Norfolk has a total population of 234,403 and a student population of 64,591. Of these students, 30,447 are enrolled in schools that offer paralegal programs.
Tidewater Community College is the largest paralegal school in Norfolk, based on student population. In 2010, Tidewater Community College graduated approximately 40 students with credentials in paralegal.
In 2010, 40 students graduated with a paralegal degree in Norfolk. In 2009 tuition at paralegal schools in Norfolk was $2,725 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,300 for paralegal related books and supplies every year.
Many paralegal graduates choose to work as paralegals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Norfolk, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 7,100 paralegals in Virginia, 1,610 were working in the greater Norfolk area. The government projects that the number of paralegals in Norfolk will increase by 29% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for paralegals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a paralegal in Norfolk is $39,820 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for paralegals.