Fort Wayne, IN (population: 253,250) has three legal schools within its city limits. International Business College, the highest ranked school in the city with a legal program, has a total student population of 656. It is the 1924th highest ranked school in the USA and the 45th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Legal students from Fort Wayne schools who go on to become legal professionals, judges, lawyers, paralegals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 999,020 people working as legal employees alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $95,820. Also, Court reporters make on average $52,460 per year and there are about 18,780 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Fort Wayne area alone, there are 50 employed court reporters earning an average salary of $38,220. Legal employees in this area earn $62,740/yr and there are 920 employed.
Fort Wayne lies in Allen county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Fort Wayne area has 203,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $18.72/hr average worker wage, and a $38,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.527 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Wayne are held by legal employees, and 0.226/1000 are held by court reporters.
Of the 3 legal schools in Fort Wayne, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Fort Wayne comes out as the most expensive ($22,175/yr) for legal students, with Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast as the lowest, reported at only $12,408/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Wayne|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||33.1 miles|
|Notre Dame||IN||-||1||49.129||10||72.1 miles|
|South Bend||IN||103,173||4||21.2634||164||72.3 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||84.2 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||85.2 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||92.5 miles|