Muncie, IN (population: 64,234) has two legal schools within its city limits. Ball State University, the highest ranked school in the city with a legal program, has a total student population of 21,401. It is the 196th highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Indiana (#1 is Indiana University-Bloomington).
Legal students from Muncie 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.
Muncie lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Muncie area has 45,870 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 4.7% unemployment rate, $17.66/hr average worker wage, and a $36,730 average annual salary.
Of the 2 legal schools in Muncie, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ball State University comes out as the most expensive ($12,601/yr) for legal students, with Ivy Tech Community College-East Central as the lowest, reported at only $11,166/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Muncie|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||58.8 miles|
|Fort Wayne||IN||253,250||14||20.2986||342||61.6 miles|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||81.6 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||82.1 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||84.2 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||91.8 miles|