Best Legal and Law colleges in Columbia

Why a degree in legal and law?

You were always the person in your group of friends who followed the rules, never TPing, prank phone calling, staying out past curfew, or even speeding 3 mph over the limit. And to this very day, you refuse to put a toe out of line. You’re already a hardcore follower of every letter of the law, so why not get paid it?

What legal and law degree options exist?

Your options in criminal justice are far and wide — and jobs in this field are on the rise. In fact, police and detective jobs are forecasted to rise by 10% now until 2018,* and cybersecurity is more in demand as technology advances and integrates itself into society. Average salary varies greatly depending on the discipline you are interested in (e.g., $27,000 average security guard salary to $75,000 average homicide detective salary).*

Your passion to protect, service, and investigate exists without a question. Now all it takes is putting that into motion. You see what is right and wrong — and you want to fix the wrong to make the community a safer place. How you do it is up to you. Start your path to criminal justice today.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook
*Satisfaction in the Practice of Law: Findings from a Long-Term Study of Attorneys' Careers

Best Legal and Law colleges in Columbia for 2021

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University of South Carolina-Columbia offers 8 Legal and Law degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 622 Legal and Law students graduated with students earning 408 Bachelor's degrees, 206 Doctoral degrees, and 8 Master's degrees.

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List of all Legal and Law colleges in Columbia

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of South Carolina-Columbia Logo University of South Carolina-Columbia Columbia, SC
3/5
24 : 1 35,364
Midlands Technical College Logo Midlands Technical College West Columbia, SC
2/5
42 : 1 9,160
South University-Columbia Logo South University-Columbia Columbia, SC
4/5
40 : 1 797
Benedict College Logo Benedict College Columbia, SC
4/5
24 : 1 2,040
Columbia College Logo Columbia College Columbia, SC
4/5
23 : 1 1,243