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Law Schools in Maryland

There are 16 Maryland schools offering law programs. 1,184 students graduated from programs at Maryland law schools in 2010. 613 of all these students graduated with doctoral degrees and 169 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

1,639 students graduate from law programs in Maryland, on average, every year. This accounts for 1% of law students who US schools graduate. Out of those, 135 students graduated with law certificates, 154 with an associate's level degree, 169 with a bachelor's level degree, 113 with a master's level degree, and 613 with a degree at the doctorate level.

16 law schools are located in this state. And of these, while 13 schools are public, three schools are private. While public law school tuition varies from $6,000 to $7,330, private law school tuition varies from $15,103 to $29,860.

Average tuition for programs in law is $12,988. While the lowest tuition in Maryland, which is $6,000 each year, is at the University of Maryland-University College, the highest tuition for law programs, which is $29,860 every year, is at Hood College.

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

Law Program Completions in Maryland 2006 - 2010

1,639 students graduate from law programs in Maryland, on average, every year. This accounts for 1% of law students who US schools graduate. Out of those, 135 students graduated with law certificates, 154 with an associate's level degree, 169 with a bachelor's level degree, 113 with a master's level degree, and 613 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Law Program Completions in Maryland 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 144
  • Certificate 2007: 146
  • Certificate 2008: 194
  • Certificate 2009: 129
  • Certificate 2010: 135
  • Associate 2006: 134
  • Associate 2007: 160
  • Associate 2008: 256
  • Associate 2009: 118
  • Associate 2010: 154
  • Bachelor 2006: 163
  • Bachelor 2007: 175
  • Bachelor 2008: 336
  • Bachelor 2009: 179
  • Bachelor 2010: 169
  • Master 2006: 53
  • Master 2007: 75
  • Master 2008: 188
  • Master 2009: 94
  • Master 2010: 113
  • Doctorate 2006: 514
  • Doctorate 2007: 558
  • Doctorate 2008: 1120
  • Doctorate 2009: 548
  • Doctorate 2010: 613

Law Program Availability in Maryland

Maryland schools offer a total of 34 law programs. Of these programs, around 35.3% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level, the bachelors level, the masters level, and the doctoral level.

Law Program Availability in Maryland

  • Certificate: 12
  • Associate: 12
  • Bachelor: 4
  • Master: 4
  • Doctorate: 2

Bailiffs — Salary by Percentile

Bailiffs — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18310
  • 25th Percentile: 28790
  • Median: 33390
  • 75th Percentile: 36800
  • 90th Percentile: 44880

Lawyers — Salary by Percentile

Lawyers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 57080
  • 25th Percentile: 71980
  • Median: 104330
  • 75th Percentile: 152640
  • 90th Percentile: 166400

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 36920
  • 25th Percentile: 44800
  • Median: 52340
  • 75th Percentile: 58360
  • 90th Percentile: 66900

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Salary by Percentile

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17380
  • 25th Percentile: 29330
  • Median: 58640
  • 75th Percentile: 112490
  • 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: 71750
  • 25th Percentile: 97940
  • Median: 129690
  • 75th Percentile: 142510
  • 90th Percentile: 149900

Police Detectives — Salary by Percentile

Police Detectives — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 42210
  • 25th Percentile: 56090
  • Median: 82360
  • 75th Percentile: 115730
  • 90th Percentile: 129850

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 41820
  • 25th Percentile: 47640
  • Median: 55440
  • 75th Percentile: 65340
  • 90th Percentile: 77160

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 30120
  • 25th Percentile: 38960
  • Median: 51580
  • 75th Percentile: 59030
  • 90th Percentile: 70120

Judicial Law Clerks — Salary by Percentile

Judicial Law Clerks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 33300
  • 25th Percentile: 39620
  • Median: 49760
  • 75th Percentile: 64200
  • 90th Percentile: 74640

