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Fast Facts for Paralegals And Legal Assistants in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Bloomington and Springfield
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Peoria and Champaign
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago and Springfield

Salaries for Paralegals And Legal Assistants in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago and Bloomington

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Programs
  • Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies*
  • Bachelor of Arts in Government - Pre-Law
  • Master of Public Administration in Law
  • Bachelor’s programs options include Law & National Security, Paralegal Studies, and Government.
  • Regent University School of Law’s faculty was recognized among the Top 10 Faculty in the nation by The Princeton Review in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
  • Law & legal studies programs are fully approved by the American Bar Association (ABA).
  • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Programs
  • BS in Legal Support and Services - Paralegal Concentration
  • BS in Legal Support and Services
  • MS in Legal Studies
  • Programs range from Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies, to Master of Public Administration, and more.
  • One of the largest providers of online legal studies in the U.S.
  • Students can enroll in internship courses that provide real-world experience in local law offices.
  • Programs designed to keep students updated on the most recent changes to legal practices.
Programs
  • Paralegal Associate's

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Aurora
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Programs
  • Certificate: Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate
  • Bachelor of Science in Legal Support and Services
  • Master of Science: Legal Studies
  •  Ranked one of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  •  Offers a no-obligation, 3-week trial period where students may determine if the university is right for them before they commit to it.
  •  Strives to be a student’s partner in lifelong learning; committed to helping them achieve their goals.
  •  Serves students of all ages, from first-graders learning to read to professionals seeking postgraduate training.
  •  Provides career-oriented diploma through master’s programs in fields such as healthcare, business, legal and paralegal services, information technology, criminal justice and design.
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Davenport
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Programs
  • Associate of Science - Paralegal Studies
  • Committed to empowering students with education and skills to help them reach their goals since 1979.
  • Online programs include business management, RN to BSN, and more.
  • Technical assistance for students is available 24/7.
  • Institutional accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
  • Ground campuses are also available across Arizona and New Mexico. 
Programs
  • Jurisprudence with concentration in Legal Studies (Bachelor of Science) - Online
  • Legal Studies - Homeland Security (Master of Science) - Online
  • Legal Studies - Law & Public Policy (Master of Science) - Online
  • For the 12th consecutive year, Cal U was named one for the best schools in the Northeast by The Princeton Review 
  • Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017
  • Quality Online courses at Cal U have the same objectives, content and learning outcomes as campus-based programs and are taught by the same expert professors.
  • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost. Student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1
  • CAL U online programs complete an annual assessment of student learning to ensure outcomes are focused on your success in career entry, advancement or enhancement!

More Illinois Paralegal Training Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Grayslake
Associate
16,010
Elgin
Associate
9,613
Palatine
Associate
15,156
East Peoria
Associate
11,804
Kankakee
Associate
3,591
Godfrey
Associate
7,875
Lincoln
Bachelor
1,266
Chicago
Associate
171
Peoria
Bachelor
641
Evanston
Doctorate & First Professional
19,005
Chicago
Doctorate
7,163
South Holland
Associate
6,260
Carbondale
Doctorate & First Professional
20,983
Belleville
Associate
13,713

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Paralegals And Legal Assistants

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Paralegals And Legal Assistants

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Paralegals And Legal Assistants relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Champaign 100 $42,830
Urbana 100 $42,830
Bloomington 310 $48,530
Peoria 320 $51,760
Rockford 110 $65,830
Springfield 150 $46,290

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