Paralegal in Kentucky

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Schools Offering Paralegal Studies Programs in Kentucky

Each year, approximately 0.1% of Kentucky graduates receive degrees in paralegal studies. Thus, Kentucky's 18 paralegal schools put out approximately 187 paralegals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Kentucky that has a paralegal program is University of Louisville. University of Louisville, which was ranked 69th in the country in 2010, is located in Louisville. 18 students graduated with a degree in paralegal from University of Louisville in 2010. Tuition at University of Louisville was $8,424 per year.

Western Kentucky University, which was ranked 69th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Kentucky that has a paralegal program. It is located in Bowling Green. In 2010, Western Kentucky University graduated 7 students from its paralegal program. Western Kentucky University charged in-state students $7,560 in tuition fees per year.

Daymar College-Paducah Main, which is located in Paducah, is the third-ranked school in Kentucky that has a paralegal program. It received a ranking of 70th in the country in 2010. Students at Daymar College-Paducah Main paid $0 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Kentucky's paralegal schools ranges from $18,048 per year to $6,492 per year. But, the average tuition is $11,406 per year. In 2010, the paralegal schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Kentucky were:

  1. ITT Technical Institute-Louisville - located in Louisville, students are charged $18,048 per year
  2. Sullivan University - located in Louisville, students are charged $17,100 per year
  3. Daymar College-Owensboro Campus - located in Owensboro, students are charged $15,344 per year

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

  1. Morehead State University - located in Morehead, students are charged $6,492 per year
  2. Eastern Kentucky University - located in Richmond, students are charged $7,084 per year
  3. Western Kentucky University - located in Bowling Green, students are charged $7,560 per year

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

The highest percentage of paralegal graduates in Kentucky pursue careers as a paralegal. 3,170 paralegals were working in Kentucky in 2010. In Kentucky, the largest numbers of paralegals work in the following counties:

  1. Clark County - 1,410 paralegals
  2. Bourbon County - 340 paralegals
  3. Anderson County - 230 paralegals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of paralegals in Kentucky will grow by 18%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 4,180 paralegals working in Kentucky.


On average, a paralegal earns a salary of $41,240 per year in Kentucky state. In 2010, however, some Kentucky paralegals earned as little as less than $21,020 per year or as much as more than $68,950 per year. The following counties in Kentucky have the highest average salaries for paralegals:

  1. Anderson County - $45,310 per year
  2. Clark County - $43,390 per year
  3. Bourbon County - $42,200 per year

On average, paralegals earns the least in the following Kentucky counties:

  1. Edmonson County - $32,130 per year
  2. Daviess County - $32,740 per year
  3. Adair County - $34,550 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Kentucky statistics regarding a career in paralegal studies and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 Kentucky
  • Bachelor's Degree in Paralegal Studies in Kentucky

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,982 miles from location Daymar College Online Louisville KY n/a n/a n/a
5,995 miles from location University of Louisville Louisville KY 31.4563 48% 21,016
6,029 miles from location Western Kentucky University Bowling Green KY 30.5056 47% 20,712
5,913 miles from location Eastern Kentucky University Richmond KY 27.7574 48% 16,268
5,868 miles from location Morehead State University Morehead KY 25.4731 43% 8,822
5,990 miles from location Sullivan University Louisville KY 26.3988 n/a 5,652
5,991 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Louisville Louisville KY 15.2356 n/a 1,536
5,984 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Louisville Louisville KY 18.3232 100% 975
5,937 miles from location Beckfield College Florence KY 15.3363 n/a 888
5,933 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Northern Kentucky Ft Mitchell KY 13.8001 n/a 672
5,991 miles from location Daymar College-Louisville Louisville KY 17.6745 n/a 509
6,030 miles from location Daymar College Bowling Green KY 12.1202 n/a 499
6,069 miles from location Daymar College-Owensboro Campus Owensboro KY 15.4169 n/a 366
6,150 miles from location Daymar College-Paducah Main Paducah KY 30.1324 n/a 289
6,085 miles from location Brown Mackie College-Hopkinsville Hopkinsville KY 13.3055 n/a 288
6,150 miles from location Daymar College-Madisonville Madisonville KY 25.0644 n/a 225
5,929 miles from location Daymar College-Bellevue Bellevue KY 13.1088 n/a 136
6,014 miles from location Daymar College-Scottsville Scottsville KY n/a n/a 109

Curious what studying Paralegal gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Legal Secretaries + 4,120 $31,650
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 3,170 $41,240 -11.0%

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