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Salary by Percentile

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 27940
  • 25th Percentile: 32640
  • Median: 36850
  • 75th Percentile: 44520
  • 90th Percentile: 55760

Legal Secretaries — Salary by Percentile

Legal Secretaries — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 29170
  • 25th Percentile: 32850
  • Median: 38220
  • 75th Percentile: 49650
  • 90th Percentile: 58820

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 21690
  • 25th Percentile: 34720
  • Median: 58970
  • 75th Percentile: 112630
  • 90th Percentile: 133270

Bailiffs — Employment Trend

Bailiffs — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 29180
  • Median Salary 2007: 35240
  • Median Salary 2008: 34730
  • Median Salary 2009: 33230
  • Median Salary 2010: 33390
  • Total Employed 2006: 610
  • Total Employed 2007: 410
  • Total Employed 2008: 330
  • Total Employed 2009: 360
  • Total Employed 2010: 350

Lawyers — Employment Trend

Lawyers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 99870
  • Median Salary 2007: 100790
  • Median Salary 2008: 111400
  • Median Salary 2009: 112720
  • Median Salary 2010: 104330
  • Total Employed 2006: 10860
  • Total Employed 2007: 9930
  • Total Employed 2008: 9740
  • Total Employed 2009: 10420
  • Total Employed 2010: 11360

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Employment Trend

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 50510
  • Median Salary 2007: 52350
  • Median Salary 2008: 51840
  • Median Salary 2009: 54220
  • Median Salary 2010: 52340
  • Total Employed 2006: 1910
  • Total Employed 2007: 1750
  • Total Employed 2008: 1820
  • Total Employed 2009: 1860
  • Total Employed 2010: 2050

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Employment Trend

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 52920
  • Median Salary 2007: 54260
  • Median Salary 2008: 56395
  • Median Salary 2009: 57520
  • Median Salary 2010: 58640
  • Total Employed 2006: 325
  • Total Employed 2007: 330
  • Total Employed 2008: 330
  • Total Employed 2009: 190
  • Total Employed 2010: 50

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

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

  • Median Salary 2006: 113070
  • Median Salary 2007: 118070
  • Median Salary 2008: 98920
  • Median Salary 2009: 128850
  • Median Salary 2010: 129690
  • Total Employed 2006: 365
  • Total Employed 2007: 370
  • Total Employed 2008: 140
  • Total Employed 2009: 440
  • Total Employed 2010: 470

Police Detectives — Employment Trend

Police Detectives — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 72060
  • Median Salary 2007: 74690
  • Median Salary 2008: 75370
  • Median Salary 2009: 80400
  • Median Salary 2010: 82360
  • Total Employed 2006: 1160
  • Total Employed 2007: 1250
  • Total Employed 2008: 1310
  • Total Employed 2009: 1440
  • Total Employed 2010: 1460

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 49720
  • Median Salary 2007: 51310
  • Median Salary 2008: 54670
  • Median Salary 2009: 54860
  • Median Salary 2010: 55440
  • Total Employed 2006: 17445
  • Total Employed 2007: 17590
  • Total Employed 2008: 17320
  • Total Employed 2009: 15650
  • Total Employed 2010: 16660

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 45270
  • Median Salary 2007: 47090
  • Median Salary 2008: 47450
  • Median Salary 2009: 49730
  • Median Salary 2010: 51580
  • Total Employed 2006: 5040
  • Total Employed 2007: 5560
  • Total Employed 2008: 6000
  • Total Employed 2009: 5930
  • Total Employed 2010: 5790

Judicial Law Clerks — Employment Trend

Judicial Law Clerks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 49230
  • Median Salary 2007: 46660
  • Median Salary 2008: 40110
  • Median Salary 2009: 49770
  • Median Salary 2010: 49760
  • Total Employed 2006: 690
  • Total Employed 2007: 1340
  • Total Employed 2008: 630
  • Total Employed 2009: 1340
  • Total Employed 2010: 1160

