Cypress, CA (population: 47,588) has sixty paralegal schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Harvey Mudd College, the highest ranked school in this group with a paralegal program, has a total student population of 763. It is the 51st highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Paralegal students from Cypress schools who go on to become paralegals, paralegalss, paralegal professionals, real estate paralegals, 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 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area alone, there are 480 employed legal support workers earning an average salary of $53,550. Paralegals and legal assistants in this area earn $60,060/yr and there are 3,350 employed.
Cypress lies in Orange county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan area has 1,433,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $48,940 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Cypress are held by paralegals and legal assistants, and 0/1000 are held by legal support workers.
Of the 60 paralegal schools with a 100-mile radius of Cypress, only 17 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan College-San Diego comes out as the most expensive ($68,300/yr) for paralegal students, with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest, reported at only $2,897/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cypress|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||5.4 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||7.2 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||9.2 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||12.8 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||13.1 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||16.2 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||16.3 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||17.5 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||17.6 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||18.1 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||18.9 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||19.6 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||24.3 miles|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||24.7 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||24.8 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||24.9 miles|