Scranton has a total population of 76,415 and a student population of 13,032. Of these students, 1,494 are enrolled in schools that offer paralegal programs.
Lackawanna College is the largest paralegal school in Scranton, based on student population. Approximately 0 students graduated in 2010 from Lackawanna College with credentials in paralegal.
In 2009 tuition at paralegal schools in Scranton was $11,160 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for paralegal related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Scranton-based paralegal schools, you will have an added expense of $7,000 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,790.
After graduating with your credentials in paralegal, if you decide to work as a paralegal in Scranton, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 14,500 paralegals in Pennsylvania. Of these paralegals, 380 were working in the greater Scranton area. The government projects that the number of paralegals in Scranton will increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for paralegals.
As a paralegal in Scranton, you can expect to make an average salary of $31,010 per year. This is lower than the average salary for paralegals in the state.