Law School Programs

Law schools across the country offer quite similar programs of instruction. Typically, all of the first year and much of the second year program consist of required courses such as Criminal Law, Contracts, Torts, Property Law and Civil Procedure.

What differentiates Western State is the methods its faculty use in teaching. These methods include much small group instruction, individualized support, and the application of new techniques now made possible through technology. The school offers a legal education aimed at both teaching law and practice skills as well as helping the student become a better professional. Traditional classroom studies are combined with computerized technology and Internet-based educational forums to help students learn more efficiently and effectively.

To view The American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Employment Summary for Western State College of Law 2012 Graduates click here, 2011 Graduates please click here.

Tuition Data for this program at Western State College of Law at Argosy University

Below is the institution tuition cost for this program for a full-time student completing the entire program in normal time. All tuition and fees are subject to change.
Books & Digital Resources: $7,200
Program Fees:$1,475
Room & Board: $0
Tuition: $121,200

The financial aid office uses an estimate of direct and indirect costs to determine how much financial aid a student may be eligible for. Direct costs include tuition, fees, some books and supplies, and institutional housing. Indirect costs include estimates of other living expenses, transportation and personal expenses. Housing costs may be considered direct or indirect. Examples of the costs of attendance estimates used can be found by clicking here.

*optional where available

Gainful Employment Information for this program

Program Costs

How much will this program cost me?
Below is the institution tuition cost for this program for a full-time student completing the entire program in normal time. All tuition and fees are subject to change.
Books & Digital Resources: $7,200
Program Fees:$1,475
Room & Board: $0
Tuition: $121,200
*optional where available

Median Debt

What are my financing options to pay for the program?
In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, 81% of graduates used loans to finance their education. The median debt for program graduates
Federal Loans: $65,835
Private Educational Loans: $0
Institutional Financing plan: $0

Success

How long will it take me to complete this program?
The program could take as little as 36 months to complete. 89% of graduates from this program finished in this time.
What percentage of students find employment in their field or a related field?
Our most recent survey of graduates (February 15, 2012 – nine months after graduation) indicates that 77% of respondents were employed; 39% were employed in jobs that required Bar passage; 16% were employed in "JD required" positions; 15% were employed in other professional positions; 5.7% were employed in non-professional positions. The response rate for this survey was 96.6%. For more information please see:
What are the job opportunities for graduates of this program?
For more information on job opportunities in this field of study, see the following links on career paths that may be open to you after studying in this field: The job opportunities links are for general information purposes. The program you have selected could have different outcomes. Please check with your admissions registrar for detailed information. (CIP #22.0101)

Program Costs

How much will this program cost me?
Below is the institution tuition cost for this program for a full-time student completing the entire program in normal time. All tuition and fees are subject to change.
Books & Digital Resources: $7,200
Program Fees:$1,475
Room & Board: $0
Tuition: $121,200
*optional where available

The financial aid office uses an estimate of direct and indirect costs to determine how much financial aid a student may be eligible for. Direct costs include tuition, fees, some books and supplies, and institutional housing. Indirect costs include estimates of other living expenses, transportation and personal expenses. Housing costs may be considered direct or indirect. Examples of the costs of attendance estimates used can be found by clicking here.

Median Debt

What are my financing options to pay for the program?
In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, 81% of graduates used loans to finance their education. The median debt for program graduates
Federal Loans: $65,835
Private Educational Loans: $0
Institutional Financing plan: $0

Success

How long will it take me to complete this program?
The program could take as little as 36 months to complete.
89% of graduates from this program finished in this time.
What percentage of students find employment in their field or a related field?
Our most recent survey of graduates (February 15, 2012 – nine months after graduation) indicates that 77% of respondents were employed; 39% were employed in jobs that required Bar passage; 16% were employed in "JD required" positions; 15% were employed in other professional positions; 5.7% were employed in non-professional positions. The response rate for this survey was 96.6%. For more information please see:
What are the job opportunities for graduates of this program?
For more information on job opportunities in this field of study, see the following links on career paths that may be open to you after studying in this field: The job opportunities links are for general information purposes. The program you have selected could have different outcomes. Please check with your admissions registrar for detailed information. (CIP #22.0101)