Paralegal Schools In New Jersey

In New Jersey, there are 20 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 New Jersey, which includes paralegal training at the following levels:

  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Associates degree in Paralegal


Schools

  1. Atlantic Cape Community College

    5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330-2699

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  2. Bergen Community College

    400 Paramus Rd, Paramus, New Jersey 07652-1595

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  3. Berkeley College in Woodland Park

    44 Rifle Camp Rd, Woodland Park, New Jersey 07424

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  4. Brookdale Community College

    765 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, New Jersey 07738-1597

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  5. Burlington County College

    601 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road, Pemberton, New Jersey 08068-1599

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  6. Camden County College

    College Drive, Blackwood, New Jersey 08012

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  7. Cumberland County College

    3322 College Drive, Vineland, New Jersey 08362-1500

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  8. Essex County College

    303 University Ave, Newark, New Jersey 07102

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  9. Gloucester County College

    1400 Tanyard Road, Sewell, New Jersey 08080

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  10. Hudson County Community College

    70 Sip Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

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  11. Mercer County Community College

    1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, New Jersey 08550-3407

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  12. Middlesex County College

    2600 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, New Jersey 08818-3050

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  13. Montclair State University

    1 Normal Avenue - 855 Valley Road, Montclair, New Jersey 07043-1624

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  14. Ocean County College

    College Drive, Toms River, New Jersey 08754-2001

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  15. Raritan Valley Community College

    118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, New Jersey 08876

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  16. Union County College

    1033 Springfield Ave, Cranford, New Jersey 07016-1599

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  17. Warren County Community College

    475 Rte 57 W, Washington, New Jersey 07882-4343

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  18. Sussex County Community College

    One College Hill Road, Newton, New Jersey 07860

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  19. Prism Career Institute in Cherry Hill

    3 Executive Campus Rt 70, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002

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  20. Prism Career Institute in West Atlantic City

    8025 Black Horse Pike Bayport One Suite 250, West Atlantic City, New Jersey 08232

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Statistics

Professional Trends

New Jersey Vs. National Paralegal Employment

New Jersey 17,710
National 476,640

Of all of the paralegals that work in the US, approximately 4% work in New Jersey state.

Employment Growth for Paralegals In New Jersey

20,360 19,690 19,600 18,040 17,710
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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In New Jersey, the field of paralegal is shrinking. There were 2,650 less paralegals working in New Jersey in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of paralegal has shrunk by 13% in New Jersey. This decline is faster 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 New Jersey

$45,135 $46,900 $46,985 $48,685 $49,165
$50,031 $52,191 $53,328 $54,026 $55,877
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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As the number of paralegals is declining, the salaries paid to paralegals are increasing in New Jersey. The mean salary for paralegals in 2006 was $45,135 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $49,165 per year.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in New Jersey

10th percentile
$31,405
25th percentile
$38,720
50th percentile
$48,105
75th percentile
$58,145
90th percentile
$68,345

Thus, paralegals' salaries grew by 8% in 4 years. 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 118% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in New Jersey state.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in New Jersey

Court Reporter
$56,360
Criminal Justice
$58,336
Homeland Security
$51,740
Law
$74,550
Paralegal
$49,165

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

Educational Trends

Paralegal programs available for each degree type for all schools in New Jersey

associate
16
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
16
Total32

The number of students graduating from the 20 accredited paralegal schools in New Jersey is decreasing. In 2006, 264 students graduated from paralegal courses in New Jersey. And in 2010, 235 students graduated.

There was a decrease in the number of paralegal school degree or certificate graduates in New Jersey by 11%. 50% of these graduates received an associate's degree in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in New Jersey

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The number of paralegal faculty, growth in the field of paralegal academia and paralegal faculty salaries in New Jersey, is all data we are currently in the process of collecting. If you are involved in teaching paralegal courses to students at the certificate in paralegal, and associates degree in paralegal levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of paralegal in New Jersey. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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