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Schools Offering Law Programs in Michigan


Approximately 1.5% of graduates in of Michigan receive law degrees every year. That means an estimated 4,329 law professionals graduate from Michigan's 71 law schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Michigan with a law program is Michigan State University, which is located in East Lansing. In 2010, it was ranked 16th nationwide. In 2010, 234 students graduated from Michigan State University's law program. Tuition at Michigan State University was $11,152 per year.

The second-ranked school in Michigan with a law program is Grand Valley State University, which is located in Allendale. In 2010, it was ranked 29th nationwide. In 2010, 206 students graduated from Grand Valley State University law program. Tuition at Grand Valley State University was $9,088 per year.

The third-ranked school in Michigan that has a law program is Central Michigan University. Central Michigan University, which was ranked 33rd in the country in 2010, is located in Mount Pleasant. In 2010, Central Michigan University graduated 4 students from its law programs. Central Michigan University charged in-state students $9,688 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Michigan's law schools ranges from $30,660 per year to $2,028 per year. But, the average tuition is $8,606 per year. In 2010, the law schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Michigan were:

  1. University of Detroit Mercy - located in Detroit, students are charged $30,660 per year
  2. Adrian College - located in Adrian, students are charged $25,900 per year
  3. Concordia University-Ann Arbor - located in Ann Arbor, students are charged $21,182 per year

The following Michigan law schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. West Shore Community College - located in Scottville, students are charged $2,028 per year
  2. Washtenaw Community College - located in Ann Arbor, students are charged $2,088 per year
  3. Henry Ford Community College - located in Dearborn, students are charged $2,104 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs law graduates in Michigan pursue include law clerk, administrative judge, police officer, court clerk, and paralegal. Michigan had 50,800 law professionals in 2010. 12,790 of these law professionals were lawyers, 470 were law clerks, and 430 were administrative judges. The largest populations of Michigan law professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Lapeer County - 15,060 law professionals
  2. Wayne County - 12,700 law professionals
  3. Barry County - 3,760 law professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 64,250 law professionals will be working in Michigan. This would require the number of law professional to grow by 5%.

Salary

On average, law professionals earn a salary of $63,137 per year in Michigan state. However, Michigan law professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $18,310 per year to more than $164,030 per year in 2010. Law professionals in the following Michigan counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Barry County - $70,406 per year
  2. Lapeer County - $69,294 per year
  3. Genesee County - $65,760 per year

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

  1. Alcona County - $44,547 per year
  2. Berrien County - $48,793 per year
  3. Jackson County - $50,398 per year

The law professionals with highest average salaries in Michigan were:

