Carbondale has a total population of 20,681 and a student population of 20,350. Of these students, 20,350 are enrolled in schools that offer law programs.
Of the 1 law schools in Carbondale, the largest law school, by student population, is Southern Illinois University Carbondale. In 2010, approximately 134 students graduated from the Law program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
In 2010, 285 students graduated with a law degree from one of Carbondale's law schools. If you decide to attend one of Carbondale's law schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,913 per year in instate tuition and $32,848 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a law program in Carbondale. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,082 per year, on average, for room and board at Carbondale-based law schools. 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 Carbondale, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 33,930 law professionals in Illinois, 1,140 were working in the greater Carbondale area. The government projects that the number of law professionals in Carbondale will increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for law professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a law professional in Carbondale is $39,550 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for law professionals.