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Law Schools in Delaware

There are seven Delaware schools offering law programs. 389 students graduated from programs at Delaware law schools in 2010. 261 of all these students graduated with doctoral degrees and 64 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

On average, 553 students graduate from law programs in this state per year. Specifically, 24 students graduated with certificates in law, 14 with an associate's level degree, 64 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 26 with a master's level degree, and 261 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Seven law schools are located in Delaware. Of these, while four schools are private, three schools are public. Public law school tuition is $10,208, while private law school tuition varies from $9,290 to $20,580.

Average tuition for law programs is $11,265. The highest tuition for programs in law, which is $20,580 per year, is at Wesley College, while the lowest tuition in this eastern state, which is $9,290 each year, is at the University of Delaware.

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

Law Program Completions in Delaware 2006 - 2010

On average, 553 students graduate from law programs in this state per year. Specifically, 24 students graduated with certificates in law, 14 with an associate's level degree, 64 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 26 with a master's level degree, and 261 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Law Program Completions in Delaware 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 16
  • Certificate 2007: 44
  • Certificate 2008: 44
  • Certificate 2009: 16
  • Certificate 2010: 24
  • Associate 2006: 12
  • Associate 2007: 9
  • Associate 2008: 30
  • Associate 2009: 17
  • Associate 2010: 14
  • Bachelor 2006: 26
  • Bachelor 2007: 28
  • Bachelor 2008: 56
  • Bachelor 2009: 30
  • Bachelor 2010: 64
  • Master 2006: 26
  • Master 2007: 25
  • Master 2008: 50
  • Master 2009: 32
  • Master 2010: 26
  • Doctorate 2006: 324
  • Doctorate 2007: 292
  • Doctorate 2008: 538
  • Doctorate 2009: 240
  • Doctorate 2010: 261

Law Program Availability in Delaware

Delaware schools offer a total of 17 law programs. Of these programs, about 23.5% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level, the doctoral level, and the masters level.

Law Program Availability in Delaware

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

Bailiffs — Salary by Percentile

Bailiffs — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile:
  • 25th Percentile:
  • Median: 35725
  • 75th Percentile:
  • 90th Percentile:

Lawyers — Salary by Percentile

Lawyers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 76410
  • 25th Percentile: 103550
  • Median: 147790
  • 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: 30330
  • 25th Percentile: 38230
  • Median: 45570
  • 75th Percentile: 54890
  • 90th Percentile: 63360

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Salary by Percentile

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 78100
  • 25th Percentile: 84120
  • Median: 94160
  • 75th Percentile: 166400
  • 90th Percentile: 166400

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 33130
  • 25th Percentile: 37150
  • Median: 46600
  • 75th Percentile: 82670
  • 90th Percentile: 113480

Police Detectives — Salary by Percentile

Police Detectives — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 45900
  • 25th Percentile: 58410
  • Median: 91770
  • 75th Percentile: 123670
  • 90th Percentile: 134570

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 38400
  • 25th Percentile: 47580
  • Median: 58180
  • 75th Percentile: 70210
  • 90th Percentile: 79750

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 32050
  • 25th Percentile: 38070
  • Median: 47220
  • 75th Percentile: 62570
  • 90th Percentile: 77450

Judicial Law Clerks — Salary by Percentile

Judicial Law Clerks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 16400
  • 25th Percentile: 31230
  • Median: 39750
  • 75th Percentile: 51240
  • 90th Percentile: 56810

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Salary by Percentile

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 25130
  • 25th Percentile: 27980
  • Median: 32400
  • 75th Percentile: 36500
  • 90th Percentile: 41270

Legal Secretaries — Salary by Percentile

Legal Secretaries — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 31030
  • 25th Percentile: 40550
  • Median: 51660
  • 75th Percentile: 59440
  • 90th Percentile: 67870

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 33410
  • 25th Percentile: 37880
  • Median: 45600
  • 75th Percentile: 55570
  • 90th Percentile: 66250

Bailiffs — Employment Trend

Bailiffs — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 32750
  • Median Salary 2007: 33505
  • Median Salary 2008: 34910
  • Median Salary 2009: 35515
  • Median Salary 2010: 35725
  • Total Employed 2006: 40
  • Total Employed 2007: 40
  • Total Employed 2008: 40
  • Total Employed 2009: 40
  • Total Employed 2010: 40

Lawyers — Employment Trend

Lawyers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 124470
  • Median Salary 2007: 128720
  • Median Salary 2008: 139600
  • Median Salary 2009: 144480
  • Median Salary 2010: 147790
  • Total Employed 2006: 2380
  • Total Employed 2007: 2400
  • Total Employed 2008: 2340
  • Total Employed 2009: 2370
  • Total Employed 2010: 2620

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Employment Trend

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 45635
  • Median Salary 2007: 46690
  • Median Salary 2008: 46530
  • Median Salary 2009: 46370
  • Median Salary 2010: 45570
  • Total Employed 2006: 440
  • Total Employed 2007: 440
  • Total Employed 2008: 530
  • Total Employed 2009: 620
  • Total Employed 2010: 600

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Employment Trend

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 103470
  • Median Salary 2007: 93140
  • Median Salary 2008: 82810
  • Median Salary 2009: 94300
  • Median Salary 2010: 94160
  • Total Employed 2006: 120
  • Total Employed 2007: 120
  • Total Employed 2008: 120
  • Total Employed 2009: 130
  • Total Employed 2010: 130

