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Schools Offering Law Programs in Minnesota


Around 1.8% of Minnesota's graduates graduate from law degree programs every year. That means an estimated 3,315 law professionals graduate from Minnesota's 65 law schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a law program. It is located in Minneapolis. 303 students graduated with a degree in law from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010. Tuition at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was $12,288 per year.

Hamline University, which was ranked 35th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a law program. It is located in Saint Paul. 301 students graduated with degree in law from Hamline University in 2010. Students at Hamline University paid $30,489 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Minnesota with a law program is Augsburg College, which is located in Minneapolis. In 2010, it was ranked 37th nationwide. Students at Augsburg College paid $28,864 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

Law schools in Minnesota, charge students an average tuition of $11,737 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $30,493 per year, or as little as $4,430 per year. In 2010, the law schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Minnesota were:

  1. University of St Thomas - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $30,493 per year
  2. Hamline University - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $30,489 per year
  3. Augsburg College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $28,864 per year

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

  1. Leech Lake Tribal College - located in Cass Lake, students are charged $4,430 per year
  2. Lake Superior College - located in Duluth, students are charged $4,608 per year
  3. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College - located in Cloquet, students are charged $4,770 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs law graduates in Minnesota pursue include law clerk, administrative judge, police officer, court clerk, and paralegal. If you decide to work as a law professional in Minnesota, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 32,390 Minnesota law professional as of 2010. This number includes 9,920 lawyers, 610 law clerks, and administrative judges. In Minnesota, the largest numbers of law professional work in the following counties:

  1. Anoka County - 23,910 law professionals
  2. Becker County - 2,110 law professionals
  3. Brown County - 1,300 law professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 40,860 law professionals will be working in Minnesota. This would require the number of law professional to grow by 7%.

Salary

law professionals in Minnesota earn $63,226 per year on average. However, Minnesota law professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,820 per year to more than $164,390 per year in 2010. On average law professional earn the most in the following Minnesota counties:

  1. Dodge County - $67,385 per year
  2. Anoka County - $65,707 per year
  3. Carlton County - $63,096 per year

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

  1. Big Stone County - $44,375 per year
  2. Becker County - $46,707 per year
  3. Blue Earth County - $48,566 per year

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

  1. Lawyer - $124,860 per year
  2. Administrative Judge - $107,290 per year
  3. Police Detective - $69,740 per year

The law professionals with lowest average salaries in Minnesota were:

