Cambridge has a general population of 101,355 and an overall student population of 49,996. Approximately 27,651 of Cambridge's students are enrolled in schools that offer law programs.
Cambridge's largest law school is Harvard University. In 2010, Harvard University graduated approximately 589 students with credentials in law.
In 2010, 761 students graduated with a law degree in Cambridge. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $37,012 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for law related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Cambridge-based law schools, you will have an added expense of $11,856 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in law, if you decide to work as a law professional in Cambridge, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 21,600 law professionals in Massachusetts. Of these law professionals, 12,930 were working in the greater Cambridge area. The government projects that the number of law professionals in Cambridge will increase by 1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for law professionals.