Iowa contains eight schools that offer law programs. University of Iowa, the highest-ranking law school in IA, has a total student population of 28,987 and is the 782nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 law schools in Iowa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,020/yr), with Marshalltown Community College as the lowest recorded at only $9,405/yr.
Law students from Iowa schools who go on to become law professionals, tax lawyers, judges, paralegals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 13,140 people working as administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $87,620. 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 Iowa alone, there are employed arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators earning an average yearly salary of $58,550. Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers in this state earn $81,020/yr and there are 90 employed.
Also, within the law schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from law, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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