Paralegal in Massachusetts

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Schools Offering Paralegal Studies Programs in Massachusetts


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Massachusetts receive paralegal studies degrees every year. Thus, Massachusetts' 22 paralegal schools put out approximately 300 paralegals each year.

Top Schools

Boston University, which is located in Boston, is the top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a paralegal program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Boston University graduated no students from its paralegal program. The tuition rate at Boston University was $39,864 per year.

The second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a paralegal program is College of Our Lady of the Elms. College of Our Lady of the Elms, which was ranked 32nd in the country in 2010, is located in Chicopee. 4 students graduated with degree in paralegal from College of Our Lady of the Elms in 2010. Students at College of Our Lady of the Elms paid $27,157 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a paralegal program is Bay Path College. Bay Path College, which was ranked 39th in the country in 2010, is located in Longmeadow. 7 students graduated with degree in paralegal from Bay Path College in 2010. Students at Bay Path College paid $25,515 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Massachusetts paralegal school, average tuition will be $14,763 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $3,144 per year to $39,864 per year. In 2010, the following Massachusetts paralegal schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Boston University - located in Boston, students are charged $39,864 per year
  2. Assumption College - located in Worcester, students are charged $31,305 per year
  3. Suffolk University - located in Boston, students are charged $28,526 per year

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

  1. Bunker Hill Community College - located in Charlestown, students are charged $3,144 per year
  2. Northern Essex Community College - located in Haverhill, students are charged $3,384 per year
  3. Massachusetts Bay Community College - located in Wellesley Hills, students are charged $3,624 per year

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

A large number of Massachusetts paralegal graduates become paralegals. Massachusetts had 6,530 paralegals in 2010. In Massachusetts, the largest numbers of paralegals work in the following counties:

  1. Bristol County - 4,900 paralegals
  2. Hartford County - 440 paralegals
  3. Middlesex County - 320 paralegals

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of paralegals in the state of Massachusetts will grow to 8,160. This would require a 12% growth in the profession.

Salary

A paralegal in Massachusetts earns $50,290 per year on average. However, Massachusetts paralegals earned anywhere in the range from as less than $26,940 per year to more than $87,370 per year in 2010. The counties in Massachusetts with the highest average salary for a paralegal are:

  1. Windham County - $59,230 per year
  2. Middlesex County - $54,690 per year
  3. Hartford County - $48,160 per year

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

  1. Worcester County - $37,550 per year
  2. Berkshire County - $40,780 per year
  3. Essex County - $42,070 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts
  • Bachelor's Degree in Paralegal Studies in Massachusetts
  • Certificate in Paralegal Studies in Massachusetts

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,267 miles from location Boston University Boston MA 85.9479 20% 31,960
5,265 miles from location Bunker Hill Community College Charlestown MA 10.7498 n/a 11,009
5,278 miles from location Middlesex Community College Bedford MA 10.2745 n/a 9,516
5,265 miles from location Suffolk University Boston MA 59.9395 16% 9,148
5,264 miles from location North Shore Community College Danvers MA 11.9872 n/a 7,968
5,271 miles from location Northern Essex Community College Haverhill MA 9.60858 n/a 7,385
5,274 miles from location Massachusetts Bay Community College Wellesley Hills MA 13.4837 n/a 5,456
5,315 miles from location Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner MA 10.945 n/a 4,761
5,218 miles from location Cape Cod Community College West Barnstable MA 8.73914 n/a 4,657
5,260 miles from location Quincy College Quincy MA 13.6313 n/a 4,361
5,302 miles from location Assumption College Worcester MA 29.7589 17% 2,794
5,337 miles from location Bay Path College Longmeadow MA 60.6795 33% 2,044
5,266 miles from location Fisher College Boston MA 24.1178 22% 1,593
5,307 miles from location Anna Maria College Paxton MA 53.6904 26% 1,589
5,339 miles from location College of Our Lady of the Elms Chicopee MA 67.8925 32% 1,260
5,261 miles from location Eastern Nazarene College Quincy MA 54.2902 35% 1,075
5,269 miles from location Newbury College-Brookline Brookline MA 19.1819 n/a 994
5,267 miles from location The Salter School-Malden Campus Malden MA 23.0301 n/a 646
5,297 miles from location Atlantic Union College South Lancaster MA 17.9037 n/a 468
5,280 miles from location The Salter School-Tewksbury Campus Tewksbury MA 27.0706 n/a 371
5,375 miles from location Mildred Elley Pittsfield MA 27.7575 n/a 235
5,258 miles from location Marian Court College Swampscott MA 20.3806 53% 230
 

Curious what studying Paralegal gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 6,530 $50,290 -9.6%
2
Legal Secretaries + 6,260 $48,090 -17.0%
 

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