Is Law School Worth the Cost?

An average law degree costs $148,644 over three years, according to US News.

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Only 23% of law grads say their education was worth the investment; Only 20% say their degree prepared them for their career well.

After investing three years of tuition into a law degree, 11.43% of law students will not pass the bar.

The mean salary of an attorney is $120,910 per year, but new attorneys average $70,000.

24% of Law school graduates will eventually change careers and not pursue law after becoming a licensed attorney.

When selecting a law school, understand that starting salary statistics are higher for schools where students go to big law firms, but job satisfaction is low for big law attorneys.