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Schools Offering Law Programs in Indiana

Approximately 1.6% of graduates in of Indiana receive law degrees every year. That means an estimated 2,903 law professionals graduate from Indiana's 69 law schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Indiana with a law program is Indiana University-Bloomington, which is located in Bloomington. In 2010, it was ranked 18th nationwide. In 2010, Indiana University-Bloomington graduated 403 students from its law program. Indiana University-Bloomington charged in-state students $9,028 in tuition fees per year.

Butler University, which was ranked 30th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Indiana that has a law program. It is located in Indianapolis. In 2010, 1 students graduated from Butler University law program. The tuition rate at Butler University was $30,558 per year.

Taylor University, which was ranked 30th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Indiana that has a law program. It is located in Upland. In 2010, 2 students graduated from Taylor University law program. Students at Taylor University paid $26,383 per year in tuition fees.


If you choose to attend a Indiana law school, average tuition will be $12,721 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,257 per year to $39,919 per year. In 2010, the following Indiana law schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Notre Dame - located in Notre Dame, students are charged $39,919 per year
  2. Butler University - located in Indianapolis, students are charged $30,558 per year
  3. Valparaiso University - located in Valparaiso, students are charged $29,582 per year

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

  1. Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley - located in Terre Haute, students are charged $3,257 per year
  2. Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette - located in Lafayette, students are charged $3,257 per year
  3. Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast - located in Fort Wayne, students are charged $3,257 per year

A law degree from an Indiana school... what next?

Many Indiana law graduates become a law clerk, administrative judge, police officer, court clerk, and paralegal. Indiana had 31,150 law professionals in 2010. 6,440 of these law professionals were lawyers, 190 were law clerks, and 140 were administrative judges. The Indiana counties with the largest populations of law professional are:

  1. Boone County - 11,170 law professionals
  2. Jasper County - 3,620 law professionals
  3. Adams County - 1,780 law professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of law professionals is expected to grow by 14% by 2018. There are projected to be 40,680 law professionals working in Indiana then. Of these 40,680 law professionals, the government predicts that 11,310 will be lawyers, an unknown number will be law clerks, and 80 will be administrative judges.


law professionals in Indiana make an average of $55,349 per year. However, this number is only an average. Law professional in Indiana had varying salaries from $16,160 to $163,750 per year in 2010. On average law professional earn the most in the following Indiana counties:

  1. Howard County - $69,095 per year
  2. Bartholomew County - $59,553 per year
  3. Boone County - $59,059 per year

The following counties in Indiana have the lowest average salaries for law professional:

  1. Clay County - $43,217 per year
  2. Elkhart County - $43,294 per year
  3. Greene County - $43,778 per year

The law professionals with highest average salaries in Indiana were:

  1. Judge - $109,920 per year
  2. Lawyer - $100,950 per year
  3. Administrative Judge - $87,800 per year

The law professionals with lowest average salaries in Indiana were:

  1. Bailiff - $32,110 per year
  2. Court Clerk - $28,690 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 10,800 $44,490 0.5%
Lawyers 6,440 $100,950 7.7%
Legal Secretaries 3,980 $34,990 -9.8%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 3,580 $40,300 28.8%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 2,150 $38,540 9.1%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 1,600 $28,690 40.4%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,070 $57,140 0.0%
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 630 $109,920 173.9%
Bailiffs 570 $32,110 42.5%
Judicial Law Clerks 190 $33,910
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 140 $87,800 40.0%

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