Huntsville has a general population of 35,078 and an overall student population of 16,850. Approximately 16,772 of Huntsville's students are enrolled in schools that offer law programs.
The largest law school in Huntsville, by student population, is Sam Houston State University. Approximately 529 students graduated in 2010 from Sam Houston State University with credentials in law.
In 2010, 554 students graduated with a law degree in Huntsville. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,870 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Huntsville law schools was an average of $26,180 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,063 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a law program in Huntsville. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,744 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you 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 Huntsville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 51,070 law professionals in Texas, 810 were working in the greater Huntsville area. Huntsville's law professional workforce is projected to increase by 19% by the year 2018. 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 Huntsville is $36,610 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for law professionals.