
  2. Floyd County - $61,930 per year
  3. Barrow County - $60,005 per year

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

  1. Brooks County - $32,268 per year
  2. Liberty County - $33,423 per year
  3. Bulloch County - $39,836 per year

The law professionals with highest average salaries in Georgia were:

  1. Lawyer - $135,610 per year
  2. Administrative Judge - $92,170 per year
  3. Judge - $87,510 per year

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

  1. Court Clerk - $31,180 per year
  2. Bailiff - $21,020 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Georgia statistics regarding a career in law. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Georgia
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law in Georgia
  • Master's Degree in Law in Georgia
  • Doctoral Degree in Law in Georgia
  • Certificate in Law in Georgia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,896 miles from location Strayer University-Georgia Atlanta GA n/a n/a n/a
5,845 miles from location University of Georgia Athens GA 84.6189 51% 34,885
5,902 miles from location Georgia State University Atlanta GA 68.3293 68% 30,427
5,915 miles from location Kennesaw State University Kennesaw GA 60.8852 56% 22,389
5,746 miles from location Georgia Southern University Statesboro GA 32.9448 72% 19,086
5,704 miles from location South University-Savannah Savannah GA 17.3865 44% 13,179
5,899 miles from location Emory University Atlanta GA 86.1612 28% 12,930
5,827 miles from location Valdosta State University Valdosta GA 59.0098 52% 12,391
5,911 miles from location Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta GA 11.9416 n/a 11,391
5,874 miles from location Gainesville State College Oakwood GA 18.0282 60% 8,801
5,930 miles from location Columbus State University Columbus GA 24.244 61% 8,178
5,856 miles from location Mercer University Macon GA 66.2857 20% 8,072
5,707 miles from location Armstrong Atlantic State University Savannah GA 55.7086 61% 7,538
5,948 miles from location West Georgia Technical College Waco GA 14.9188 n/a 7,313
5,765 miles from location Augusta State University Augusta GA 51.0634 68% 7,061
5,858 miles from location Central Georgia Technical College Macon GA 13.7605 n/a 6,950
5,885 miles from location Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville GA 13.6957 n/a 6,649
5,833 miles from location Georgia College & State University Milledgeville GA 63.1655 48% 6,633
0 miles from location Clayton State University Morrow GA 21.8026 53% 6,587
5,949 miles from location Georgia Northwestern Technical College Rome GA 15.91 n/a 5,994
5,884 miles from location Darton College Albany GA 11.5575 n/a 5,854
5,882 miles from location North Georgia College & State University Dahlonega GA 27.7495 53% 5,652
5,704 miles from location Savannah Technical College Savannah GA 13.7948 n/a 5,483
5,895 miles from location Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin GA 18.387 n/a 5,185
5,843 miles from location Athens Technical College Athens GA 14.3033 n/a 5,167
5,766 miles from location Augusta Technical College Augusta GA 18.8263 n/a 5,028
5,894 miles from location Dekalb Technical College Clarkston GA 14.4911 n/a 4,742
5,903 miles from location Atlanta Technical College Atlanta GA 12.0104 n/a 4,740
5,880 miles from location Albany State University Albany GA 26.6919 38% 4,473
5,932 miles from location Columbus Technical College Columbus GA 11.0556 n/a 4,172
5,874 miles from location Lanier Technical College Oakwood GA 15.9689 n/a 4,115
5,882 miles from location Albany Technical College Albany GA 19.8403 n/a 3,962
5,904 miles from location Clark Atlanta University Atlanta GA 22.0674 18% 3,873
5,826 miles from location Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta GA 12.9737 n/a 3,585
5,901 miles from location Bainbridge College Bainbridge GA 14.7401 65% 3,558
5,869 miles from location Fort Valley State University Fort Valley GA 21.9471 40% 3,553
5,856 miles from location Middle Georgia Technical College Warner Robins GA 18.4993 n/a 3,543
5,843 miles from location Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Tifton GA 20.9039 87% 3,327
5,722 miles from location College of Coastal Georgia Brunswick GA 6.56276 n/a 3,080
