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Law Schools in Colorado

There are 15 Colorado schools offering law programs. In 2010, 995 students graduated from programs at Colorado law schools. 524 of all these students graduated with doctoral degrees and 223 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

1,328 students graduate from law programs in Colorado, on average, per year. This accounts for 1% of students who US schools graduate from law programs. More specifically, 111 students graduated with law certificates, 223 with an associate's level degree, 30 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 107 with a master's level degree, and 524 with a degree at the doctorate level.

15 law schools are located in this state. Out of these, seven schools are private, while eight schools are public. Tuition at a private law school is $36,501, while tuitions at a public law school are $8,511.

Average tuition for programs in law is $24,898. While the highest tuition for law programs, which is $36,501 each year, is at the University of Denver, the lowest tuition in Colorado, which is $8,511 every year, is at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Law schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Law Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

1,328 students graduate from law programs in Colorado, on average, per year. This accounts for 1% of students who US schools graduate from law programs. More specifically, 111 students graduated with law certificates, 223 with an associate's level degree, 30 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 107 with a master's level degree, and 524 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Law Program Completions in Colorado 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 132
  • Certificate 2007: 111
  • Certificate 2008: 224
  • Certificate 2009: 115
  • Certificate 2010: 111
  • Associate 2006: 96
  • Associate 2007: 113
  • Associate 2008: 234
  • Associate 2009: 139
  • Associate 2010: 223
  • Bachelor 2006: 20
  • Bachelor 2007: 27
  • Bachelor 2008: 42
  • Bachelor 2009: 30
  • Bachelor 2010: 30
  • Master 2006: 120
  • Master 2007: 85
  • Master 2008: 182
  • Master 2009: 95
  • Master 2010: 107
  • Doctorate 2006: 531
  • Doctorate 2007: 517
  • Doctorate 2008: 980
  • Doctorate 2009: 509
  • Doctorate 2010: 524

Law Program Availability in Colorado

Colorado schools offer a total of 26 programs in law. Of these programs, about 46.2% are programs at the associate's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level, the masters level, and the doctoral level.

Law Program Availability in Colorado

  • Certificate: 6
  • Associate: 12
  • Bachelor: 3
  • Master: 3
  • Doctorate: 2

Bailiffs — Salary by Percentile

Bailiffs — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 31140
  • 25th Percentile: 33570
  • Median: 37650
  • 75th Percentile: 47930
  • 90th Percentile: 56230

Lawyers — Salary by Percentile

Lawyers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 53720
  • 25th Percentile: 69280
  • Median: 107590
  • 75th Percentile: 154630
  • 90th Percentile: 166400

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 30200
  • 25th Percentile: 44100
  • Median: 51910
  • 75th Percentile: 66460
  • 90th Percentile: 77290

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Salary by Percentile

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 101730
  • 25th Percentile: 111130
  • Median: 124280
  • 75th Percentile: 129870
  • 90th Percentile: 135440

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 63070
  • 25th Percentile: 81610
  • Median: 104110
  • 75th Percentile: 133340
  • 90th Percentile: 165300

Police Detectives — Salary by Percentile

Police Detectives — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 42960
  • 25th Percentile: 59930
  • Median: 75810
  • 75th Percentile: 91080
  • 90th Percentile: 120740

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 41040
  • 25th Percentile: 51050
  • Median: 62540
  • 75th Percentile: 71400
  • 90th Percentile: 78700

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 31920
  • 25th Percentile: 37170
  • Median: 45500
  • 75th Percentile: 58040
  • 90th Percentile: 71310

Judicial Law Clerks — Salary by Percentile

Judicial Law Clerks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 33530
  • 25th Percentile: 38480
  • Median: 42720
  • 75th Percentile: 50560
  • 90th Percentile: 57870

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Salary by Percentile

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 22540
  • 25th Percentile: 30180
  • Median: 36270
  • 75th Percentile: 45000
  • 90th Percentile: 54610

Legal Secretaries — Salary by Percentile

Legal Secretaries — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32460
  • 25th Percentile: 43360
  • Median: 51890
  • 75th Percentile: 58300
  • 90th Percentile: 64540

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28200
  • 25th Percentile: 34560
  • Median: 46880
  • 75th Percentile: 58210
  • 90th Percentile: 75160

Bailiffs — Employment Trend

Bailiffs — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 27450
  • Median Salary 2007: 31470
  • Median Salary 2008: 49770
  • Median Salary 2009: 39880
  • Median Salary 2010: 37650
  • Total Employed 2006: 150
  • Total Employed 2007: 140
  • Total Employed 2008: 80
  • Total Employed 2009: 80
  • Total Employed 2010: 60

Lawyers — Employment Trend

Lawyers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 89880
  • Median Salary 2007: 98060
  • Median Salary 2008: 106020
  • Median Salary 2009: 107960
  • Median Salary 2010: 107590
  • Total Employed 2006: 9710
  • Total Employed 2007: 9900
  • Total Employed 2008: 10230
  • Total Employed 2009: 10590
  • Total Employed 2010: 10540

