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Law Schools in Arkansas

There are seven Arkansas schools offering law programs. In 2010, 319 students graduated from programs at Arkansas law schools. 269 of all these students graduated with doctoral degrees and 30 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

On average, 452 students graduate from law programs in this state every year. Out of those, six students graduated with law certificates, 30 with an associate's level degree, 14 with a degree at the master's level, and 269 with a doctorate level degree.

Seven law schools are in Arkansas. Of these, seven schools are public. Tuition at a public law school varies from $4,918 to $6,768.

Average tuition for law programs is $6,405. While the highest tuition for law programs, which is $6,768 each year, is at the University of Arkansas, the lowest tuition in this state is at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.

Arkansas schools offer certificates, associates degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for students pursing law.

Law Program Completions in Arkansas 2006 - 2010

On average, 452 students graduate from law programs in this state every year. Out of those, six students graduated with law certificates, 30 with an associate's level degree, 14 with a degree at the master's level, and 269 with a doctorate level degree.

Law Program Completions in Arkansas 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 5
  • Certificate 2007: 4
  • Certificate 2008: 6
  • Certificate 2009: 6
  • Certificate 2010: 6
  • Associate 2006: 36
  • Associate 2007: 44
  • Associate 2008: 66
  • Associate 2009: 36
  • Associate 2010: 30
  • Master 2006: 2
  • Master 2007: 10
  • Master 2008: 8
  • Master 2009: 11
  • Master 2010: 14
  • Doctorate 2006: 285
  • Doctorate 2007: 271
  • Doctorate 2008: 506
  • Doctorate 2009: 243
  • Doctorate 2010: 269

Law Program Availability in Arkansas

Schools in this state offer a total of ten programs in law. Of these programs, around 40% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the doctoral level and the masters level.

Law Program Availability in Arkansas

  • Certificate: 3
  • Associate: 4
  • Master: 1
  • Doctorate: 2

Bailiffs — Salary by Percentile

Bailiffs — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 19450
  • 25th Percentile: 23490
  • Median: 29810
  • 75th Percentile: 39940
  • 90th Percentile: 47300

Lawyers — Salary by Percentile

Lawyers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 37320
  • 25th Percentile: 48690
  • Median: 69380
  • 75th Percentile: 115020
  • 90th Percentile: 156530

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 26450
  • 25th Percentile: 29750
  • Median: 32810
  • 75th Percentile: 36610
  • 90th Percentile: 43060

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Salary by Percentile

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 27110
  • 25th Percentile: 36320
  • Median: 46010
  • 75th Percentile: 80950
  • 90th Percentile: 110260

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers — Salary by Percentile

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 33810
  • 25th Percentile: 45390
  • Median: 57590
  • 75th Percentile: 96980
  • 90th Percentile: 147580

Police Detectives — Salary by Percentile

Police Detectives — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28430
  • 25th Percentile: 32840
  • Median: 37860
  • 75th Percentile: 59010
  • 90th Percentile: 108940

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 24250
  • 25th Percentile: 28620
  • Median: 35680
  • 75th Percentile: 43790
  • 90th Percentile: 51950

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 24780
  • 25th Percentile: 27450
  • Median: 33920
  • 75th Percentile: 39400
  • 90th Percentile: 49500

Judicial Law Clerks — Salary by Percentile

Judicial Law Clerks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16920
  • 25th Percentile: 21240
  • Median: 28590
  • 75th Percentile: 39850
  • 90th Percentile: 54970

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Salary by Percentile

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17920
  • 25th Percentile: 21420
  • Median: 25940
  • 75th Percentile: 31270
  • 90th Percentile: 37610

Legal Secretaries — Salary by Percentile

Legal Secretaries — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 22800
  • 25th Percentile: 25570
  • Median: 30240
  • 75th Percentile: 40900
  • 90th Percentile: 61210

