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Accredited Colleges Offering Paralegal Degrees

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Paralegals work under the direct supervision of an attorney in a law office, governmental agency, or corporation where they perform non-clerical, legal duties. Often paralegals will be heavily involved in the preparation of trials, closings, and hearings. For example, a paralegal may look over a court case to ensure that all facts have been appropriately considered. In recent years, paralegals have been handed an increasing amount of legal responsibilities, which has also increased the demand for paralegals since they typically charge less money to perform many of the same duties as lawyers. However, paralegals are still limited in their legal responsibilities. For instance, they cannot present cases in court or administer legal advice.

The majority of paralegals have obtained an associate's degree in paralegal studies (like those offered at many community colleges), but there are also a fair amount of paralegals who have obtained either a bachelor's or master's degree. There are also close to 260 training programs for paralegals that are approved by the American Bar Association. Completion of one of these programs can give you the upward advantage when seeking employment (BLS). 

Additionally, some choose to obtain certification as a paralegal to demonstrate their professional competency to potential employers. Certification, however, is not mandatory for most jobs as a paralegal. Administered by the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. (NALA), the Certified Paralegal examination lasts two days and covers Communications; Legal Research; Ethics; Substantive Law; and Judgment and Analytical Ability. In order to pass the exam, you must answer 70% of questions correctly in each of the aformentioned sections. For recertification, you must complete 50 hours of continuing education. There are other certifications options available as well.

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Grand Canyon University Annual Tuition $17,050 Recommend Rate Add Review
169 Programs, 1 in Paralegal (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • MS in Criminal Justice - Legal Studies
Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
322 Programs, 2 in Paralegal (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • AA: Paralegal Studies
  • BS: Paralegal Studies
Bryan University Online Annual Tuition $15,427 - $15,472 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
8 Programs, 1 in Paralegal (view all)
Campuses: Online
  • Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies and Litigation Technologies
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Abraham Lincoln University
Campuses: Los Angeles
Annual Tuition $7,500 Recommend Rate Add Review
Academy of Court Reporting and Technology-Cleveland
Campuses: Pittsburgh
Annual Tuition $10,710 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alexandria Technical & Community College
Campuses: Alexandria
Annual Tuition $5,402 Recommend Rate Add Review
Allan Hancock College
Campuses: Santa Maria
Annual Tuition $6,750 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alvin Community College
Campuses: Alvin
Annual Tuition $3,794 Recommend Rate Add Review
Amarillo College
Campuses: Amarillo, Dumas, Hereford
Annual Tuition $4,578 Recommend Rate Add Review
American National University
Campuses: Parkersburg, Princeton
Annual Tuition $11,466 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
American Public University System
Campuses: Charles Town
Annual Tuition $6,880 Recommend Rate Add Review
American River College
Campuses: Sacramento
Annual Tuition $7,440 Recommend Rate Add Review
Angelina College
Campuses: Lufkin
Annual Tuition $4,950 Recommend Rate Add Review
Anna Maria College
Campuses: Paxton
Annual Tuition $35,074 Recommend Rate Add Review
Anne Arundel Community College
Campuses: Arnold
Annual Tuition $12,024 Recommend Rate Add Review
Antonelli College
Campuses: Cincinnati, West Chester
Annual Tuition $15,980 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
Arapahoe Community College
Campuses: Littleton, Castle Rock, Parker
Annual Tuition $13,052 Recommend Rate Add Review
Arizona Western College
Campuses: Yuma, San Luis, Parker
Annual Tuition $9,530 Recommend Rate Add Review
Arlington Career Institute
Campuses: Grand Prairie
Annual Tuition $11,761 Recommend Rate Add Review
Ashworth College
Campuses: Online
Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate 33% (3 reviews)
Ashworth College (Canada)
Campuses: Online
Annual Tuition Not Provided Recommend Rate Add Review
Athens Technical College
Campuses: Athens
Annual Tuition $4,820 Recommend Rate Add Review
Atlanta Technical College
Campuses: Atlanta
Annual Tuition $4,882 Recommend Rate Add Review
Atlantic Cape Community College
Campuses: Mays Landing
Annual Tuition $7,536 Recommend Rate Add Review
Augusta Technical College
Campuses: Augusta, Grovetown, Thomson, Waynesboro
Annual Tuition $4,780 Recommend Rate Add Review
Austin Community College District
Campuses: Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock
Annual Tuition $11,340 Recommend Rate Add Review
Avila University
Campuses: Kansas City
Annual Tuition $26,450 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baker College of Allen Park
Campuses: Allen Park
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Baker College of Auburn Hills
Campuses: Auburn Hills
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
Baker College of Clinton Township
Campuses: Clinton Township
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Baker College of Flint
Campuses: Flint
Annual Tuition $8,640 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baker College of Jackson
Campuses: MI 49202-1290
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Baker College of Muskegon
Campuses: Muskegon
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