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Employment Trend

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 33845
  • Median Salary 2007: 35340
  • Median Salary 2008: 36260
  • Median Salary 2009: 41210
  • Median Salary 2010: 36850
  • Total Employed 2006: 180
  • Total Employed 2007: 180
  • Total Employed 2008: 325
  • Total Employed 2009: 470
  • Total Employed 2010: 730

Legal Secretaries — Employment Trend

Legal Secretaries — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 40780
  • Median Salary 2007: 39470
  • Median Salary 2008: 41440
  • Median Salary 2009: 40590
  • Median Salary 2010: 38220
  • Total Employed 2006: 4770
  • Total Employed 2007: 3630
  • Total Employed 2008: 3270
  • Total Employed 2009: 2940
  • Total Employed 2010: 3410

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 42850
  • Median Salary 2007: 44160
  • Median Salary 2008: 45760
  • Median Salary 2009: 42600
  • Median Salary 2010: 58970
  • Total Employed 2006: 560
  • Total Employed 2007: 630
  • Total Employed 2008: 1050
  • Total Employed 2009: 1060
  • Total Employed 2010: 1420

Maryland vs National Law Employment

Maryland vs National Law Employment

  • Employed in Maryland: 2.107% (44910)

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1. Goucher College

1021 Dulaney Valley Rd
Baltimore, MD 21204-2794
(410) 337-6000

Goucher College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1885. Goucher, which is 8.2 miles from the center of the city, is in Baltimore, MD. Goucher offers students three certificates, 33 bachelors level degrees, and eight degrees at the masters level. 2,299 students sought degrees from the 38 programs at Goucher in 2010. Goucher offers subjects including technology and biology. It is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It is one of 9 liberal arts colleges in Maryland.

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2. Hood College

401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 663-3131

Hood College, which is near the center of the city, is in Frederick, MD and Hood offers one law program. It is one of 9 liberal arts colleges in Maryland. In terms of programs, it is the second biggest institution in the state of Maryland offering law.

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3. The University of Maryland - Baltimore

520 West Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1627
(410) 706-3100

The University of Maryland-Baltimore is near the center of the city. This university offers two law programs. More specifically, this university offers students one master's level law degree and one doctorate level law degree. Overall, 6,349 students seek degrees in 53 UMB programs. This university is the oldest institution in the state of Maryland offering law programs.

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4. Prince George's Community College

301 Largo Rd
Largo, MD 20774-2199
(301) 336-6000

Prince George's Community College is located in the suburbs of Largo, Maryland. This college offers two programs in law. Out of those, it offers one certificate in law to students and one associate's level law degree. It is one of 16 community colleges in Maryland. This college is the eighth largest institution in the state of Maryland offering law in terms of programs.

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5. Kaplan University - Hagerstown

18618 Crestwood Dr
Hagerstown, MD 21742
(301) 739-2670x0

Kaplan University-Hagerstown is in the suburbs of Hagerstown, Maryland and it offers one law program.

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6. Stevenson University

1525 Greenspring Valley Rd
Stevenson, MD 21153-0641
(410) 486-7000

Stevenson University offers two programs in law. Specifically, it offers one law degree at the bachelor's level to students and one master's level degree in law. Stevenson is in the suburbs of Stevenson, Maryland. Overall, 3,941 students pursue degrees in 29 Stevenson University programs. In terms of programs, SU is the second largest institution in the state of Maryland offering law.

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7. Baltimore City Community College

2901 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215-7893
(410) 462-8300

Baltimore City Community College offers two programs in law. Out of those, it offers students one certificate in law and one law degree at the associate's level. This public college is near the heart of downtown. This college is a public 2-year institution. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Maryland offering programs in law.

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8. The Community College of Baltimore County

7201 Rossville Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21237
(443) 840-2999

The Community College of Baltimore County is in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland. This college offers three law programs. Out of those, it offers two law certificates to students and one law degree at the associate's level. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks second in the state of Maryland.

