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Schools Offering Law Programs in Maryland

Approximately 1.6% of graduates in of Maryland receive law degrees every year. Thus, Maryland's 29 law schools put out approximately 2,068 law professionals each year.

Top Schools

Towson University, which was ranked 28th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Maryland that has a law program. It is located in Baltimore. In 2010, Towson University graduated 14 students from its law program. The tuition rate at Towson University was $7,656 per year.

The second-ranked school in Maryland with a law program is Hood College, which is located in Frederick. In 2010, it was ranked 35th nationwide. In 2010, Hood College graduated 5 students from its law program. Tuition at Hood College was $29,860 per year.

Stevenson University, which was ranked 35th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Maryland that has a law program. It is located in Stevenson. In 2010, 97 students graduated from Stevenson University law program. Stevenson University charged in-state students $22,090 in tuition fees per year.


Law schools in Maryland, charge students an average tuition of $5,683 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $29,860 per year, or as little as $2,204 per year. In 2010, the law schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Maryland were:

  1. Hood College - located in Frederick, students are charged $29,860 per year
  2. Stevenson University - located in Stevenson, students are charged $22,090 per year
  3. Kaplan University-Hagerstown Campus - located in Hagerstown, students are charged $15,103 per year

The following Maryland law schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Harford Community College - located in Bel Air, students are charged $2,204 per year
  2. Wor-Wic Community College - located in Salisbury, students are charged $2,334 per year
  3. Hagerstown Community College - located in Hagerstown, students are charged $2,716 per year

A law degree from a Maryland 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 Maryland. Maryland had 43,630 law professionals in 2010. 11,360 of these law professionals were lawyers, 1,160 were law clerks, and 470 were administrative judges. The largest populations of Maryland law professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Anne Arundel County - 26,860 law professionals
  2. Frederick County - 5,400 law professionals
  3. Washington County - 1,120 law professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of law professionals in the state of Maryland will grow to 45,260. This would require a 5% growth in the field.


On average, law professionals earn a salary of $66,572 per year in Maryland state. However, Maryland law professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $17,970 per year to more than $155,170 per year in 2010. Law professionals in the following Maryland counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. St. Mary's County - $73,200 per year
  2. Anne Arundel County - $64,678 per year
  3. Somerset County - $64,200 per year

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

  1. Washington County - $43,345 per year
  2. Allegany County - $46,800 per year
  3. Caroline County - $55,700 per year

The law professionals with highest average salaries in Maryland were:

  1. Lawyer - $121,430 per year
  2. Administrative Judge - $118,880 per year
  3. Police Detective - $85,160 per year

The law professionals with lowest average salaries in Maryland were:

  1. Court Clerk - $39,180 per year
  2. Bailiff - $33,050 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 16,660 $56,900 18.8%
Lawyers 11,360 $121,430 10.2%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 5,790 $50,930 32.5%
Legal Secretaries 3,410 $41,400 -16.0%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 2,050 $51,600 -1.9%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 1,460 $85,160 65.9%
Judicial Law Clerks 1,160 $52,250
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 730 $39,180 -77.8%
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 470 $118,880 135.0%
Bailiffs 350 $33,050 -45.3%
Fish and Game Wardens 140 $67,570
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 50 $80,510 -91.2%

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