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Law Schools in Missouri

There are 28 Missouri schools offering law programs. In 2010, 1,403 students graduated with degrees from Missouri law schools. 888 of all these students graduated with doctoral degrees and 189 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

2,038 students graduate from programs in this state in law, on average, each year. This accounts for 2% of law students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 105 students graduated with certificates in law, 155 with a degree at the associate's level, 66 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 189 with a degree at the master's level, and 888 with a degree at the doctorate level.

28 law schools are in this state. Out of these, 19 schools are private, while nine schools are public. Tuition at a private law school varies from $8,898 to $40,369, while public law school tuition varies from $4,530 to $8,602.

Average tuition for programs in law is $19,741. While the highest tuition for law programs, which is $40,369 every year, is at Washington University in St Louis, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $4,530 each year, is at Missouri Southern State University.

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

Law Program Completions in Missouri 2006 - 2010

2,038 students graduate from programs in this state in law, on average, each year. This accounts for 2% of law students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 105 students graduated with certificates in law, 155 with a degree at the associate's level, 66 with a degree at the bachelor's level, 189 with a degree at the master's level, and 888 with a degree at the doctorate level.

Law Program Completions in Missouri 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 129
  • Certificate 2007: 87
  • Certificate 2008: 246
  • Certificate 2009: 96
  • Certificate 2010: 105
  • Associate 2006: 238
  • Associate 2007: 184
  • Associate 2008: 328
  • Associate 2009: 185
  • Associate 2010: 155
  • Bachelor 2006: 54
  • Bachelor 2007: 81
  • Bachelor 2008: 116
  • Bachelor 2009: 63
  • Bachelor 2010: 66
  • Master 2006: 137
  • Master 2007: 132
  • Master 2008: 314
  • Master 2009: 150
  • Master 2010: 189
  • Doctorate 2006: 797
  • Doctorate 2007: 850
  • Doctorate 2008: 1670
  • Doctorate 2009: 909
  • Doctorate 2010: 888

Law Program Availability in Missouri

Missouri schools offer a total of 54 programs in law. Of these programs, about 31.5% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level, the masters level, and the doctoral level.

Law Program Availability in Missouri

  • Certificate: 10
  • Associate: 17
  • Bachelor: 13
  • Master: 9
  • Doctorate: 5

Bailiffs — Salary by Percentile

Bailiffs — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 19290
  • 25th Percentile: 25040
  • Median: 29710
  • 75th Percentile: 36420
  • 90th Percentile: 43320

Lawyers — Salary by Percentile

Lawyers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 42930
  • 25th Percentile: 59170
  • Median: 98850
  • 75th Percentile: 141370
  • 90th Percentile: 166400

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 30580
  • 25th Percentile: 32790
  • Median: 36470
  • 75th Percentile: 41510
  • 90th Percentile: 45460

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Salary by Percentile

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 83320
  • 25th Percentile: 110430
  • Median: 110450
  • 75th Percentile: 121670
  • 90th Percentile: 129460

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

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

  • 10th Percentile: 49550
  • 25th Percentile: 55260
  • Median: 100910
  • 75th Percentile: 138510
  • 90th Percentile: 164040

Police Detectives — Salary by Percentile

Police Detectives — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 31870
  • 25th Percentile: 38400
  • Median: 54740
  • 75th Percentile: 81810
  • 90th Percentile: 115900

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 24850
  • 25th Percentile: 30810
  • Median: 40600
  • 75th Percentile: 51850
  • 90th Percentile: 60550

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 27510
  • 25th Percentile: 34870
  • Median: 44800
  • 75th Percentile: 54850
  • 90th Percentile: 65030

Judicial Law Clerks — Salary by Percentile

Judicial Law Clerks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 15960
  • 25th Percentile: 23140
  • Median: 30360
  • 75th Percentile: 43320
  • 90th Percentile: 49330

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Salary by Percentile

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17960
  • 25th Percentile: 22850
  • Median: 25610
  • 75th Percentile: 31160
  • 90th Percentile: 38990

