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Paralegal Schools in Washington State

There are 11 schools in the state of Washington offering paralegal programs. In 2010, 260 students graduated from programs at Washington paralegal schools. 152 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 108 of all these students graduated with certificates.

Overview

241 students graduate from paralegal programs in Washington, on average, each year. This accounts for 2% of paralegal students who US schools graduate. Of those, 108 students graduated with certificates in legal assisting and 152 with an associate's level degree.

11 paralegal schools are located in this state. And of these, while ten schools are public, one school is private. Private paralegal school tuition is $15,771, while public paralegal school tuition varies from $2,610 to $3,566.

Average tuition for programs in legal assisting is $3,426. The lowest tuition in Washington, which is $2,610 every year, is at Spokane Community College, while the highest tuition for paralegal programs, which is $15,771 each year, is at Everest College-Vancouver.

Washington schools offer certificates and associates degrees for paralegal students.

Paralegal Program Completions in Washington State 2006 - 2010

241 students graduate from paralegal programs in Washington, on average, each year. This accounts for 2% of paralegal students who US schools graduate. Of those, 108 students graduated with certificates in legal assisting and 152 with an associate's level degree.

Paralegal Program Completions in Washington State 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 87
  • Certificate 2007: 86
  • Certificate 2008: 71
  • Certificate 2009: 88
  • Certificate 2010: 108
  • Associate 2006: 187
  • Associate 2007: 163
  • Associate 2008: 152
  • Associate 2009: 117
  • Associate 2010: 152

Paralegal Program Availability in Washington State

Washington schools offer a total of 17 programs in legal assisting. Of these programs, about 64.7% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates.

Paralegal Program Availability in Washington State

  • Certificate: 6
  • Associate: 11

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 29660
  • 25th Percentile: 36150
  • Median: 47750
  • 75th Percentile: 59260
  • 90th Percentile: 72950

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 33920
  • 25th Percentile: 41370
  • Median: 51550
  • 75th Percentile: 63830
  • 90th Percentile: 84830

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 45970
  • Median Salary 2007: 45740
  • Median Salary 2008: 46430
  • Median Salary 2009: 46470
  • Median Salary 2010: 47750
  • Total Employed 2006: 4150
  • Total Employed 2007: 4700
  • Total Employed 2008: 5510
  • Total Employed 2009: 6080
  • Total Employed 2010: 6180

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 52620
  • Median Salary 2007: 49210
  • Median Salary 2008: 49820
  • Median Salary 2009: 51320
  • Median Salary 2010: 51550
  • Total Employed 2006: 1440
  • Total Employed 2007: 1480
  • Total Employed 2008: 1510
  • Total Employed 2009: 1580
  • Total Employed 2010: 1690

Washington State vs National Paralegal Employment

Washington State vs National Paralegal Employment

  • Employed in Washington State: 2.713% (7870)

Paralegal Schools in Washington State

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1. ITT Technical Institute - Everett

1615 75th Street Sw- Suite 220
Everett, WA 98203
(425) 583-0200

ITT Technical Institute-Everett is a for-profit 4-year institution. ITT Tech, which is near the center of the city, is located in Everett, WA. ITT Tech is one of several campuses. ITT offers students eight associates level degrees and eight degrees at the bachelors level. 549 students sought degrees from the 13 programs at this school in 2010. ITT Tech offers subjects including computer animation and construction management. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits it. It is one of 10 technical colleges in Washington.

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2. ITT Technical Institute - Spokane Valley

13518 E Indiana Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA 99216-1589
(509) 926-2900

ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley is a for-profit 4-year institution. It is located in the suburbs of Spokane Valley, Washington. This school is one of several campuses. Students are offered eight degrees at the associates level and seven bachelors level degrees by this technical college. In 2010, 494 students pursued degrees from the 12 programs at ITT. It offers subjects such as computer programming and information systems. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits this school. This technical college is one of 10 technical colleges in Washington.

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3. ITT Technical Institute - Seattle

12720 Gateway Dr Ste 100
Seattle, WA 98168-2610
(206) 244-3300

ITT Technical Institute-Seattle is a for-profit 4-year institution. It is in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington. ITT is one of several campuses. ITT Tech offers nine associates level degrees and eight bachelors level degrees to students. In 2010, 755 students pursued degrees from the 13 programs at ITT Tech. ITT offers subjects such as business and computer animation. ITT Tech is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. This technical college is one of 10 technical colleges in Washington.

