Paralegal Schools In Iowa

There are 10 accredited paralegal schools in Iowa for faculty who teach paralegal classes to choose from. The trends in Iowa's paralegal academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in paralegal includes paralegal training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Des Moines Area Community College

    2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa 50023-3993

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  2. Grand View University

    1200 Grandview Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50316

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  3. Kaplan University-Mason City Campus

    Plaza West 2570 4th Street SW, Mason City, Iowa 50401

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  4. Iowa Lakes Community College

    19 S 7th St, Estherville, Iowa 51334-2295

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  5. Kirkwood Community College

    6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406-2068

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  6. Kaplan University-Davenport Campus

    1801 E Kimberly Rd Ste 1, Davenport, Iowa 52807

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  7. Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus

    7009 Nordic Drive, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

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  8. Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus

    4655 121st Street, Urbandale, Iowa 50323

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  9. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_Clive

    1860 NW 118th St, Ste 110, Clive, Iowa 50325

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  10. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_Cedar Rapids

    3735 Queen Ct SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Paralegal Employment

Iowa 2,870
National 476,640

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

Employment Growth for Paralegals In Iowa

3,820 3,540 3,280 3,070 2,870
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of paralegals is shrinking in Iowa. 950 less paralegals were working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of paralegals has shrunk by 25%. This decline is faster than the change in the number of paralegals around the country. Nationally, the number of paralegals has shrunk by 4% from 2006 to 2010.

Paralegal VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$34,320 $36,220 $37,395 $38,450 $38,145
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Iowa, as the number of paralegals is declining, the salaries earned by paralegals are increasing. Paralegals earned a yearly mean salary of $34,320 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $38,145 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Iowa

10th percentile
$25,120
25th percentile
$29,870
50th percentile
$36,470
75th percentile
$45,655
90th percentile
$54,335

This represents a growth in salaries of 10%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Iowa state, within the field of paralegal, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid paralegals earn 116% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Iowa

Court Reporter
$57,820
Criminal Justice
$37,640
Homeland Security
$39,343
Law
$48,684
Paralegal
$38,145

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
9
bachelor
2
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total12

As the number of paralegals is decreasing in Iowa state, the number of students graduating from the 10 accredited paralegal schools in Iowa state is decreasing. In Iowa, there were 955 graduates in 2006. And there were 837 graduates from paralegal courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 12% percent decrease in the number of paralegal school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa. 75% of these graduates received an associate's degree in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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