With an overall population of 11,131 and a student population of 4,679, approximately 4,679 of Portales students attend one of Portales's schools that offer law programs.
Of the 1 law schools in Portales, the largest law school, by student population, is Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus. In 2010, Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus graduated approximately 15 students with credentials in law.
A reported 19 students graduated with credentials in law in Portales in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,976 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Portales law schools was an average of $19,526 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for law related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,374 per year, on average, for room and board at Portales-based law schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,602.
If you decide to work as a law professional in Portales, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,420 law professionals in New Mexico. Of these law professionals, 750 were working in the greater Portales area. By the year 2018, the number of law professionals is expected to increase by 19% in Portales. 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 Portales is $39,070 per year, which is lower than the average for law professionals state-wide.