There are schools offering paralegal programs in Pennsylvania!
Schools Offering Paralegal Studies Programs in Pennsylvania
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Around 0.2% of Pennsylvania's graduates graduate from paralegal studies degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 705 paralegals graduate from Pennsylvania's 33 paralegal schools.
The top-ranked school in Pennsylvania with a paralegal program is Cedar Crest College, which is located in Allentown. In 2010, it was ranked 40th nationwide. no students graduated with a degree in paralegal from Cedar Crest College in 2010. Students at Cedar Crest College paid $28,967 per year in tuition fees.
Wilson College, which was ranked 46th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a paralegal program. It is located in Chambersburg. Wilson College charged in-state students $28,220 in tuition fees per year.
Mount Aloysius College, which was ranked 46th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a paralegal program. It is located in Cresson. In 2010, Mount Aloysius College graduated 3 students from its paralegal programs. The tuition rate at Mount Aloysius College was $18,000 per year.
If you are hoping to attend one of Pennsylvania's paralegal schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $10,211 per year, though tuition can range from $28,967 per year to $2,700 per year. In 2010, the following Pennsylvania paralegal schools had the highest tuition rates:
- Cedar Crest College - located in Allentown, students are charged $28,967 per year
- Wilson College - located in Chambersburg, students are charged $28,220 per year
- Gannon University - located in Erie, students are charged $24,582 per year
The lowest tuition rates at Pennsylvania paralegal schools were charged at the following schools:
- Westmoreland County Community College - located in Youngwood, students are charged $2,700 per year
- Community College of Allegheny County - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $2,720 per year
- Luzerne County Community College - located in Nanticoke, students are charged $3,090 per year
A paralegal degree from a Pennsylvania school... what next?
A large number of Pennsylvania paralegal graduates become paralegals. 8,570 paralegals were working in Pennsylvania in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Pennsylvania paralegals:
- Bucks County - 4,530 paralegals
- Allegheny County - 1,640 paralegals
- Cumberland County - 720 paralegals
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 10,400 paralegals will be working in Pennsylvania state. This would require the number of paralegals to grow by 13%.
A paralegal in Pennsylvania makes an average of $50,260 per year. In 2010, however, some Pennsylvania paralegals earned as little as less than $22,300 per year or as much as more than $77,950 per year. On average a paralegal earns the most in the following Pennsylvania counties:
- Bucks County - $54,900 per year
- Allegheny County - $47,850 per year
- Cumberland County - $46,560 per year
On average, paralegals earns the least in the following Pennsylvania counties:
- Clarion County - $32,580 per year
- Lancaster County - $38,080 per year
- Lycoming County - $38,540 per year
For more data regarding a career in paralegal studies in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania
- Bachelor's Degree in Paralegal Studies in Pennsylvania
- Certificate in Paralegal Studies in Pennsylvania
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|Distance||School||City||State||Rating||Acceptance Rate||Student Population|
|5,535 miles from location||Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg||Harrisburg||PA||13.2135||n/a||22,529|
|5,701 miles from location||Community College of Allegheny County||Pittsburgh||PA||12.0174||n/a||20,520|
|5,442 miles from location||Community College of Philadelphia||Philadelphia||PA||10.286||n/a||19,048|
|5,454 miles from location||Delaware County Community College||Media||PA||10.4971||n/a||12,237|
|5,459 miles from location||Northampton County Area Community College||Bethlehem||PA||16.3564||n/a||11,196|
|5,473 miles from location||Lehigh Carbon Community College||Schnecksville||PA||12.2036||n/a||8,127|
|5,499 miles from location||Luzerne County Community College||Nanticoke||PA||12.9331||n/a||7,130|
|5,675 miles from location||Westmoreland County Community College||Youngwood||PA||11.809||n/a||7,089|
|5,552 miles from location||Pennsylvania College of Technology||Williamsport||PA||24.1746||n/a||6,409|
|5,717 miles from location||Gannon University||Erie||PA||29.6849||26%||4,238|
|5,506 miles from location||McCann School of Business and Technology||Pottsville||PA||21.2895||n/a||2,707|
|5,442 miles from location||Peirce College||Philadelphia||PA||3.05749||n/a||2,083|
|5,467 miles from location||Cedar Crest College||Allentown||PA||59.7972||20%||1,887|
|5,627 miles from location||Mount Aloysius College||Cresson||PA||53.0256||38%||1,604|
|5,720 miles from location||Tri-State Business Institute||Erie||PA||19.98||n/a||1,603|
|5,484 miles from location||Lackawanna College||Scranton||PA||13.9199||n/a||1,494|
|5,538 miles from location||Central Pennsylvania College||Summerdale||PA||21.7457||23%||1,216|
|5,440 miles from location||Manor College||Jenkintown||PA||25.1342||89%||952|
|5,489 miles from location||Berks Technical Institute||Reading||PA||29.7461||99%||872|
|5,572 miles from location||Wilson College||Chambersburg||PA||54.2467||41%||840|
|5,700 miles from location||Everest Institute-Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh||PA||21.9807||100%||762|
|5,700 miles from location||Bradford School||Pittsburgh||PA||31.0634||36%||601|
|5,494 miles from location||Fortis Institute||Kingston||PA||32.703||100%||581|
|5,699 miles from location||Sanford-Brown Institute||Pittsburgh||PA||18.4611||n/a||576|
|5,437 miles from location||Prism Career Institute||Philadelphia||PA||32.2927||80%||473|
|5,451 miles from location||Lansdale School of Business||North Wales||PA||28.6361||n/a||463|
|5,448 miles from location||PJA School||Upper Darby||PA||22.1336||80%||371|
|5,718 miles from location||Erie Business Center||Erie||PA||23.6195||63%||332|
|5,486 miles from location||Pace Institute||Reading||PA||28.1588||n/a||288|
|5,533 miles from location||Keystone Technical Institute||Harrisburg||PA||14.8165||n/a||250|
|5,700 miles from location||Academy of Court Reporting and Technology||Pittsburgh||PA||6.92029||n/a||185|
|5,505 miles from location||Consolidated School of Business||Lancaster||PA||23.2035||n/a||182|
|5,526 miles from location||Consolidated School of Business||York||PA||22.7974||n/a||152|
Curious what studying Paralegal gets you?
Check out the different options and how they're looking in Pennsylvania
|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Legal Secretaries +||11,490||$42,680||-7.6%|
|Paralegals and Legal Assistants +||8,570||$50,260||-8.2%|
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