Legal Secretaries — Salary by Percentile

Legal Secretaries — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 22410
  • 25th Percentile: 27220
  • Median: 38020
  • 75th Percentile: 48560
  • 90th Percentile: 57760

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28400
  • 25th Percentile: 34980
  • Median: 45320
  • 75th Percentile: 54270
  • 90th Percentile: 62970

Bailiffs — Employment Trend

Bailiffs — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 24880
  • Median Salary 2007: 27640
  • Median Salary 2008: 28240
  • Median Salary 2009: 30470
  • Median Salary 2010: 29710
  • Total Employed 2006: 280
  • Total Employed 2007: 300
  • Total Employed 2008: 280
  • Total Employed 2009: 290
  • Total Employed 2010: 290

Lawyers — Employment Trend

Lawyers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 91720
  • Median Salary 2007: 91340
  • Median Salary 2008: 92140
  • Median Salary 2009: 99500
  • Median Salary 2010: 98850
  • Total Employed 2006: 9150
  • Total Employed 2007: 9440
  • Total Employed 2008: 9520
  • Total Employed 2009: 9610
  • Total Employed 2010: 9800

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Employment Trend

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 33380
  • Median Salary 2007: 34050
  • Median Salary 2008: 35990
  • Median Salary 2009: 35040
  • Median Salary 2010: 36470
  • Total Employed 2006: 2320
  • Total Employed 2007: 2270
  • Total Employed 2008: 2180
  • Total Employed 2009: 2200
  • Total Employed 2010: 2200

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Employment Trend

Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 142340
  • Median Salary 2007: 102760
  • Median Salary 2008: 117830
  • Median Salary 2009: 115450
  • Median Salary 2010: 110450
  • Total Employed 2006: 180
  • Total Employed 2007: 510
  • Total Employed 2008: 310
  • Total Employed 2009: 540
  • 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: 63110
  • Median Salary 2007: 84240
  • Median Salary 2008: 85330
  • Median Salary 2009: 93800
  • Median Salary 2010: 100910
  • Total Employed 2006: 110
  • Total Employed 2007: 130
  • Total Employed 2008: 140
  • Total Employed 2009: 140
  • Total Employed 2010: 160

Police Detectives — Employment Trend

Police Detectives — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 44300
  • Median Salary 2007: 44410
  • Median Salary 2008: 46650
  • Median Salary 2009: 49210
  • Median Salary 2010: 54740
  • Total Employed 2006: 1660
  • Total Employed 2007: 1790
  • Total Employed 2008: 1830
  • Total Employed 2009: 1680
  • Total Employed 2010: 1550

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 32010
  • Median Salary 2007: 36540
  • Median Salary 2008: 39790
  • Median Salary 2009: 41690
  • Median Salary 2010: 40600
  • Total Employed 2006: 12090
  • Total Employed 2007: 11650
  • Total Employed 2008: 11350
  • Total Employed 2009: 11830
  • Total Employed 2010: 12670

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 38720
  • Median Salary 2007: 40150
  • Median Salary 2008: 41360
  • Median Salary 2009: 43190
  • Median Salary 2010: 44800
  • Total Employed 2006: 4690
  • Total Employed 2007: 4870
  • Total Employed 2008: 4660
  • Total Employed 2009: 4430
  • Total Employed 2010: 4510

Judicial Law Clerks — Employment Trend

Judicial Law Clerks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 23280
  • Median Salary 2007: 24480
  • Median Salary 2008: 26300
  • Median Salary 2009: 28090
  • Median Salary 2010: 30360
  • Total Employed 2006: 900
  • Total Employed 2007: 510
  • Total Employed 2008: 700
  • Total Employed 2009: 630
  • Total Employed 2010: 490

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Employment Trend

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 23800
  • Median Salary 2007: 24490
  • Median Salary 2008: 24070
  • Median Salary 2009: 26920
  • Median Salary 2010: 25610
  • Total Employed 2006: 890
  • Total Employed 2007: 1210
  • Total Employed 2008: 1520
  • Total Employed 2009: 3500
  • Total Employed 2010: 3650

