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Paralegal Schools in Iowa

There are seven Iowa schools offering paralegal programs. 919 students graduated from programs at Iowa paralegal schools in 2010. 539 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 283 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

880 students graduate from programs in this state in legal assisting, on average, per year. This accounts for 6% of students who schools in the United States graduate from paralegal programs. Out of those, 97 students graduated with certificates in legal assisting, 539 with an associate's level degree, and 283 with a bachelor's level degree.

Seven paralegal schools are located in this state. And out of these, three schools are public, while four schools are private. Tuition at a private paralegal school varies from $15,372 to $20,292.

Average tuition for paralegal programs is $18,242. The lowest tuition in this state is at Kaplan University-Cedar Falls, while the highest tuition for programs in legal assisting, which is $20,292 per year, is at Grand View University.

Paralegal schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, and bachelors degrees. No students at the undergraduate level in legal assisting sought degrees at the masters level.

Paralegal Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

880 students graduate from programs in this state in legal assisting, on average, per year. This accounts for 6% of students who schools in the United States graduate from paralegal programs. Out of those, 97 students graduated with certificates in legal assisting, 539 with an associate's level degree, and 283 with a bachelor's level degree.

Paralegal Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 239
  • Certificate 2007: 132
  • Certificate 2008: 54
  • Certificate 2009: 71
  • Certificate 2010: 97
  • Associate 2006: 615
  • Associate 2007: 613
  • Associate 2008: 448
  • Associate 2009: 366
  • Associate 2010: 539
  • Bachelor 2006: 101
  • Bachelor 2007: 279
  • Bachelor 2008: 339
  • Bachelor 2009: 323
  • Bachelor 2010: 283

Paralegal Program Availability in Iowa

Iowa schools offer a total of 11 programs in legal assisting. Of these programs, about 63.6% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level.

Paralegal Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 2
  • Associate: 7
  • Bachelor: 2

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 26800
  • 25th Percentile: 32770
  • Median: 40640
  • 75th Percentile: 51200
  • 90th Percentile: 60690

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 30980
  • 25th Percentile: 38160
  • Median: 41620
  • 75th Percentile: 48340
  • 90th Percentile: 78670

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 37140
  • Median Salary 2007: 39130
  • Median Salary 2008: 40120
  • Median Salary 2009: 40160
  • Median Salary 2010: 40640
  • Total Employed 2006: 1380
  • Total Employed 2007: 1440
  • Total Employed 2008: 1550
  • Total Employed 2009: 1390
  • Total Employed 2010: 1490

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 37080
  • Median Salary 2007: 39630
  • Median Salary 2008: 40030
  • Median Salary 2009: 41930
  • Median Salary 2010: 41620
  • Total Employed 2006: 920
  • Total Employed 2007: 930
  • Total Employed 2008: 940
  • Total Employed 2009: 950
  • Total Employed 2010: 930

Iowa vs National Paralegal Employment

Iowa vs National Paralegal Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 0.834% (2420)

Paralegal Schools in Iowa

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1. Kaplan University - Cedar Falls

7009 Nordic Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
(319) 277-0220

Kaplan University-Cedar Falls is 4.1 miles from the heart of downtown and this school offers one program in legal assisting. It is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school is the sixth largest institution in the state of Iowa offering legal assisting in terms of programs.

2. Kaplan University - Mason City

Plaza West 2570 4th Street SW
Mason City, IA 50401
(641) 423-2530

Kaplan University-Mason City offers one paralegal program. Kaplan is a for-profit 4-year institution. This very small school is the seventh largest institution in the state of Iowa offering legal assisting.

3. Grand View University

1200 Grandview Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
(515) 263-2800

Grand View University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Des Moines, IA and this school offers one program in legal assisting. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa. It is the second largest institution in the state of Iowa offering legal assisting.

4. ITT Technical Institute - Clive

1860 NW 118th St- Ste 110
Clive, IA 50325
(515) 327-5500

ITT Technical Institute-Clive is a for-profit 4-year institution. It is in the suburbs of Clive, Iowa. This very small school is one of several campuses. It offers five associates level degrees and six degrees at the bachelors level to students. In 2010, 280 students sought degrees from the nine programs at ITT Tech. It offers subjects including legal assisting and technology. It is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. This technical college is one of 3 technical colleges in Iowa.

5. ITT Technical Institute - Cedar Rapids

3735 Queen Ct SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
(319) 297-3400

ITT Technical Institute-Cedar Rapids is a for-profit 4-year institution. ITT, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Cedar Rapids, IA. It is one of several campuses. Students are offered four associates level degrees and four degrees at the bachelors level by ITT. 86 students sought degrees from the seven programs at ITT in 2010. It offers subjects such as law and management. This school is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. ITT is one of 3 technical colleges in Iowa.

6. Kaplan University - Des Moines

4655 121st Street
Urbandale, IA 50323
(515) 727-2100

Kaplan University-Des Moines, which is very close to Urbandale, Iowa, is in a rural area and KU offers one paralegal program. Overall, 1,258 students pursue degrees in 16 Kaplan University-Des Moines programs. KU is the seventh largest institution in the state of Iowa offering legal assisting in terms of programs.

7. Kirkwood Community College

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2068
(319) 398-5411

Kirkwood Community College offers one program in legal assisting and this college, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Cedar Rapids, IA. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the third biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering legal assisting.

8. Iowa Lakes Community College

19 S 7th St
Estherville, IA 51334-2295
(712) 362-2601

Iowa Lakes Community College is located in Estherville, IA and it offers one paralegal program. It is one of 16 community colleges in Iowa. It is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering legal assisting.

9. Des Moines Area Community College

2006 Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023-3993
(515) 964-6241

Des Moines Area Community College is located in the suburbs of Ankeny, Iowa. This college offers two paralegal programs. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in legal assisting by it and one paralegal degree at the associate's level. Overall, 24,658 students seek degrees in 98 Des Moines Area Community College programs. In terms of programs, this college is the biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering legal assisting.