Wisconsin contains 40 schools that offer law and criminal justice programs. University of Wisconsin-Madison, the highest-ranking law and criminal justice school in WI, has a total student population of 41,654 and is the 23rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 40 law and criminal justice schools in Wisconsin, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Carthage College comes out as the most expensive ($25,664/yr), with Gateway Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $220/yr.
Law and Criminal Justice students from Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin alone, there are employed arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators earning an average yearly salary of $49,290. Lawyers in this state earn $107,850/yr and there are 7,390 employed.
Also, within the law and criminal justice schools in Wisconsin, the average student population is 3,620 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from law and criminal justice, there are 4047 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,987 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,857, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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