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Law Schools in Connecticut

There are 14 schools in the state of Connecticut offering law programs. In 2010, 955 students graduated from programs at Connecticut law schools. 532 of all these students graduated with doctoral degrees and 286 of all these students graduated with certificates.

Overview

On average, 1,385 students graduate from programs in this state in law each year. This accounts for 1% of students who schools in the United States graduate from law programs. More specifically, 286 students graduated with law certificates, 50 with an associate's level degree, 36 with a bachelor's level degree, 51 with a degree at the master's level, and 532 with a degree at the doctorate level.

14 law schools are located in this state. Out of these, while four schools are public, ten schools are private. Tuition at a private law school varies from $18,950 to $38,300, while tuitions at a public law school are $10,416.

Average tuition for programs in law is $26,019. While the lowest tuition in Connecticut, which is $10,416 per year, is at the University of Connecticut, the highest tuition for law programs, which is $38,300 each year, is at Yale University.

Connecticut law schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Law Program Completions in Connecticut 2006 - 2010

On average, 1,385 students graduate from programs in this state in law each year. This accounts for 1% of students who schools in the United States graduate from law programs. More specifically, 286 students graduated with law certificates, 50 with an associate's level degree, 36 with a bachelor's level degree, 51 with a degree at the master's level, and 532 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Law Program Completions in Connecticut 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 227
  • Certificate 2007: 212
  • Certificate 2008: 470
  • Certificate 2009: 189
  • Certificate 2010: 286
  • Associate 2006: 52
  • Associate 2007: 56
  • Associate 2008: 92
  • Associate 2009: 57
  • Associate 2010: 50
  • Bachelor 2006: 49
  • Bachelor 2007: 38
  • Bachelor 2008: 116
  • Bachelor 2009: 47
  • Bachelor 2010: 36
  • Master 2006: 62
  • Master 2007: 60
  • Master 2008: 102
  • Master 2009: 67
  • Master 2010: 51
  • Doctorate 2006: 643
  • Doctorate 2007: 573
  • Doctorate 2008: 1036
  • Doctorate 2009: 516
  • Doctorate 2010: 532

Law Program Availability in Connecticut

Connecticut schools offer a total of 35 law programs. Of these programs, close to 42.9% are certificate level programs. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level, the masters level, the bachelors level, and the doctoral level.

Law Program Availability in Connecticut

  • Certificate: 15
  • Associate: 7
  • Bachelor: 4
  • Master: 5
  • Doctorate: 4

Lawyers — Salary by Percentile

Lawyers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 63180
  • 25th Percentile: 81900
  • Median: 120900
  • 75th Percentile: 166400
  • 90th Percentile: 166400

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 49230
  • 25th Percentile: 61220
  • Median: 73320
  • 75th Percentile: 85210
  • 90th Percentile: 90500

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Salary by Percentile

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 89650
  • 25th Percentile: 160560
  • Median: 160560
  • 75th Percentile: 160570
  • 90th Percentile: 161420

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 72130
  • 25th Percentile: 73190
  • Median: 85620
  • 75th Percentile: 113690
  • 90th Percentile: 141230

Police Detectives — Salary by Percentile

Police Detectives — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 57810
  • 25th Percentile: 63150
  • Median: 70200
  • 75th Percentile: 85390
  • 90th Percentile: 117240

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 44460
  • 25th Percentile: 51260
  • Median: 61400
  • 75th Percentile: 70930
  • 90th Percentile: 78380

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32480
  • 25th Percentile: 39390
  • Median: 49550
  • 75th Percentile: 60440
  • 90th Percentile: 71980

Judicial Law Clerks — Salary by Percentile

Judicial Law Clerks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 30080
  • 25th Percentile: 48660
  • Median: 55710
  • 75th Percentile: 76380
  • 90th Percentile: 119230

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Salary by Percentile

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 26590
  • 25th Percentile: 35520
  • Median: 44990
  • 75th Percentile: 54930
  • 90th Percentile: 64460

Legal Secretaries — Salary by Percentile

Legal Secretaries — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32570
  • 25th Percentile: 38810
  • Median: 48510
  • 75th Percentile: 59530
  • 90th Percentile: 69730

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 39030
  • 25th Percentile: 45140
  • Median: 55230
  • 75th Percentile: 65580
  • 90th Percentile: 81800

Lawyers — Employment Trend

Lawyers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 103490
  • Median Salary 2007: 107610
  • Median Salary 2008: 112850
  • Median Salary 2009: 114500
  • Median Salary 2010: 120900
  • Total Employed 2006: 7730
  • Total Employed 2007: 8030
  • Total Employed 2008: 8090
  • Total Employed 2009: 7500
  • Total Employed 2010: 7490

