Beaufort has a general population of 12,950 and an overall student population of 2,565. Approximately 2,565 of Beaufort's students are enrolled in schools that offer paralegal programs.
Beaufort's largest paralegal school is Technical College of the Lowcountry. Approximately 15 students graduated in 2010 from Technical College of the Lowcountry with credentials in paralegal.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a paralegal degree from one of Beaufort's paralegal schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,382 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,250 for paralegal related books and supplies each year.
Many paralegal graduates choose to work as paralegals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Beaufort, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 3,940 paralegals in South Carolina. Of these paralegals, 370 were working in the greater Beaufort area. Beaufort's paralegal workforce is projected to increase by 23% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for paralegals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a paralegal in Beaufort is $37,020 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for paralegals.