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Legal Professions at American Public University System

If you plan to study legal professions, take a look at what American Public University System has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

American Military University is located in Charles Town, West Virginia and approximately 46,420 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 81 legal professions majors received their bachelor's degree from American Military University.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Legal Professions section at the bottom of this page.

  • Certificate in Legal Professions (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Associate’s Degree in Legal Professions
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Professions
  • Master’s Degree in Legal Professions

Online Classes Are Available at American Military University

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? American Military University offers distance education options for legal professions at the following degree levels:

  • Associate’s Degree
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

The following rankings from College Factual show how the legal professions progam at American Military University compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

American Military University ranked #18 on College Factual's list of Best Quality Schools for legal professions majors. It is also ranked as the #1 school in West Virginia.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Legal Professions Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Legal Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 2
Most Popular Online Legal Professions Schools 6
Best Colleges for Legal Professions 18
Most Focused Colleges for Legal Professions 250

In 2019, 34 students received their master’s degree in legal professions from American Military University. This makes it the #72 most popular school for legal professions master’s degree candidates in the country.

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the legal professions majors at American Public University System.

89% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
For the most recent academic year available, 11% of legal professions associate's degrees went to men and 89% went to women.

American Military University Gender Breakdown of Legal Professions Associate's Degree Grads

The majority of those who receive an associate's degree in legal professions at American Military University are white. Around 56% fell into this category, which is below average for this degree.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American Public University System with a associate's in legal professions.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Legal Professions Majors at American Public University System
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 20
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

67% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 81 students earned a bachelor's degree in legal professions from American Military University. About 67% of these graduates were women and the other 33% were men. The typical legal professions bachelor's degree program is made up of only 31% men. So male students are more repesented at American Military University since its program graduates 2% more men than average.

American Military University Gender Breakdown of Legal Professions Bachelor's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American Public University System with a bachelor's in legal professions.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Legal Professions Majors at American Public University System
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 10
Hispanic or Latino 15
White 40
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 12

62% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
Of the 34 legal professions students who graduated with a master's degree in 2018-2019 from American Military University, about 38% were men and 62% were women.

American Military University Gender Breakdown of Legal Professions Master's Degree Grads

In the legal professions master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 47% of degree recipients. That is 30% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American Public University System with a master's in legal professions.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Legal Professions Majors at American Public University System
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 17
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

If you plan to be a legal professions major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from American Public University System. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 115
Legal Support Services 53

A degree in legal professions can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for WV, the home state for American Public University System.

Occupation Jobs in WV Average Salary in WV
Lawyers 2,480 $98,630
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1,810 $46,080
Legal Secretaries 1,430 $38,460
Judges, and Magistrates 300 $80,990
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 150 $59,440

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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