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2021 Best Legal Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Plains States Region

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

Best Legal Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 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 Legal Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in the Plains States Region ranking analyzed 2 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.

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.

#1

Webster University

Saint Louis, MO

Webster University tops the 2021 list of our schools in the Plains States Region that are best for non-traditional legal professions students. Located in the suburb of Saint Louis, Webster is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. Webster also made our Best Colleges for Legal Professions in the Plains States Region list, coming in at #2.

The student loan default rate at Webster is lower than is typical, just 4.8% of students default in three years. 3,147 of Webster students are exclusively distance learners. About 7,332 of the students at Webster are attending part time. Webster does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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#2

Hamline University

Saint Paul, MN

Hamline University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 best legal professions schools for non-traditional students. Hamline is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Paul. Hamline did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Legal Professions in the Plains States Region list.

About 3.4% of Hamline students default on their loans in three years, which is lower than average. 437 students at Hamline are exclusively online. 1,429 students are part time. Hamline does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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

Major Annual Graduates
Law 2,054
Legal Research 502
Legal Support Services 287
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 124
Legal Professions (Other) 105

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Administration & Social Service 7,377
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 6,407
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 5,819
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences 368

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Footnotes

*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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