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Schools Offering Law Programs in Kansas

Around 1.0% of Kansas's graduates graduate from law degree programs every year. That means an estimated 911 law professionals graduate from Kansas' 35 law schools each year.

Top Schools

Southwestern College, which is located in Winfield, is the top-ranked school in Kansas that has a law program. It received a ranking of 46th in the country in 2010. 39 students graduated with a degree in law from Southwestern College in 2010. Southwestern College charged in-state students $20,656 in tuition fees per year.

Newman University, which is located in Wichita, is the second-ranked school in Kansas that has a law program. It received a ranking of 47th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 9 students graduated from Newman University law program. The tuition rate at Newman University was $20,712 per year.

Washburn Institute of Technology, which is located in Topeka, is the third-ranked school in Kansas that has a law program. It received a ranking of 59th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 7 students graduated from Washburn Institute of Technology law program. Tuition at Washburn Institute of Technology was $0 per year.


If you choose to attend a Kansas law school, average tuition will be $7,468 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,980 per year to $20,712 per year. In 2010, the following Kansas law schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Newman University - located in Wichita, students are charged $20,712 per year
  2. Southwestern College - located in Winfield, students are charged $20,656 per year
  3. MidAmerica Nazarene University - located in Olathe, students are charged $20,250 per year

The following Kansas law schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Kansas City Kansas Community College - located in Kansas City, students are charged $1,980 per year
  2. Allen County Community College - located in Iola, students are charged $2,080 per year
  3. Independence Community College - located in Independence, students are charged $2,080 per year

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

Many Kansas law graduates become a law clerk, administrative judge, police officer, court clerk, and paralegal. Kansas had 17,300 law professionals in 2010. 3,900 of these law professionals were lawyers, 80 were law clerks, and 40 were administrative judges. The following counties have the largest number of Kansas law professionals:

  1. Allen County - 4,640 law professionals
  2. Butler County - 3,080 law professionals
  3. Jackson County - 2,530 law professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of law professionals is expected to grow by 10% by 2018. There are projected to be 20,830 law professionals working in Kansas then. Of these 20,830 law professionals, the government predicts that 5,940 will be lawyers, an unknown number will be law clerks, and an unknown number will be administrative judges.


On average, law professionals earn $55,149 per year. However, Kansas law professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,600 per year to more than $164,040 per year in 2010. On average law professional earn the most in the following Kansas counties:

  1. Butler County - $62,607 per year
  2. Allen County - $55,300 per year
  3. Douglas County - $52,110 per year

The following counties in Kansas have the lowest average salaries for law professional:

  1. Geary County - $43,453 per year
  2. Jackson County - $49,910 per year
  3. Douglas County - $52,110 per year

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

  1. Judge - $121,910 per year
  2. Administrative Judge - $104,440 per year
  3. Lawyer - $100,370 per year

The law professionals with lowest average salaries in Kansas were:

  1. Legal Assistant - $30,350 per year
  2. Law Clerk - per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Kansas 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 Kansas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law in Kansas
  • Master's Degree in Law in Kansas
  • Doctoral Degree in Law in Kansas
  • Certificate in Law in Kansas

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,508 miles from location University of Kansas Lawrence KS 37.0315 45% 29,242
6,479 miles from location Johnson County Community College Shawnee Mission KS 13.3341 n/a 20,385
6,624 miles from location Wichita State University Wichita KS 28.1041 53% 14,601
6,727 miles from location Fort Hays State University Hays KS 28.9875 40% 11,308
6,601 miles from location Butler Community College El Dorado KS 18.2174 n/a 9,229
6,483 miles from location Pittsburg State University Pittsburg KS 30.5057 55% 7,277
6,480 miles from location Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City KS 13.5424 n/a 7,137
6,531 miles from location Washburn University Topeka KS 26.668 52% 6,652
6,656 miles from location Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson KS 20.5369 n/a 5,453
6,697 miles from location Barton County Community College Great Bend KS 20.0068 n/a 4,237
6,613 miles from location Cowley County Community College Arkansas City KS 16.4747 n/a 4,003
6,505 miles from location Highland Community College Highland KS 18.3845 n/a 3,698
6,519 miles from location Allen County Community College Iola KS 14.0674 n/a 3,124
6,628 miles from location Friends University Wichita KS 20.8027 51% 2,853
6,633 miles from location Cloud County Community College Concordia KS 19.8599 n/a 2,786
6,628 miles from location Newman University Wichita KS 53.2302 19% 2,557
6,815 miles from location Garden City Community College Garden City KS 20.8808 n/a 2,054
6,482 miles from location Fort Scott Community College Fort Scott KS 19.5238 n/a 2,017
6,826 miles from location Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Liberal KS 22.2726 n/a 1,850
6,609 miles from location Southwestern College Winfield KS 53.8865 45% 1,810
6,482 miles from location MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe KS 28.6396 54% 1,778
6,514 miles from location Labette Community College Parsons KS 16.7815 n/a 1,756
6,772 miles from location Dodge City Community College Dodge City KS 17.8849 n/a 1,706
6,815 miles from location Colby Community College Colby KS 25.8317 n/a 1,565
6,540 miles from location Independence Community College Independence KS 19.9226 n/a 1,177
6,635 miles from location Kansas Wesleyan University Salina KS 19.7085 44% 852
6,534 miles from location Washburn Institute of Technology Topeka KS 41.1293 100% 676
6,639 miles from location Bethany College Lindsborg KS 18.8974 37% 592
6,479 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Kansas City Shawnee Mission KS 8.62909 n/a 515
6,478 miles from location National American University-Overland Park Shawnee Mission KS 12.0458 n/a 480
6,635 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Salina Salina KS 13.7926 n/a 466
6,622 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Wichita Wichita KS 7.96552 100% 298
6,621 miles from location National American University-Wichita Wichita KS 0.826993 n/a 276
6,509 miles from location Ottawa University-Online Ottawa KS n/a n/a 201
6,620 miles from location University of Phoenix-Wichita Campus Wichita KS 6.03549 n/a 61

Curious what studying Law gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers + 6,000 $43,170 8.9%
Lawyers + 3,900 $100,370 29.6%
Legal Secretaries + 2,020 $30,350 26.3%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 1,640 $43,490 0.6%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks + 1,170 $31,470 -7.1%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists + 960 $38,710 33.3%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 880 $57,550 17.3%
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates + 550 $121,910 52.8%
Judicial Law Clerks + 80 n/a
Bailiffs + 60 $35,180 20.0%
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers + 40 $104,440 -60.0%

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