North Carolina contains 97 schools that offer law and criminal justice programs. Duke University, the highest-ranking law and criminal justice school in NC, has a total student population of 14,350 and is the 15th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 97 law and criminal justice schools in North Carolina, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wake Forest University comes out as the most expensive ($28,737/yr), with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College as the lowest recorded at only $76/yr.
Law and Criminal Justice students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 200 employed arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators earning an average yearly salary of $46,750. Lawyers in this state earn $118,930/yr and there are 9,960 employed.
Also, within the law and criminal justice schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from law and criminal justice, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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