With an overall population of 21,491 and a student population of 13,984, approximately 13,940 of Edwardsville students attend one of Edwardsville's schools that offer law programs.
The largest law school in Edwardsville, by student population, is Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In 2010, approximately 62 students graduated from the Law program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
A reported 62 students graduated with credentials in law in Edwardsville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,531 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Edwardsville law schools was an average of $33,833 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $715 for law related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,470 per year, on average, for room and board at Edwardsville-based law schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $17,070.
Many law graduates choose to work as law professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Edwardsville, your job prospects are not very good. There were 33,930 law professionals working in Illinois and 6,490 working in the greater Edwardsville area in 2010. The number of law professionals in Edwardsville is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for law professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a law professional in Edwardsville is $47,950 per year, which is higher than the average for law professionals state-wide.