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Paralegal Schools in Illinois

There are 20 Illinois schools offering paralegal programs. 735 students graduated from programs at Illinois paralegal schools in 2010. 370 of all these students graduated with certificates and 316 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

696 students graduate from programs in this state in legal assisting, on average, per year. This accounts for 5% of students who schools in the United States graduate from paralegal programs. Specifically, 370 students graduated with paralegal certificates, 316 with an associate's level degree, and 49 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

20 paralegal schools are located in this state. Of these, while eight schools are private, 12 schools are public. Private paralegal school tuition varies from $13,200 to $32,114, while tuitions at a public paralegal school are $10,468.

Average tuition for paralegal programs is $21,636. While the highest tuition for paralegal programs, which is $32,114 per year, is at Loyola University-Chicago, the lowest tuition in Illinois, which is $10,468 every year, is at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Paralegal schools in Illinois offer certificates, associates degrees, and bachelors degrees. No paralegal students at the undergraduate level sought degrees at the masters level in 2010.

Paralegal Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

696 students graduate from programs in this state in legal assisting, on average, per year. This accounts for 5% of students who schools in the United States graduate from paralegal programs. Specifically, 370 students graduated with paralegal certificates, 316 with an associate's level degree, and 49 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Paralegal Program Completions in Illinois 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 148
  • Certificate 2007: 141
  • Certificate 2008: 279
  • Certificate 2009: 319
  • Certificate 2010: 370
  • Associate 2006: 404
  • Associate 2007: 356
  • Associate 2008: 308
  • Associate 2009: 283
  • Associate 2010: 316
  • Bachelor 2006: 58
  • Bachelor 2007: 63
  • Bachelor 2008: 70
  • Bachelor 2009: 64
  • Bachelor 2010: 49

Paralegal Program Availability in Illinois

Schools in Illinois offer a total of 33 paralegal programs. Of these programs, around 48.5% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level.

Paralegal Program Availability in Illinois

  • Certificate: 15
  • Associate: 16
  • Bachelor: 2

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 31990
  • 25th Percentile: 39010
  • Median: 51410
  • 75th Percentile: 65020
  • 90th Percentile: 76190

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 34110
  • 25th Percentile: 40090
  • Median: 47090
  • 75th Percentile: 55850
  • 90th Percentile: 67000

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 43910
  • Median Salary 2007: 49900
  • Median Salary 2008: 51090
  • Median Salary 2009: 53320
  • Median Salary 2010: 51410
  • Total Employed 2006: 7250
  • Total Employed 2007: 8180
  • Total Employed 2008: 8660
  • Total Employed 2009: 8310
  • Total Employed 2010: 9010

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 42080
  • Median Salary 2007: 44270
  • Median Salary 2008: 46080
  • Median Salary 2009: 45540
  • Median Salary 2010: 47090
  • Total Employed 2006: 1600
  • Total Employed 2007: 1330
  • Total Employed 2008: 1110
  • Total Employed 2009: 1050
  • Total Employed 2010: 1085

Illinois vs National Paralegal Employment

Illinois vs National Paralegal Employment

  • Employed in Illinois: 3.480% (10095)

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1. ITT Technical Institute - Mount Prospect

1401 Feehanville Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056-9823
(847) 375-8800

ITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect is a for-profit 4-year institution. ITT is in the suburbs of Mount Prospect, Illinois. ITT Tech is one of several campuses. ITT Tech offers subjects such as visual communications, law, and animation. This specialized school offers eight associates level degrees and eight bachelors level degrees to students. 513 students pursued degrees from the 13 programs at ITT Tech in 2010. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits this school. It is one of 8 technical colleges in Illinois.

