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Law Schools in Nebraska

There are 11 schools in the state of Nebraska offering law programs. In 2010, 386 students graduated with degrees from Nebraska law schools. 269 of all these students graduated with doctoral degrees and 51 students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

550 students graduate from law programs in Nebraska, on average, each year. Specifically, 16 students graduated with law certificates, 51 with an associate's level degree, 46 with a bachelor's level degree, four with a master's level degree, and 269 with a doctorate level degree.

11 law schools are in this plains state. And out of these, while seven schools are private, four schools are public. Private law school tuition varies from $6,150 to $30,578, while public law school tuitions are $7,224.

Average tuition for law programs is $15,992. While the highest tuition for law programs, which is $30,578 per year, is at Creighton University, the lowest tuition in this state, which is $6,150 per year, is at Bellevue University.

Schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees in law.

Law Program Completions in Nebraska 2006 - 2010

550 students graduate from law programs in Nebraska, on average, each year. Specifically, 16 students graduated with law certificates, 51 with an associate's level degree, 46 with a bachelor's level degree, four with a master's level degree, and 269 with a doctorate level degree.

Law Program Completions in Nebraska 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 42
  • Certificate 2007: 24
  • Certificate 2008: 48
  • Certificate 2009: 26
  • Certificate 2010: 16
  • Associate 2006: 52
  • Associate 2007: 62
  • Associate 2008: 98
  • Associate 2009: 44
  • Associate 2010: 51
  • Bachelor 2006: 22
  • Bachelor 2007: 16
  • Bachelor 2008: 24
  • Bachelor 2009: 16
  • Bachelor 2010: 46
  • Master 2006: 3
  • Master 2007: 1
  • Master 2008: 4
  • Master 2009: 7
  • Master 2010: 4
  • Doctorate 2006: 279
  • Doctorate 2007: 275
  • Doctorate 2008: 540
  • Doctorate 2009: 280
  • Doctorate 2010: 269

Law Program Availability in Nebraska

Nebraska schools offer a total of 22 programs in law. Of these programs, around 36.4% 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 Nebraska

  • Certificate: 5
  • Associate: 8
  • Bachelor: 5
  • Master: 1
  • Doctorate: 3

Bailiffs — Salary by Percentile

Bailiffs — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 24670
  • 25th Percentile: 31540
  • Median: 48420
  • 75th Percentile: 55040
  • 90th Percentile: 59010

Lawyers — Salary by Percentile

Lawyers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 35030
  • 25th Percentile: 51760
  • Median: 83080
  • 75th Percentile: 130340
  • 90th Percentile: 166400

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 30000
  • 25th Percentile: 33210
  • Median: 37470
  • 75th Percentile: 43250
  • 90th Percentile: 47550

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

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

  • 10th Percentile:
  • 25th Percentile:
  • Median: 93215
  • 75th Percentile:
  • 90th Percentile:

Police Detectives — Salary by Percentile

Police Detectives — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 41020
  • 25th Percentile: 48680
  • Median: 62030
  • 75th Percentile: 81320
  • 90th Percentile: 112500

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 29190
  • 25th Percentile: 35960
  • Median: 45620
  • 75th Percentile: 53940
  • 90th Percentile: 59380

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 25980
  • 25th Percentile: 32380
  • Median: 39890
  • 75th Percentile: 48020
  • 90th Percentile: 58000

Judicial Law Clerks — Salary by Percentile

Judicial Law Clerks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 22960
  • 25th Percentile: 26010
  • Median: 32320
  • 75th Percentile: 43060
  • 90th Percentile: 47750

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Salary by Percentile

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 21630
  • 25th Percentile: 24930
  • Median: 29910
  • 75th Percentile: 35160
  • 90th Percentile: 39850

Legal Secretaries — Salary by Percentile

Legal Secretaries — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 24480
  • 25th Percentile: 28340
  • Median: 35060
  • 75th Percentile: 41890
  • 90th Percentile: 46730

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28970
  • 25th Percentile: 35710
  • Median: 46560
  • 75th Percentile: 55840
  • 90th Percentile: 66270

Bailiffs — Employment Trend

Bailiffs — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 42080
  • Median Salary 2007: 44070
  • Median Salary 2008: 44260
  • Median Salary 2009: 47850
  • Median Salary 2010: 48420
  • Total Employed 2006: 60
  • Total Employed 2007: 60
  • Total Employed 2008: 70
  • Total Employed 2009: 70
  • Total Employed 2010: 60

