Paralegal Schools In Virginia

Paralegal classes faculty can choose to work at one of 29 accredited paralegal schools in Virginia. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the paralegal academic community in Virginia, and the future trends in paralegal training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Central Virginia Community College

    3506 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502-2498

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  2. Bryant and Stratton College-Virginia Beach

    301 Centre Pointe Dr, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

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  3. Bryant and Stratton College-Richmond

    8141 Hull St Rd, Richmond, Virginia 23235

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  4. Centura College in Virginia Beach

    2697 Dean Dr Ste 100, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452-7431

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  5. Hampton University

    Hampton, Virginia 23668-0099

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  6. J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

    1651 E Parham Road, Richmond, Virginia 23228-2327

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  7. Lord Fairfax Community College

    173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, Virginia 22645

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  8. Marymount University

    2807 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, Virginia 22207-4299

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  9. Mountain Empire Community College

    3441 Mountain Empire Road, Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219

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  10. National College-Salem

    1813 E Main St, Salem, Virginia 24153

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  11. New River Community College

    5251 College Drive, Dublin, Virginia 24084-1127

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  12. Northern Virginia Community College

    4001 Wakefield Chapel Rd, Annandale, Virginia 22003-3796

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  13. Patrick Henry Community College

    645 Patriot Avenue, Martinsville, Virginia 24112

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  14. University of Richmond

    28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, Virginia 23173

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  15. Southwest Virginia Community College

    369 College Road US Rt. 19, 6 Miles S. Claypool Hill, Richlands, Virginia 24641-1101

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  16. Thomas Nelson Community College

    99 Thomas Nelson Drive, Hampton, Virginia 23666

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  17. Tidewater Community College

    121 College Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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  18. Virginia Intermont College

    1013 Moore Street, Bristol, Virginia 24201

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  19. Virginia Western Community College

    3093 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, Virginia 24015

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  20. ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk

    863 Glenrock Rd, Ste 100, Norfolk, Virginia 23502-3701

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  21. Centura College in Chesapeake

    932 B Ventures Way, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

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  22. Centura College in Richmond on Midlothian

    7914 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, Virginia 23235-5250

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  23. ITT Technical Institute-Richmond

    300 Gateway Centre Pky, Richmond, Virginia 23235-5139

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  24. ITT Technical Institute-Chantilly

    14420 Albemarle Point Pl, Suite 100, Chantilly, Virginia 20151

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  25. Everest College in Arlington, VA

    801 N Quincy St-Ste 500, Arlington, Virginia 22203

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  26. Bryant & Stratton College-Hampton

    4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 233, Hampton, Virginia 23666

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  27. South University_??_??_Richmond

    2151 Old Brick Rd, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060

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  28. South University_??_??_Virginia Beach

    301 Bendix Rd Ste 100, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452

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  29. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_Salem

    2159 Apperson Dr, Salem, Virginia 24153

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Statistics

Professional Trends

Virginia Vs. National Paralegal Employment

Virginia 10,680
National 476,640

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

Employment Growth for Paralegals In Virginia

10,920 11,370 11,430 11,070 10,680
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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Paralegal is a shrinking field in Virginia. 240 less paralegals were working in Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Virginia, this field has shrunk by 2% in four years. 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 Virginia

$43,135 $44,505 $45,520 $46,675 $45,895
$46,318 $48,287 $49,095 $50,643 $51,501
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
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The salaries paid to paralegals are growing in Virginia. Paralegals earned a yearly mean salary of $43,135 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $45,895 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Virginia

10th percentile
$28,240
25th percentile
$34,360
50th percentile
$43,350
75th percentile
$52,950
90th percentile
$68,050

Thus, there was a 6% growth in paralegals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Virginia state, within the field of paralegal, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid paralegals earn 141% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Virginia

Court Reporter
$45,120
Criminal Justice
$52,204
Homeland Security
$50,773
Law
$58,474
Paralegal
$45,895

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
23
bachelor
6
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
9
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As the number of paralegals is decreasing in Virginia state, the number of students graduating from the 29 accredited paralegal schools in Virginia state is increasing. In Virginia, there were 201 graduates in 2006. And there were 287 graduates from paralegal courses in 2010.

This represents a 43% increase in the number of paralegal degree or certificate school graduates in Virginia state. A majority of these graduates, or 59%, graduated with a associate's degree in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Virginia

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