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Schools Offering Law Programs in Missouri


Approximately 1.9% of graduates in of Missouri receive law degrees every year. That means an estimated 3,366 law professionals graduate from Missouri's 71 law schools each year.

Top Schools

Webster University, which was ranked 30th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a law program. It is located in Saint Louis. In 2010, 39 students graduated from Webster University's law program. Webster University charged in-state students $21,748 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Missouri that has a law program is Westminster College. Westminster College, which was ranked 39th in the country in 2010, is located in Fulton. In 2010, Westminster College graduated 1 students from its law program. The tuition rate at Westminster College was $19,760 per year.

The third-ranked school in Missouri that has a law program is Lindenwood University. Lindenwood University, which was ranked 43rd in the country in 2010, is located in Saint Charles. In 2010, 0 students graduated from Lindenwood University law program. Students at Lindenwood University paid $13,540 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Missouri's law schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $10,605 per year, though tuition can range from $40,369 per year to $1,704 per year. The Missouri law schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Washington University in St Louis - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $40,369 per year
  2. Saint Louis University-Main Campus - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $32,656 per year
  3. Rockhurst University - located in Kansas City, students are charged $27,340 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Missouri law schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. East Central College - located in Union, students are charged $1,704 per year
  2. St Charles Community College - located in Saint Peters, students are charged $1,920 per year
  3. Crowder College - located in Neosho, students are charged $1,920 per year

A law degree from a Missouri 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 Missouri. If you decide to work as a law professional in Missouri, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 39,780 Missouri law professional as of 2010. This number includes 9,800 lawyers, 490 law clerks, and 160 administrative judges. The following counties have the largest number of Missouri law professionals:

  1. Bond County - 19,070 law professionals
  2. Franklin County - 16,120 law professionals
  3. Christian County - 1,990 law professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of law professionals in Missouri will grow by 4%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 40,640 law professionals working in Missouri. The greatest growth for law professional is predicted to be amongst Probation Officers, who are expected to increase by 12% by 2018.

Salary

On average, law professionals earn $58,234 per year. In 2010, however, some Missouri law professional earned as little as less than $15,200 per year or as much as more than $129,450 per year. The following counties in Missouri have the highest average salaries for law professionals:

  1. Bond County - $63,675 per year
  2. Christian County - $61,744 per year
  3. Franklin County - $61,320 per year

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

  1. Alexander County - $37,276 per year
  2. Barry County - $38,112 per year
  3. Adair County - $41,724 per year

The law professionals with highest average salaries in Missouri were:

  1. Judge - $112,330 per year
  2. Lawyer - $111,350 per year
  3. Administrative Judge - $99,810 per year

The law professionals with lowest average salaries in Missouri were:

  1. Bailiff - $30,810 per year
  2. Court Clerk - $28,010 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,248 miles from location Brown Mackie College-St Louis Fenton MO n/a n/a n/a
6,482 miles from location American College of Technology Saint Joseph MO n/a n/a n/a
6,350 miles from location University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia MO 40.0709 41% 31,237
6,405 miles from location Missouri State University Springfield MO 35.1751 57% 20,371
6,244 miles from location Webster University Saint Louis MO 70.0021 38% 19,372
6,237 miles from location Saint Louis University-Main Campus Saint Louis MO 35.9842 23% 16,317
6,350 miles from location Columbia College Columbia MO 22.5455 32% 15,556
6,471 miles from location University of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas City MO 27.6206 38% 14,799
6,242 miles from location Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis MO 47.1167 30% 13,575
6,476 miles from location Park University Kansas City MO 24.2346 53% 12,775
6,426 miles from location University of Central Missouri Warrensburg MO 30.4658 51% 11,191
6,248 miles from location Saint Louis Community College-Meramec Saint Louis MO 10.531 n/a 11,186
6,198 miles from location Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau MO 28.8196 47% 10,801
6,252 miles from location Lindenwood University Saint Charles MO 57.1604 55% 10,408
6,240 miles from location Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park Saint Louis MO 9.06966 n/a 8,207
6,259 miles from location St Charles Community College Saint Peters MO 10.8568 n/a 7,814
6,475 miles from location Grantham University Kansas City MO 4.71658 n/a 7,573
6,240 miles from location Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley Saint Louis MO 8.67516 n/a 7,210
6,465 miles from location Metropolitan Community College-Longview Lees Summit MO 10.817 n/a 6,292
6,255 miles from location Jefferson College Hillsboro MO 18.6583 n/a 5,788
6,361 miles from location Truman State University Kirksville MO 35.1898 40% 5,781
6,479 miles from location Missouri Western State University Saint Joseph MO 17.4939 n/a 5,703
6,471 miles from location Missouri Southern State University Joplin MO 24.3231 58% 5,701
6,406 miles from location Drury University Springfield MO 29.0015 49% 5,489
6,356 miles from location Moberly Area Community College Moberly MO 17.7037 n/a 4,952
6,468 miles from location Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods Kansas City MO 9.55251 n/a 4,880
6,250 miles from location Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis MO 24.0369 46% 4,836
6,472 miles from location Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley Kansas City MO 9.3452 n/a 4,656
6,466 miles from location Crowder College Neosho MO 18.5042 n/a 4,482
6,401 miles from location State Fair Community College Sedalia MO 16.3254 n/a 4,263
6,277 miles from location East Central College Union MO 12.8274 n/a 4,203
6,411 miles from location Southwest Baptist University Bolivar MO 23.5388 31% 3,716
6,251 miles from location Mineral Area College Park Hills MO 18.8434 n/a 3,671
6,252 miles from location Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis MO 30.1378 48% 3,534
6,249 miles from location Three Rivers Community College Poplar Bluff MO 15.6351 n/a 3,527
6,342 miles from location Lincoln University Jefferson City MO 15.6751 n/a 3,314
6,369 miles from location Central Methodist University-College of Graduate & Extended Studies Fayette MO 0.893999 n/a 3,134
6,458 miles from location Metropolitan Community College-Blue River Independence MO 11.5019 n/a 3,131
6,470 miles from location Rockhurst University Kansas City MO 30.406 26% 3,029
6,330 miles from location William Woods University Fulton MO 22.5596 24% 2,412
6,328 miles from location Missouri State University-West Plains West Plains MO 16.1516 n/a 2,162
6,404 miles from location Evangel University Springfield MO 23.9791 50% 1,955
6,472 miles from location Avila University Kansas City MO 22.53 27% 1,893
6,237 miles from location Harris-Stowe State University Saint Louis MO 12.7466 n/a 1,886
6,416 miles from location North Central Missouri College Trenton MO 22.466 n/a 1,802
6,396 miles from location Missouri Valley College Marshall MO 17.8358 36% 1,789
6,405 miles from location College of the Ozarks Point Lookout MO 35.6208 93% 1,347
6,330 miles from location Westminster College Fulton MO 61.3658 29% 1,087
6,369 miles from location Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Fayette MO 21.0328 34% 1,051
6,251 miles from location Sanford-Brown College Fenton MO 22.9563 n/a 1,044
6,299 miles from location Hannibal-Lagrange College Hannibal MO 21.2492 33% 1,042
6,250 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Earth City Earth City MO 20.5386 100% 1,001
6,470 miles from location Colorado Technical University Kansas City MO 17.668 n/a 947
6,245 miles from location Sanford-Brown College Hazelwood MO 20.3659 n/a 929
6,246 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Arnold Arnold MO 19.489 100% 903
6,465 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Kansas City Kansas City MO 8.10888 100% 869
6,306 miles from location Culver-Stockton College Canton MO 22.2938 19% 754
6,459 miles from location National American University-Independence Independence MO 10.1099 n/a 747
6,471 miles from location University of Phoenix-Kansas City Campus Kansas City MO 7.71755 n/a 635
6,406 miles from location Vatterott College Springfield MO 26.1229 n/a 609
6,407 miles from location Everest College-Springfield Campus Springfield MO 18.4511 81% 520
6,249 miles from location Hickey College Saint Louis MO 25.5214 n/a 480
6,250 miles from location University of Phoenix-St Louis Campus Maryland Heights MO 5.45973 n/a 462
6,476 miles from location National American University-Zona Rosa Kansas City MO 1.2034 n/a 458
6,248 miles from location Anthem College-Fenton Fenton MO 25.9594 n/a 446
6,250 miles from location Anthem College-Maryland Heights Maryland Heights MO 21.4481 n/a 346
6,481 miles from location Vatterott College Saint Joseph MO 25.634 n/a 304
6,406 miles from location ITT Technical Institute Springfield MO n/a n/a 201
6,235 miles from location Stevens Institute of Business & Arts Saint Louis MO 36.152 100% 200
0 miles from location University of Phoenix-Springfield Campus Springfield MO 3.68541 n/a 143
6,361 miles from location Kirksville Area Technical Center Kirksville MO 43.307 100% 67
 

Curious what studying Law gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers + 12,670 $41,680 -3.9%
2
Lawyers + 9,800 $111,350 7.8%
3
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 4,510 $45,480 0.0%
4
Legal Secretaries + 3,900 $38,510 -22.2%
5
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks + 3,650 $28,010 158.9%
6
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists + 2,200 $36,780 -3.1%
7
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 1,550 $62,810 5.4%
8
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates + 560 $112,330 43.6%
9
Judicial Law Clerks + 490 $33,000
10
Bailiffs + 290 $30,810 -9.4%
11
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers + 160 $99,810 33.3%
 

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