Legal Secretaries — Employment Trend

Legal Secretaries — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 34510
  • Median Salary 2007: 35630
  • Median Salary 2008: 37300
  • Median Salary 2009: 39070
  • Median Salary 2010: 38020
  • Total Employed 2006: 4900
  • Total Employed 2007: 4680
  • Total Employed 2008: 4450
  • Total Employed 2009: 4410
  • Total Employed 2010: 3900

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 37050
  • Median Salary 2007: 37370
  • Median Salary 2008: 39650
  • Median Salary 2009: 50670
  • Median Salary 2010: 45320
  • Total Employed 2006: 530
  • Total Employed 2007: 450
  • Total Employed 2008: 460
  • Total Employed 2009: 790
  • Total Employed 2010: 1040

Missouri vs National Law Employment

Missouri vs National Law Employment

  • Employed in Missouri: 1.915% (40820)

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1. ITT Technical Institute - Arnold

1930 Meyer Drury Dr
Arnold, MO 63010
(636) 464-6600

ITT Technical Institute-Arnold is a for-profit 4-year institution. ITT is located in the suburbs of Arnold, Missouri. It is one of several campuses. It offers subjects including web design and game development. Students are offered nine associates level degrees and eight bachelors level degrees by ITT Tech. In 2010, 848 students pursued degrees from the 13 programs at this technical college. This school is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. This school is one of 10 technical colleges in Missouri.

2. The Sanford-Brown College - Fenton

1345 Smizer Mill Road
Fenton, MO 63026-3400
(636) 651-1600

The Sanford-Brown College-Fenton is located in the suburbs of Fenton, Missouri and it offers one program in law.

3. Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley

3201 SW Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64111-2429
(816) 759-4000

Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, which is 2.2 miles from the center of the city, is located in Kansas City, MO and it offers one law program. This college is a public 2-year institution.

4. Hickey College

940 Westport Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63146
(314) 434-2212x125

Hickey College offers three programs in law. Specifically, students are offered one law certificate by this school and two associate's level degrees in law. This school is in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri. In terms of programs, this school is the second biggest institution in the state of Missouri offering law.

5. ITT Technical Institute - Kansas City

9150 East 41st Place
Kansas City, MO 64133
(816) 276-1400

ITT Technical Institute-Kansas City is a for-profit 4-year institution. ITT Tech, which is 6.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Kansas City, MO. This school is one of several campuses. This school offers subjects such as computer programming, legal assisting, and management. ITT offers seven degrees at the associates level and six degrees at the bachelors level to students. In 2010, 827 students pursued degrees from the ten programs at ITT. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits it. It is one of 10 technical colleges in Missouri.

6. Brown Mackie College - St Louis

#2 Soccer Park Rd
Fenton, MO 63026
(636) 651-3290

Brown Mackie College-St Louis is a for-profit 2-year institution. It is located in the suburbs of Fenton, Missouri. It is one of several campuses. This school offers students five certificates, 13 degrees at the associates level, and four bachelors level degrees. 255 students pursued degrees from the 16 programs at this school in 2010. This school offers subjects such as law and allied health. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits it.

7. Vatterott College - Springfield

3850 South Campbell
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 831-8116

Vatterott College-Springfield offers two law programs. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in law by it and one associate's level law degree. This school is near the center of the city. Overall, 516 students pursue degrees in 15 programs at this school.

8. ITT Technical Institute - Earth City

3640 Corporate Trail Drive
Earth City, MO 63045
(314) 298-7800

ITT Technical Institute-Earth City is a for-profit 4-year institution. ITT Tech is located in the suburbs of Earth City, Missouri. ITT is one of several campuses. ITT offers ten associates level degrees and nine degrees at the bachelors level to students. 1,082 students sought degrees from the 15 programs at ITT Tech in 2010. This school offers subjects including healthcare, web design, and construction management. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits this school. It is one of 10 technical colleges in Missouri.

9. The Kirksville Area Technical Center

1103 S Cottage Grove
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 665-2865

The Kirksville Area Technical Center is a public institution. This school is located in Kirksville, MO. Students are offered 11 certificates by it. 51 students sought degrees from the 11 programs at this school in 2010. This school offers subjects such as business and medical assisting. It is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, Board of Trustees. It is one of 63 public post-secondary institutions in Missouri.

