Paralegal in Georgia

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Schools Offering Paralegal Studies Programs in Georgia


Around 0.1% of Georgia's graduates graduate from paralegal studies degree programs every year. Thus, Georgia's 19 paralegal schools put out approximately 203 paralegals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Georgia that has a paralegal program is Valdosta State University. Valdosta State University, which was ranked 41st in the country in 2010, is located in Valdosta. In 2010, 12 students graduated from Valdosta State University's paralegal program. The tuition rate at Valdosta State University was $5,406 per year.

The second-ranked school in Georgia with a paralegal program is Iverson Business School, which is located in Atlanta. In 2010, it was ranked 77th nationwide. In 2010, 4 students graduated from Iverson Business School paralegal program.

The third-ranked school in Georgia that has a paralegal program is Gwinnett College. Gwinnett College, which was ranked 77th in the country in 2010, is located in Lilburn. In 2010, Gwinnett College graduated 16 students from its paralegal programs. Gwinnett College charged in-state students $9,250 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Paralegal schools in Georgia, charge students an average tuition of $4,416 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $15,285 per year, or as little as $1,863 per year. In 2010, the following Georgia paralegal schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. South University-Savannah - located in Savannah, students are charged $15,285 per year
  2. Herzing University - located in Atlanta, students are charged $11,241 per year
  3. Brown Mackie College-Atlanta - located in Atlanta, students are charged $9,766 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Georgia paralegal schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Central Georgia Technical College - located in Macon, students are charged $1,863 per year
  2. Athens Technical College - located in Athens, students are charged $1,863 per year
  3. Middle Georgia Technical College - located in Warner Robins, students are charged $2,268 per year

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

A large number of Georgia paralegal graduates become paralegals. If you decide to work as a paralegal in Georgia, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 7,580 Georgia paralegals as of 2010. In Georgia, the largest numbers of paralegals work in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 6,130 paralegals
  2. Burke County - 240 paralegals
  3. Russell County - 200 paralegals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 10,850 paralegals will be working in Georgia state. This would require the number of paralegals to grow by 30%.

Salary

A paralegal in Georgia earns $48,910 per year on average. But, salaries for paralegals can vary. In 2010, paralegals made as little as less than $19,680 per year or as much as more than $106,460 per year in Georgia. A paralegal in the following Georgia counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Appling County - $66,160 per year
  2. Bryan County - $53,420 per year
  3. Russell County - $50,980 per year

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

  1. Bibb County - $36,640 per year
  2. Hall County - $40,210 per year
  3. Baker County - $40,440 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Georgia 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 Georgia
  • Bachelor's Degree in Paralegal Studies in Georgia
  • Certificate in Paralegal Studies in Georgia

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,704 miles from location South University-Savannah Savannah GA 17.3865 44% 13,179
5,827 miles from location Valdosta State University Valdosta GA 59.0098 52% 12,391
5,874 miles from location Gainesville State College Oakwood GA 18.0282 60% 8,801
5,858 miles from location Central Georgia Technical College Macon GA 13.7605 n/a 6,950
0 miles from location Clayton State University Morrow GA 21.8026 53% 6,587
5,884 miles from location Darton College Albany GA 11.5575 n/a 5,854
5,704 miles from location Savannah Technical College Savannah GA 13.7948 n/a 5,483
5,895 miles from location Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin GA 18.387 n/a 5,185
5,843 miles from location Athens Technical College Athens GA 14.3033 n/a 5,167
5,766 miles from location Augusta Technical College Augusta GA 18.8263 n/a 5,028
5,894 miles from location Dekalb Technical College Clarkston GA 14.4911 n/a 4,742
5,903 miles from location Atlanta Technical College Atlanta GA 12.0104 n/a 4,740
5,932 miles from location Columbus Technical College Columbus GA 11.0556 n/a 4,172
5,901 miles from location Bainbridge College Bainbridge GA 14.7401 65% 3,558
5,856 miles from location Middle Georgia Technical College Warner Robins GA 18.4993 n/a 3,543
5,901 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Atlanta Atlanta GA 7.58458 n/a 868
5,901 miles from location Herzing University Atlanta GA 18.242 100% 609
5,888 miles from location Gwinnett College Lilburn GA 22.8637 n/a 430
5,896 miles from location Iverson Business School Atlanta GA 23.3476 n/a 190
 

Curious what studying Paralegal gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 7,580 $48,910 26.8%
2
Legal Secretaries + 6,260 $41,440 -9.8%
 

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