The William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota is the 1st law school in the country to offer an online hybrid law degree. It is also the country's first hybrid online and in-person program approved by the American Bar Association. According to CNBC, 85 students from 31 states and two countries began taking classes in January, and "[e]very class is half online and half in person." What this means is that "William Mitchell still must perform half its instruction in person, which it will accomplish with one jam-packed week each semester, plus two more at the start of the first and second years." Tuition is still pricey at $27,770 per year. A local Minnesota newspaper reports that "Eighty percent of the program's students live outside of Minnesota, in 29 other states and Canada. They include five medical doctors and range in age from 22 to 67."