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Law Schools in Iowa

There are 12 Iowa schools offering law programs. 1,670 students graduated from programs at Iowa law schools in 2010. 561 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 474 students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

On average, 2,208 students graduate from law programs in this state every year. This accounts for 2% of law students who US schools graduate. More specifically, 143 students graduated with law certificates, 561 with a degree at the associate's level, 474 with a bachelor's level degree, 27 with a degree at the master's level, and 465 with a doctorate level degree.

12 law schools are in Iowa. Of these, six schools are private, while six schools are public. While public law school tuition is $7,417, tuition at a private law school varies from $13,167 to $26,960.

Average tuition for programs in law is $13,782. The highest tuition for programs in law, which is $26,960 every year, is at Drake University, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $7,417 per year, is at the University of Iowa.

Iowa schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees for law students.

Law Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

On average, 2,208 students graduate from law programs in this state every year. This accounts for 2% of law students who US schools graduate. More specifically, 143 students graduated with law certificates, 561 with a degree at the associate's level, 474 with a bachelor's level degree, 27 with a degree at the master's level, and 465 with a doctorate level degree.

Law Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 302
  • Certificate 2007: 186
  • Certificate 2008: 160
  • Certificate 2009: 83
  • Certificate 2010: 143
  • Associate 2006: 652
  • Associate 2007: 648
  • Associate 2008: 1004
  • Associate 2009: 398
  • Associate 2010: 561
  • Bachelor 2006: 135
  • Bachelor 2007: 301
  • Bachelor 2008: 802
  • Bachelor 2009: 464
  • Bachelor 2010: 474
  • Master 2006: 7
  • Master 2007: 5
  • Master 2008: 10
  • Master 2009: 8
  • Master 2010: 27
  • Doctorate 2006: 372
  • Doctorate 2007: 377
  • Doctorate 2008: 770
  • Doctorate 2009: 556
  • Doctorate 2010: 465

Law Program Availability in Iowa

Schools in this state offer a total of 26 law programs. Of these programs, around 38.5% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level, the doctoral level, and the masters level.

Law Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 6
  • Associate: 10
  • Bachelor: 5
  • Master: 2
  • Doctorate: 3

Bailiffs — Salary by Percentile

Bailiffs — Salary by Percentile

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Lawyers — Salary by Percentile

Lawyers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 50250
  • 25th Percentile: 63460
  • Median: 86930
  • 75th Percentile: 121460
  • 90th Percentile: 166400

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 41810
  • 25th Percentile: 54480
  • Median: 62640
  • 75th Percentile: 68740
  • 90th Percentile: 73710

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Salary by Percentile

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15240
  • 25th Percentile: 38110
  • Median: 38120
  • 75th Percentile: 123600
  • 90th Percentile: 123610

Police Detectives — Salary by Percentile

Police Detectives — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 42500
  • 25th Percentile: 50860
  • Median: 62550
  • 75th Percentile: 71770
  • 90th Percentile: 109110

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 33700
  • 25th Percentile: 40300
  • Median: 47740
  • 75th Percentile: 56230
  • 90th Percentile: 62220

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 26800
  • 25th Percentile: 32770
  • Median: 40640
  • 75th Percentile: 51200
  • 90th Percentile: 60690

Judicial Law Clerks — Salary by Percentile

Judicial Law Clerks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18570
  • 25th Percentile: 25400
  • Median: 30220
  • 75th Percentile: 36340
  • 90th Percentile: 73840

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Salary by Percentile

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 22130
  • 25th Percentile: 27870
  • Median: 33720
  • 75th Percentile: 40480
  • 90th Percentile: 44480

Legal Secretaries — Salary by Percentile

Legal Secretaries — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 23440
  • 25th Percentile: 26970
  • Median: 32300
  • 75th Percentile: 40110
  • 90th Percentile: 47980

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 30980
  • 25th Percentile: 38160
  • Median: 41620
  • 75th Percentile: 48340
  • 90th Percentile: 78670

Bailiffs — Employment Trend

Bailiffs — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006:
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  • Total Employed 2006: 75
  • Total Employed 2007: 80
  • Total Employed 2008: 80
  • Total Employed 2009: 70
  • Total Employed 2010: 70

