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Schools Offering Law Programs in Ohio

Around 1.7% of Ohio's graduates graduate from law degree programs every year. Thus, Ohio's 137 law schools put out approximately 5,750 law professionals each year.

Top Schools

Ohio State University-Main Campus, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Ohio that has a law program. It is located in Columbus. In 2010, Ohio State University-Main Campus graduated 211 students from its law program. Students at Ohio State University-Main Campus paid $9,420 per year in tuition fees.

Oberlin College, which is located in Oberlin, is the second-ranked school in Ohio that has a law program. It received a ranking of 19th in the country in 2010. 6 students graduated with degree in law from Oberlin College in 2010. Tuition at Oberlin College was $41,577 per year.

Case Western Reserve University, which was ranked 19th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Ohio that has a law program. It is located in Cleveland. In 2010, Case Western Reserve University graduated 275 students from its law programs. Case Western Reserve University charged in-state students $37,648 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Ohio's law schools ranges from $41,577 per year to $1,735 per year. But, the average tuition is $10,997 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Ohio law schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Oberlin College - located in Oberlin, students are charged $41,577 per year
  2. Case Western Reserve University - located in Cleveland, students are charged $37,648 per year
  3. Ohio Northern University - located in Ada, students are charged $33,099 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Ohio law schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Sinclair Community College - located in Dayton, students are charged $1,735 per year
  2. Cuyahoga Community College District - located in Cleveland, students are charged $2,537 per year
  3. Lorain County Community College - located in Elyria, students are charged $2,570 per year

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

Many Ohio law graduates become a law clerk, administrative judge, police officer, court clerk, and paralegal. In 2010, there were 70,520 law professional working in Ohio, including 15,710 lawyers, 1,120 law clerks, and 450 administrative judges. In Ohio, the largest numbers of law professional work in the following counties:

  1. Cuyahoga County - 18,330 law professionals
  2. Dearborn County - 12,930 law professionals
  3. Delaware County - 12,760 law professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 80,380 law professionals will be working in Ohio. This would require the number of law professional to grow by 3%.


law professionals in Ohio make an average of $57,070 per year. In 2010, however, some Ohio law professional earned as little as less than $15,870 per year or as much as more than $165,450 per year. The following counties in Ohio have the highest average salaries for law professionals:

  1. Cuyahoga County - $62,354 per year
  2. Dearborn County - $58,222 per year
  3. Erie County - $55,943 per year

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

  1. Jefferson County - $29,743 per year
  2. Coshocton County - $40,275 per year
  3. Adams County - $41,184 per year

On average, the highest paid law professionals in Ohio were:

  1. Lawyer - $110,800 per year
  2. Administrative Judge - $91,870 per year
  3. Police Detective - $67,490 per year

On average, the lowest paid law professionals in Ohio were:

  1. Law Clerk - $36,060 per year
  2. Court Clerk - $34,020 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 24,110 $53,680 0.2%
Lawyers 15,710 $110,800 -4.6%
Legal Secretaries 8,190 $38,800 -6.4%
Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 6,590 $34,020 -2.2%
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 6,240 $44,570 6.7%
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 2,760 $46,350 9.1%
Detectives and Criminal Investigators 2,720 $67,490 25.9%
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 1,350 $64,540 18.4%
Bailiffs 1,280 $39,590 26.7%
Judicial Law Clerks 1,120 $36,060
Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers 450 $91,870 -69.4%

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