With an overall population of 45,504 and a student population of 7,222, approximately 5,701 of Joplin students attend one of Joplin's schools that offer law programs.
The largest law school in Joplin, by student population, is Missouri Southern State University. In 2010, Missouri Southern State University graduated approximately 81 students with credentials in law.
In 2010, 151 students graduated with a law degree from one of Joplin's law schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,980 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Joplin law schools was an average of $17,982 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for law related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Joplin-based law schools, you will have an added expense of $5,500 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,080.
Many law graduates choose to work as law professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Joplin, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 11,450 law professionals in Missouri. Of these law professionals, 290 were working in the greater Joplin area. By the year 2018, the number of law professionals is expected to increase by 8% in Joplin. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for law professionals.
As a law professional in Joplin, you can expect to make an average salary of $31,230 per year. This is lower than the average salary for law professionals in the state.