Bethlehem has a total population of 71,329 and a student population of 20,642. Of these students, 11,196 are enrolled in schools that offer paralegal programs.
Of the 1 paralegal schools in Bethlehem, the largest paralegal school, by student population, is Northampton County Area Community College. Approximately 24 students graduated in 2010 from Northampton County Area Community College with credentials in paralegal.
In 2010, 24 students graduated with a paralegal degree in Bethlehem. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,464 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Bethlehem paralegal schools was an average of $21,824 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,300 for paralegal related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,862 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,602.
If you plan on staying in Bethlehem after graduating from paralegal school, you should know that job prospects for paralegals in Bethlehem, 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 Bethlehem area. Bethlehem's paralegal workforce is projected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for paralegals.
As a paralegal in Bethlehem, you can expect to make an average salary of $37,820 per year. This is higher than the average salary for paralegals in the state.