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Schools Offering Law Programs in Nebraska

Each year, approximately 1.6% of Nebraska graduates receive degrees in law. In other words, every year an estimated 871 law professionals graduate from Nebraska's 20 law schools.

Top Schools

University of Nebraska at Kearney, which is located in Kearney, is the top-ranked school in Nebraska that has a law program. It received a ranking of 30th in the country in 2010. 40 students graduated with a degree in law from University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Nebraska at Kearney was $5,912 per year.

Midland Lutheran College, which was ranked 48th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Nebraska that has a law program. It is located in Fremont. In 2010, Midland Lutheran College graduated 1 students from its law program. Tuition at Midland Lutheran College was $23,664 per year.

The third-ranked school in Nebraska that has a law program is University of Nebraska-Lincoln. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which was ranked 60th in the country in 2010, is located in Lincoln. In 2010, University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduated 140 students from its law programs. The tuition rate at University of Nebraska-Lincoln was $7,224 per year.


If you choose to attend a Nebraska law school, average tuition will be $11,019 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,040 per year to $30,578 per year. In 2010, the law schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Nebraska were:

  1. Creighton University - located in Omaha, students are charged $30,578 per year
  2. Midland Lutheran College - located in Fremont, students are charged $23,664 per year
  3. Nebraska Wesleyan University - located in Lincoln, students are charged $23,474 per year

The following Nebraska law schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Western Nebraska Community College - located in Scottsbluff, students are charged $2,040 per year
  2. Southeast Community College Area - located in Lincoln, students are charged $2,205 per year
  3. Metropolitan Community College Area - located in Omaha, students are charged $2,385 per year

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

Law clerk, police officer, court clerk, paralegal, and police detective are the professions of choice for a majority of law graduates in Nebraska. Nebraska had 8,620 law professionals in 2010. 2,310 of these law professionals were lawyers, 140 were law clerks, and 3,080 were police officers. In Nebraska, the largest numbers of law professional work in the following counties:

  1. Harrison County - 4,410 law professionals
  2. Lancaster County - 1,480 law professionals
  3. Arthur County - 840 law professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of law professionals is expected to grow by 13% by 2018. There are projected to be 10,800 law professionals working in Nebraska then. Of these 10,800 law professionals, the government predicts that 3,750 will be lawyers, an unknown number will be law clerks, and 3,490 will be police officers.


law professionals in Nebraska earn $48,524 per year on average. However, Nebraska law professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,280 per year to more than $117,690 per year in 2010. Law professionals in the following Nebraska counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Harrison County - $53,875 per year
  2. Lancaster County - $50,677 per year
  3. Arthur County - $46,440 per year

Law professionals in the following counties in Nebraska make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Antelope County - $38,468 per year
  2. Adams County - $39,454 per year
  3. Butler County - $43,890 per year

The law professionals with highest average salaries in Nebraska were:

  1. Lawyer - $101,030 per year
  2. Police Detective - $67,950 per year
  3. Police Officer - $44,890 per year

The law professionals with lowest average salaries in Nebraska were:

  1. Law Clerk - $34,870 per year
  2. Court Clerk - $30,330 per year

More Information

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,575 miles from location University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln NE 39.6491 67% 24,100
6,534 miles from location Metropolitan Community College Area Omaha NE 14.4046 n/a 17,003
6,537 miles from location University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha NE 28.9639 47% 14,620
6,572 miles from location Southeast Community College Area Lincoln NE 19.8121 n/a 11,556
6,533 miles from location Bellevue University Bellevue NE 11.0114 n/a 9,448
6,534 miles from location Creighton University Omaha NE 34.7803 27% 7,385
6,662 miles from location Central Community College Grand Island NE 18.9094 n/a 7,320
6,701 miles from location University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney NE 70.3595 44% 6,650
6,604 miles from location Northeast Community College Norfolk NE 24.9689 n/a 5,205
6,584 miles from location Wayne State College Wayne NE 24.6719 n/a 3,631
6,526 miles from location Peru State College Peru NE 16.7679 n/a 2,492
6,925 miles from location Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff NE 16.547 n/a 2,304
6,572 miles from location Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln NE 30.0627 33% 2,093
6,573 miles from location Doane College-Lincoln Grand Island and Master Lincoln NE 4.89178 n/a 1,674
6,538 miles from location College of Saint Mary Omaha NE 23.1798 50% 1,120
6,540 miles from location Kaplan University-Omaha Campus Omaha NE 18.1421 n/a 1,071
6,561 miles from location Midland Lutheran College Fremont NE 51.755 24% 716
6,575 miles from location Kaplan University-Lincoln Campus Lincoln NE 13.7074 n/a 644
6,540 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Omaha Omaha NE 20.124 100% 617
6,621 miles from location York College York NE 22.1611 40% 430

Curious what studying Law gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers + 3,080 $44,890 -8.1%
Lawyers + 2,310 $101,030 -7.2%
Legal Secretaries + 1,130 $35,150 -13.7%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 1,090 $41,190 65.2%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators + 310 $67,950 0.0%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks + 310 $30,330 -56.9%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists + 190 $38,000 -17.4%
Judicial Law Clerks + 140 $34,870
Bailiffs + 60 $43,310 -14.3%

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