  1. Court Clerk - $40,300 per year
  2. Bailiff - $32,630 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,386 miles from location Minnesota School of Business-Lakeville Lakeville MN n/a n/a n/a
6,383 miles from location University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis MN 86.0842 32% 51,659
6,384 miles from location Walden University Minneapolis MN 16.553 n/a 40,714
6,385 miles from location Capella University Minneapolis MN 13.5598 66% 31,998
6,426 miles from location Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud MN 31.3343 45% 18,123
6,423 miles from location Minnesota State University-Mankato Mankato MN 31.8355 42% 14,955
6,381 miles from location University of St Thomas Saint Paul MN 34.5939 31% 10,851
6,386 miles from location Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis MN 9.36602 n/a 10,618
6,371 miles from location Century Community and Technical College Saint Paul MN 10.7099 n/a 10,514
6,388 miles from location Normandale Community College Minneapolis MN 8.89031 n/a 10,046
6,306 miles from location Winona State University Winona MN 29.6569 39% 8,657
6,544 miles from location Minnesota State University-Moorhead Moorhead MN 24.7584 47% 7,510
6,390 miles from location North Hennepin Community College Minneapolis MN 10.6466 n/a 7,444
6,375 miles from location Metropolitan State University Saint Paul MN 13.2102 32% 7,354
6,509 miles from location Southwest Minnesota State University Marshall MN 22.5505 35% 6,740
6,516 miles from location Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls MN 16.8896 n/a 6,732
6,345 miles from location Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester MN 13.4103 n/a 6,269
6,375 miles from location Inver Hills Community College Inver Grove Heights MN 10.5306 n/a 6,215
6,429 miles from location Rasmussen College-Minnesota Saint Cloud MN 18.1322 n/a 6,070
6,309 miles from location Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona MN 27.8242 32% 5,565
6,453 miles from location Bemidji State University Bemidji MN 25.5837 46% 5,175
6,380 miles from location Hamline University Saint Paul MN 64.7288 24% 5,166
6,326 miles from location Lake Superior College Duluth MN 12.6413 n/a 4,898
6,427 miles from location St. Cloud Technical and Community College Saint Cloud MN 16.6565 n/a 4,459
6,472 miles from location Ridgewater College Willmar MN 19.0395 n/a 4,318
6,509 miles from location Northland Community and Technical College Thief River Falls MN 14.4508 n/a 4,243
6,426 miles from location Central Lakes College-Brainerd Brainerd MN 17.6636 n/a 4,206
6,425 miles from location South Central College Mankato MN 14.452 n/a 4,091
6,383 miles from location Augsburg College Minneapolis MN 62.9719 38% 4,010
6,375 miles from location Riverland Community College Austin MN 17.69 n/a 3,867
6,376 miles from location Dakota County Technical College Rosemount MN 15.9092 n/a 3,564
6,497 miles from location Minnesota West Community and Technical College Granite Falls MN 21.2455 n/a 3,211
6,380 miles from location Northwestern College Saint Paul MN 29.2202 43% 3,070
6,379 miles from location Concordia University-Saint Paul Saint Paul MN 57.5595 30% 2,816
6,483 miles from location Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria MN 22.6856 n/a 2,550
6,305 miles from location Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical Winona MN 15.3528 n/a 2,529
6,391 miles from location Anoka Technical College Anoka MN 13.6259 n/a 2,453
6,380 miles from location Argosy University-Twin Cities Saint Paul MN 18.9617 n/a 2,313
6,341 miles from location Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Cloquet MN 14.7446 n/a 2,305
6,532 miles from location University of Minnesota-Crookston Crookston MN 53.9658 45% 2,279
6,386 miles from location Minnesota School of Business Minneapolis MN 22.2001 100% 1,790
6,362 miles from location Hibbing Community College-A Technical and Community College Hibbing MN 17.1133 n/a 1,596
6,408 miles from location Crown College Saint Bonifacius MN 26.8246 49% 1,221
6,369 miles from location Globe University Saint Paul MN 23.3605 100% 1,220
6,380 miles from location Brown College Saint Paul MN 20.8408 n/a 1,096
6,430 miles from location Minnesota School of Business-Waite Park Waite Park MN 11.472 100% 1,001
6,380 miles from location Minnesota School of Business Minneapolis MN 12.9705 100% 979
6,349 miles from location Minnesota School of Business Rochester MN 14.5759 100% 711
6,310 miles from location Vermilion Community College Ely MN 16.2506 n/a 708
6,394 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Eden Prairie Eden Prairie MN 8.36615 100% 673
6,396 miles from location Minnesota School of Business Minneapolis MN 25.3727 100% 544
6,383 miles from location National American University-Bloomington Minneapolis MN 7.00432 n/a 491
6,386 miles from location National American University-Brooklyn Center Minneapolis MN 8.16649 n/a 478
6,380 miles from location National American University-Roseville Saint Paul MN 11.7325 n/a 461
6,399 miles from location Minnesota School of Business-Shakopee Shakopee MN 14.6417 100% 460
6,387 miles from location Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center Minneapolis MN 22.3641 89% 426
6,327 miles from location Duluth Business University Duluth MN 14.7866 n/a 367
6,398 miles from location Minnesota School of Business-Elk River Elk River MN n/a n/a 335
6,380 miles from location Minneapolis Business College Saint Paul MN 26.321 n/a 335
6,389 miles from location Herzing University Minneapolis MN 29.0305 75% 328
6,543 miles from location Minnesota School of Business - Moorhead Moorhead MN n/a n/a 318
6,391 miles from location University of Phoenix-Minneapolis/St Paul Campus Minneapolis MN 4.33468 n/a 257
6,443 miles from location Leech Lake Tribal College Cass Lake MN 8.12821 n/a 233
6,385 miles from location Globe University-Minneapolis Minneapolis MN n/a n/a 222
6,385 miles from location Academy College Minneapolis MN 25.7421 100% 205
 

Curious what studying Law gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers + n/a $107,290
2
Lawyers + 9,920 $124,860 -2.6%
3
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers + 8,120 $55,200 6.4%
4
Legal Secretaries + 4,300 $45,030 10.5%
5
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 3,890 $51,450 -4.0%
6
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks + 2,640 $40,300 1.1%
7
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists + 1,530 $60,920 37.8%
8
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 1,280 $69,740 45.5%
9
Judicial Law Clerks + 610 $44,840
10
Bailiffs + 100 $32,630 -47.4%
 

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