With an overall population of 80,268 and a student population of 7,491, approximately 7,335 of Fort Smith students attend one of Fort Smith's schools that offer law programs.
Fort Smith's largest law school is University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. In 2010, approximately 15 students graduated from the Law program at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.
In 2010, 26 students graduated with a law degree from one of Fort Smith's law schools. Tuition in 2009 at Fort Smith's law schools was $15,640 per year for instate students and $21,040 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,150 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a law program in Fort Smith. And if you live on campus at one of the Fort Smith-based law schools, you will have an added expense of $5,389 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,540.
Many law graduates choose to work as law professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fort Smith, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 5,470 law professionals in Arkansas. Of these law professionals, 690 were working in the greater Fort Smith area. Fort Smith's law professional workforce is projected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for law professionals.
As a law professional in Fort Smith, you can expect to make an average salary of $30,570 per year. This is lower than the average salary for law professionals in the state.