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

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

  • Median Salary 2006: 51880
  • Median Salary 2007: 48430
  • Median Salary 2008: 47030
  • Median Salary 2009: 47430
  • Median Salary 2010: 46600
  • Total Employed 2006: 70
  • Total Employed 2007: 70
  • Total Employed 2008: 90
  • Total Employed 2009: 70
  • Total Employed 2010: 70

Police Detectives — Employment Trend

Police Detectives — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 60050
  • Median Salary 2007: 63380
  • Median Salary 2008: 81130
  • Median Salary 2009: 79900
  • Median Salary 2010: 91770
  • Total Employed 2006: 310
  • Total Employed 2007: 270
  • Total Employed 2008: 230
  • Total Employed 2009: 130
  • Total Employed 2010: 135

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 48590
  • Median Salary 2007: 56000
  • Median Salary 2008: 56390
  • Median Salary 2009: 56150
  • Median Salary 2010: 58180
  • Total Employed 2006: 1750
  • Total Employed 2007: 1850
  • Total Employed 2008: 1790
  • Total Employed 2009: 1650
  • Total Employed 2010: 1530

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 45850
  • Median Salary 2007: 46460
  • Median Salary 2008: 48310
  • Median Salary 2009: 49680
  • Median Salary 2010: 47220
  • Total Employed 2006: 1400
  • Total Employed 2007: 1240
  • Total Employed 2008: 1160
  • Total Employed 2009: 1180
  • Total Employed 2010: 1190

Judicial Law Clerks — Employment Trend

Judicial Law Clerks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 41790
  • Median Salary 2007: 38560
  • Median Salary 2008: 36630
  • Median Salary 2009: 36140
  • Median Salary 2010: 39750
  • Total Employed 2006: 250
  • Total Employed 2007: 380
  • Total Employed 2008: 510
  • Total Employed 2009: 640
  • Total Employed 2010: 170

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Employment Trend

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 34220
  • Median Salary 2007: 31950
  • Median Salary 2008: 32620
  • Median Salary 2009: 32090
  • Median Salary 2010: 32400
  • Total Employed 2006: 280
  • Total Employed 2007: 470
  • Total Employed 2008: 220
  • Total Employed 2009: 260
  • Total Employed 2010: 620

Legal Secretaries — Employment Trend

Legal Secretaries — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 41330
  • Median Salary 2007: 42470
  • Median Salary 2008: 44520
  • Median Salary 2009: 47740
  • Median Salary 2010: 51660
  • Total Employed 2006: 1210
  • Total Employed 2007: 1260
  • Total Employed 2008: 1260
  • Total Employed 2009: 1200
  • Total Employed 2010: 1130

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 47730
  • Median Salary 2007: 46830
  • Median Salary 2008: 45930
  • Median Salary 2009: 45300
  • Median Salary 2010: 45600
  • Total Employed 2006: 80
  • Total Employed 2007: 70
  • Total Employed 2008: 60
  • Total Employed 2009: 120
  • Total Employed 2010: 160

Delaware vs National Law Employment

Delaware vs National Law Employment

  • Employed in Delaware: 0.394% (8395)

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1. Widener University - Delaware

4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 477-2100

Widener University-Delaware is in the suburbs of Wilmington, Delaware. It offers five law programs. More specifically, students are offered one associate's level law degree by this school, one law degree at the bachelor's level, one master's level law degree, and two degrees at the doctorate level in law. Overall, 1,251 students pursue degrees in 16 Widener University-Delaware programs. This school ranks seventh in terms of enrollment in the state of Delaware.

2. The Dawn Career Institute Inc

3700 Lancaster Pike- Suite 105
Wilmington, DE 19805-1511
(302) 633-9075

The Dawn Career Institute Inc is in the suburbs of Wilmington, Delaware and it offers one law program. This school is a for-profit institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks fourth in the state of Delaware.

3. Wilmington University

320 Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE 19720
(877) 967-5464

Wilmington University is located in the suburbs of New Castle, Delaware. This school offers two law programs. This mid-sized school offers two law degrees at the bachelor's level to students. This school is the second oldest institution in the state of Delaware offering programs in law.

4. Wesley College

120 N State St
Dover, DE 19901-3875
(302) 736-2300

Wesley College offers three law programs. Out of those, Wesley offers students one certificate in law, one associate's level law degree, and one law degree at the bachelor's level. It is in the center of Dover. It is a 4-year institution. This school is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Delaware offering law.

5. The University of Delaware

University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-2000

The University of Delaware is in the suburbs of Newark, Delaware. It offers two law programs. More specifically, this big university offers students one degree at the master's level in law and one doctorate level degree in law. UD is one of 2 research universities in Delaware. In terms of programs, this university is the second largest institution in the state of Delaware offering law.

6. The Delaware Technical and Community College - Owens

Route 18- Seashore Highway
Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 856-5400

The Delaware Technical and Community College-Owens is in town of Georgetown, Delaware. This college offers two programs in law. Out of those, it offers students one certificate in law and one associate's level degree in law. Overall, 4,882 students pursue degrees in 64 programs at this community college. This college is the second largest institution in the state of Delaware offering law in terms of programs.

7. The Delaware Technical and Community College - Terry

100 Campus Drive
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 857-1000

The Delaware Technical and Community College-Terry, which is near the center of the city, is in Dover, DE. This school offers two law programs. More specifically, this school offers one certificate in law to students and one associate's level degree in law. This technical college is a public 2-year institution. This school is the second oldest institution in the state of Delaware offering law programs.