Paralegal Schools In Illinois

There are 27 accredited paralegal schools in Illinois for faculty who teach paralegal classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the paralegal academic community in Illinois, and the future trends in paralegal training at the following levels:

  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Associates degree in Paralegal
  • Bachelors degree in Paralegal


Schools

  1. Southwestern Illinois College

    2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, Illinois 62221-5899

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  2. City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

    30 E Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60601-2449

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  3. City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College

    4300 N Narragansett, Chicago, Illinois 60634-1500

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  4. College of DuPage

    425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137-6599

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  5. Elgin Community College

    1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Illinois 60123-7193

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  6. Illinois Central College

    One College Drive, East Peoria, Illinois 61635-0001

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  7. Kankakee Community College

    100 College Drive, Kankakee, Illinois 60901

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  8. College of Lake County

    19351 W Washington St., Grayslake, Illinois 60030-1198

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  9. Lewis and Clark Community College

    5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, Illinois 62035

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  10. Lewis University

    One University Parkway, Romeoville, Illinois 60446-2200

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  11. Loyola University Chicago

    1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60660

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  12. MacCormac College

    29 E. Madison, Chicago, Illinois 60602-4405

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  13. Northwestern College in Chicago

    4829 North Lipps Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60630

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  14. Robert Morris University Illinois

    401 S State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60605

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  15. Rockford Career College

    1130 South Alpine Road, Rockford, Illinois 61108

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  16. Roosevelt University

    430 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605-1394

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  17. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

    Carbondale, Illinois 62901-4512

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  18. South Suburban College

    15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois 60473-1200

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  19. Harper College

    1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60067-7398

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  20. ITT Technical Institute-Mount Prospect

    1401 Feehanville Road, Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056-9823

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  21. Northwestern College-Southwestern Campus

    7725 South Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, Illinois 60455

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  22. Brown Mackie College-Quad Cities

    1527 47th Ave, Moline, Illinois 61265

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  23. ITT Technical Institute-Orland Park

    11551 184th Place, Orland Park, Illinois 60467

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  24. ITT Technical Institute-Oak Brook

    800 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 100, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523

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  25. Rasmussen College-Illinois

    6000 East State Street, Fourth Floor, Rockford, Illinois 61108-2513

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  26. Ellis University

    111 N Canal St Ste 380, Chicago, Illinois 60606

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Illinois Vs. National Paralegal Employment

Illinois 22,050
National 476,640

Approximately 5% of the country's paralegals work in Illinois state.

Employment Growth for Paralegals In Illinois

21,330 23,430 23,170 22,330 22,050
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of paralegals is growing in Illinois. In 2010 there were 720 more paralegals working in Illinois than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of paralegals has grown by 3%. 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 Illinois

$43,365 $46,140 $47,885 $49,310 $48,230
$46,261 $48,114 $49,602 $50,552 $51,250
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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The salaries paid to paralegals are growing in Illinois. In 2006 paralegals made a mean salary of $43,365 per year, and in 2010 they made $48,230 per year.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Illinois

10th percentile
$29,535
25th percentile
$36,230
50th percentile
$46,810
75th percentile
$58,500
90th percentile
$70,800

Thus, paralegals' salaries grew by 10% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Illinois, 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 140%

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Illinois

Court Reporter
$50,450
Criminal Justice
$44,558
Homeland Security
$42,660
Law
$68,417
Paralegal
$48,230

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
21
bachelor
4
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
14
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As the number of paralegals is increasing in Illinois state, the number of students graduating from the 27 accredited paralegal schools in Illinois state is also increasing. In 2006 there were 620 paralegal graduates from paralegal courses in Illinois and in 2010 there were 650 graduates.

This represents a 5% increase in the number of paralegal degree or certificate school graduates in Illinois state. Most of these graduates, or 54%, earned a associate's degree in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Illinois

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