Law Schools
In Columbia, Missouri

There are 2 law schools in Columbia for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in law in the city of Columbia, which encompasses law training at the following levels:

  • Law Certificate
  • Associates degree in Law
  • Bachelors degree in Law
  • Masters degree in Law
  • PhD degree in Law


Statistics

Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. Missouri Law Employment

Columbia 930
Missouri 39,780

Of the 39,780 law professionals employed in Missouri, 930 work in Columbia. There has been a 389% growth in the number of law professionals in Columbia between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of law professionals in Columbia has increased, overall employment in Columbia has also increased.

Columbia Vs. Missouri Law employment growth

36,270 37,050 36,240 38,630 39,780
190 490 220 650 930
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Missouri
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Law VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$63,197 $49,140 $46,603 $48,814 $49,410
$33,560 $35,700 $36,610 $37,570 $36,650
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

In Columbia, salaries for law professionals have decreased. In 2010 Columbia law professionals earned an average yearly salary of $49,410. The average salary for law professionals in Columbia was $63,197 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of law professionals in Columbia is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in Columbia

10th percentile
$28,296
25th percentile
$33,900
50th percentile
$43,514
75th percentile
$62,024
90th percentile
$80,534

Law professionals in Columbia earn a median salary of $43,514 per year. The difference in pay between the law professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 185%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $28,296 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $80,534 per year.

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in Columbia

Homeland Security
$27,120
Criminal Justice
$32,025
Paralegal
$35,385
Forensic Accounting
$47,205
Law
$49,410
Public Administration
$137,630

On average law professional salaries in Columbia are higher than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Law schools in Columbia

2

Many of Columbia's law professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited law schools in the city.

Law Programs Offered In Columbia

associate
1
bachelor
2
master
2
doctor
1
Certificate
1
Total7

Columbia's law schools offer 7 law degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Law Degrees In Columbia

associate
85
bachelor
249
master
45
doctor
141
Certificate
37
Total557

Approximately 557 students graduated from law courses in 2010.

Law Faculty Salaries in Columbia, Missouri

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