Cape Girardeau has a general population of 35,349 and an overall student population of 11,861. Approximately 10,801 of Cape Girardeau's students are enrolled in schools that offer law programs.
Southeast Missouri State University is the largest law school in Cape Girardeau, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 63 students graduated from the Law program at Southeast Missouri State University.
In 2010, 66 students graduated with a law degree from one of Cape Girardeau's law schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,435 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Cape Girardeau law schools was an average of $21,070 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $447 for law related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,358 per year, on average, for room and board at Cape Girardeau-based law schools. 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 Cape Girardeau, your job prospects are average. There were 11,450 law professionals working in Missouri and 210 working in the greater Cape Girardeau area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of law professionals is expected to increase by 8% in Cape Girardeau. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for law professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a law professional in Cape Girardeau is $30,530 per year, which is lower than the average for law professionals state-wide.