Paralegal Schools In North Carolina

There are 25 accredited paralegal schools in North Carolina for faculty who teach paralegal classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in paralegal in the state of North Carolina, which encompasses paralegal training at the following levels:

  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Associates degree in Paralegal


Schools

  1. South Piedmont Community College

    680 Highway 74 West, Polkton, North Carolina 28135

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  2. Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

    2855 Hickory Blvd., Hudson, North Carolina 28638

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  3. Cape Fear Community College

    411 North Front Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401-3910

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  4. Carteret Community College

    3505 Arendell St, Morehead City, North Carolina 28557-2989

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  5. South College-Asheville

    29 Turtle Creek Drive, Asheville, North Carolina 28803

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  6. Central Carolina Community College

    1105 Kelly Dr, Sanford, North Carolina 27330-9840

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  7. Central Piedmont Community College

    1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

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  8. Coastal Carolina Community College

    444 Western Blvd, Jacksonville, North Carolina 28546-6816

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  9. Davidson County Community College

    297 Davidson Community College Rd, Thomasville, North Carolina 27360-7385

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  10. Durham Technical Community College

    1637 Lawson St, Durham, North Carolina 27703-5023

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  11. Fayetteville Technical Community College

    2201 Hull Rd, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303-0236

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  12. Forsyth Technical Community College

    2100 Silas Creek Pky, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103-5197

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  13. Gaston College

    201 Hwy 321 S, Dallas, North Carolina 28034

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  14. Guilford Technical Community College

    601 High Point Rd, Jamestown, North Carolina 27282

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  15. Halifax Community College

    100 College Drive, Weldon, North Carolina 27890

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  16. Johnston Community College

    245 College Road, Smithfield, North Carolina 27577-2350

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  17. Meredith College

    3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607-5298

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  18. Pitt Community College

    1986 Pitt Tech Road, Winterville, North Carolina 28590

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  19. Southwestern Community College in Sylva

    447 College Dr, Sylva, North Carolina 28779

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  20. Surry Community College

    630 S. Main St., Dobson, North Carolina 27017-8432

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  21. Western Piedmont Community College

    1001 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, North Carolina 28655-4511

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  22. Wilson Community College

    902 Herring Ave, Wilson, North Carolina 27893-3310

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  23. King's College in Charlotte

    322 Lamar Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

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  24. Miller-Motte College-Raleigh

    3901 Capital Blvd Ste 151, Raleigh, North Carolina 27604-6072

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  25. Miller-Motte College-Fayetteville

    3725 Ramsey St Ste 103A, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311

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Statistics

Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Paralegal Employment

North Carolina 11,400
National 476,640

Of all of the paralegals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in North Carolina state.

Employment Growth for Paralegals In North Carolina

12,320 12,870 12,460 11,960 11,400
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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In North Carolina, the field of paralegal is shrinking. In North Carolina, 920 less paralegals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of paralegals has shrunk by 7%. 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 North Carolina

$35,630 $36,400 $38,510 $40,330 $42,230
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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In North Carolina, as the number of paralegals is declining, the salaries earned by paralegals are increasing. The mean salary for paralegals in 2006 was $35,630 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $42,230 per year.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in North Carolina

10th percentile
$24,925
25th percentile
$32,000
50th percentile
$40,940
75th percentile
$50,910
90th percentile
$61,630

Thus, there was a 16% growth in paralegals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of paralegal, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid paralegals earning 147% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in North Carolina state.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in North Carolina

Court Reporter
$51,600
Criminal Justice
$40,959
Homeland Security
$36,743
Law
$56,218
Paralegal
$42,230

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

Educational Trends

Paralegal programs available for each degree type for all schools in North Carolina

associate
24
bachelor
0
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
19
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As the number of paralegals is decreasing in North Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the 25 accredited paralegal schools in North Carolina state is increasing. In North Carolina, there were 440 graduates in 2006. And there were 443 graduates from paralegal courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of paralegal school degree or certificate graduates in North Carolina by 1%. 56% of these graduates received an associate's degree in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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