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Schools Offering Law Programs in New Hampshire

Approximately 1.3% of graduates in of New Hampshire receive law degrees every year. That means an estimated 473 law professionals graduate from New Hampshire's 11 law schools each year.

Top Schools

Rivier College, which was ranked 45th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in New Hampshire that has a law program. It is located in Nashua. In 2010, 9 students graduated from Rivier College's law program. Tuition at Rivier College was $24,895 per year.

Franklin Pierce University, which was ranked 49th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in New Hampshire that has a law program. It is located in Rindge. In 2010, 46 students graduated from Franklin Pierce University law program. Franklin Pierce University charged in-state students $28,800 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in New Hampshire with a law program is New England College, which is located in Henniker. In 2010, it was ranked 51st nationwide. In 2010, 16 students graduated from New England College law program. Tuition at New England College was $29,054 per year.


If you choose to attend a New Hampshire law school, average tuition will be $13,436 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $6,432 per year to $29,054 per year. In 2010, the following New Hampshire law schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. New England College - located in Henniker, students are charged $29,054 per year
  2. Franklin Pierce University - located in Rindge, students are charged $28,800 per year
  3. Rivier College - located in Nashua, students are charged $24,895 per year

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

  1. Great Bay Community College - located in Portsmouth, students are charged $6,432 per year
  2. Granite State College - located in Concord, students are charged $6,435 per year
  3. River Valley Community College - located in Claremont, students are charged $6,520 per year

A law degree from a New Hampshire school... what next?

law graduates in New Hampshire can go into a variety of professions such as administrative judge, police officer, court clerk, paralegal, and police detective. 8,090 law professionals were working in New Hampshire in 2010. Of these, 1,930 were lawyers. In addition, 170 were administrative judges, and 2,840 were police officers. The New Hampshire counties with the largest populations of law professional are:

  1. Hillsborough County - 2,430 law professionals
  2. Belknap County - 1,980 law professionals
  3. York County - 620 law professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 9,200 law professionals will be working in New Hampshire. This would require the number of law professional to grow by 7%.


law professionals in New Hampshire earn $53,257 per year on average. In 2010, however, some New Hampshire law professional earned as little as less than $22,740 per year or as much as more than $151,900 per year. The following counties in New Hampshire have the highest average salaries for law professionals:

  1. York County - $64,454 per year
  2. Hillsborough County - $57,772 per year
  3. Belknap County - $52,939 per year

Law professionals in the following counties in New Hampshire make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Carroll County - $49,298 per year
  2. Strafford County - $49,856 per year
  3. Cheshire County - $49,890 per year

The law professionals with highest average salaries in New Hampshire were:

  1. Lawyer - $101,420 per year
  2. Police Detective - $68,280 per year
  3. Administrative Judge - $58,330 per year

The law professionals with lowest average salaries in New Hampshire were:

  1. Court Clerk - $34,110 per year
  2. Bailiff - $31,740 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 2,840 $48,120 3.3%
Lawyers 1,930 $101,420 11.6%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1,030 $44,590 8.4%
Legal Secretaries 910 $39,830 -7.1%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 400 $34,110 29.0%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 370 $68,280 19.4%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 250 $52,890 19.0%
Bailiffs 190 $31,740
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 170 $58,330 21.4%

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