2. Brown Mackie College - Quad Cities

1527 47th Ave
Moline, IL 61265
(309) 762-2100

Brown Mackie College-Quad Cities is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Moline, IL. This school is one of several campuses. This school offers subjects such as business and healthcare. This school offers four certificates and three associates level degrees to students. 344 students pursued degrees from the five programs at this school in 2010. This school is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

3. ITT Technical Institute - Oak Brook

800 Jorie Boulevard- Suite 100
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 472-7000

ITT Technical Institute-Oak Brook is a for-profit 4-year institution. It is in the suburbs of Oak Brook, Illinois. This school is one of several campuses. It offers eight associates level degrees and seven bachelors level degrees to students. In 2010, 470 students pursued degrees from the 12 programs at ITT Tech. ITT offers subjects such as project management and drafting. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits this technical college. It is one of 8 technical colleges in Illinois.

4. Northwestern College - Southwestern

7725 South Harlem Avenue
Bridgeview, IL 60455
(888) 205-2283

Northwestern College-Southwestern is located in the suburbs of Bridgeview, Illinois. This school offers two programs in legal assisting. Of those, this school offers one certificate in legal assisting to students and one paralegal degree at the associate's level. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

5. ITT Technical Institute - Orland Park

11551 184th Place
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 326-3200

ITT Technical Institute-Orland Park is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school is located in Orland Park, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school is one of several campuses. It offers subjects including computer programming and project management. ITT offers students nine degrees at the associates level and seven degrees at the bachelors level. In 2010, 558 students pursued degrees from the 13 programs at ITT Tech. It is one of 8 technical colleges in Illinois.

6. Rockford Career College

1130 South Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 965-8616

Rockford Career College is near the heart of downtown and it offers one paralegal program. Overall, 757 students pursue degrees in 18 programs at this vocational school.

7. Ellis University

111 N Canal St Ste 380
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 669-5000

Founded in 2008, Ellis University is a 4-year institution. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Chicago, IL. This school offers subjects including forensic accounting and teaching. This very small school offers one certificate, two associates level degrees, 11 degrees at the bachelors level, and five degrees at the masters level to students. 1,338 students pursued degrees from the 15 programs at this school in 2010. It is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council, Accrediting Commission. Ellis is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois.

8. Rasmussen College - Illinois

6000 East State Street- 4th Floor
Rockford, IL 61108-2513
(815) 316-4800

Rasmussen College-Illinois is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school, which is 4.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Rockford, IL. It offers subjects such as web design and business management. Students are offered five certificates, 14 associates level degrees, and one bachelors level degree by this school. 2,193 students sought degrees from the 17 programs at this school in 2010. This school is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

9. Midstate College

411 W Northmoor Road
Peoria, IL 61614-3595
(309) 692-4092

Midstate College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Peoria, IL and it offers one paralegal program. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in legal assisting.

10. Loyola University - Chicago

1032 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 274-3000

Loyola University-Chicago is 8.4 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one program in legal assisting. It is one of 10 institutions with a medical school in Illinois. It is the fourth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering legal assisting.

11. Lewis University

One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446-2200
(815) 838-0500

Lewis University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1932. This school, which is very close to Romeoville, Illinois, is in a rural setting. It offers subjects such as public relations, public administration, and business. Students are offered three certificates, three degrees at the associates level, 75 bachelors level degrees, 21 degrees at the masters level, and one degree at the doctoral level by Lewis. 6,139 students sought degrees from the 88 programs at this school in 2010. Lewis is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

12. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4512
(618) 453-2121

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is located in Carbondale, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and this university offers one paralegal program. Overall, 20,037 students pursue degrees in 218 programs at this large university. This university is the oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering paralegal programs.

13. City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

4300 N Narragansett
Chicago, IL 60634-1500
(773) 777-7900

City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College is 9.8 miles from the heart of downtown and this college offers one program in legal assisting. Overall, 12,660 students pursue degrees in 40 City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College programs. This college is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering paralegal programs.

14. Roosevelt University

430 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605-1394
(312) 341-3500

Roosevelt University offers two paralegal programs. Specifically, this school offers students one paralegal certificate and one paralegal degree at the bachelor's level. This school is in the center of Chicago. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering programs in legal assisting.

