Iowa contains ten schools that offer paralegal studies programs. Grand View University, the highest-ranking paralegal studies school in IA, has a total student population of 2,039 and is the 606th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 paralegal studies schools in Iowa, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,020/yr), with Des Moines Area Community College as the lowest recorded at only $8,142/yr.
Paralegal Studies students from Iowa schools who go on to become paralegals, paralegalss, paralegal professionals, paralegal specialists, 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, Legal support workers make on average $58,630 per year and there are about 39,590 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Iowa alone, there are 950 employed legal support workers earning an average yearly salary of $44,290. Paralegals and legal assistants in this state earn $43,240/yr and there are 1,390 employed.
Also, within the paralegal studies schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from paralegal studies, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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