Athens has a total population of 11,297 and a student population of 7,012. Of these students, 7,012 are enrolled in schools that offer law programs.
The largest law school in Athens, by student population, is Trinity Valley Community College. In 2010, Trinity Valley Community College graduated approximately 9 students with credentials in law.
A total of 16 students graduated with credentials in law from law schools in Athens in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,486 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Athens law schools was an average of $12,318 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,800 for law related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Athens-based law schools, you will have an added expense of $3,870 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,616.
Many law graduates choose to work as law professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Athens, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 34 law professionals in Texas were working in the greater Athens area. The number of law professionals in Athens is expected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for law professionals.
As a law professional in Athens, you can expect to make an average salary of $36,420 per year. This is lower than the average salary for law professionals in the state.