15. The College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
(630) 942-2800

The College of DuPage offers two programs in legal assisting. Of those, students are offered one paralegal certificate by it and one paralegal degree at the associate's level. This college is in the suburbs of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Overall, 26,722 students pursue degrees in 120 College of DuPage programs. In terms of enrollment, this community college ranks first in the state of Illinois.

16. MacCormac College

29 E. Madison
Chicago, IL 60602-4405
(312) 922-1884x424

MacCormac College is located in the center of Chicago. It offers two paralegal programs. Specifically, this community college offers students one paralegal certificate and one associate's level degree in legal assisting. This community college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. This college is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering paralegal programs.

17. Elgin Community College

1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123-7193
(847) 697-1000

Elgin Community College is near the center of the city. It offers two programs in legal assisting. More specifically, it offers students one certificate in legal assisting and one paralegal degree at the associate's level. 12,214 students seek degrees in 76 Elgin Community College programs, overall.

18. Southwestern Illinois College

2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville, IL 62221-5899
(618) 235-2700

Southwestern Illinois College offers one paralegal program and this school is located in Belleville, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This school is one of 62 public post-secondary institutions in Illinois. It is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Illinois offering paralegal programs.

19. Harper College

1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067-7398
(847) 925-6000

Harper College is located in the suburbs of Palatine, Illinois. This school offers two paralegal programs. More specifically, this large school offers students one certificate in legal assisting and one associate's level legal assisting degree. Overall, 16,060 students pursue degrees in 94 Harper College programs.

20. Lewis and Clark Community College

5800 Godfrey Rd
Godfrey, IL 62035
(618) 468-7000

Lewis and Clark Community College is in Godfrey, Illinois, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college offers two paralegal programs. More specifically, it offers one certificate in legal assisting to students and one degree at the associate's level in legal assisting. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the seventh largest institution in the state of Illinois offering legal assisting in terms of programs.

21. Northwestern College

4829 North Lipps Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 777-4220

Northwestern College offers two programs in legal assisting. Specifically, it offers students one certificate in legal assisting and one degree at the associate's level in legal assisting. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Chicago, IL. It is one of 26 liberal arts colleges in Illinois. This liberal arts college is the tenth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering legal assisting in terms of programs.

22. Illinois Central College

One College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635-0001
(309) 694-5422

Illinois Central College, which is only a few miles from East Peoria, is in a rural area. This college offers two paralegal programs. Out of those, it offers students one paralegal certificate and one paralegal degree at the associate's level. This college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. It is the sixth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering legal assisting.

23. The College of Lake County

19351 W Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030-1198
(847) 543-2000

The College of Lake County offers two programs in legal assisting. Of those, students are offered one certificate in legal assisting by it and one associate's level legal assisting degree. This college is in the suburbs of Grayslake, Illinois. 18,091 students seek degrees in 103 College of Lake County programs, overall.

24. City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

30 E Lake St
Chicago, IL 60601-2449
(312) 553-5600

City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College is 0.6 miles from the center of the city and it offers one program in legal assisting. This community college is a public 2-year institution. It is the second largest institution in the state of Illinois offering legal assisting in terms of programs.

25. Kankakee Community College

100 College Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 802-8500

Kankakee Community College is located in the suburbs of Kankakee, Illinois. It offers two paralegal programs. Of those, students are offered one certificate in legal assisting by it and one paralegal degree at the associate's level. This community college is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois. In terms of programs, this college is the sixth largest institution in the state of Illinois offering legal assisting.

26. Robert Morris University Illinois

401 S State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 935-6800

Robert Morris University Illinois offers two paralegal programs. Of those, students are offered one certificate in legal assisting by this school and one degree at the associate's level in legal assisting. This school is in the center of Chicago. It is a 4-year institution.

27. South Suburban College

15800 South State Street
South Holland, IL 60473-1200
(708) 596-2000x5894

South Suburban College offers two paralegal programs. Out of those, students are offered one paralegal certificate by it and one degree at the associate's level in legal assisting. It is in the suburbs of South Holland, Illinois. Overall, 7,161 students pursue degrees in 53 programs at this college.

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