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Employment Trend

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 56860
  • Median Salary 2007: 63890
  • Median Salary 2008: 66650
  • Median Salary 2009: 69985
  • Median Salary 2010: 73320
  • Total Employed 2006: 690
  • Total Employed 2007: 1350
  • Total Employed 2008: 1490
  • Total Employed 2009: 1460
  • Total Employed 2010: 1430

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Employment Trend

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 145600
  • Median Salary 2007: 145600
  • Median Salary 2008: 148720
  • Median Salary 2009: 154640
  • Median Salary 2010: 160560
  • Total Employed 2006: 240
  • Total Employed 2007: 210
  • Total Employed 2008: 230
  • Total Employed 2009: 260
  • Total Employed 2010: 240

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

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

  • Median Salary 2006: 77640
  • Median Salary 2007: 80830
  • Median Salary 2008: 83020
  • Median Salary 2009: 84320
  • Median Salary 2010: 85620
  • Total Employed 2006: 180
  • Total Employed 2007: 210
  • Total Employed 2008: 200
  • Total Employed 2009: 190
  • Total Employed 2010: 180

Police Detectives — Employment Trend

Police Detectives — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 63190
  • Median Salary 2007: 64940
  • Median Salary 2008: 66500
  • Median Salary 2009: 70190
  • Median Salary 2010: 70200
  • Total Employed 2006: 970
  • Total Employed 2007: 1010
  • Total Employed 2008: 1030
  • Total Employed 2009: 1080
  • Total Employed 2010: 1050

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 55580
  • Median Salary 2007: 56440
  • Median Salary 2008: 58140
  • Median Salary 2009: 60490
  • Median Salary 2010: 61400
  • Total Employed 2006: 6100
  • Total Employed 2007: 6980
  • Total Employed 2008: 7310
  • Total Employed 2009: 7520
  • Total Employed 2010: 7160

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 44460
  • Median Salary 2007: 46620
  • Median Salary 2008: 48210
  • Median Salary 2009: 49900
  • Median Salary 2010: 49550
  • Total Employed 2006: 4070
  • Total Employed 2007: 4390
  • Total Employed 2008: 4670
  • Total Employed 2009: 4590
  • Total Employed 2010: 4560

Judicial Law Clerks — Employment Trend

Judicial Law Clerks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 39640
  • Median Salary 2007: 47910
  • Median Salary 2008: 47110
  • Median Salary 2009: 52800
  • Median Salary 2010: 55710
  • Total Employed 2006: 120
  • Total Employed 2007: 230
  • Total Employed 2008: 210
  • Total Employed 2009: 240
  • Total Employed 2010: 200

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Employment Trend

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 39520
  • Median Salary 2007: 42610
  • Median Salary 2008: 44270
  • Median Salary 2009: 46340
  • Median Salary 2010: 44990
  • Total Employed 2006: 1150
  • Total Employed 2007: 1470
  • Total Employed 2008: 1700
  • Total Employed 2009: 1600
  • Total Employed 2010: 1400

Legal Secretaries — Employment Trend

Legal Secretaries — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 42090
  • Median Salary 2007: 43920
  • Median Salary 2008: 46820
  • Median Salary 2009: 47340
  • Median Salary 2010: 48510
  • Total Employed 2006: 2720
  • Total Employed 2007: 2660
  • Total Employed 2008: 2460
  • Total Employed 2009: 2360
  • Total Employed 2010: 1960

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 50590
  • Median Salary 2007: 50890
  • Median Salary 2008: 51790
  • Median Salary 2009: 55690
  • Median Salary 2010: 55230
  • Total Employed 2006: 160
  • Total Employed 2007: 225
  • Total Employed 2008: 225
  • Total Employed 2009: 220
  • Total Employed 2010: 220

Connecticut vs National Law Employment

Connecticut vs National Law Employment

  • Employed in Connecticut: 1.215% (25890)

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1. Charter Oak State College

55 Paul J Manafort Dr
New Britain, CT 06053-2142
(860) 832-3800

Charter Oak State College is a public 4-year institution, founded in 1973. It is in the suburbs of New Britain, Connecticut. This school offers subjects such as healthcare, law enforcement, and law. It offers seven certificates, one degree at the associates level, and one degree at the bachelors level to students. In 2010, 2,278 students sought degrees from the eight programs at this school. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. It is one of 8 liberal arts colleges in Connecticut.

2. Manchester Community College

Great Path
Manchester, CT 6040
(860) 512-3000

Manchester Community College offers two programs in law. Of those, it offers students one law certificate and one associate's level degree in law. This community college is located in the suburbs of Manchester, Connecticut. Overall, 7,540 students pursue degrees in 62 Manchester Community College programs. It is the third biggest institution in the state of Connecticut offering law.

