Paralegal in Colorado

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Schools Offering Paralegal Studies Programs in Colorado


Around 0.2% of Colorado's graduates graduate from paralegal studies degree programs every year. That means an estimated 317 paralegals graduate from Colorado's 15 paralegal schools each year.

Top Schools

Kaplan College-Denver, which is located in Denver, is the top-ranked school in Colorado that has a paralegal program. It received a ranking of 72nd in the country in 2010. 30 students graduated with a degree in paralegal from Kaplan College-Denver in 2010.

Institute of Business and Medical Careers, which is located in Fort Collins, is the second-ranked school in Colorado that has a paralegal program. It received a ranking of 72nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Institute of Business and Medical Careers graduated 7 students from its paralegal program. The tuition rate at Institute of Business and Medical Careers was $10,800 per year.

The third-ranked school in Colorado that has a paralegal program is Everest College-Colorado Springs. Everest College-Colorado Springs, which was ranked 74th in the country in 2010, is located in Colorado Springs. In 2010, Everest College-Colorado Springs graduated 4 students from its paralegal programs. Tuition at Everest College-Colorado Springs was $14,271 per year.

Cost

Paralegal schools in Colorado, charge students an average tuition of $7,645 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $18,048 per year, or as little as $1,650 per year. In 2010, the following Colorado paralegal schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. ITT Technical Institute-Thornton - located in Denver, students are charged $18,048 per year
  2. Everest College-Aurora - located in Aurora, students are charged $14,759 per year
  3. Everest College-Colorado Springs - located in Colorado Springs, students are charged $14,271 per year

The paralegal schools in Colorado that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Colorado Mountain College - located in Glenwood Springs, students are charged $1,650 per year
  2. Arapahoe Community College - located in Littleton, students are charged $2,492 per year
  3. Community College of Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $2,625 per year

A paralegal degree from a Colorado school... what next?

A large number of Colorado paralegal graduates become paralegals. In 2010, there were 5,060 paralegals working in Colorado. The Colorado counties with the largest populations of paralegals are:

  1. Adams County - 3,730 paralegals
  2. El Paso County - 490 paralegals
  3. Boulder County - 220 paralegals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of paralegals is expected to grow by 13% by 2018. There are projected to be 5,760 paralegals working in the Colorado then.

Salary

On average, paralegals earn $48,500 per year. But, salaries for paralegals can vary. In 2010, paralegals made as little as less than $21,160 per year or as much as more than $73,600 per year in Colorado. On average a paralegal earns the most in the following Colorado counties:

  1. Adams County - $50,250 per year
  2. Boulder County - $47,840 per year
  3. Archuleta County - $46,100 per year

The Colorado counties with the lowest average salary for paralegals are:

  1. Alamosa County - $32,310 per year
  2. Pueblo County - $36,100 per year
  3. Mesa County - $36,630 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Colorado statistics regarding a career in paralegal studies. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as homeland security or paralegal.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies in Colorado
  • Certificate in Paralegal Studies in Colorado

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,011 miles from location Ecotech Institute Aurora CO n/a n/a n/a
7,011 miles from location ITT Technical Institute Aurora CO n/a n/a n/a
7,020 miles from location Colorado Technical University Online Colorado Springs CO 16.0328 100% 30,924
7,019 miles from location Front Range Community College Westminster CO 13.185 n/a 18,713
7,019 miles from location Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs CO 12.8957 n/a 13,572
7,019 miles from location Community College of Denver Denver CO 9.24406 n/a 10,918
7,022 miles from location Arapahoe Community College Littleton CO 10.5442 n/a 9,969
7,009 miles from location Community College of Aurora Aurora CO 10.8221 n/a 6,293
7,143 miles from location Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs CO 16.5604 n/a 5,741
7,017 miles from location Everest College-Thornton Denver CO 19.1169 88% 1,021
7,017 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Thornton Denver CO 18.5706 100% 802
7,016 miles from location Everest College-Colorado Springs Colorado Springs CO 25.5281 100% 790
7,010 miles from location Everest College-Aurora Aurora CO 22.6608 92% 704
7,017 miles from location Kaplan College-Denver Denver CO 28.4145 n/a 321
7,014 miles from location Institute of Business and Medical Careers Fort Collins CO 27.727 n/a 293
 

Curious what studying Paralegal gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Colorado

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 5,060 $48,500 33.2%
2
Legal Secretaries + 3,070 $49,870 -17.5%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are paralegal related jobs in Colorado