Ankeny has a general population of 27,117 and an overall student population of 22,741. Approximately 22,324 of Ankeny's students are enrolled in schools that offer paralegal programs.
Des Moines Area Community College is the largest paralegal school in Ankeny, based on student population. In 2010, Des Moines Area Community College graduated approximately 39 students with credentials in paralegal.
A total of 39 students graduated with credentials in paralegal from paralegal schools in Ankeny in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Ankeny's paralegal schools, you can expect to pay an average of $13,682 per year in instate tuition and $17,132 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for paralegal related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Ankeny-based paralegal schools, you will have an added expense of $3,780 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,380.
If you decide to work as a paralegal in Ankeny, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 1,610 paralegals in Iowa, 490 were working in the greater Ankeny area. The government projects that the number of paralegals in Ankeny will increase by 29% 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 Ankeny is $48,490 per year, which is higher than the average for paralegals state-wide.