There are schools offering law programs in Mississippi!
Schools Offering Law Programs in Mississippi
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The top-ranked school in Mississippi with a law program is University of Mississippi Main Campus, which is located in University. In 2010, it was ranked 66th nationwide. 265 students graduated with a degree in law from University of Mississippi Main Campus in 2010. Tuition at University of Mississippi Main Campus was $5,436 per year.
University of Southern Mississippi, which is located in Hattiesburg, is the second-ranked school in Mississippi that has a law program. It received a ranking of 70th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 105 students graduated from University of Southern Mississippi law program. The tuition rate at University of Southern Mississippi was $5,452 per year.
The third-ranked school in Mississippi with a law program is Virginia College-Biloxi, which is located in Biloxi. In 2010, it was ranked 70th nationwide. 11 students graduated with degree in law from Virginia College-Biloxi in 2010. Virginia College-Biloxi charged in-state students $12,400 in tuition fees per year.
If you choose to attend a Mississippi law school, average tuition will be $5,650 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,680 per year to $18,048 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Mississippi law schools were charged at the following schools:
- ITT Technical Institute - located in Madison, students are charged $18,048 per year
- Antonelli College - located in Jackson, students are charged $14,850 per year
- Antonelli College - located in Hattiesburg, students are charged $14,850 per year
The following Mississippi law schools had the lowest tuition rates:
- Itawamba Community College - located in Fulton, students are charged $1,680 per year
- Holmes Community College - located in Goodman, students are charged $1,938 per year
- Northwest Mississippi Community College - located in Senatobia, students are charged $1,950 per year
A law degree from a Mississippi school... what next?
Law clerk, administrative judge, police officer, court clerk, and paralegal are the professions of choice for a majority of law graduates in Mississippi. Mississippi had 16,260 law professionals in 2010. 2,890 of these law professionals were lawyers, 200 were law clerks, and 100 were administrative judges. The following counties have the largest number of Mississippi law professionals:
- Copiah County - 5,520 law professionals
- Alcorn County - 2,360 law professionals
- Hancock County - 1,540 law professionals
The government projects that, by 2018, the number of law professionals in the state of Mississippi will grow to 22,660. This would require a 14% growth in the field.
law professionals in Mississippi make an average of $44,700 per year. However, this number is only an average. Law professional in Mississippi had varying salaries from $15,590 to $121,310 per year in 2010. The counties in Mississippi with the highest average salary for law professionals are:
- Copiah County - $49,975 per year
- Hancock County - $49,269 per year
- George County - $44,852 per year
On average, law professionals earn the least in the following Mississippi counties:
- Clarke County - $34,298 per year
- Adams County - $37,270 per year
- Forrest County - $40,673 per year
The law professionals with highest average salaries in Mississippi were:
- Lawyer - $92,300 per year
- Administrative Judge - $75,280 per year
- Police Detective - $54,910 per year
The law professionals with lowest average salaries in Mississippi were:
- Court Clerk - $27,610 per year
- Bailiff - $23,020 per year
Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Mississippi 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 Mississippi
- Bachelor's Degree in Law in Mississippi
- Master's Degree in Law in Mississippi
- Doctoral Degree in Law in Mississippi
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|Distance||School||City||State||Rating||Acceptance Rate||Student Population|
|6,234 miles from location||Strayer University-Mississippi||Jackson||MS||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|6,198 miles from location||University of Mississippi Main Campus||University||MS||33.9448||38%||15,932|
|6,185 miles from location||University of Southern Mississippi||Hattiesburg||MS||30.4339||56%||15,300|
|6,249 miles from location||Hinds Community College||Raymond||MS||19.3052||n/a||11,752|
|6,174 miles from location||Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College||Perkinston||MS||18.5666||n/a||10,064|
|6,237 miles from location||Jackson State University||Jackson||MS||27.7583||20%||8,783|
|6,223 miles from location||Northwest Mississippi Community College||Senatobia||MS||17.4796||n/a||8,211|
|6,134 miles from location||Itawamba Community College||Fulton||MS||18.9111||n/a||7,596|
|6,220 miles from location||Holmes Community College||Goodman||MS||18.8771||n/a||6,466|
|6,178 miles from location||Jones County Junior College||Ellisville||MS||17.033||n/a||5,250|
|6,244 miles from location||Mississippi College||Clinton||MS||26.5242||44%||4,796|
|6,208 miles from location||Delta State University||Cleveland||MS||29.6627||80%||4,031|
|6,248 miles from location||Copiah-Lincoln Community College||Wesson||MS||19.2783||n/a||3,740|
|6,143 miles from location||Northeast Mississippi Community College||Booneville||MS||17.6045||n/a||3,633|
|6,292 miles from location||Alcorn State University||Lorman||MS||24.4923||36%||3,334|
|6,254 miles from location||Mississippi Delta Community College||Moorhead||MS||17.0619||n/a||3,302|
|6,245 miles from location||Mississippi Valley State University||Itta Bena||MS||22.4426||23%||2,850|
|6,258 miles from location||Coahoma Community College||Clarksdale||MS||17.9142||n/a||2,565|
|6,134 miles from location||Mississippi University for Women||Columbus||MS||24.8382||38%||2,476|
|6,234 miles from location||Virginia College-Jackson||Jackson||MS||8.62411||11%||958|
|6,161 miles from location||Virginia College-Biloxi||Biloxi||MS||30.1094||100%||500|
|6,186 miles from location||Antonelli College||Hattiesburg||MS||18.8411||n/a||436|
|6,232 miles from location||Antonelli College||Jackson||MS||16.1027||n/a||394|
|6,232 miles from location||ITT Technical Institute||Madison||MS||n/a||n/a||195|
Curious what studying Law gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in Mississippi
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers +||6,860||$31,430||0.4%|
|Paralegals and Legal Assistants +||2,020||$38,190||23.9%|
|Court, Municipal, and License Clerks +||1,370||$27,610||19.1%|
|Detectives and Criminal Investigators +||1,060||$54,910||20.5%|
|Legal Secretaries +||950||$40,010||-46.6%|
|Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates +||350||$43,860||-10.3%|
|Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists +||280||$32,130||-15.2%|
|Judicial Law Clerks +||200||$32,960|
|Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers +||100||$75,280||-9.1%|
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