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Legal Professions at American University

What traits are you looking for in a legal professions school? To help you decide if American University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's legal professions program.

The American University is located in Washington, District of Columbia and has a total student population of 14,001. In 2021, 51 legal professions majors received their bachelor's degree from The American 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.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Professions
  • Master’s Degree in Legal Professions
  • Doctorate Degree in Legal Professions

Online Classes Are Available at The American University

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

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

  • Master’s Degree

Each year, College Factual ranks legal professions programs across the country. The following shows how The American University performed in these rankings.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The legal professions major at The American University is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Legal Professions. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Legal Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools 6
Most Popular Legal Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools 20
Best Legal Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools 73

In 2021, 90 students received their master’s degree in legal professions from The American University. This makes it the #26 most popular school for legal professions master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 414 students who received their doctoral degrees in legal professions, making the school the #6 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

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

65% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The legal professions program at The American University awarded 51 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 35% of these degrees went to men with the other 65% going to women.


About 53% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in legal professions at The American University are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 8% more racial-ethnic minorities in its legal professions bachelor's program than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 27
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

70% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 90 students graduated with a master's degree in legal professions from The American University. About 30% were men and 70% were women.


In the legal professions master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 48% of degree recipients. That is 15% better than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 19
Hispanic or Latino 16
White 16
International Students 21
Other Races/Ethnicities 12

The American University also has a doctoral program available in legal professions. In 2021, 414 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Legal Professions majors may want to concentrate their studies in one of these areas. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from American University. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Law 413
Legal Research 88
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 51
Legal Professions (Other) 3

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 DC, the home state for American University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Lawyers 31,680 $192,530
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 5,330 $80,470
Legal Secretaries 3,540 $86,190
Legal Support Workers 2,480 $74,330
Law Professors 1,580 $125,900


*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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