There are schools offering law programs in Nebraska!
Schools Offering Law Programs in Nebraska
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:
- Creighton University - located in Omaha, students are charged $30,578 per year
- Midland Lutheran College - located in Fremont, students are charged $23,664 per year
- Nebraska Wesleyan University - located in Lincoln, students are charged $23,474 per year
The following Nebraska law schools had the lowest tuition rates:
- Western Nebraska Community College - located in Scottsbluff, students are charged $2,040 per year
- Southeast Community College Area - located in Lincoln, students are charged $2,205 per year
- 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:
- Harrison County - 4,410 law professionals
- Lancaster County - 1,480 law professionals
- Arthur County - 840 law professionals
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:
- Harrison County - $53,875 per year
- Lancaster County - $50,677 per year
- Arthur County - $46,440 per year
Law professionals in the following counties in Nebraska make the lowest salaries on average:
- Antelope County - $38,468 per year
- Adams County - $39,454 per year
- Butler County - $43,890 per year
The law professionals with highest average salaries in Nebraska were:
- Lawyer - $101,030 per year
- Police Detective - $67,950 per year
- Police Officer - $44,890 per year
The law professionals with lowest average salaries in Nebraska were:
- Law Clerk - $34,870 per year
- Court Clerk - $30,330 per year
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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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers||3,080||$44,890||-8.1%|
|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|
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