• Paralegal Certificate Disclosures

    Occupations

     

    23-2011.00 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
    23-2099.00 Legal Support Workers, All Other

    2012-2013 Program Costs

     

    Tuition and fees (entire program) 

    $17,536  

    Room and board (annual, on-campus) 

    $8,504 

    Books and supplies (entire program) 

    $1,200 

    Other costs 

    N/A 

    2010-2011 Postbaccalaureate Completers

     

    On-Time Completion Rate

     

    Number of postbaccalaureate graduates 

    28 

    Normal time to complete program 

    12 months 

    Number completing in normal time 

    12 

    On-time completion rate 

    42.9% 

    Median Loan Debt

     

    Number (%) of postbaccalaureate completers with any student loan debt 

    19 (67.9%) 

    Federal student loan debt (median) 

    $13,334 (18 graduates)

    Private loan debt (median) 

    (not disclosed - fewer than 10 graduates) 

    Institutional financing plan debt (median) 

    N/A 

    Job Placement Rate

     

    Working as a paralegal 

    79.2%

    Working in another field 

    20.8% 

    Who is included?  

    24 postbaccalaureate Paralegal graduates who completed the program between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 and responded to the survey. (Survey response rate: 85.7% of all Paralegal completers in that date range [24/28].) 

    What type of jobs?  

    Of the 24 employed graduates: 

    • Paralegal or Legal Assistant, Legal Secretary, Company Administrator, Litigation Assistant or Case Assistant (17 graduates)
    • Volunteer Attorney Coordinator (1 graduate) 
    • Director of Legal Research (1 graduate)
    • Transportation Claims Adjustor (1 graduate)
    • Assistant Paralegal Program Director (1 graduate)
    • Writer/Course Developer (1 graduate)
    • Retail Customer Service (1 graduate)
    • Office Representative (1 graduate)
     

    When were they employed?  

    Graduate employment status is surveyed six to nine months after graduation, with updates made through May 2012.

    How were graduates tracked?   

    Graduates are emailed an electronic survey invitation six months after graduation. Additional survey invitations are sent over the next two or three months, with continual updates through May 2012. Personal phone calls, emails and internet source (Linked In, Facebook) are used as necessary. 

    What agencies (state or accrediting), if any,    is this reported to?   

    This information is reported to the American Bar Association. 

     

  • Paralegal Certificate Disclosures Archives

    2009-10 Postbaccalaureate Completers

     

    Occupations

     

    23-2011.00 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
    23-2099.00 Legal Support Workers, All Other

    Program Costs

     

    Tuition and fees (entire program) 

    $16,704  

    Room and board (annual, on-campus) 

    $8,504 

    Books and supplies (entire program) 

    $1,200 

    Other costs 

    N/A 

    On-Time Completion Rate

     

    Number of postbaccalaureate graduates 

    11 

    Normal time to complete program 

    12 months 

    Number completing in normal time 

    On-time completion rate 

    18.2% 

    Median Loan Debt

     

    Number (%) of postbaccalaureate completers with any student loan debt 

    5 (45.5%) 

    Federal student loan debt (median) 

    $0

    Private loan debt (median) 

    $0

    Institutional financing plan debt (median) 

    N/A 

    Job Placement Rate

    (2008-09  certificate completers)

    Working as a paralegal 

    66.7%

    Working in another field 

    25% 

    Who is included?  

    12 postbaccalaureate Paralegal graduates who completed the program between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009 and responded to the survey. (Survey response rate: 70.6% of all Paralegal completers in that date range.) 

    What type of jobs?  

    Of the 11 employed graduates: 

    • Paralegal or Legal Assistant (8 graduates)
    •  Real Estate Specialist (1 graduate) 
    • Juvenile Correctional Officer (1 graduate)
    • Director of Permanent Supportive Housing (1 graduate)
    • The 12th graduate was attending law school.
     

    When were they employed?  

    Graduate employment status is surveyed six to nine months after graduation. 

    How were graduates tracked?   

    Graduates are emailed an electronic survey invitation six months after graduation. Additional survey invitations are sent over the next two or three months. Personal phone calls and emails are made as necessary. 

    What agencies (state or accrediting), if any,    is this reported to?   

    This information is reported to the American Bar Association. 

    Placement information for 2009 -10 and 2010-11 postbaccalaureate completers is currently being collected and will be posted when available.