Worcester has a total population of 172,648 and a student population of 31,163. Of these students, 2,794 are enrolled in schools that offer paralegal programs.
Of the 1 paralegal schools in Worcester, the largest paralegal school, by student population, is Assumption College. Approximately 0 students graduated in 2010 from Assumption College with credentials in paralegal.
In 2009 tuition at paralegal schools in Worcester was $30,171 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a paralegal program in Worcester. And if you live on campus at one of the Worcester-based paralegal schools, you will have an added expense of $10,070 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $33,171.
If you plan on staying in Worcester after graduating from paralegal school, you should know that job prospects for paralegals in Worcester, which is the most popular paralegal profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 6,290 paralegals in Massachusetts, 530 were working in the greater Worcester area. The government projects that the number of paralegals in Worcester will increase by 3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for paralegals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a paralegal in Worcester is $45,540 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for paralegals.