Brownsville has a total population of 139,722 and a student population of 18,432. Of these students, 17,151 are enrolled in schools that offer paralegal programs.
Brownsville's largest paralegal school is The University of Texas at Brownsville. In 2010, The University of Texas at Brownsville graduated approximately 9 students with credentials in paralegal.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a paralegal degree from one of Brownsville's paralegal schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,608 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Brownsville paralegal schools was an average of $22,810 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $646 for paralegal related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Brownsville-based paralegal schools, you will have an added expense of $4,367 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,826.
After graduating with your credentials in paralegal, if you decide to work as a paralegal in Brownsville, your job prospects are good. There were 14,730 paralegals working in Texas and 390 working in the greater Brownsville area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of paralegals is expected to increase by 16% in Brownsville. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for paralegals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a paralegal in Brownsville is $29,100 per year, which is lower than the average for paralegals state-wide.