  1. Lawyer - $111,630 per year
  2. Administrative Judge - $97,110 per year
  3. Judge - $89,140 per year

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

  1. Law Clerk - $40,850 per year
  2. Court Clerk - $37,240 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,881 miles from location ITT Technical Institute Dearborn MI n/a n/a n/a
5,944 miles from location Michigan State University East Lansing MI 83.667 40% 47,071
5,901 miles from location University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor MI 52.5737 41% 41,674
5,871 miles from location Wayne State University Detroit MI 28.8305 38% 31,786
5,881 miles from location Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills MI 13.5337 n/a 28,042
5,963 miles from location Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant MI 66.6106 30% 27,247
6,000 miles from location Western Michigan University Kalamazoo MI 34.0778 31% 24,576
6,017 miles from location Grand Valley State University Allendale MI 70.8032 35% 24,408
5,867 miles from location Macomb Community College Warren MI 13.6456 n/a 24,376
5,898 miles from location Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti MI 62.0788 31% 22,893
5,948 miles from location Lansing Community College Lansing MI 16.5641 n/a 21,123
5,870 miles from location Wayne County Community College District Detroit MI 9.57621 n/a 20,770
5,879 miles from location Henry Ford Community College Dearborn MI 10.2952 n/a 17,542
6,006 miles from location Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids MI 12.7836 n/a 16,944
5,901 miles from location Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor MI 12.1404 n/a 14,202
5,999 miles from location Ferris State University Big Rapids MI 29.008 35% 13,865
5,890 miles from location Schoolcraft College Livonia MI 14.2976 n/a 13,042
5,905 miles from location Mott Community College Flint MI 10.8541 n/a 12,151
6,004 miles from location Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kalamazoo MI 9.81337 n/a 11,999
5,998 miles from location Davenport University Grand Rapids MI 17.9777 42% 11,507
5,923 miles from location Delta College University Center MI 14.2836 n/a 11,354
5,923 miles from location Saginaw Valley State University University Center MI 25.4946 33% 10,498
6,101 miles from location Northern Michigan University Marquette MI 29.1086 41% 9,428
5,879 miles from location University of Michigan-Dearborn Dearborn MI 64.975 37% 8,379
5,938 miles from location Jackson Community College Jackson MI 12.2419 n/a 7,729
5,906 miles from location Baker College of Flint Flint MI 8.69426 n/a 7,277
5,864 miles from location Baker College of Clinton Township Clinton Township MI 8.1289 n/a 6,455
6,033 miles from location Baker College of Muskegon Muskegon MI 11.8393 n/a 6,132
5,979 miles from location Kellogg Community College Battle Creek MI 12.6312 n/a 5,976
5,875 miles from location University of Detroit Mercy Detroit MI 27.1221 30% 5,585
6,033 miles from location Muskegon Community College Muskegon MI 11.0122 n/a 5,144
6,008 miles from location Northwestern Michigan College Traverse City MI 12.7466 n/a 5,065
5,842 miles from location St Clair County Community College Port Huron MI 11.3268 n/a 4,884
5,964 miles from location Mid Michigan Community College Harrison MI 6.14891 n/a 4,767
6,040 miles from location Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor MI 9.92778 n/a 4,688
0 miles from location Monroe County Community College Monroe MI 15.7279 n/a 4,624
5,882 miles from location Baker College of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills MI 10.7476 n/a 4,285
5,888 miles from location Madonna University Livonia MI 61.5051 36% 4,211
5,946 miles from location Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor MI 60.8655 24% 4,120
5,878 miles from location Baker College of Allen Park Allen Park MI 5.74475 n/a 3,384
5,980 miles from location North Central Michigan College Petoskey MI 14.8083 n/a 3,123
6,024 miles from location Southwestern Michigan College Dowagiac MI 12.9702 n/a 2,970
5,876 miles from location Marygrove College Detroit MI 15.8409 37% 2,909
6,084 miles from location Bay de Noc Community College Escanaba MI 15.597 n/a 2,742
5,957 miles from location Lake Superior State University Sault Sainte Marie MI 21.3389 49% 2,588
5,941 miles from location Baker College of Jackson Jackson MI 10.4155 n/a 2,432
5,917 miles from location Siena Heights University Adrian MI 23.1842 35% 2,351
5,978 miles from location Montcalm Community College Sidney MI 12.4097 n/a 2,328
5,877 miles from location University of Phoenix-Metro Detroit Campus Troy MI 7.14524 n/a 2,255
5,905 miles from location Alpena Community College Alpena MI 16.3076 n/a 2,077
5,996 miles from location Baker College of Cadillac Cadillac MI 14.9101 n/a 2,070
5,844 miles from location Baker College of Port Huron Port Huron MI 12.4495 n/a 1,984
5,949 miles from location Kirtland Community College Roscommon MI 10.9292 n/a 1,972
5,919 miles from location Adrian College Adrian MI 23.343 22% 1,608
6,043 miles from location West Shore Community College Scottville MI 10.8849 n/a 1,553
5,875 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Troy Troy MI 24.6436 100% 1,434
5,890 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Canton Canton MI 22.6225 100% 1,296
5,966 miles from location Olivet College Olivet MI 21.1739 38% 1,202
6,232 miles from location Gogebic Community College Ironwood MI 24.1512 n/a 1,162
5,911 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Swartz Creek Swartz Creek MI 22.0527 100% 1,068
6,008 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Wyoming Wyoming MI 19.6327 100% 932
5,902 miles from location Concordia University-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor MI 51.9464 37% 757
5,968 miles from location Bay Mills Community College Brimley MI 15.9737 n/a 608
6,158 miles from location Finlandia University Hancock MI 22.8807 49% 589
5,864 miles from location Dorsey Business Schools-Roseville Roseville MI 24.5275 n/a 572
6,006 miles from location University of Phoenix-West Michigan Campus Grand Rapids MI 7.2655 n/a 453
5,878 miles from location Dorsey Business Schools-Southgate Southgate MI 19.9287 n/a 291
5,877 miles from location Academy of Court Reporting-Clawson Clawson MI 33.1647 100% 278
5,874 miles from location Dorsey Business Schools-Madison Heights Madison Heights MI 23.383 n/a 236
5,867 miles from location Lawton Career Institute-Warren Warren MI 0.624344 n/a 85
5,878 miles from location Lawton Career Institute-Oak Park Oak Park MI 21.639 n/a 78
 

Curious what studying Law gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers + 15,780 $51,840 -13.7%
2
Lawyers + 12,790 $111,630 -11.2%
3
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks + 5,900 $37,240 23.9%
4
Legal Secretaries + 5,110 $42,640 -30.6%
5
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 4,970 $49,510 30.1%
6
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists + 2,470 $54,170 5.6%
7
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 1,840 $78,600 -8.9%
8
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates + 680 $89,140 -5.6%
9
Judicial Law Clerks + 470 $40,850
10
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers + 430 $97,110 38.7%
11
Bailiffs + 360 $41,780 0.0%
 

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