Massachusetts contains 65 schools that offer law and criminal justice programs. Harvard University, the highest-ranking law and criminal justice school in MA, has a total student population of 27,651 and is the highest ranked school in America.
Of the 65 law and criminal justice schools in Massachusetts, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University comes out as the most expensive ($32,703/yr), with Springfield Technical Community College as the lowest recorded at only $7,470/yr.
Law and Criminal Justice students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 330 employed arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators earning an average yearly salary of $52,330. Lawyers in this state earn $125,990/yr and there are 15,780 employed.
Also, within the law and criminal justice schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from law and criminal justice, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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