Paralegal Schools In Missouri

In Missouri, there are 22 accredited schools where paralegal classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of paralegal and paralegal training in Missouri, which includes paralegal training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Avila University

    11901 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698

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  2. ITT Technical Institute-Earth City

    3640 Corporate Trail Drive, Earth City, Missouri 63045

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  3. Drury University

    900 N.Benton, Springfield, Missouri 65802-3791

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  4. Hickey College

    940 Westport Plaza, Saint Louis, Missouri 63146

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  5. Maryville University of Saint Louis

    650 Maryville University Drive, Saint Louis, Missouri 63141-7299

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  6. Missouri Western State University

    4525 Downs Dr, Saint Joseph, Missouri 64507

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  7. Stevens Institute of Business & Arts

    1521 Washington Avenue, Saint Louis, Missouri 63103

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  8. Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley

    3201 SW Trafficway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2429

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  9. Everest College-Springfield Campus

    1010 W Sunshine, Springfield, Missouri 65807

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  10. Saint Louis Community College-Meramec

    11333 Big Bend Blvd, Kirkwood, Missouri 63122

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  11. Sanford-Brown College in Fenton

    1345 Smizer Mill Road, Fenton, Missouri 63026-3400

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  12. Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley

    3400 Pershall Rd, Saint Louis, Missouri 63135

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  13. Webster University

    470 E Lockwood Ave., Saint Louis, Missouri 63119-3194

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  14. William Woods University

    One University Avenue, Fulton, Missouri 65251-1098

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  15. National American University-Independence

    3620 Arrowhead Avenue, Independence, Missouri 64057

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  16. Vatterott College in Springfield

    3850 South Campbell, Springfield, Missouri 65807

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  17. Sanford-Brown College in Hazelwood

    75 Village Square, Hazelwood, Missouri 63042

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  18. ITT Technical Institute-Arnold

    1930 Meyer Drury Dr, Arnold, Missouri 63010

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  19. ITT Technical Institute-Kansas City

    9150 East 41st Place, Kansas City, Missouri 64133

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  20. National American University-Zona Rosa

    7490 NW 87th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64153

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  21. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_Springfield

    3216 S. National Ave, Springfield, Missouri 65807

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  22. Brown Mackie College-St Louis

    #2 Soccer Park Rd, Fenton, Missouri 63026

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Missouri Vs. National Paralegal Employment

Missouri 8,410
National 476,640

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

Employment Growth for Paralegals In Missouri

9,590 9,550 9,110 8,840 8,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of paralegals is shrinking in Missouri. 1,180 less paralegals were working in Missouri in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of paralegal has shrunk by 12% in Missouri. 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 Missouri

$37,985 $38,940 $40,620 $41,900 $41,995
$43,489 $45,096 $45,354 $45,661 $46,263
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to paralegals are growing in Missouri. The mean salary for paralegals in 2006 was $37,985 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $41,995 per year.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Missouri

10th percentile
$24,960
25th percentile
$31,045
50th percentile
$41,410
75th percentile
$51,705
90th percentile
$61,395

Thus, there was a 10% growth in paralegals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 146% 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 Missouri.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Missouri

Court Reporter
$49,220
Criminal Justice
$40,054
Homeland Security
$39,993
Law
$58,234
Paralegal
$41,995

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
18
bachelor
7
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
5
Total30

As the number of paralegals is decreasing in Missouri state, the number of students graduating from the 22 accredited paralegal schools in Missouri state is decreasing. In Missouri, there were 343 graduates in 2006. And there were 155 graduates from paralegal courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 55% percent decrease in the number of paralegal school degree or certificate graduates in Missouri. Most of these graduates, or 60%, earned an associate's degree in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Missouri

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