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2021 Best Legal Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New York

3 Colleges
505 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,009 Avg Cost*

Best Legal Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New YorkWith 505 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, legal professions is the #29 most popular major in New York. This means that of the 4,554 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 11.1% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Legal Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in New York ranking, we looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in legal professions. The schools that top this list are recognized because they have great legal professions programs and a strong support system for non-traditional students.

When determining these rankings, we looked at things such as overall quality of the legal professions program at the school, affordability, and presence of non-traditional students. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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The following schools top our list of the Best Legal Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice has taken the #1 spot in this year's legal professions ranking for non-traditional students. John Jay is a large public school located in the city of New York. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, John Jay has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Legal Professions in New York ranking.

About 7.0% of John Jay students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. Approximately 3,927 students take at least one class online at John Jay. About 4,266 of the students at John Jay are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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St John's University - New York landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best legal professions schools for non-traditional students. Located in the large city of Queens, STJ is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. STJ also made our Best Colleges for Legal Professions in New York list, coming in at #1.

The student loan default rate at STJ is lower than is typical, just 5.4% of students default in three years. There are approximately 4,200 students at STJ that take at least one class online. There are roughly 7,114 part time students in attendance at STJ. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY

Mercy College earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Dobbs Ferry, Mercy is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Mercy not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #3 on our Best Colleges for Legal Professions in New York list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 8.2%. There are approximately 2,533 students at Mercy that take at least one class online. 2,864 of Mercy students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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

State Degrees Awarded
Pennsylvania 206
New Jersey 114
Maryland 129
Delaware 38
District of Columbia 54

Major Annual Graduates
Law 3,731
Legal Research 1,239
Legal Support Services 505
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 393
Legal Professions (Other) 267

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Administration & Social Service 10,238
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 9,884
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 2,338
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences 100

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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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