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4. The Perry Technical Institute

2011 W Washington Ave.
Yakima, WA 98903-1296
(509) 453-0374

Founded in 1939, the Perry Technical Institute is a 2-year institution. This school, which is 2.6 miles from the center of the city, is in Yakima, WA. Students are offered 11 certificates by this school. 584 students pursued degrees from the 11 programs at this technical college in 2010. It offers subjects including visual communications and business management. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges accredits this school. It is one of 10 technical colleges in Washington.

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5. South Puget Sound Community College

2011 Mottman Rd SW
Olympia, WA 98512-6292
(360) 596-5241

South Puget Sound Community College offers one program in legal assisting and it is in the suburbs of Olympia, Washington. This community college is a public 2-year institution. It is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Washington offering legal assisting.

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6. Everest College - Vancouver

120 NE 136th Ave Ste 130
Vancouver, WA 98684-6950
(360) 254-3282

Everest College-Vancouver is near the heart of downtown and this school offers one program in legal assisting. Overall, 453 students pursue degrees in 11 programs at this school.

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7. Tacoma Community College

6501 S 19th St
Tacoma, WA 98466-6100
(253) 566-5000

Tacoma Community College is 3.8 miles from the heart of downtown. This college offers two programs in legal assisting. Of those, this college offers one certificate in legal assisting to students and one paralegal degree at the associate's level. This community college is a public 2-year institution. It is the fifth biggest institution in the state of Washington offering legal assisting in terms of programs.

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8. Spokane Community College

1810 North Greene Street
Spokane, WA 99217-5399
(509) 533-8020

Spokane Community College offers one program in legal assisting and it is 3.1 miles from the center of the city. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks fifth in the state of Washington.

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9. Whatcom Community College

237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 383-3000

Whatcom Community College, which is very close to Bellingham, Washington, is in a rural setting. It offers two paralegal programs. Of those, it offers one paralegal certificate to students and one associate's level legal assisting degree. This community college is a public 2-year institution.

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10. Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom

9401 Farwest Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98498-1999
(253) 964-6500

Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom offers one program in legal assisting and it is located in the suburbs of Lakewood, Washington. 8,482 students seek degrees in 50 Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom programs, overall. It is the fourth biggest institution in the state of Washington offering legal assisting.

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11. Columbia Basin College

2600 N 20th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 547-0511

Columbia Basin College offers one program in legal assisting and this school, which is 1.1 miles from the center of the city, is located in Pasco, WA. Columbia Basin is one of 44 public post-secondary institutions in Washington. In terms of programs, it is the second biggest institution in the state of Washington offering legal assisting.

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12. Edmonds Community College

20000 68th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036-5912
(425) 640-1459

Edmonds Community College offers two paralegal programs. Specifically, it offers students one paralegal certificate and one associate's level legal assisting degree. It is in the suburbs of Lynnwood, Washington. This college is a public 2-year institution. It is the tenth oldest institution in the state of Washington offering paralegal programs.

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13. Highline Community College

2400 S 240th St
Des Moines, WA 98198-9800
(206) 878-3710

Highline Community College offers two paralegal programs. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in legal assisting by it and one associate's level legal assisting degree. This college is located in the suburbs of Des Moines, Washington. This college is one of 22 community colleges in Washington. This community college is the third biggest institution in the state of Washington offering legal assisting in terms of programs.

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14. Skagit Valley College

2405 E. College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 416-7600

Skagit Valley College, which is 1.4 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Mount Vernon, WA. It offers two paralegal programs. Out of those, this community college offers students one certificate in legal assisting and one paralegal degree at the associate's level. Overall, 5,722 students pursue degrees in 57 Skagit Valley College programs. It is the oldest institution in the state of Washington offering paralegal programs.

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15. Clark College

1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663-3598
(360) 992-2000

Clark College is located in the center of Vancouver. It offers two programs in legal assisting. Of those, students are offered one paralegal certificate by it and one associate's level legal assisting degree. It is one of 44 public post-secondary institutions in Washington. In terms of enrollment, it ranks first in the state of Washington.