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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.


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.


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

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