Fort Smith has a general population of 80,268 and an overall student population of 7,491. Approximately 7,335 of Fort Smith's students are enrolled in schools that offer paralegal programs.
Fort Smith's largest paralegal school is University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. In 2010, approximately 11 students graduated from the Paralegal program at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.
In 2010, 11 students graduated with a paralegal degree from one of Fort Smith's paralegal schools. If you decide to attend one of Fort Smith's paralegal schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,640 per year in instate tuition and $21,040 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,150 for paralegal related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Fort Smith-based paralegal schools, you will have an added expense of $5,389 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,540.
After graduating with your credentials in paralegal, if you decide to work as a paralegal in Fort Smith, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,540 paralegals in Arkansas. Of these paralegals, 170 were working in the greater Fort Smith area. By the year 2018, the number of paralegals is expected to increase by 23% in Fort Smith. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for paralegals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a paralegal in Fort Smith is $33,010 per year, which is higher than the average for paralegals state-wide.
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