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2021 Best Value Colleges for Legal Professions in Massachusetts

2 Colleges
194 Bachelor's Degrees
$39,296 Avg Cost*

Best Value Colleges for Legal Professions in MassachusettsLegal Professions is the #27 most popular major in Massachusetts with 194 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 4,554 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 4.3% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Legal Professions in Massachusetts ranking analyzed 2 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in legal professions. To us, 'best value' doesn't just mean the school with the lowest overall costs. We are more focused on legal professions schools that offer a high quality education at a price lower that other schools of similar academic excellence.

To determine the average cost, we look at total expenses - such as tuition, fees, room and board, books, and other related expenses - and then subtract the average financial award a student receives. Knowing this amount can help you determine how much you may have to borrow in loans or take out of savings. Depending on your income and other factors, the cost for you to attend a particular school may be more or less.

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.

In addition to our rankings, you can take two colleges and compare them based on the criteria that matters most to you in our unique tool, College Combat. Test it out when you get a chance! You may also want to bookmark the link and share it with others who are trying to make the college decision.

The following schools top our list of the Best Legal Professions Colleges for the Money.

Our rankings recognize University of Massachusetts Amherst as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public school with a very large student population. UMass Amherst did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Legal Professions in Massachusetts list.

The average amount of time it takes for a student to receive their degree at UMass Amherst is 4.1 years, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $36,714. 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 you graduate sooner, you can save a lot of money.

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Suffolk University

Boston, MA

Our rankings recognize Suffolk University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Boston, Suffolk is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. Suffolk not only placed well in our value rankings. It is also #2 on our Best Colleges for Legal Professions in Massachusetts list.

The average student at Suffolk graduates in less than 4.3 years, and it costs about $41,877 per year to attend the school. This makes the estimated cost of a bachelor’s degree from Suffolk be around $178,396. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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Explore all the Best Legal Professions Colleges in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

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

Major Annual Graduates
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 179
Legal Research 13
Legal Support Services 2

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 1,695
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 904
Public Administration & Social Service 831

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Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 2 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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