If you decide that you want to get a law degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 3 law schools in Springfield, Illinois. With an overall population of 111,454 and a student population of 14,629, approximately 13,213 of Springfield students attend one of Springfield's schools that offer law programs.
Springfield's largest law school is University of Illinois at Springfield. In 2010, University of Illinois at Springfield graduated approximately 30 students with credentials in law.
In 2010, 72 students graduated with a law degree from one of Springfield's law schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,305 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Springfield law schools was an average of $22,965 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,220 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a law program in Springfield. And if you live on campus at one of the Springfield-based law schools, you will have an added expense of $8,600 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,189.
After graduating with your credentials in law, if you decide to work as a law professional in Springfield, your job prospects are not very good. There were 33,930 law professionals working in Illinois and 450 working in the greater Springfield area in 2010. The number of law professionals in Springfield is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected 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 Springfield is $57,760 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for law professionals.
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