Paralegal Schools In Colorado

Colorado has 15 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 Colorado, which encompasses paralegal training at the following levels:

  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Associates degree in Paralegal


Schools

  1. Arapahoe Community College

    5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, Colorado 80160-9002

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  2. Everest College-Colorado Springs

    1815 Jet Wing Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80916

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  3. Colorado Mountain College

    831 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601-0233

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  4. Community College of Aurora

    16000 E CentreTech Pky, Aurora, Colorado 80011-9036

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  5. Community College of Denver

    1111 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, Colorado 80204-2026

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  6. Front Range Community College

    3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, Colorado 80031

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  7. Everest College-Thornton

    9065 Grant St, Thornton, Colorado 80229

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  8. Pikes Peak Community College

    5675 S Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906-5498

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  9. ITT Technical Institute-Thornton

    500 E 84th Ave Suite B12, Thornton, Colorado 80229-5338

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  10. Everest College-Aurora

    14280 East Jewell Ave, Aurora, Colorado 80012-5692

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  11. Institute of Business and Medical Careers

    3842 South Mason Street, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525

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  12. Kaplan College-Denver

    500 E. 84th Ave., W-200, Thornton, Colorado 80229

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  13. Colorado Technical University Online

    4435 N Chestnut, Suite E, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907

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  14. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_Aurora

    12500 E Iliff Ave Ste 100, Aurora, Colorado 80014

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  15. Ecotech Institute

    14001 E Iliff Ave Ste 320, Aurora, Colorado 80014

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Paralegal Employment

Colorado 8,130
National 476,640

Of all of the paralegals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Colorado state.

Employment Growth for Paralegals In Colorado

8,120 8,280 8,270 7,910 8,130
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, paralegal is a growing field. In 2010 there were 10 more paralegals working in Colorado than there were in 2006. This represents a 0% growth 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 Colorado

$43,725 $44,530 $46,050 $48,075 $49,185
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal
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As the number of paralegals is growing, the salaries paid to paralegals are increasing in Colorado. In 2006 paralegals made a mean salary of $43,725 per year, and in 2010 they made $49,185 per year.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Colorado

10th percentile
$32,190
25th percentile
$40,265
50th percentile
$48,695
75th percentile
$58,170
90th percentile
$67,925

Thus, there was a 11% growth in paralegals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 111% pay differential between the highest paid paralegals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of paralegal in Colorado.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Colorado

Court Reporter
$78,230
Criminal Justice
$47,736
Homeland Security
$45,790
Law
$69,349
Paralegal
$49,185

Paralegals in Colorado earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
14
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
7
Total21

As the number of paralegals is increasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 15 accredited paralegal schools in Colorado state is also increasing. In 2006, 218 students graduated from paralegal courses in Colorado. And in 2010, 272 students graduated.

This represents a 25% increase in the number of paralegal degree or certificate school graduates in Colorado state. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned an associate's degree in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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