10. National American University - Zona Rosa

7490 NW 87th Street
Kansas City, MO 64153
(816) 412-5500

National American University-Zona Rosa is near Kansas City, MO. It offers two law programs. Out of those, this school offers one associate's level degree in law to students and one bachelor's level degree in law. Overall, 509 students pursue degrees in 18 National American University-Zona Rosa programs.

11. Moberly Area Community College

101 College Ave
Moberly, MO 65270-1304
(660) 263-4110

Moberly Area Community College offers two law programs. Out of those, it offers students one certificate in law and one associate's level law degree. This college is a public 2-year institution. This college is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Missouri offering law.

12. Stephens College

1200 E Broadway
Columbia, MO 65215
(573) 442-2211

Stephens College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Columbia, MO and this school offers one program in law. 1,123 students pursue degrees in 28 programs at this school, overall. It ranks tenth in terms of enrollment in the state of Missouri.

13. Everest College - Springfield

1010 W Sunshine
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 864-7220

Everest College-Springfield is 2.0 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one law program. In terms of programs, it is the sixth largest institution in the state of Missouri offering law.

14. Jefferson College

1000 Viking Drive
Hillsboro, MO 63050-2440
(636) 797-3000

Jefferson College is in Hillsboro, Missouri, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and it offers one law program. 6,192 students seek degrees in 48 programs at this medium-sized college, overall. This community college is the fourth largest institution in the state of Missouri offering law.

15. National American University - Independence

3620 Arrowhead Avenue
Independence, MO 64057
(816) 412-7700

National American University-Independence offers two law programs. Out of those, this school offers one degree at the associate's level in law to students and one degree at the bachelor's level in law. It is located in the suburbs of Independence, Missouri.

16. William Woods University

One University Avenue
Fulton, MO 65251-1098
(573) 642-2251x2251

William Woods University, which is very close to Fulton, Missouri, is located in a rural setting. WWU offers two law programs. William Woods offers two bachelor's level degrees in law to students. This school is the third oldest institution in the state of Missouri offering programs in law.

17. The Sanford-Brown College - Hazelwood

75 Village Square
Hazelwood, MO 63042
(314) 687-2900x2962

The Sanford-Brown College-Hazelwood offers one program in law and it is located in the suburbs of Hazelwood, Missouri. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

18. ITT Technical Institute - Springfield

3216 S. National Ave
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 877-4800

ITT Technical Institute-Springfield is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Springfield, MO. This school is one of several campuses. ITT Tech offers seven associates level degrees and six degrees at the bachelors level to students. 303 students sought degrees from the ten programs at ITT in 2010. It offers subjects including computer networking and design. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits it. This technical college is one of 10 technical colleges in Missouri.

19. Avila University

11901 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64145-1698
(816) 942-8400

Avila University is near Kansas City, MO and this school offers one program in law. 1,876 students pursue degrees in 63 AU programs, overall. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Missouri offering law programs.

20. Webster University

470 E Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119-3194
(314) 961-2660

Webster University is in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri. Webster offers three law programs. Of those, it offers students one law certificate, one degree at the bachelor's level in law, and one degree at the master's level in law. Overall, 19,342 students pursue degrees in 97 Webster University programs. It ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of Missouri.

21. Rockhurst University

1100 Rockhurst Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110-2561
(816) 501-4000

Rockhurst University, which is 4.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Kansas City, MO and this school offers one program in law. Rockhurst is a 4-year institution. It is the seventh largest institution in the state of Missouri offering law in terms of programs.

22. The Saint Louis Community College - Florissant Valley

3400 Pershall Rd
St. Louis, MO 63135
(314) 513-4200

The Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley offers two programs in law. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in law by it and one associate's level law degree. It is in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri. 7,436 students seek degrees in 52 programs at this community college, overall.

23. Park University

8700 NW River Park Dr
Parkville, MO 64152-3795
(816) 741-2000

Park University offers one law program and it is located in the suburbs of Parkville, Missouri. This mid-sized school is a 4-year institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks third in the state of Missouri.