Lawyers — Employment Trend

Lawyers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 81090
  • Median Salary 2007: 81320
  • Median Salary 2008: 77890
  • Median Salary 2009: 82190
  • Median Salary 2010: 86930
  • Total Employed 2006: 2810
  • Total Employed 2007: 2740
  • Total Employed 2008: 2720
  • Total Employed 2009: 2960
  • Total Employed 2010: 2970

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Employment Trend

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 53080
  • Median Salary 2007: 54320
  • Median Salary 2008: 54940
  • Median Salary 2009: 56900
  • Median Salary 2010: 62640
  • Total Employed 2006: 480
  • Total Employed 2007: 650
  • Total Employed 2008: 660
  • Total Employed 2009: 540
  • Total Employed 2010: 430

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Employment Trend

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 89610
  • Median Salary 2007: 106350
  • Median Salary 2008: 37750
  • Median Salary 2009: 35400
  • Median Salary 2010: 38120
  • Total Employed 2006: 390
  • Total Employed 2007: 390
  • Total Employed 2008: 260
  • Total Employed 2009: 260
  • Total Employed 2010: 260

Police Detectives — Employment Trend

Police Detectives — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 54010
  • Median Salary 2007: 56790
  • Median Salary 2008: 60780
  • Median Salary 2009: 62050
  • Median Salary 2010: 62550
  • Total Employed 2006: 390
  • Total Employed 2007: 410
  • Total Employed 2008: 430
  • Total Employed 2009: 445
  • Total Employed 2010: 460

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 41850
  • Median Salary 2007: 42840
  • Median Salary 2008: 45160
  • Median Salary 2009: 46060
  • Median Salary 2010: 47740
  • Total Employed 2006: 4980
  • Total Employed 2007: 4730
  • Total Employed 2008: 4550
  • Total Employed 2009: 4820
  • Total Employed 2010: 4800

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 37140
  • Median Salary 2007: 39130
  • Median Salary 2008: 40120
  • Median Salary 2009: 40160
  • Median Salary 2010: 40640
  • Total Employed 2006: 1380
  • Total Employed 2007: 1440
  • Total Employed 2008: 1550
  • Total Employed 2009: 1390
  • Total Employed 2010: 1490

Judicial Law Clerks — Employment Trend

Judicial Law Clerks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 26560
  • Median Salary 2007: 28320
  • Median Salary 2008: 26660
  • Median Salary 2009: 31390
  • Median Salary 2010: 30220
  • Total Employed 2006: 170
  • Total Employed 2007: 160
  • Total Employed 2008: 130
  • Total Employed 2009: 50
  • Total Employed 2010: 40

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Employment Trend

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 30800
  • Median Salary 2007: 31750
  • Median Salary 2008: 31040
  • Median Salary 2009: 31010
  • Median Salary 2010: 33720
  • Total Employed 2006: 1210
  • Total Employed 2007: 1330
  • Total Employed 2008: 1510
  • Total Employed 2009: 1660
  • Total Employed 2010: 1810

Legal Secretaries — Employment Trend

Legal Secretaries — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 29060
  • Median Salary 2007: 29860
  • Median Salary 2008: 31350
  • Median Salary 2009: 32770
  • Median Salary 2010: 32300
  • Total Employed 2006: 2440
  • Total Employed 2007: 2100
  • Total Employed 2008: 1730
  • Total Employed 2009: 1680
  • Total Employed 2010: 1380

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 37080
  • Median Salary 2007: 39630
  • Median Salary 2008: 40030
  • Median Salary 2009: 41930
  • Median Salary 2010: 41620
  • Total Employed 2006: 920
  • Total Employed 2007: 930
  • Total Employed 2008: 940
  • Total Employed 2009: 950
  • Total Employed 2010: 930

Iowa vs National Law Employment

Iowa vs National Law Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 0.687% (14640)

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1. Kaplan University - Cedar Falls

7009 Nordic Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 277-0220

Kaplan University-Cedar Falls offers one program in law and Kaplan is near the center of the city. Kaplan is a for-profit 4-year institution. In terms of programs, this school is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering law.

