Paralegal Schools In Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, there are 3 accredited schools where paralegal classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the paralegal academic community in Rhode Island, and the future trends in paralegal training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Johnson & Wales University

    8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, Rhode Island 02903-3703

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  2. Community College of Rhode Island

    400 East Ave, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-1807

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  3. Roger Williams University

    One Old Ferry Rd, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809-2923

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Paralegal Employment

Rhode Island 1,930
National 476,640

Approximately 0% of the country's paralegals work in Rhode Island state.

Employment Growth for Paralegals In Rhode Island

1,660 2,000 2,240 2,140 1,930
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Rhode Island, the field of paralegal is growing. 270 more paralegals were working in Rhode Island in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of paralegals has grown by 16%. This growth 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 Rhode Island

$40,655 $42,650 $42,495 $44,300 $45,570
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by paralegals is increasing in Rhode Island. In 2006 paralegals made a mean salary of $40,655 per year, and in 2010 they made $45,570 per year.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Rhode Island

10th percentile
$31,990
25th percentile
$37,405
50th percentile
$44,485
75th percentile
$52,160
90th percentile
$62,070

This represents a 11% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 94% 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 Rhode Island.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Rhode Island

Criminal Justice
$51,505
Homeland Security
$41,837
Law
$62,273
Paralegal
$45,570

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

Educational Trends

Paralegal programs available for each degree type for all schools in Rhode Island

associate
2
bachelor
2
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total5

As the number of paralegals is increasing in Rhode Island state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited paralegal schools in Rhode Island state is also increasing. In 2006, 64 students graduated from paralegal courses in Rhode Island. And in 2010, 83 students graduated.

Thus there was a 30% percent increase in the number of paralegal school degree or certificate graduates in Rhode Island. A majority of these graduates, or 40%, graduated with an associate's degree in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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The number of paralegal faculty, growth in the field of paralegal academia and paralegal faculty salaries in Rhode Island, 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, associates degree in paralegal, and bachelors degree in paralegal levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future paralegal faculty in Rhode Island. A summary of what your peers have told us up until now will be available once you submit your information.

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