Colorado Springs, CO (population: 388,306) has three paralegal schools within its city limits. Everest College-Colorado Springs, the highest ranked school in the city with a paralegal program, has a total student population of 790. It is the 2905th highest ranked school in the USA and the 35th highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
Paralegal students from Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs area alone, there are 50 employed legal support workers earning an average salary of $46,750. Paralegals and legal assistants in this area earn $45,000/yr and there are 400 employed.
Colorado Springs lies in El Paso county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Colorado Springs area has 246,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $21/hr average worker wage, and a $43,790 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Colorado Springs are held by paralegals and legal assistants, and 0/1000 are held by legal support workers.
Of the 3 paralegal schools in Colorado Springs, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Colorado Technical University Online comes out as the most expensive ($21,537/yr) for paralegal students, with Pikes Peak Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,506/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Colorado Springs|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||36.3 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||47.3 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||49.0 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||53.4 miles|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||70.1 miles|