3. The Branford Hall Career Institute - Windsor

995 Day Hill Rd
Windsor, CT 6095
(800) 959-7599

The Branford Hall Career Institute-Windsor offers one program in law and it is located in Windsor, Connecticut, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It is one of 48 vocational schools in Connecticut.

4. Ridley Lowell Business and Technical Institute - New London

470 Bank St
New London, CT 6320
(860) 443-7441

Ridley Lowell Business and Technical Institute-New London offers one law program and this school is in the center of New London. 382 students seek degrees in nine Ridley Lowell Business and Technical Institute-New London programs, overall.

5. The Branford Hall Career Institute - Branford

1 Summit Place
Branford, CT 06405-4103
(203) 488-2525

The Branford Hall Career Institute-Branford offers one program in law and it is in the suburbs of Branford, Connecticut. This school is a for-profit institution.

6. Lincoln College of New England - Southington

2279 Mount Vernon Road
Southington, CT 06489-1057
(860) 628-4751

Lincoln College of New England-Southington is located in Southington, Connecticut, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one law program. This school is a for-profit 4-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this school ranks seventh in the state of Connecticut.

7. The Branford Hall Career Institute - Southington

35 N Main St
Southington, CT 6489
(860) 276-0600

The Branford Hall Career Institute-Southington offers one program in law and it is in the suburbs of Southington, Connecticut. 653 students seek degrees in six programs at this school, overall.

8. The American Institute - West Hartford

99 South Street
West Hartford, CT 06110-1922
(860) 947-2299

The American Institute-West Hartford is near the center of the city and it offers one program in law. 473 students pursue degrees in six American Institute-West Hartford programs, overall. In terms of programs, this school is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Connecticut offering law.

9. Yale University

Yale University
New Haven, CT 6520
(203) 432-1333

Yale University is in the center of New Haven. Yale offers four programs in law. Specifically, students are offered two master's level law degrees by this university and two law degrees at the doctorate level. Yale is an ivy league, 4-year, research institution. In terms of programs, it is the largest institution in the state of Connecticut offering law.

10. The University of Hartford

200 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117-1599
(860) 768-4100

The University of Hartford, which is 2.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in West Hartford, CT. UH offers three programs in law. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in law by the U of H, one associate's level law degree, and one degree at the bachelor's level in law. This medium-sized university is one of 4 research universities in Connecticut. In terms of programs, the U of H is the third biggest institution in the state of Connecticut offering law.

11. Norwalk Community College

188 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, CT 6854
(203) 857-7060

Norwalk Community College is 2.5 miles from the center of the city. It offers three programs in law. Specifically, this college offers two law certificates to students and one degree at the associate's level in law. This college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, this college is the largest institution in the state of Connecticut offering law.

12. Saint Joseph College

1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117-2764
(860) 232-4571

Founded in 1932, Saint Joseph College is a 4-year institution. This school, which is 1.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in West Hartford, CT. It offers subjects such as allied health, sociology, and science. This school offers 15 certificates, 27 bachelors level degrees, 13 masters level degrees, and one degree at the doctoral level to students. 2,326 students pursued degrees from the 48 programs at SJC in 2010. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education accredits this school. SJC is one of 8 liberal arts colleges in Connecticut.

13. The University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 6269
(860) 486-2000

The University of Connecticut offers five law programs. Out of those, Uconn offers students two law certificates, two degrees at the master's level in law, and one doctorate level law degree. This university is in town of Storrs, Connecticut. It is one of 2 institutions with a medical school in Connecticut. This university is the biggest institution in the state of Connecticut offering law in terms of programs.

14. The University of New Haven

300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 6516
(203) 932-7000

The University of New Haven is in the suburbs of West Haven, Connecticut. It offers three law programs. Out of those, this mid-sized school offers students one certificate in law, one associate's level law degree, and one degree at the bachelor's level in law. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Connecticut offering law programs.

15. Naugatuck Valley Community College

750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708-3089
(203) 575-8040

Naugatuck Valley Community College is in the suburbs of Waterbury, Connecticut. This college offers two law programs. Specifically, this community college offers one certificate in law to students and one associate's level degree in law. This college is one of 13 community colleges in Connecticut.

16. Quinnipiac University

Mt Carmel Ave
Hamden, CT 6518
(203) 582-8200

Quinnipiac University is located in Hamden, Connecticut, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers three law programs. Out of those, it offers one law degree at the bachelor's level to students, one degree at the master's level in law, and one law degree at the doctorate level. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Connecticut offering programs in law.