There are 2 law schools in Decatur, Illinois. With an overall population of 81,860 and a student population of 5,988, approximately 5,909 of Decatur students attend one of Decatur's schools that offer law programs.
The largest law school in Decatur, by student population, is Richland Community College. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Law program at Richland Community College.
In 2010, 18 students graduated with a law degree from one of Decatur's law schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,477 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a law program in Decatur. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,866 per year, on average, for room and board at Decatur-based law schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $16,856.
Many law graduates choose to work as law professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Decatur, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 294 law professionals in Illinois were working in the greater Decatur area. Decatur's law professional workforce is projected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for law professionals.
As a law professional in Decatur, you can expect to make an average salary of $91,970 per year. This is higher than the average salary for law professionals in the state.