California contains 233 schools that offer law and criminal justice programs. University of California-Los Angeles, the highest-ranking law and criminal justice school in CA, has a total student population of 38,550 and is the 7th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 233 law and criminal justice schools in California, only 14 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Platt College-Ontario comes out as the most expensive ($42,283/yr), with California State University-Fullerton as the lowest recorded at only $4,874/yr.
Law and Criminal Justice students from California schools who go on to become law and criminal justice professionals, corrections officers, jailers, court reporters, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 556,790 people working as lawyers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $129,020. Also, Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators make on average $63,250 per year and there are about 8,110 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the California alone, there are 1,110 employed arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators earning an average yearly salary of $76,820. Lawyers in this state earn $151,970/yr and there are 69,030 employed.
Also, within the law and criminal justice schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from law and criminal justice, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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