5,857 miles from location North Georgia Technical College Clarkesville GA 25.3614 n/a 2,865
5,858 miles from location Piedmont College Demorest GA 22.0766 30% 2,811
5,872 miles from location Brenau University Gainesville GA 54.8741 12% 2,760
5,901 miles from location Argosy University-Atlanta Atlanta GA 1.50283 n/a 2,697
5,887 miles from location South Georgia Technical College Americus GA 22.0327 n/a 2,562
5,748 miles from location Ogeechee Technical College Statesboro GA 16.8119 n/a 2,419
5,856 miles from location Moultrie Technical College White House GA 18.4235 n/a 2,407
5,901 miles from location American InterContinental University Atlanta GA 16.6288 100% 2,050
5,780 miles from location Southeastern Technical College Vidalia GA 16.8823 n/a 1,972
5,814 miles from location Heart of Georgia Technical College Dublin GA 17.5704 n/a 1,815
5,775 miles from location Okefenokee Technical College Waycross GA 16.723 n/a 1,734
5,866 miles from location Southwest Georgia Technical College Thomasville GA 14.2445 n/a 1,721
5,900 miles from location University of Phoenix-Atlanta Campus Atlanta GA 8.56179 n/a 1,568
5,749 miles from location Altamaha Technical College Jesup GA 22.7917 n/a 1,551
5,903 miles from location Bauder College Atlanta GA 13.6509 n/a 1,499
5,832 miles from location Georgia Military College-Milledgeville Campus Milledgeville GA 17.1356 n/a 1,406
5,769 miles from location Georgia Military College-Augusta Campus Augusta GA 13.1817 n/a 1,258
5,769 miles from location University of Phoenix-Augusta Campus Augusta GA 4.41125 n/a 1,165
5,914 miles from location Reinhardt University Waleska GA 23.6514 30% 1,123
5,826 miles from location Georgia Military College-Valdosta Campus Valdosta GA 12.6052 n/a 1,113
5,853 miles from location Georgia Military College-Warner Robins Campus Warner Robins GA 14.6501 n/a 1,057
5,932 miles from location University of Phoenix-Columbus Georgia Campus Columbus GA 7.87898 n/a 1,049
5,867 miles from location Thomas University Thomasville GA 31.13 n/a 973
5,901 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Atlanta Atlanta GA 7.58458 n/a 868
5,911 miles from location Georgia Military College-Atlanta Campus Fairburn GA 13.7752 n/a 690
5,902 miles from location Westwood College-Atlanta Midtown Atlanta GA 2.95808 n/a 675
5,707 miles from location University of Phoenix-Savannah Campus Savannah GA 3.55339 n/a 668
5,891 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Duluth Duluth GA 17.8573 100% 666
5,905 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Atlanta Atlanta GA 11.0395 100% 609
5,901 miles from location Herzing University Atlanta GA 18.242 100% 609
5,908 miles from location Lincoln College of Technology Marietta GA 16.6114 n/a 580
5,915 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Kennesaw Kennesaw GA 13.4819 100% 507
5,895 miles from location Westwood College-Northlake Atlanta GA 3.32948 n/a 490
5,888 miles from location Gwinnett College Lilburn GA 22.8637 n/a 430
5,904 miles from location Brown College of Court Reporting and Medical Transcription Atlanta GA 14.5776 100% 235
5,919 miles from location Andrew College Cuthbert GA 14.991 41% 229
5,930 miles from location Georgia Military College-Columbus Campus Columbus GA 8.32246 n/a 197
5,896 miles from location Iverson Business School Atlanta GA 23.3476 n/a 190
 

Curious what studying Law gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers + 18,750 $39,450 -12.1%
2
Lawyers + 13,540 $135,610 15.3%
3
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 7,580 $48,910 26.8%
4
Legal Secretaries + 6,260 $41,440 -9.8%
5
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 4,750 $56,620 27.7%
6
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks + 3,780 $31,180 0.0%
7
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists + 3,620 $35,880 -4.7%
8
Judicial Law Clerks + 1,560 $37,200
9
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates + 1,190 $87,510 -2.5%
10
Bailiffs + 840 $21,020 12.0%
11
Fish and Game Wardens + 560 $33,010 40.0%
12
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers + 260 $92,170 -53.6%
 

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