Washington contains 41 schools that offer law and criminal justice programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking law and criminal justice school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 41 law and criminal justice schools in Washington, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr), with Bellevue College as the lowest recorded at only $4,749/yr.
Law and Criminal Justice students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 120 employed arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators earning an average yearly salary of $75,200. Lawyers in this state earn $112,560/yr and there are 9,990 employed.
Also, within the law and criminal justice schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from law and criminal justice, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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