With an overall population of 173,618 and a student population of 36,049, approximately 10,709 of Providence students attend one of Providence's schools that offer paralegal programs.
The largest paralegal school in Providence, by student population, is Johnson & Wales University. In 2010, approximately 12 students graduated from the Paralegal program at Johnson & Wales University.
A total of 12 students graduated with credentials in paralegal from paralegal schools in Providence in 2010. If you decide to attend a paralegal school in Providence, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $23,490.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for paralegal related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Providence-based paralegal schools, you will have an added expense of $9,249 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in paralegal, if you decide to work as a paralegal in Providence, your job prospects are good. There were 1,310 paralegals working in Rhode Island and 1,240 working in the greater Providence area in 2010. Providence's paralegal workforce is projected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for paralegals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a paralegal in Providence is $40,780 per year. This is the same as the state-wide average salary for paralegals.