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 30570
  • 25th Percentile: 35500
  • Median: 43330
  • 75th Percentile: 51410
  • 90th Percentile: 55840

Bailiffs — Employment Trend

Bailiffs — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 27860
  • Median Salary 2007: 27230
  • Median Salary 2008: 28260
  • Median Salary 2009: 29190
  • Median Salary 2010: 29810
  • Total Employed 2006: 90
  • Total Employed 2007: 110
  • Total Employed 2008: 100
  • Total Employed 2009: 100
  • Total Employed 2010: 110

Lawyers — Employment Trend

Lawyers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 60700
  • Median Salary 2007: 63610
  • Median Salary 2008: 74290
  • Median Salary 2009: 81760
  • Median Salary 2010: 69380
  • Total Employed 2006: 2670
  • Total Employed 2007: 2940
  • Total Employed 2008: 2850
  • Total Employed 2009: 2440
  • Total Employed 2010: 3390

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Employment Trend

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 29710
  • Median Salary 2007: 29830
  • Median Salary 2008: 30790
  • Median Salary 2009: 31330
  • Median Salary 2010: 32810
  • Total Employed 2006: 780
  • Total Employed 2007: 800
  • Total Employed 2008: 790
  • Total Employed 2009: 890
  • Total Employed 2010: 960

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Employment Trend

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 28920
  • Median Salary 2007: 32180
  • Median Salary 2008: 36080
  • Median Salary 2009: 42190
  • Median Salary 2010: 46010
  • Total Employed 2006: 130
  • Total Employed 2007: 150
  • Total Employed 2008: 150
  • Total Employed 2009: 160
  • Total Employed 2010: 160

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers — Employment Trend

Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 38590
  • Median Salary 2007: 39130
  • Median Salary 2008: 39430
  • Median Salary 2009: 64540
  • Median Salary 2010: 57590
  • Total Employed 2006: 230
  • Total Employed 2007: 200
  • Total Employed 2008: 190
  • Total Employed 2009: 90
  • Total Employed 2010: 290

Police Detectives — Employment Trend

Police Detectives — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 35510
  • Median Salary 2007: 35260
  • Median Salary 2008: 36010
  • Median Salary 2009: 40000
  • Median Salary 2010: 37860
  • Total Employed 2006: 450
  • Total Employed 2007: 550
  • Total Employed 2008: 610
  • Total Employed 2009: 470
  • Total Employed 2010: 590

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 28430
  • Median Salary 2007: 32740
  • Median Salary 2008: 34400
  • Median Salary 2009: 34720
  • Median Salary 2010: 35680
  • Total Employed 2006: 6240
  • Total Employed 2007: 5810
  • Total Employed 2008: 5760
  • Total Employed 2009: 5360
  • Total Employed 2010: 5640

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 38150
  • Median Salary 2007: 39240
  • Median Salary 2008: 37110
  • Median Salary 2009: 33710
  • Median Salary 2010: 33920
  • Total Employed 2006: 1160
  • Total Employed 2007: 1250
  • Total Employed 2008: 1440
  • Total Employed 2009: 1470
  • Total Employed 2010: 1910

Judicial Law Clerks — Employment Trend

Judicial Law Clerks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 22690
  • Median Salary 2007: 25230
  • Median Salary 2008: 28100
  • Median Salary 2009: 24950
  • Median Salary 2010: 28590
  • Total Employed 2006: 400
  • Total Employed 2007: 370
  • Total Employed 2008: 350
  • Total Employed 2009: 300
  • Total Employed 2010: 280

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Employment Trend

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 22410
  • Median Salary 2007: 23410
  • Median Salary 2008: 24030
  • Median Salary 2009: 25380
  • Median Salary 2010: 25940
  • Total Employed 2006: 870
  • Total Employed 2007: 1170
  • Total Employed 2008: 1040
  • Total Employed 2009: 1090
  • Total Employed 2010: 1060

