Elmira, NY has sixteen paralegal schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Ithaca College, the highest ranked school in this group with a paralegal program, has a total student population of 6,894. It is the 140th highest ranked school in the USA and the 16th highest in the state of New York (#1 is Columbia University in the City of New York).
Paralegal students from Elmira 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.
Elmira lies in Chemung county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the Elmira area has 37,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 5.0% unemployment rate, $19.02/hr average worker wage, and a $39,560 average annual salary.
Of the 16 paralegal schools with a 100-mile radius of Elmira, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ithaca College comes out as the most expensive ($27,899/yr) for paralegal students, with Broome Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,037/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Elmira|
|Painted Post||NY||-||1||33.1704||2||15.5 miles|
|Wilkes Barre||PA||-||4||40.1855||76||75.5 miles|