Legal Professions

2021 Best Value Colleges for Legal Professions in the New England Region

3 Colleges
332 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,028 Avg Cost*

Best Value Colleges for Legal Professions in the New England RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, legal professions was ranked #31 in the country. In fact 4,554 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 332 went to students in the New England region of the United States.

For this year's Best Value Colleges for Legal Professions in the New England Region ranking, we 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.

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Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Value Legal Professions Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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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 Massachusetts Amherst as the #1 school in this year's rankings. UMass Amherst is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Amherst. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UMass Amherst, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Legal Professions in the New England Region ranking.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UMass Amherst is 4.1 years, and it costs about $36,714 per year to attend the school. Putting this cost and the average time to graduate together, we find that the average amount you’ll pay to get a bachelor’s degree from UMass Amherst is $151,996. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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#2

Post University

Waterbury, CT

Our rankings recognize Post University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Waterbury, Post University is a private for-profit college with a fairly large student population. Post University also took the #3 spot in our Best Colleges for Legal Professions in the New England Region rankings.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at Post University is 4.2 years, and the estimated yearly cost for the school is $26,494. When we combine these numbers, we estimate that the cost to get a bachelor’s degree from Post University is $110,745. The sooner a student graduates, the more money they can save.

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#3

Suffolk University

Boston, MA

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Suffolk University. Suffolk is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston. Suffolk also made our Best Colleges for Legal Professions in the New England Region list, coming in at #2.

It takes about 4.3 years for the average student at Suffolk to complete their degree, and it costs about $41,877 per year to attend the school. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Suffolk is about $178,396. When students graduate in a lesser amount of time, they can save thousands of dollars.

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Explore the best legal professions colleges for a specific state in the New England region.

State Degrees Awarded
Vermont 5
Maine 14
Rhode Island 45
Massachusetts 194
Connecticut 74

Major Annual Graduates
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 242
Legal Professions (Other) 46
Legal Support Services 31
Legal Research 13

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 4,077
Public Administration & Social Service 2,217
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 2,181
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences 177

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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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