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2021 Best Value Colleges for Legal Professions in California

3 Colleges
381 Bachelor's Degrees
$42,911 Avg Cost*

Best Value Colleges for Legal Professions in CaliforniaIn 2018-2019, 381 bachelor's degrees were awarded to legal professions students who went to a California college or university. This makes it the #30 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 8.4% of all the legal professions bachelor's degrees in the country.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Legal Professions in California ranking looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in legal professions. When talking about the 'best value', we do not simply mean those with the lowest price. For this ranking, we are identifying those legal professions schools that provide their students with a hiqh quality education at a price that is lower than other colleges and universities of the same caliber.

When calculating average cost, we take tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other related expenses into account. We then subtract the average financial aid award. The is meant to give you an idea of how much money you'll need to pay out-of-pocket through loans, external scholarships, or other methods. Your cost may be different from the average one, depending on your income and other factors.

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Value Legal Professions Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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Check out the legal professions programs at these schools if you want to get the best value for your money.

Our rankings recognize University of California - Berkeley as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public school with a fairly large student population. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UC Berkeley, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Legal Professions in California ranking.

It takes the average student at UC Berkeley about 4.2 years to graduate, and the yearly average cost to attend the school is $42,692. Thus, the average cost to get a bachelor’s degree from the UC Berkeley is $179,733. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of California - Santa Cruz earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. UC Santa Cruz is a fairly large public school located in the city of Santa Cruz. UC Santa Cruz also took the #2 spot in our Best Colleges for Legal Professions in California rankings.

It takes about 4.4 years for the average student at UC Santa Cruz to complete their degree, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $40,185. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Cruz is about $176,010. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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University of La Verne

La Verne, CA

University of La Verne earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of La Verne, ULV is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. ULV not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Legal Professions in California list.

It takes the average student at ULV about 4.3 years to graduate, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $45,857. This means that the average student pays around $195,351 to get a bachelor’s degree from ULV. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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State Degrees Awarded
Washington 129
Oregon 0
Alaska 7

Major Annual Graduates
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 342
Legal Support Services 30
Legal Professions (Other) 9

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 6,037
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 5,071
Public Administration & Social Service 2,750
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences 10

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 3 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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