With an overall population of 53,011 and a student population of 5,117, approximately 4,905 of Cheyenne students attend one of Cheyenne's schools that offer paralegal programs.
Laramie County Community College is the largest paralegal school in Cheyenne, based on student population. In 2010, Laramie County Community College graduated approximately 10 students with credentials in paralegal.
In 2010, 10 students graduated with a paralegal degree in Cheyenne. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $11,560 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Cheyenne paralegal schools was an average of $14,824 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,066 for paralegal related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Cheyenne-based paralegal schools, you will have an added expense of $6,832 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $5,134.
Many paralegal graduates choose to work as paralegals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Cheyenne, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 480 paralegals in Wyoming, 180 were working in the greater Cheyenne area. The government projects that the number of paralegals in Cheyenne will increase by 19% 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 Cheyenne is $38,310 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for paralegals.