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9. The University of Baltimore

Charles at Mount Royal
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 837-4200

The University of Baltimore offers five programs in law. More specifically, UB offers students one law certificate, one degree at the bachelor's level in law, two degrees at the master's level in law, and one doctorate level degree in law. UB is 1.1 miles from the center of the city. 6,501 students pursue degrees in 54 programs at this school, overall. It is the biggest institution in the state of Maryland offering law in terms of programs.

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10. The University of Maryland-University College

3501 University Blvd East
Adelphi, MD 20783-8010
(301) 985-7000

The University of Maryland-University College is located in the suburbs of Adelphi, Maryland. UMUC offers two law programs. More specifically, UMUC offers one certificate in law to students and one bachelor's level degree in law. This large school is a public 4-year institution. This school is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Maryland offering programs in law.

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11. Chesapeake College

1000 College Circle
Wye Mills, MD 21679-0008
(410) 822-5400

Chesapeake College offers two programs in law. More specifically, this college offers one law certificate to students and one law degree at the associate's level. This college is located in Wye Mills, Maryland, where students can enjoy a rural setting. Overall, 2,956 students pursue degrees in 46 programs at this college. This college is the fifth largest institution in the state of Maryland offering law in terms of programs.

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12. Frederick Community College

7932 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702-2964
(301) 846-2400

Frederick Community College is 2.6 miles from the center of the city. It offers two programs in law. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in law by this college and one degree at the associate's level in law. Overall, 6,285 students pursue degrees in 58 programs at this community college.

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13. Anne Arundel Community College

101 College Pky
Arnold, MD 21012-1895
(410) 777-2222

Anne Arundel Community College is located in the suburbs of Arnold, Maryland. This college offers three programs in law. Out of those, this community college offers one certificate in law to students and two associate's level degrees in law. Overall, 17,665 students pursue degrees in 90 Anne Arundel Community College programs. In terms of enrollment, it ranks fifth in the state of Maryland.

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14. Harford Community College

401 Thomas Run Rd
Bel Air, MD 21015-1698
(443) 412-2000

Harford Community College offers three programs in law. Of those, this college offers one certificate in law to students and two degrees at the associate's level in law. This college, which is very close to Bel Air, Maryland, is in a rural area. 7,135 students seek degrees in 59 programs at this college, overall. This community college is the third biggest institution in the state of Maryland offering law in terms of programs.

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15. Hagerstown Community College

11400 Robinwood Dr
Hagerstown, MD 21742-6514
(301) 790-2800x530

Hagerstown Community College is located in the suburbs of Hagerstown, Maryland and it offers one program in law. It is one of 16 community colleges in Maryland. It is the sixth largest institution in the state of Maryland offering law in terms of programs.

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16. The College of Southern Maryland

8730 Mitchell Rd
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
(301) 934-2251

The College of Southern Maryland offers one law program and it is in La Plata, Maryland, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks sixth in the state of Maryland.

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17. The University of Maryland - College Park

University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
(301) 405-1000

Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland-College Park is a public, 4-year, research institution. It is in the suburbs of College Park, Maryland. This university is the second largest institution in the state of Maryland. This university offers subjects including english, business, and communications. UM offers students 32 certificates, 95 bachelors level degrees, 95 masters level degrees, and 70 doctoral level degrees. 37,641 students sought degrees from the 153 programs at this research university in 2010. This university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It is one of 3 institutions with a medical school in Maryland.

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18. Montgomery College

51 Mannakee Street
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 567-5000

Montgomery College offers two law programs. Of those, this college offers one certificate in law to students and one degree at the associate's level in law. This college, which is 0.9 miles from the center of the city, is located in Rockville, MD. This college is a public 2-year institution. It is the fourth largest institution in the state of Maryland offering law.