Richmond has a general population of 27,152 and an overall student population of 16,268. Approximately 16,268 of Richmond's students are enrolled in schools that offer law programs.
Richmond's largest law school is Eastern Kentucky University. In 2010, Eastern Kentucky University graduated approximately 160 students from its law program.
A total of 255 students graduated with credentials in law from law schools in Richmond in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Richmond's law schools was $15,592 per year for instate students and $26,560 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a law program in Richmond. And if you live on campus at one of the Richmond-based law schools, you will have an added expense of $6,020 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 Richmond, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 7,010 law professionals in Kentucky. Of these law professionals, 830 were working in the greater Richmond area. Richmond's law professional workforce is projected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for law professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a law professional in Richmond is $36,120 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for law professionals.