Allentown has a total population of 106,632 and a student population of 5,807. Of these students, 1,887 are enrolled in schools that offer paralegal programs.
Of the 1 paralegal schools in Allentown, the largest paralegal school, by student population, is Cedar Crest College. In 2010, Cedar Crest College graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in paralegal.
In 2009 tuition at paralegal schools in Allentown was $28,135 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,500 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a paralegal program in Allentown. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,321 per year, on average, for room and board at Allentown-based paralegal schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,735.
If you plan on staying in Allentown after graduating from paralegal school, you should know that job prospects for paralegals in Allentown, which is the most popular paralegal profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 14,500 paralegals in Pennsylvania. Of these paralegals, 590 were working in the greater Allentown area. The government projects that the number of paralegals in Allentown will increase by 2% 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 Allentown is $37,820 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for paralegals.