Lawyers — Employment Trend

Lawyers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 78340
  • Median Salary 2007: 76080
  • Median Salary 2008: 77680
  • Median Salary 2009: 79420
  • Median Salary 2010: 83080
  • Total Employed 2006: 2540
  • Total Employed 2007: 2480
  • Total Employed 2008: 2510
  • Total Employed 2009: 2480
  • Total Employed 2010: 2310

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Employment Trend

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 34260
  • Median Salary 2007: 35370
  • Median Salary 2008: 35610
  • Median Salary 2009: 36020
  • Median Salary 2010: 37470
  • Total Employed 2006: 280
  • Total Employed 2007: 300
  • Total Employed 2008: 300
  • Total Employed 2009: 180
  • Total Employed 2010: 190

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

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

  • Median Salary 2006: 81315
  • Median Salary 2007: 83870
  • Median Salary 2008: 83930
  • Median Salary 2009: 88450
  • Median Salary 2010: 93215
  • Total Employed 2006: 40
  • Total Employed 2007: 40
  • Total Employed 2008: 40
  • Total Employed 2009: 30
  • Total Employed 2010: 30

Police Detectives — Employment Trend

Police Detectives — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 52360
  • Median Salary 2007: 53090
  • Median Salary 2008: 55240
  • Median Salary 2009: 55200
  • Median Salary 2010: 62030
  • Total Employed 2006: 340
  • Total Employed 2007: 390
  • Total Employed 2008: 330
  • Total Employed 2009: 310
  • Total Employed 2010: 310

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 38930
  • Median Salary 2007: 43520
  • Median Salary 2008: 44890
  • Median Salary 2009: 45210
  • Median Salary 2010: 45620
  • Total Employed 2006: 3460
  • Total Employed 2007: 3600
  • Total Employed 2008: 3490
  • Total Employed 2009: 3420
  • Total Employed 2010: 3080

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 37850
  • Median Salary 2007: 36980
  • Median Salary 2008: 36230
  • Median Salary 2009: 38010
  • Median Salary 2010: 39890
  • Total Employed 2006: 680
  • Total Employed 2007: 860
  • Total Employed 2008: 1080
  • Total Employed 2009: 1080
  • Total Employed 2010: 1090

Judicial Law Clerks — Employment Trend

Judicial Law Clerks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 35800
  • Median Salary 2007: 34990
  • Median Salary 2008: 29020
  • Median Salary 2009: 31130
  • Median Salary 2010: 32320
  • Total Employed 2006: 250
  • Total Employed 2007: 260
  • Total Employed 2008: 220
  • Total Employed 2009: 200
  • Total Employed 2010: 140

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Employment Trend

Court, Municipal, and License Clerks — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 27670
  • Median Salary 2007: 31120
  • Median Salary 2008: 30920
  • Median Salary 2009: 29470
  • Median Salary 2010: 29910
  • Total Employed 2006: 550
  • Total Employed 2007: 380
  • Total Employed 2008: 400
  • Total Employed 2009: 330
  • Total Employed 2010: 310

Legal Secretaries — Employment Trend

Legal Secretaries — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 32160
  • Median Salary 2007: 32090
  • Median Salary 2008: 33600
  • Median Salary 2009: 33660
  • Median Salary 2010: 35060
  • Total Employed 2006: 1280
  • Total Employed 2007: 1210
  • Total Employed 2008: 1050
  • Total Employed 2009: 1030
  • Total Employed 2010: 1130

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 42860
  • Median Salary 2007: 45630
  • Median Salary 2008: 46110
  • Median Salary 2009: 44410
  • Median Salary 2010: 46560
  • Total Employed 2006: 50
  • Total Employed 2007: 50
  • Total Employed 2008: 70
  • Total Employed 2009: 90
  • Total Employed 2010: 80

Nebraska vs National Law Employment

Nebraska vs National Law Employment

  • Employed in Nebraska: 0.410% (8730)

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1. Kaplan University - Lincoln

1821 K St
Lincoln, NE 68501-2826
(402) 474-5315

Kaplan University-Lincoln offers one law program and KU is 0.7 miles from the center of the city. This school is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Nebraska offering law programs.

2. Kaplan University - Omaha

5425 N. 103rd St.
Omaha, NE 68134-1002
(402) 431-6100

Kaplan University-Omaha offers one program in law and Kaplan is near the center of the city. 1,059 students pursue degrees in 16 programs at Kaplan, overall. KU is the eighth largest institution in the state of Nebraska offering law.