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Employment Trend

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 50860
  • Median Salary 2007: 54470
  • Median Salary 2008: 54890
  • Median Salary 2009: 51710
  • Median Salary 2010: 51910
  • Total Employed 2006: 1570
  • Total Employed 2007: 1640
  • Total Employed 2008: 1840
  • Total Employed 2009: 2400
  • Total Employed 2010: 2250

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Employment Trend

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 106380
  • Median Salary 2007: 114330
  • Median Salary 2008: 115050
  • Median Salary 2009: 127610
  • Median Salary 2010: 124280
  • Total Employed 2006: 490
  • Total Employed 2007: 520
  • Total Employed 2008: 560
  • Total Employed 2009: 590
  • Total Employed 2010: 560

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

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

  • Median Salary 2006: 81100
  • Median Salary 2007: 83490
  • Median Salary 2008: 86470
  • Median Salary 2009: 95290
  • Median Salary 2010: 104110
  • Total Employed 2006: 150
  • Total Employed 2007: 160
  • Total Employed 2008: 165
  • Total Employed 2009: 160
  • Total Employed 2010: 170

Police Detectives — Employment Trend

Police Detectives — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 68580
  • Median Salary 2007: 72060
  • Median Salary 2008: 74230
  • Median Salary 2009: 75480
  • Median Salary 2010: 75810
  • Total Employed 2006: 1700
  • Total Employed 2007: 1650
  • Total Employed 2008: 1710
  • Total Employed 2009: 1790
  • Total Employed 2010: 1710

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 53190
  • Median Salary 2007: 56380
  • Median Salary 2008: 59520
  • Median Salary 2009: 61490
  • Median Salary 2010: 62540
  • Total Employed 2006: 8790
  • Total Employed 2007: 8750
  • Total Employed 2008: 9020
  • Total Employed 2009: 9700
  • Total Employed 2010: 9590

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 43140
  • Median Salary 2007: 43910
  • Median Salary 2008: 45350
  • Median Salary 2009: 47540
  • Median Salary 2010: 45500
  • Total Employed 2006: 4440
  • Total Employed 2007: 4810
  • Total Employed 2008: 4940
  • Total Employed 2009: 4430
  • Total Employed 2010: 5060

Judicial Law Clerks — Employment Trend

Judicial Law Clerks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 35170
  • Median Salary 2007: 39180
  • Median Salary 2008: 40200
  • Median Salary 2009: 44350
  • Median Salary 2010: 42720
  • Total Employed 2006: 440
  • Total Employed 2007: 220
  • Total Employed 2008: 200
  • Total Employed 2009: 260
  • Total Employed 2010: 220

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Employment Trend

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 33750
  • Median Salary 2007: 34600
  • Median Salary 2008: 35700
  • Median Salary 2009: 35650
  • Median Salary 2010: 36270
  • Total Employed 2006: 2770
  • Total Employed 2007: 3490
  • Total Employed 2008: 3660
  • Total Employed 2009: 4920
  • Total Employed 2010: 4470

Legal Secretaries — Employment Trend

Legal Secretaries — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 42830
  • Median Salary 2007: 44080
  • Median Salary 2008: 45500
  • Median Salary 2009: 48680
  • Median Salary 2010: 51890
  • Total Employed 2006: 3680
  • Total Employed 2007: 3470
  • Total Employed 2008: 3330
  • Total Employed 2009: 3480
  • Total Employed 2010: 3070

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 41470
  • Median Salary 2007: 43810
  • Median Salary 2008: 44930
  • Median Salary 2009: 45905
  • Median Salary 2010: 46880
  • Total Employed 2006: 760
  • Total Employed 2007: 870
  • Total Employed 2008: 885
  • Total Employed 2009: 860
  • Total Employed 2010: 820

Colorado vs National Law Employment

Colorado vs National Law Employment

  • Employed in Colorado: 1.807% (38520)

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1. Everest College - Aurora

14280 East Jewell Ave
Aurora, CO 80012-5692
(303) 745-6244

Everest College-Aurora is 3.3 miles from the center of the city and it offers one law program. This small school ranks eighth in terms of enrollment in the state of Colorado.

2. Kaplan College - Denver

500 E. 84th Ave.- W-200
Thornton, CO 80229
(303) 295-0550

Kaplan College-Denver offers two programs in law. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in law by this school and one associate's level degree in law. It is in the suburbs of Thornton, Colorado. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

3. The Institute of Business and Medical Careers

3842 South Mason Street
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 223-2669

The Institute of Business and Medical Careers, which is 3.5 miles from the center of the city, is located in Fort Collins, CO and this school offers one law program. Overall, 321 students pursue degrees in 12 programs at this school. This vocational school is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering law programs.

