North Dakota contains four schools that offer legal assistant programs. Lake Region State College, the highest-ranking legal assistant school in ND, has a total student population of 1,702 and is the 4327th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 4 legal assistant schools in North Dakota, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rasmussen College-Fargo comes out as the most expensive ($13,017/yr), with Turtle Mountain Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,031/yr.
Legal Assistant students from North Dakota schools who go on to become legal assistants, paralegals, legal analysts, legal clerks, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 246,810 people working as paralegals and legal assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,080. Also, Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers make on average $87,620 per year and there are about 13,140 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the North Dakota alone, there are 40 employed administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers earning an average yearly salary of $88,560. Paralegals and legal assistants in this state earn $39,420/yr and there are 320 employed.
Also, within the legal assistant schools in North Dakota, the average student population is 1,960 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 13 to 1. Aside from legal assistant, there are 1090 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,086 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,018, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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