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2023 Legal Studies Cost

There are about 238,669 students enrolled in Legal Studies in the USA.

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Legal studies is the 178th most expensive degree in the US, with a median cost of $31,700 among the top 50 programs (just ahead of #179, Foreign Language Teacher Education, with a median cost of $31,655).

The Rocky Mountains have the most expensive schools with excellent legal studies programs predominantly led by University of Denver with an annual cost of $51,336. Colorado is the most expensive state for legal studies also led by University of Denver.

Public schools with solid programs generally charge 68.26% less than private schools for in-state students. When looking at out-of-state tuition however, the median top 50 Public school charges 28.89% less than your average private school. So make sure to take a look at public shools in your state ASAP.

The most costly option in the top 25 is Northwestern University, which is the 29th most expensive college in the United States. The most affordable option in the top 100 is American Public University System. It costs just $6,804 per year, and it's ranked 36th for its legal studies program. If you’re looking for a higher ranked, but still affordable school, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice  could be a good fit for you, ranked #5 with an in-state cost of just $6,930. Another more affordable option would be #2, University of Central Florida in Orange County, FL with a cost of $4,478 for in-state students and $19,810 for out-of-state students.

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