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2021 Best Legal Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in California

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

Best Legal Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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 Legal Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in California ranking looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in legal professions. This ranking identifies schools with high-quality legal professions programs as well as strong support for students classified as non-traditional.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the legal professions program at the school. For more information, check out our ranking methodology.

The legal professions school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Legal Professions Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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Check out the legal professions programs at these schools if you want to see which ones are the best for non-traditional students.

University of California - Berkeley tops the 2021 list of our schools in California that are best for non-traditional legal professions students. Located in the midsize city of Berkeley, UC Berkeley is a public school with a very 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.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.0%. There are approximately 930 students at UC Berkeley that take at least one class online. 3,108 of UC Berkeley students are attending part time.

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#2

University of La Verne

La Verne, CA

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of La Verne. Located in the suburb of La Verne, ULV is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. ULV not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Legal Professions in California list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.0%. 947 students at ULV are exclusively online. About 2,862 of the students at ULV are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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University of California - Santa Cruz landed the #3 spot in our 2021 best legal professions schools for non-traditional students. UC Santa Cruz is a large public school located in the city of Santa Cruz. As a testament to the quality of education offered at UC Santa Cruz, the school also landed the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Legal Professions in California ranking.

About 3.7% of UC Santa Cruz students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. There are approximately 853 students at UC Santa Cruz that take at least one class online. 607 of UC Santa Cruz students are attending part time.

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Explore all the Best Legal Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Washington 129
Oregon 0
Alaska 7

Major Annual Graduates
Law 4,045
Legal Research 1,532
Legal Support Services 644
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 431
Legal Professions (Other) 55

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 13,821
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 10,504
Public Administration & Social Service 9,004
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences 99

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*Avg Cost is for the top 3 schools only.

References

  • 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).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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