Des Moines has a general population of 198,682 and an overall student population of 11,849. Approximately 2,039 of Des Moines's students are enrolled in schools that offer paralegal programs.
Grand View University is the largest paralegal school in Des Moines, based on student population. In 2010, Grand View University graduated approximately 2 students with credentials in paralegal.
A reported 2 students graduated with credentials in paralegal in Des Moines in 2010. If you decide to attend a paralegal school in Des Moines, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $19,324.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for paralegal related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Des Moines-based paralegal schools, you will have an added expense of $6,442 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many paralegal graduates choose to work as paralegals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Des Moines, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,610 paralegals in Iowa. Of these paralegals, 490 were working in the greater Des Moines area. By the year 2018, the number of paralegals is expected to increase by 29% in Des Moines. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for paralegals.
As a paralegal in Des Moines, you can expect to make an average salary of $48,490 per year. This is higher than the average salary for paralegals in the state.