4. ITT Technical Institute - Aurora

12500 E Iliff Ave Ste 100
Aurora, CO 80014
(303) 695-6317

ITT Technical Institute-Aurora is a for-profit 4-year institution. ITT Tech, which is near the center of the city, is located in Aurora, CO. It is one of several campuses. ITT Tech offers students six degrees at the associates level and three bachelors level degrees. In 2010, 263 students pursued degrees from the eight programs at this school. This technical college offers subjects such as information systems and criminal justice. This technical college is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. This school is one of 3 technical colleges in Colorado.

5. Everest College - Thornton

9065 Grant St
Thornton, CO 80229
(303) 457-2757

Everest College-Thornton is in the suburbs of Thornton, Colorado and it offers one program in law. Overall, 752 students pursue degrees in 12 programs at this small school. This school is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering law in terms of programs.

6. The Denver Academy of Court Reporting

9051 Harlan Street- Unit 20
Westminster, CO 80031-2901
(303) 427-5292

The Denver Academy of Court Reporting offers one law program and it is in the suburbs of Westminster, Colorado. It is one of 33 vocational schools in Colorado. This school is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in law.

7. The United States Air Force Academy

2304 Cadet Drive Suite 2300
USAFA, CO 80840-5002
(719) 333-6481

The United States Air Force Academy is in the suburbs of USAFA, Colorado. USAFA offers two programs in law. The Air Force offers students two law degrees at the bachelor's level. It is a public 4-year institution. This academy is the biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering law in terms of programs.

8. Everest College - Colorado Springs

1815 Jet Wing Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
(719) 638-6580

Everest College-Colorado Springs is near the center of the city and it offers one program in law. It is the ninth largest institution in the state of Colorado offering law in terms of programs.

9. ITT Technical Institute - Thornton

500 E 84th Ave Suite B12
Thornton, CO 80229-5338
(303) 288-4488

ITT Technical Institute-Thornton is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school is located in the suburbs of Thornton, Colorado. It is one of several campuses. This school offers subjects such as game development and law enforcement. ITT offers students nine degrees at the associates level and six bachelors level degrees. 568 students pursued degrees from the 12 programs at this technical college in 2010. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits it. This school is one of 3 technical colleges in Colorado.

10. The University of Denver

2199 S. University Blvd
Denver, CO 80208
(303) 871-2000

The University of Denver is near the heart of downtown. It offers five programs in law. Out of those, this university offers students one bachelor's level law degree, three law degrees at the master's level, and one law degree at the doctorate level. This university is one of 7 research universities in Colorado. It is the biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering law in terms of programs.

11. The Community College of Aurora

16000 E CentreTech Pky
Aurora, CO 80011-9036
(303) 360-4700

The Community College of Aurora offers one program in law and this college is 1.8 miles from the center of the city. This community college is one of 14 community colleges in Colorado. It is the second biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering law in terms of programs.

12. Colorado Mountain College

831 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-0233
(800) 621-8559

Colorado Mountain College offers one law program and it is located in town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. 6,088 students pursue degrees in 43 programs at this school, overall. This school ranks sixth in terms of enrollment in the state of Colorado.

13. The Ecotech Institute

14001 E Iliff Ave Ste 320
Aurora, CO 80014
(303) 586-5290

Founded in 2010, the Ecotech Institute is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school, which is 3.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Aurora, CO. It offers subjects such as architecture and engineering. It offers one certificate and seven associates level degrees to students. 123 students pursued degrees from the eight programs at this school in 2010. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits this school.

14. The Community College of Denver

1111 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80204-2026
(303) 556-2600

The Community College of Denver offers two law programs. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in law by it and one associate's level degree in law. This college is 1.0 miles from the center of the city. It is one of 14 community colleges in Colorado. This college is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering law programs.

15. The University of Colorado Boulder

Regent Drive at Broadway
Boulder, CO 80309-0017
(303) 492-1411

The University of Colorado Boulder is near the center of the city and it offers one law program. Colorado is one of 7 research universities in Colorado. In terms of programs, it is the biggest institution in the state of Colorado offering law.

16. Arapahoe Community College

5900 S. Santa Fe Dr.
Littleton, CO 80160-9002
(303) 797-4222

Arapahoe Community College offers two programs in law. Specifically, it offers one certificate in law to students and one law degree at the associate's level. This college is in the suburbs of Littleton, Colorado. This college is one of 14 community colleges in Colorado. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Colorado offering law.

17. Pikes Peak Community College

5675 S Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80906-5498
(719) 502-2000

Pikes Peak Community College is in the suburbs of Colorado Springs, Colorado. It offers two programs in law. Of those, it offers students one certificate in law and one associate's level law degree. This community college is one of 14 community colleges in Colorado. It is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Colorado offering programs in law.

18. Front Range Community College

3645 W 112th Ave
Westminster, CO 80031
(303) 404-5000

Front Range Community College is located in the suburbs of Westminster, Colorado. This college offers two programs in law. Of those, this college offers one law certificate to students and one associate's level law degree. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks second in the state of Colorado.