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480 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
1,061 Master's Degrees Annually
#207 in Popularity

The following table lists how many legal professions (other) graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,061
Graduate Certificate 823
Bachelor’s Degree 481
Doctor’s Degree 92
Associate’s Degree 65
Undergraduate Certificate 42
Basic Certificate 6

481 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
68% Percent Women
37% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 480 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in legal professions (other) in 2019, making it rank #207 in popularity. The major attracts more women than men. About 68% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other legal professions majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Other Legal Professions Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 14
Black or African American 55
Hispanic or Latino 86
White 254
International Students 23
Other Races/Ethnicities 49

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Other Legal Professions. About 4.8% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • China
  • Japan
  • Brazil
  • India
  • South Korea

Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary

The U.S. Department of Education found that students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a bachelor’s degree in legal professions (other) made a median starting salary of $32,600 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $28,900 (25th percentile) and $36,675 (75th percentile).


It is possible that some of these people may have taken positions that were not related to other legal professions.

In 2018-2019, 109 schools offered a other legal professions program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 3 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 5 1
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 12 3
Bachelor’s Degree 17 2
Post-Baccalaureate 3 0
Master’s Degree 52 14
Post-Master’s 4 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 9 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 4 2
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 1 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other legal professions.

Major Number of Grads
Law 34,727
Legal Support Services 10,947
Legal Research 9,147
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 3,620


*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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