Pennsylvania contains nine schools that offer legal studies programs. Temple University, the highest-ranking legal studies school in PA, has a total student population of 36,507 and is the 105th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 legal studies schools in Pennsylvania, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, DeSales University comes out as the most expensive ($26,101/yr), with Reading Area Community College as the lowest recorded at only $12,098/yr.
Legal Studies students from Pennsylvania schools who go on to become legal studies professionals, judges, lawyers, paralegals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 12,690 people working as law teachers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $109,150. Also, Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers make on average $87,620 per year and there are about 13,140 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Pennsylvania alone, there are 1,070 employed administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers earning an average yearly salary of $74,610. Law teachers in this state earn $68,290/yr and there are 310 employed.
Also, within the legal studies schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from legal studies, 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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