Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has nine law and criminal justice schools within its city limits. Boston University, the highest ranked school in the city with a law and criminal justice program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University). To learn more about law and criminal justice programs in Boston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of law and criminal justice professors at Boston University such as Hugh Baxter, Jeffrey Beatty, David Breen, Kabrina Chang, Ward Farnsworth, and Pnina Lahav.
Law and Criminal Justice students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are ** employed arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators earning an average salary of $59,850. Lawyers in this area earn $131,340/yr and there are 12,230 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 7.254 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by lawyers, and **/1000 are held by arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators.
Of the 9 law and criminal justice schools in Boston, only 4 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) for law and criminal justice students, with Bunker Hill Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,745/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|