Elgin has a total population of 94,487 and a student population of 13,102. Of these students, 11,704 are enrolled in schools that offer paralegal programs.
Elgin Community College is the largest paralegal school in Elgin, based on student population. In 2010, Elgin Community College graduated approximately 42 students with credentials in paralegal.
A total of 42 students graduated with credentials in paralegal from paralegal schools in Elgin in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $2,194 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,700 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a paralegal program in Elgin.
Many paralegal graduates choose to work as paralegals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Elgin, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 paralegals in Illinois were working in the greater Elgin area. Elgin's paralegal workforce is projected to 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 Elgin is $44,320 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for paralegals.