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2021 Best Legal Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the New England Region

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

Best Legal Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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.

This year's Best Legal Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the New England Region ranking analyzed 3 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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.

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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 Massachusetts Amherst has taken the #1 spot in this year's legal professions ranking for non-traditional students. UMass Amherst is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Amherst. UMass Amherst also made our Best Colleges for Legal Professions in the New England Region list, coming in at #1.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.0%. 3,607 of UMass Amherst students are exclusively distance learners. There are roughly 6,250 part time students in attendance at UMass Amherst. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#2

Suffolk University

Boston, MA

Suffolk University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best legal professions schools for non-traditional students. Suffolk is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, Suffolk has also earned the #2 rank in our Best Colleges for Legal Professions in the New England Region ranking.

The student loan default rate at Suffolk is lower than is typical, just 3.9% of students default in three years. Approximately 444 students take at least one class online at Suffolk. There are roughly 1,211 part time students in attendance at Suffolk. Suffolk does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Post University

Waterbury, CT

Our rankings recognize Post University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Waterbury, Post University is a private for-profit school with a large student population. Post University did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #3 on our Best Colleges for Legal Professions in the New England Region list.

8,802 students at Post University are exclusively online. There are roughly 6,606 part time students in attendance at Post University. Post University does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Explore the best for non-traditional students legal professions schools 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
Law 2,699
Legal Research 699
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 298
Legal Professions (Other) 211
Legal Support Services 199

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 7,142
Public Administration & Social Service 6,835
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 2,734
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences 190

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Notes and References

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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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