Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has four paralegal schools within its city limits. Florida Technical College of Jacksonville Inc, the highest ranked school in the city with a paralegal program, has a total student population of 313. It is the 1411th highest ranked school in the USA and the 57th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Paralegal students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 160 employed legal support workers earning an average salary of $45,260. Paralegals and legal assistants in this area earn $41,420/yr and there are 1,330 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by paralegals and legal assistants, and 0/1000 are held by legal support workers.
Of the 4 paralegal schools in Jacksonville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Florida Technical College of Jacksonville Inc comes out as the most expensive ($16,412/yr) for paralegal students, with Florida Community College at Jacksonville as the lowest, reported at only $6,668/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|