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2021 Best Value Colleges for Legal Professions in the Plains States Region

2 Colleges
266 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,663 Avg Cost*

Best Value Colleges for Legal Professions in the Plains States RegionLegal Professions is the #31 most popular major in the country with 4,554 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 266 went to students in the Plains States region of the United States.

This year's Best Value Colleges for Legal Professions in the Plains States Region ranking analyzed 2 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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.

#1

Hamline University

Saint Paul, MN

Hamline University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Hamline is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Paul. As a testament to the quality of education offered at Hamline, the school also landed the #1 rank in our Best Colleges for Legal Professions in the Plains States Region ranking.

It takes about 4.2 years for the average student at Hamline to complete their degree, and on average, the annual cost to attend the school is $31,506. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Hamline is about $131,695. If you can shave even one term off your degree, you can save a substantial amount of money.

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#2

Webster University

Saint Louis, MO

Webster University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, Webster is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. Webster did well in our quality rankings, too. It placed #2 on our Best Colleges for Legal Professions in the Plains States Region list.

It takes the average student at Webster about 4.3 years to graduate, and the average full-time cost to attend the school is around $31,819. Looking at these numbers together, we estimate that the average cost of a bachelor’s degree from Webster is about $135,549. Graduating sooner can prevent you from having to pay more money out of pocket.

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State Degrees Awarded
Missouri 31
Minnesota 69
Kansas 18
South Dakota 12
Iowa 32
Nebraska 99

Major Annual Graduates
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 107
Legal Professions (Other) 88
Legal Support Services 48
Legal Research 23

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 5,053
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 3,746
Public Administration & Social Service 2,765
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences 60

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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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