2. North Iowa Area Community College

500 College Dr
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 423-1264

North Iowa Area Community College is in Mason City, Iowa, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two programs in law. Out of those, this community college offers students one certificate in law and one associate's level degree in law. This community college is a public 2-year institution. This community college is the third largest institution in the state of Iowa offering law in terms of programs.

3. Kaplan University - Mason City

Plaza West 2570 4th Street SW
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 423-2530

Kaplan University-Mason City offers one law program. In terms of programs, it is the sixth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering law.

4. Grand View University

1200 Grandview Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
(515) 263-2800

Grand View University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Des Moines, IA and it offers one program in law. 2,109 students seek degrees in 44 Grand View University programs, overall. In terms of enrollment, it ranks fourth in the state of Iowa.

5. The AIB College of Business

2500 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321-1799
(515) 244-4221

The AIB College of Business, which is near the center of the city, is located in Des Moines, IA. It offers two programs in law. Out of those, students are offered one degree at the associate's level in law by AIB and one bachelor's level law degree. 937 students seek degrees in 20 AIB College of Business programs, overall.

6. ITT Technical Institute - Clive

1860 NW 118th St- Ste 110
Clive, IA 50325
(515) 327-5500

ITT Technical Institute-Clive is a for-profit 4-year institution. It is in the suburbs of Clive, Iowa. This very small school is one of several campuses. It offers five associates level degrees and six degrees at the bachelors level to students. In 2010, 280 students sought degrees from the nine programs at ITT Tech. It offers subjects including legal assisting and technology. It is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. This technical college is one of 3 technical colleges in Iowa.

7. ITT Technical Institute - Cedar Rapids

3735 Queen Ct SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 297-3400

ITT Technical Institute-Cedar Rapids is a for-profit 4-year institution. ITT, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Cedar Rapids, IA. It is one of several campuses. Students are offered four associates level degrees and four degrees at the bachelors level by ITT. 86 students sought degrees from the seven programs at ITT in 2010. It offers subjects such as law and management. This school is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. ITT is one of 3 technical colleges in Iowa.

8. Western Iowa Tech Community College

4647 Stone Ave
Sioux City, IA 51102-5199
(712) 274-6400

Western Iowa Tech Community College, which is 3.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Sioux City, IA. It offers two programs in law. Of those, it offers students one law certificate and one associate's level degree in law. 6,421 students pursue degrees in 80 Western Iowa Tech Community College programs, overall. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering law programs.

9. Drake University

2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
(515) 271-2011

Drake University offers two programs in law. Of those, it offers students one bachelor's level degree in law and one degree at the doctorate level in law. Drake, which is near the center of the city, is located in Des Moines, IA. It is a 4-year research institution. Drake is the second oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering law programs.

10. Kaplan University - Des Moines

4655 121st Street
Urbandale, IA 50323
(515) 727-2100

Kaplan University-Des Moines, which is very close to Urbandale, Iowa, is located in a rural area and it offers one program in law. KU is the seventh largest institution in the state of Iowa offering law.

11. Kirkwood Community College

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2068
(319) 398-5411

Kirkwood Community College offers one program in law and this college, which is near the center of the city, is located in Cedar Rapids, IA. It is a public 2-year institution. This college is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in law.

12. The University of Iowa

101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1316
(319) 335-3500

The University of Iowa is in the center of Iowa City. This university offers three law programs. More specifically, students are offered one law certificate by this public university, one master's level degree in law, and one law degree at the doctorate level. 29,518 students seek degrees in 413 programs at Iowa, overall. This university is the oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering law programs.

13. Iowa Lakes Community College

19 S 7th St
Estherville, IA 51334-2295
(712) 362-2601

Iowa Lakes Community College offers one law program and it is located in town of Estherville, Iowa. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. This college is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering law programs.

14. Des Moines Area Community College

2006 Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023-3993
(515) 964-6241

Des Moines Area Community College is in the suburbs of Ankeny, Iowa. It offers two programs in law. Out of those, students are offered one law certificate by this large college and one degree at the associate's level in law. This college is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in law.