Carbondale has a total population of 20,681 and a student population of 20,350. Of these students, 20,350 are enrolled in schools that offer paralegal programs.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale is the largest paralegal school in Carbondale, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 27 students graduated from the Paralegal program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
In 2010, 27 students graduated with a paralegal degree in Carbondale. If you decide to attend one of Carbondale's paralegal schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,913 per year in instate tuition and $32,848 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for paralegal related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Carbondale-based paralegal schools, you will have an added expense of $8,082 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 Carbondale, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 14,680 paralegals in Illinois. Of these paralegals, 170 were working in the greater Carbondale area. The government projects that the number of paralegals in Carbondale will increase by 20% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for paralegals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a paralegal in Carbondale is $35,530 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for paralegals.