Paralegal Schools In Minnesota

Minnesota has 25 accredited paralegal schools where paralegal faculty who teach paralegal classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of paralegal and paralegal training in Minnesota, which includes paralegal training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Alexandria Technical & Community College

    1601 Jefferson Streeet, Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

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  2. Lake Superior College

    2101 Trinity Rd, Duluth, Minnesota 55811-3399

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  3. Duluth Business University

    4724 Mike Colalillo Drive, Dultuh, Minnesota 55807

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  4. Minnesota State Community and Technical College

    1414 College Way, Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537-1000

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  5. Globe University

    8089 Globe Drive, Woodbury, Minnesota 55125-3388

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  6. Hamline University

    1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104-1284

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  7. Inver Hills Community College

    2500 80th St E, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota 55076-3224

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  8. Minnesota School of Business in Richfield

    1401 W 76 St, Richfield, Minnesota 55423

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  9. Minnesota State University-Moorhead

    1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, Minnesota 56563

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  10. North Hennepin Community College

    7411 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445

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  11. National American University-Roseville

    1550 West Highway 36, Roseville, Minnesota 55113-4035

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  12. Rasmussen College-Minnesota

    226 Park Avenue South, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301-3713

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  13. Winona State University

    8th and Johnson St, Winona, Minnesota 55987-5838

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  14. Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center

    5910 Shingle Creek Pky, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55430

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  15. National American University-Bloomington

    7801 Metro Parkway, Suite 200, Bloomington, Minnesota 55425

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  16. National American University-Brooklyn Center

    6120 Earle Brown Drive, Suite 100, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55430-4100

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  17. Minnesota School of Business in Plymouth

    1455 County Rd 101 North, Plymouth, Minnesota 55447

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  18. ITT Technical Institute-Eden Prairie

    8911 Columbine Road, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347

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  19. Minnesota School of Business-Waite Park

    1201 2nd Street South, Waite Park, Minnesota 56387

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  20. Minnesota School of Business-Shakopee

    1200 Shakopee Town Square, Shakopee, Minnesota 55379

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  21. Minnesota School of Business in Rochester

    2521 Pennington Drive NW, Rochester, Minnesota 55901

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  22. Minnesota School of Business in Blaine

    3680 Pheasant Ridge Dr NE, Blaine, Minnesota 55449

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  23. Minnesota School of Business - Moorhead

    2777 34th Street South, Moorhead, Minnesota 56560

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  24. Minnesota School of Business-Elk River

    11500 193rd Ave NW, Elk River, Minnesota 55330

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  25. Globe University-Minneapolis

    IDS Center Ste 51, 80 South 8th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Paralegal Employment

Minnesota 8,190
National 476,640

Of all of the paralegals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Minnesota.

Employment Growth for Paralegals In Minnesota

8,300 8,120 8,010 8,290 8,190
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of paralegals is shrinking in Minnesota. 110 less paralegals were working in Minnesota in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of paralegal has shrunk by 1% in Minnesota. This decline is slower than the national trend for paralegals which shows a 4% decrease in the number of paralegals working around the nation.

Paralegal VS. All Professions salaries in Minnesota

$45,245 $46,590 $48,080 $48,160 $48,240
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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The salaries paid to paralegals are growing in Minnesota. The mean salary for paralegals in 2006 was $45,245 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $48,240 per year.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Minnesota

10th percentile
$31,035
25th percentile
$36,830
50th percentile
$46,785
75th percentile
$58,845
90th percentile
$69,615

This represents a 6% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of paralegal, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid paralegals earning 124% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Minnesota state.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Minnesota

Court Reporter
$62,900
Criminal Justice
$44,673
Homeland Security
$43,723
Law
$63,226
Paralegal
$48,240

In Minnesota, paralegals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
22
bachelor
16
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
4
Total42

As the number of paralegals is decreasing in Minnesota state, the number of students graduating from the 25 accredited paralegal schools in Minnesota state is increasing. In 2006, 232 students graduated from paralegal courses in Minnesota. And in 2010, 251 students graduated.

Thus there was a 8% percent increase in the number of paralegal school degree or certificate graduates in Minnesota. 52% of these graduates received an associate's degree in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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