Lexington has a total population of 6,867 and a student population of 3,653. Of these students, 2,153 are enrolled in schools that offer law programs.
Of the 1 law schools in Lexington, the largest law school, by student population, is Washington and Lee University. In 2010, Washington and Lee University graduated approximately 124 students with credentials in law.
In 2010, 126 students graduated with a law degree in Lexington. If you decide to attend a law school in Lexington, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $38,877.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,650 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a law program in Lexington. And if you live on campus at one of the Lexington-based law schools, you will have an added expense of $8,755 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many law graduates choose to work as law professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lexington, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 18 law professionals in Virginia were working in the greater Lexington area. The number of law professionals in Lexington is expected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for law professionals.
As a law professional in Lexington, you can expect to make an average salary of $39,760 per year. This is lower than the average salary for law professionals in the state.