Pennsylvania contains 122 schools that offer law and criminal justice programs. University of Pennsylvania, the highest-ranking law and criminal justice school in PA, has a total student population of 24,599 and is the 5th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 122 law and criminal justice schools in Pennsylvania, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saint Joseph's University comes out as the most expensive ($34,548/yr), with Cambria Rowe Business College as the lowest recorded at only $9,573/yr.
Law and Criminal Justice students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 210 employed arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators earning an average yearly salary of $64,380. Lawyers in this state earn $131,100/yr and there are 22,740 employed.
Also, within the law and criminal justice schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from law and criminal justice, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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