3. Central Community College

3134 West Hwy 34
Grand Island, NE 68802-4903
(308) 398-4222

Central Community College is located in town of Grand Island, Nebraska. It offers two law programs. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in law by it and one degree at the associate's level in law. Overall, 7,527 students pursue degrees in 62 programs at this college. In terms of programs, it is the second largest institution in the state of Nebraska offering law.

4. Midland University

900 N. Clarkson
Fremont, NE 68025
(800) 642-8382

Midland University is in town of Fremont, Nebraska and it offers one program in law. Midland is a 4-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this school ranks fourth in the state of Nebraska.

5. The College of Saint Mary

7000 Mercy Rd.
Omaha, NE 68106
(402) 399-2400

The College of Saint Mary, which is 1.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Omaha, NE. It offers three programs in law. Of those, this school offers one law certificate to students, one law degree at the associate's level, and one degree at the bachelor's level in law. CSM is a 4-year institution. It is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Nebraska offering programs in law.

6. Metropolitan Community College Area

30 & Fort Street
Omaha, NE 68111-1610
(402) 457-2400

Metropolitan Community College Area, which is 4.3 miles from the center of the city, is in Omaha, NE. This college offers two programs in law. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in law by it and one law degree at the associate's level. This community college is one of 7 community colleges in Nebraska. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Nebraska offering programs in law.

7. Doane College - Lincoln Grand Island and Master

303 N 52nd St
Lincoln, NE 68504
(402) 466-4774

Doane College-Lincoln Grand Island and Master is near the heart of downtown and this school offers one program in law. It is the sixth oldest institution in the state of Nebraska offering law programs.

8. ITT Technical Institute - Omaha

9814 M St
Omaha, NE 68127-9812
(402) 331-2900

ITT Technical Institute-Omaha is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school, which is 4.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Omaha, NE. It is one of several campuses. This school offers subjects such as design and video game design. Students are offered ten associates level degrees and six degrees at the bachelors level by ITT. 732 students pursued degrees from the 14 programs at ITT Tech in 2010. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits it. ITT is the only technical college in Nebraska.

9. Union College

3800 S 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 486-2600

Union College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1891. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Lincoln, NE. Students are offered seven degrees at the associates level, 51 degrees at the bachelors level, and one degree at the masters level by it. 901 students sought degrees from the 56 programs at this school in 2010. It offers subjects including teaching and health science. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits this school. It is one of 6 liberal arts colleges in Nebraska.

10. Bellevue University

1000 Galvin Rd S
Bellevue, NE 68005-3098
(402) 291-8100

Bellevue University is in the suburbs of Bellevue, Nebraska and it offers one program in law. It is a 4-year institution. It is the biggest institution in the state of Nebraska offering law in terms of programs.

11. Creighton University

2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
(402) 280-2700

Creighton University, which is 2.7 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Omaha, NE. It offers two law programs. Of those, it offers one bachelor's level law degree to students and one law degree at the doctorate level. 7,662 students seek degrees in 116 CU programs, overall. CU is the third oldest institution in the state of Nebraska offering programs in law.

12. Western Nebraska Community College

1601 E 27th St
Scottsbluff, NE 69361-1899
(308) 635-3606

Founded in 1926, Western Nebraska Community College is a public 2-year institution. This college is located in Scottsbluff, NE. This college is the 15th largest institution in the state of Nebraska. This community college offers students 14 certificates and 53 associates level degrees. In 2010, 2,395 students pursued degrees from the 55 programs at this college. This community college offers subjects including forensic nursing, administrative assistant and secretarial science, and business management. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits it. This college is one of 7 community colleges in Nebraska.

13. The University of Nebraska - Lincoln

14th and R St
Lincoln, NE 68588
(402) 472-7211

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is near the heart of downtown. It offers three programs in law. Of those, students are offered one master's level law degree by it and two law degrees at the doctorate level. It is one of 4 research universities in Nebraska. This research university is the biggest institution in the state of Nebraska offering law in terms of programs.

14. Northeast Community College

801 E Benjamin
Norfolk, NE 68702-0469
(402) 371-2020

Northeast Community College is located in town of Norfolk, Nebraska. This college offers five law programs. Specifically, students are offered two law certificates by it and three associate's level law degrees. It is one of 7 community colleges in Nebraska. In terms of enrollment, this college ranks third in the state of Nebraska.