Paralegal Schools In Arkansas

Arkansas has 7 accredited paralegal schools where paralegal faculty who teach paralegal classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in paralegal in the state of Arkansas, which encompasses paralegal training at the paralegal associates degree level.


Schools

  1. National Park Community College

    101 College Dr, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913

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  2. Southeast Arkansas College

    1900 Hazel St., Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603

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  3. Pulaski Technical College

    3000 W Scenic Dr, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118-3347

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  4. University of Arkansas Community College-Hope

    2500 S Main, Hope, Arkansas 71802-0140

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  5. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

    5210 Grand Ave, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72913-3649

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  6. NorthWest Arkansas Community College

    One College Dr, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712-5091

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  7. ITT Technical Institute-Little Rock

    4520 S University Ave, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204-9925

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Arkansas Vs. National Paralegal Employment

Arkansas 2,890
National 476,640

Of all of the paralegals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Arkansas.

Employment Growth for Paralegals In Arkansas

2,940 2,820 2,950 2,760 2,890
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Arkansas, the field of paralegal is shrinking. In Arkansas, 50 less paralegals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 2% decline in the field. This is slower than the trend for paralegals around the US. Nationally, the number of paralegals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Paralegal VS. All Professions salaries in Arkansas

$33,770 $35,105 $34,945 $35,115 $35,300
$36,627 $39,363 $40,932 $42,668 $43,359
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Arkansas, as the number of paralegals is declining, the salaries earned by paralegals are increasing. The mean salary for paralegals in 2006 was $33,770 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $35,300 per year.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Arkansas

10th percentile
$23,790
25th percentile
$26,510
50th percentile
$32,080
75th percentile
$40,150
90th percentile
$55,355

Thus, there was a 4% growth in paralegals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Arkansas, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of paralegal. The pay differential between the highest paid paralegals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 133%

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Arkansas

Court Reporter
$37,840
Criminal Justice
$38,213
Homeland Security
$34,940
Law
$45,839
Paralegal
$35,300

In Arkansas, paralegals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Paralegal programs available for each degree type for all schools in Arkansas

associate
6
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total7

The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited paralegal schools in Arkansas is decreasing. In 2006, 38 students graduated from paralegal courses in Arkansas. And in 2010, 30 students graduated.

Thus there was a 21% percent decrease in the number of paralegal school degree or certificate graduates in Arkansas. A majority of these graduates, or 86%, graduated with an associate's degree in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Arkansas

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