24. Saint Louis University

One Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63103-2097
(314) 977-2222

Saint Louis University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in St. Louis, MO. It offers three law programs. Of those, it offers students two law degrees at the master's level and one law degree at the doctorate level. 17,709 students pursue degrees in 154 SLU programs, overall. This university is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Missouri offering law.

25. The Stevens Institute of Business & Arts

1521 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 421-0949x1101

The Stevens Institute of Business & Arts is located in the center of St. Louis. It offers two programs in law. Of those, students are offered one degree at the associate's level in law by it and one bachelor's level degree in law. Overall, 200 students seek degrees in 13 programs at this very small school.

26. Missouri Southern State University

3950 E Newman Rd
Joplin, MO 64801-1595
(417) 625-9300

Missouri Southern State University offers one program in law and MSSU, which is near the center of the city, is in Joplin, MO. This school is a public 4-year institution. MSSU is the fourth largest institution in the state of Missouri offering law.

27. The Maryville University of Saint Louis

650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141-7299
(800) 627-9855

The Maryville University of Saint Louis offers one law program and this school is in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri. 3,676 students pursue degrees in 72 Maryville University of Saint Louis programs, overall. Maryville is the fifth largest institution in the state of Missouri offering law in terms of programs.

28. Drury University

900 N.Benton
Springfield, MO 65802-3791
(417) 873-7879

Drury University, which is 0.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Springfield, MO and it offers one program in law. This school is one of 13 liberal arts colleges in Missouri. In terms of programs, Drury is the fifth largest institution in the state of Missouri offering law.

29. Missouri Western State University

4525 Downs Dr
St. Joseph, MO 64507
(816) 271-4200

Missouri Western State University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in St. Joseph, MO. It offers two programs in law. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in law by this school and one associate's level law degree. This public school is a public 4-year institution. This school ranks seventh in terms of enrollment in the state of Missouri.

30. Fontbonne University

6800 Wydown Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63105-3098
(314) 862-3456

Fontbonne University offers one program in law and it is located in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri. Overall, 2,532 students seek degrees in 46 Fontbonne University programs. In terms of programs, this school is the fourth largest institution in the state of Missouri offering law.

31. The Saint Louis Community College - Meramec

11333 Big Bend Blvd
Kirkwood, MO 63122
(314) 984-7500

The Saint Louis Community College-Meramec is in the suburbs of Kirkwood, Missouri. This college offers four law programs. Specifically, this college offers two law certificates to students and two associate's level degrees in law. This college is a public 2-year institution. It ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of Missouri.

32. The University of Missouri - Kansas City

5100 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 235-1000

The University of Missouri-Kansas City offers four law programs. Specifically, students are offered one law degree at the bachelor's level by it, two master's level degrees in law, and one doctorate level law degree. It is 4.6 miles from the center of the city. UMKC is a public, 4-year, research institution.

33. Washington University in St Louis

One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
(314) 935-5000

Washington University in St Louis is located in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri. It offers five programs in law. More specifically, it offers three master's level law degrees to students and two doctorate level law degrees. This university is one of 6 institutions with a medical school in Missouri. This university is the largest institution in the state of Missouri offering law in terms of programs.

34. Crowder College

601 Laclede Ave
Neosho, MO 64850
(417) 451-3223x5536

Crowder College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1963. It is located in Neosho, Missouri, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college offers 15 certificates and 66 associates level degrees to students. 5,219 students sought degrees from the 74 programs at this community college in 2010. It offers subjects such as business administration, medical assisting, and veterinary assisting. This college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. It is one of 16 community colleges in Missouri.

35. The University of Missouri - Columbia

105 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-2121

The University of Missouri-Columbia offers three programs in law. Of those, Mizzou offers one certificate in law to students, one law degree at the master's level, and one doctorate level degree in law. It is 0.5 miles from the center of the city. MU is one of 6 institutions with a medical school in Missouri. In terms of programs, it is the third largest institution in the state of Missouri offering law.

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