Legal Secretaries — Employment Trend

Legal Secretaries — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 26170
  • Median Salary 2007: 27900
  • Median Salary 2008: 28240
  • Median Salary 2009: 29260
  • Median Salary 2010: 30240
  • Total Employed 2006: 1780
  • Total Employed 2007: 1570
  • Total Employed 2008: 1510
  • Total Employed 2009: 1290
  • Total Employed 2010: 980

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 43080
  • Median Salary 2007: 43620
  • Median Salary 2008: 45180
  • Median Salary 2009: 43080
  • Median Salary 2010: 43330
  • Total Employed 2006: 270
  • Total Employed 2007: 150
  • Total Employed 2008: 80
  • Total Employed 2009: 140
  • Total Employed 2010: 160

Arkansas vs National Law Employment

Arkansas vs National Law Employment

  • Employed in Arkansas: 0.729% (15530)

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1. NorthWest Arkansas Community College

One College Dr
Bentonville, AR 72712-5091
(479) 636-9222

NorthWest Arkansas Community College offers one law program and this college, which is 2.3 miles from the center of the city, is located in Bentonville, AR. This public college is a public 2-year institution. This college is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Arkansas offering law programs.

2. Southeast Arkansas College

1900 Hazel St.
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
(870) 543-5900

Southeast Arkansas College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Pine Bluff, AR and it offers one program in law. This college is one of 14 community colleges in Arkansas. This community college ranks fourth in terms of enrollment in the state of Arkansas.

3. Pulaski Technical College

3000 W Scenic Dr
North Little Rock, AR 72118-3347
(501) 812-2200

Pulaski Technical College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in North Little Rock, AR. It offers two law programs. Out of those, this school offers one certificate in law to students and one law degree at the associate's level. It is one of 4 technical colleges in Arkansas. This school ranks first in terms of enrollment in the state of Arkansas.

4. ITT Technical Institute - Little Rock

4520 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR 72204-9925
(501) 565-5550

ITT Technical Institute-Little Rock is a for-profit 4-year institution. ITT Tech, which is near the center of the city, is located in Little Rock, AR. ITT Tech is one of several campuses. This technical college offers subjects such as visual communications and law. It offers nine degrees at the associates level and eight bachelors level degrees to students. 638 students sought degrees from the 13 programs at ITT in 2010. It is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. This school is one of 4 technical colleges in Arkansas.

5. National Park Community College

101 College Dr
Hot Springs, AR 71913
(501) 760-4222

National Park Community College offers two programs in law. Students are offered two certificates in law by it. This college, which is very close to Hot Springs, Arkansas, is located in a rural setting. Overall, 3,850 students seek degrees in 49 National Park Community College programs. It is the largest institution in the state of Arkansas offering law in terms of programs.

6. The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

5210 Grand Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649
(479) 788-7000

The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is 1.4 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one program in law. It is one of 11 research universities in Arkansas. UAFS is the oldest institution in the state of Arkansas offering programs in law.

7. The University of Arkansas Community College - Hope

2500 S Main
Hope, AR 71802-0140
(870) 777-5722

Founded in 1965, the University of Arkansas Community College-Hope is a public 2-year institution. It is in town of Hope, Arkansas. This small college offers subjects including teaching and nursing assisting. This college offers 20 certificates and 16 associates level degrees to students. In 2010, 1,557 students sought degrees from the 30 programs at this college. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. This college is one of 14 community colleges in Arkansas.

8. The University of Arkansas

Administration Bldg 425
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-2000

The University of Arkansas, which is 1.1 miles from the center of the city, is in Fayetteville, AR. UALR offers two law programs. Of those, students are offered one law degree at the master's level by it and one degree at the doctorate level in law. It is one of 11 research universities in Arkansas. This large university is the biggest institution in the state of Arkansas offering law.

9. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2801 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 569-3000

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is 3.3 miles from the center of the city and this university offers one program in law. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university is the second largest institution in the state of Arkansas offering law in terms of programs.