There are 3 law schools in Columbia, South Carolina. With an overall population of 116,278 and a student population of 36,204, approximately 31,713 of Columbia students attend one of Columbia's schools that offer law programs.
The largest law school in Columbia, by student population, is University of South Carolina-Columbia. In 2010, University of South Carolina-Columbia graduated approximately 210 students with credentials in law.
A total of 405 students graduated with credentials in law from law schools in Columbia in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Columbia's law schools was $23,982 per year for instate students and $31,270 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,468 for law related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,022 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $18,101.
Many law graduates choose to work as law professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Columbia, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 9,790 law professionals in South Carolina, 1,830 were working in the greater Columbia area. The number of law professionals in Columbia is expected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for law professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a law professional in Columbia is $38,580 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for law professionals.
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