Law Schools In Washington State

Law classes faculty can choose to work at one of 42 accredited law schools in Washington State. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in law in the state of Washington State, 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


Schools

  1. Bellevue College

    3000 Landerholm Cir SE, Bellevue, Washington 98007-6484

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  2. Bellingham Technical College

    3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, Washington 98225-1599

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  3. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  4. Centralia College

    600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, Washington 98531-4099

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  5. Clark College

    1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington 98663-3598

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  6. Clover Park Technical College

    4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, Washington 98499-4004

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  7. Columbia Basin College

    2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, Washington 99301

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  8. Edmonds Community College

    20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, Washington 98036-5912

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  9. Everett Community College

    2000 Tower Street, Everett, Washington 98201

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  10. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

    9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498-1999

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  11. Gonzaga University

    E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, Washington 99258-0001

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  12. Grays Harbor College

    1620 Edward P Smith Drive, Aberdeen, Washington 98520-7599

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  13. Green River Community College

    12401 SE 320th St, Auburn, Washington 98092-3622

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  14. Highline Community College

    2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800

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  15. ITT Technical Institute-Seattle

    12720 Gateway Dr Ste 100, Seattle, Washington 98168-2610

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  16. ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley

    13518 E Indiana Avenue, Spokane Valley, Washington 99216-1589

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  17. Bates Technical College

    1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98405

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  18. Lake Washington Technical College

    11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98034-8506

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  19. Lower Columbia College

    1600 Maple Street, Longview, Washington 98632-0310

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  20. Seattle Community College-North Campus

    9600 College Way North, Seattle, Washington 98103-3599

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  21. Olympic College

    1600 Chester Ave, Bremerton, Washington 98337-1699

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  22. Perry Technical Institute

    2011 W Washington Ave., Yakima, Washington 98903-1296

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  23. Peninsula College

    1502 E Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles, Washington 98362

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  24. Renton Technical College

    3000 NE Fourth St, Renton, Washington 98056-4123

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  25. Saint Martin's University

    5300 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey, Washington 98503-7500

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  26. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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  27. Shoreline Community College

    16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, Washington 98133-5696

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  28. Skagit Valley College

    2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, Washington 98273

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  29. South Puget Sound Community College

    2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, Washington 98512-6292

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  30. Spokane Community College

    1810 North Greene Street, Spokane, Washington 99217-5399

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  31. Tacoma Community College

    6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, Washington 98466-6100

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  32. Walla Walla Community College

    500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, Washington 99362-9267

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  33. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

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  34. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

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  35. Wenatchee Valley College

    1300 Fifth St, Wenatchee, Washington 98801-1799

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  36. Everest College-Vancouver

    120 NE 136th Ave Ste 130, Vancouver, Washington 98684-6950

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  37. Whatcom Community College

    237 W Kellogg Rd, Bellingham, Washington 98226

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  38. Yakima Valley Community College

    South 16th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, Washington 98907-2520

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  39. ITT Technical Institute-Everett

    1615 75th Street Sw, Suite 220, Everett, Washington 98203

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  40. University of Phoenix-Western Washington Campus

    7100 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila, Washington 98188-8553

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  41. Argosy University-Seattle

    2601-A Elliott Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98121

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  42. Pierce College at Puyallup

    1601 39th Ave SE, Puyallup, Washington 98374-2222

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Law Employment

Washington State 40,610
National 2,096,250

Of all of the law professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Washington State.

Employment Growth for Law professionals In Washington State

33,310 42,950 38,850 39,120 40,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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Law is a growing field in Washington State. In Washington State, 7,300 more law professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington State, this field has grown by 22% in four years. This is faster than the trend for law professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of law professionals has grown by 3% between 2006 and 2010.

Law VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$60,589 $61,603 $65,128 $67,407 $67,465
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of law professionals is growing, the salaries paid to law professionals are increasing in Washington State. Law professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $60,589 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $67,465 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$44,529
25th percentile
$53,114
50th percentile
$64,572
75th percentile
$78,538
90th percentile
$79,762

Thus, there was a 10% growth in law professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Washington State, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of law. The pay differential between the highest paid law professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 79%

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in Washington State

Court Reporter
$69,780
Criminal Justice
$53,451
Criminology
$65,700
Forensic Accounting
$61,207
Forensic Science
$54,880
Homeland Security
$53,597
Law
$67,465
Paralegal
$46,670
Public Administration
$99,225

In Washington State, law professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Law programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State

associate
53
bachelor
15
master
5
doctor
4
Certificate
36
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As the number of law professionals is increasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 42 accredited law schools in Washington State state is decreasing. In Washington State, there were 2,361 graduates in 2006. And there were 1,941 graduates from law courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of law school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State by 18%. 47% of these graduates received a associate's degree in law.

Law Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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