With an overall population of 52,360 and a student population of 5,770, approximately 5,770 of West Haven students attend one of West Haven's schools that offer law programs.
West Haven's largest law school is University of New Haven. In 2010, University of New Haven graduated approximately 181 students from its law program.
In 2010, 315 students graduated with a law degree from one of West Haven's law schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $29,470 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for law related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the West Haven-based law schools, you will have an added expense of $12,372 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $34,770.
If you plan on staying in West Haven after graduating from law school, you should know that job prospects for law professionals in West Haven, which is the most popular law profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 7 law professionals in Connecticut were working in the greater West Haven area. The government projects that the number of law professionals in West Haven will decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for law professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a law professional in West Haven is $63,010 per year, which is higher than the average for law professionals state-wide.