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Paralegal Schools in Independence, Missouri

There are nine schools located near Independence, MO offering paralegal programs. In 2010, 85 students graduated from programs at Independence paralegal schools. 53 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 25 of all these students graduated with certificates.

Overview

100 students graduate from programs in this city in legal assisting, on average, every year. This accounts for around 17% of paralegal students who Missouri schools graduate. Specifically, 25 students graduated with certificates in legal assisting, 53 with an associate's level degree, and seven with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Nine paralegal schools are in Independence. And of these, six schools are private, while three schools are public. Tuition at a private paralegal school varies from $12,565 to $27,340.

Average tuition for programs in legal assisting is $19,764. While the lowest tuition in Independence is at National American University-Zona Rosa, the highest tuition for paralegal programs, which is $27,340 each year, is at Rockhurst University.

Independence schools offer certificates, associates degrees, and bachelors degrees for students pursing paralegal. No students at the undergraduate level in legal assisting sought masters level degrees.

Paralegal Program Completions 2006 - 2010 in Independence, Missouri

100 students graduate from programs in this city in legal assisting, on average, every year. This accounts for around 17% of paralegal students who Missouri schools graduate. Specifically, 25 students graduated with certificates in legal assisting, 53 with an associate's level degree, and seven with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Paralegal Program Completions 2006 - 2010 in Independence, Missouri

  • Certificate 2006: 57
  • Certificate 2007: 41
  • Certificate 2008: 45
  • Certificate 2009: 41
  • Certificate 2010: 25
  • Associate 2006: 76
  • Associate 2007: 59
  • Associate 2008: 62
  • Associate 2009: 61
  • Associate 2010: 53
  • Bachelor 2006: 5
  • Bachelor 2007: 11
  • Bachelor 2008: 9
  • Bachelor 2009: 9
  • Bachelor 2010: 7

Paralegal Program Availability in Independence, Missouri

Independence schools offer a total of 13 programs in legal assisting. Of these programs, about 53.8% are programs at the associate's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level.

Paralegal Program Availability in Independence, Missouri

  • Certificate: 2
  • Associate: 7
  • Bachelor: 4

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 35240
  • 25th Percentile: 40170
  • Median: 47470
  • 75th Percentile: 57450
  • 90th Percentile: 66960

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 36930
  • 25th Percentile: 41370
  • Median: 47170
  • 75th Percentile: 56430
  • 90th Percentile: 67260

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 38940
  • Median Salary 2007: 43830
  • Median Salary 2008: 47120
  • Median Salary 2009: 47170
  • Median Salary 2010: 47470
  • Total Employed 2006: 2760
  • Total Employed 2007: 2540
  • Total Employed 2008: 2310
  • Total Employed 2009: 2410
  • Total Employed 2010: 2420

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 44530
  • Median Salary 2007: 46280
  • Median Salary 2008: 45610
  • Median Salary 2009: 44430
  • Median Salary 2010: 47170
  • Total Employed 2006: 370
  • Total Employed 2007: 240
  • Total Employed 2008: 250
  • Total Employed 2009: 260
  • Total Employed 2010: 370

Independence vs Missouri Paralegal Employment

Independence vs Missouri Paralegal Employment

  • Employed in Independence: 50.270% (2790)

Paralegal Schools in Independence, Missouri

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1. National American University - Independence

3620 Arrowhead Avenue
Independence, MO 64057
(816) 412-7700

National American University-Independence, which is located 12.2 miles from neighboring Kansas City, is located within commuting distance of central Independence and NAU is one of several campuses. NAU offers two paralegal programs. Out of those, students are offered one associate's level legal assisting degree by it and one bachelor's level legal assisting degree. It is a for-profit 4-year institution and this school is the only institution in Independence, MO offering legal assisting.