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Schools Offering Law Programs in Arkansas

Around 1.3% of Arkansas's graduates graduate from law degree programs every year. Thus, Arkansas' 34 law schools put out approximately 959 law professionals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arkansas that has a law program is Arkansas State University-Main Campus. Arkansas State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 42nd in the country in 2010, is located in Jonesboro. In 2010, 7 students graduated from Arkansas State University-Main Campus' law program. The tuition rate at Arkansas State University-Main Campus was $6,640 per year.

The second-ranked school in Arkansas with a law program is University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, which is located in Pine Bluff. In 2010, it was ranked 50th nationwide. In 2010, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff graduated 45 students from its law program. The tuition rate at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was $5,033 per year.

University of Arkansas, which was ranked 50th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Arkansas that has a law program. It is located in Fayetteville. In 2010, 188 students graduated from University of Arkansas law program. The tuition rate at University of Arkansas was $6,768 per year.


Tuition at Arkansas' law schools ranges from $18,048 per year to $1,536 per year. But, the average tuition is $4,617 per year. In 2010, the following Arkansas law schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. ITT Technical Institute-Little Rock - located in Little Rock, students are charged $18,048 per year
  2. Remington College-Little Rock Campus - located in Little Rock, students are charged $14,745 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-Northwest Arkansas Campus - located in Rogers, students are charged $10,200 per year

The following Arkansas law schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. North Arkansas College - located in Harrison, students are charged $1,536 per year
  2. Arkansas Northeastern College - located in Blytheville, students are charged $1,720 per year
  3. University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville - located in Batesville, students are charged $1,772 per year

A law degree from an Arkansas 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 Arkansas. In 2010, there were 15,370 law professional working in Arkansas, including 3,390 lawyers, 280 law clerks, and 290 administrative judges. In Arkansas, the largest numbers of law professional work in the following counties:

  1. Faulkner County - 5,710 law professionals
  2. Benton County - 2,230 law professionals
  3. Crawford County - 1,430 law professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of law professionals in Arkansas will grow by 20%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 15,790 law professionals working in Arkansas. The greatest growth for law professional is predicted to be amongst Police Detectives, who are expected to increase by 29% by 2018.


On average, law professionals earn $45,839 per year. In 2010, however, some Arkansas law professional earned as little as less than $15,630 per year or as much as more than $158,520 per year. The counties in Arkansas with the highest average salary for law professionals are:

  1. Faulkner County - $49,774 per year
  2. Craighead County - $44,705 per year
  3. Clay County - $44,017 per year

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

  1. Cleburne County - $32,563 per year
  2. Cleveland County - $37,358 per year
  3. Baxter County - $39,058 per year

The law professionals with highest average salaries in Arkansas were:

  1. Lawyer - $86,560 per year
  2. Administrative Judge - $75,020 per year
  3. Judge - $58,430 per year

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

  1. Law Clerk - $31,930 per year
  2. Court Clerk - $27,160 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in law in Arkansas and to compare salaries with various related fields such as forensic accounting or public administration, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Law in Arkansas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Law in Arkansas
  • Master's Degree in Law in Arkansas
  • Doctoral Degree in Law in Arkansas
  • Certificate in Law in Arkansas

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 5,640 $36,620 -7.4%
Lawyers 3,390 $86,560 41.8%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1,910 $35,240 96.9%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 1,060 $27,160 1.9%
Legal Secretaries 980 $35,360 -35.5%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 960 $33,980 20.0%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 590 $51,950
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 290 $75,020 20.8%
Judicial Law Clerks 280 $31,930
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 160 $58,430 -15.8%
Bailiffs 110 $31,980 -15.4%

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