Paralegal in New Jersey

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Schools Offering Paralegal Studies Programs in New Jersey


Around 0.2% of New Jersey's graduates graduate from paralegal studies degree programs every year. Thus, New Jersey's 20 paralegal schools put out approximately 294 paralegals each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Jersey with a paralegal program is Montclair State University, which is located in Montclair. In 2010, it was ranked 34th nationwide. In 2010, Montclair State University graduated 11 students from its paralegal program. Montclair State University charged in-state students $10,016 in tuition fees per year.

Prism Career Institute, which was ranked 69th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in New Jersey that has a paralegal program. It is located in Cherry Hill. 15 students graduated with degree in paralegal from Prism Career Institute in 2010.

Prism Career Institute, which is located in Pleasantville, is the third-ranked school in New Jersey that has a paralegal program. It received a ranking of 72nd in the country in 2010. 16 students graduated with degree in paralegal from Prism Career Institute in 2010. Prism Career Institute charged in-state students $0 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at New Jersey's paralegal schools ranges from $20,700 per year to $3,024 per year. But, the average tuition is $4,370 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at New Jersey paralegal schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Berkeley College - located in Little Falls, students are charged $20,700 per year
  2. Montclair State University - located in Montclair, students are charged $10,016 per year
  3. Hudson County Community College - located in Jersey City, students are charged $4,240 per year

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

  1. Warren County Community College - located in Washington, students are charged $3,024 per year
  2. Mercer County Community College - located in Princeton Junction, students are charged $3,048 per year
  3. Union County College - located in Cranford, students are charged $3,120 per year

A paralegal degree from a New Jersey school... what next?

A large number of New Jersey paralegal graduates become paralegals. If you decide to work as a paralegal in New Jersey, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 6,530 New Jersey paralegals as of 2010. In New Jersey, the largest numbers of paralegals work in the following counties:

  1. Essex County - 2,410 paralegals
  2. Middlesex County - 1,250 paralegals
  3. Burlington County - 750 paralegals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of paralegals is expected to grow by 11% by 2018. There are projected to be 8,300 paralegals working in the New Jersey then.

Salary

On average, a paralegal earns a salary of $52,870 per year in New Jersey state. However, New Jersey paralegals earned anywhere in the range from as less than $28,850 per year to more than $85,780 per year in 2010. The counties in New Jersey with the highest average salary for a paralegal are:

  1. Mercer County - $59,450 per year
  2. Essex County - $52,080 per year
  3. Middlesex County - $50,800 per year

The following counties in New Jersey have the lowest average salaries for paralegals:

  1. Cumberland County - $41,270 per year
  2. Atlantic County - $43,920 per year
  3. Burlington County - $50,170 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in paralegal studies in New Jersey and to compare salaries with various related fields such as homeland security or paralegal, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies in New Jersey
  • Certificate in Paralegal Studies in New Jersey

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,403 miles from location Montclair State University Montclair NJ 66.2247 33% 18,171
5,399 miles from location Bergen Community College Paramus NJ 11.8148 n/a 16,469
5,434 miles from location Camden County College Blackwood NJ 11.4238 n/a 15,670
5,393 miles from location Brookdale Community College Lincroft NJ 14.4833 n/a 15,639
5,407 miles from location Middlesex County College Edison NJ 11.7646 n/a 13,356
5,400 miles from location Essex County College Newark NJ 7.50274 n/a 13,314
5,407 miles from location Union County College Cranford NJ 8.60973 n/a 12,751
5,390 miles from location Ocean County College Toms River NJ 14.9813 n/a 10,415
5,415 miles from location Burlington County College Pemberton NJ 11.7128 n/a 9,693
5,419 miles from location Mercer County Community College Princeton Junction NJ 10.9855 n/a 9,621
5,394 miles from location Hudson County Community College Jersey City NJ 8.43331 n/a 8,682
5,425 miles from location Raritan Valley Community College Somerville NJ 12.4215 n/a 7,888
5,411 miles from location Atlantic Cape Community College Mays Landing NJ 11.4678 n/a 7,588
5,438 miles from location Gloucester County College Sewell NJ 12.0629 n/a 6,490
5,456 miles from location Sussex County Community College Newton NJ 13.9218 n/a 4,208
5,430 miles from location Cumberland County College Vineland NJ 13.5656 n/a 4,014
5,403 miles from location Berkeley College Little Falls NJ 20.7455 52% 3,709
5,444 miles from location Warren County Community College Washington NJ 10.5995 n/a 2,180
5,436 miles from location Prism Career Institute Cherry Hill NJ 30.7836 80% 368
0 miles from location Prism Career Institute Pleasantville NJ 28.4243 79% 279
 

Curious what studying Paralegal gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Legal Secretaries + 11,180 $45,460 -17.3%
2
Paralegals and Legal Assistants + 6,530 $52,870 5.3%
 

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