Legal Professions

2022 Best Legal Professions Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region

11 Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region
1,246 Legal Professions Degrees Awarded
$45,820 Avg Early-Career Salary
When it comes to popularity, legal professions sits in the middle of the road, ranking #17 out of 38 majors in the country. So, it might take a little more work to find colleges and universities that offer the degree program.

For its 2022 ranking, College Factual looked at 11 schools in the Rocky Mountains Region to determine which ones were the best for legal professions students pursuing a degree. Combined, these schools handed out 1,246 degrees in legal professions to qualified students.

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Best Legal Professions Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region Your choice of legal professions school matters, so we have put together these rankings to help you make your decision. For our Best Overall Legal Professions School rankings, we roll up the results of our degree-level rankings, weighted by the number of degrees awarded at that level.

You may want to choose one of the degree levels below to find the schools of most interest to you.

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Legal Professions Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. If you'd like to restrict your choices to just one part of the country, you can filter this list by location.

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The schools below may not offer all types of legal professions degrees so you may want to filter by degree level first. However, they are great for the degree levels they do offer.

#1

Arapahoe Community College

Littleton, CO

Arapahoe Community College is a great decision for students pursuing a degree in legal professions. Located in the suburb of Littleton, Arapahoe Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 20th out of 39 schools for overall quality in the state of Colorado.

There were approximately 26 legal professions students who graduated with this degree at Arapahoe Community College in the most recent year we have data available. Students who receive their degree from the legal professions program make about $35,500 for their early career.

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#2

University of Denver

Denver, CO
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
309 Legal Professions Degrees Awarded

University of Denver is a great choice for students pursuing a degree in legal professions. Located in the large city of Denver, DU is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population. A Best Schools rank of #488 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means DU is a great university overall.

There were roughly 309 legal professions students who graduated with this degree at DU in the most recent data year. Soon after graduation, legal professions degree recipients generally earn around $46,900 in their early careers.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
197 Legal Professions Degrees Awarded

University of Colorado Boulder is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a degree in legal professions. CU - Boulder is a very large public university located in the midsize city of Boulder. A Best Schools rank of #242 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means CU - Boulder is a great university overall.

There were about 197 legal professions students who graduated with this degree at CU - Boulder in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the legal professions degree program at University of Colorado Boulder earn $10,780 more than the average graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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#4

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, UT
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
3rd Most Popular In UT

Every student who is interested in legal professions needs to take a look at Salt Lake Community College. Located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population. A Best Schools rank of #345 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means Salt Lake Community College is a great college overall.

There were approximately 21 legal professions students who graduated with this degree at Salt Lake Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

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#5

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2nd Most Popular In UT
110 Legal Professions Degrees Awarded

U of U is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Salt Lake City. A Best Schools rank of #483 out of 2,576 colleges nationwide means U of U is a great university overall.

There were approximately 110 legal professions students who graduated with this degree at U of U in the most recent data year.

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#6

Front Range Community College

Westminster, CO

Located in the suburb of Westminster, FRCC is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 11th out of 39 schools for overall quality in the state of Colorado.

There were about 22 legal professions students who graduated with this degree at FRCC in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the legal professions program make an average of $28,400 for their early career.

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#7

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
1st Most Popular In WY
67 Legal Professions Degrees Awarded

UW is a large public university located in the remote town of Laramie. A Best Schools rank of #751 out of 2,576 schools nationwide means UW is a great university overall.

There were about 67 legal professions students who graduated with this degree at UW in the most recent data year.

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#8

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
102 Legal Professions Degrees Awarded

U of I is a fairly large public university located in the town of Moscow. This university ranks 3rd out of 12 colleges for overall quality in the state of Idaho.

There were approximately 102 legal professions students who graduated with this degree at U of I in the most recent year we have data available. Degree recipients from the legal professions program at University of Idaho earn $2,580 above the typical graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
76 Legal Professions Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Missoula, UM is a public university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 7th out of 13 schools for overall quality in the state of Montana.

There were about 76 legal professions students who graduated with this degree at UM in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the legal professions program at The University of Montana make $4,080 above the typical graduate in this field when they enter the workforce.

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Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
6th Most Popular In UT

Located in the small city of Orem, UVU is a public university with a fairly large student population. This university ranks 9th out of 19 schools for overall quality in the state of Utah.

There were approximately 12 legal professions students who graduated with this degree at UVU in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a degree in legal professions from Utah Valley University

Explore the best legal professions colleges for a specific state in the Rocky Mountains Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Colorado 38 642
Utah 37 304
Idaho 36 120
Montana 35 90
Wyoming 33 83

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Major Annual Graduates
Law 880
Legal Support Services 188
Legal Research 74
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 68
Legal Professions (Other) 36

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
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