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

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

Best Legal Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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 Legal Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Massachusetts ranking looked at 2 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.

University of Massachusetts Amherst has taken the #1 spot in this year's legal professions ranking for non-traditional students. Located in the suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public college with a very large student population. UMass Amherst not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #1 on our Best Colleges for Legal Professions in Massachusetts list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.0%. 3,607 students at UMass Amherst are exclusively online. 6,250 of UMass Amherst students are attending part time. 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. Located in the city of Boston, Suffolk is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population. 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 Massachusetts 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. 1,211 of Suffolk students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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

Major Annual Graduates
Law 1,918
Legal Research 563
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 211
Legal Professions (Other) 67
Legal Support Services 50

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Administration & Social Service 3,870
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 3,049
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 1,127

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*Avg Cost is for the top 2 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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