Paralegal411.org Releases Ranking of Top Online Paralegal Bachelor’s Programs

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Paralegal411.org’s 2018 Top Online Paralegal Programs uses a proprietary ranking model that is designed to help students research online and hybrid-online paralegal degrees and recognize top-quality programs.

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We’re seeing trends signalling that employers are seeking paralegals with four-year degrees. Our ranking is designed to help prospective paralegals find programs that will increase their competitiveness in the job market, while recognizing programs that provide quality and value.

Paralegal411.org, a popular website dedicated to providing information about paralegal degrees, careers, certifications, and job opportunities, has released its ranking of the top online and hybrid-online bachelor’s degrees for paralegals.

You can view the full list, which includes data points for ranking factors and profiles of select schools, by clicking the link below:

https://www.paralegal411.org/degrees/bachelors/online/

Only schools with regional accreditation and not-for-profit status that have paralegal programs with at least part of the curriculum available online were considered eligible for the ranking. To find the top programs, Paralegal411.org researched schools offering online paralegal degrees through publicly available sources, including the National Center for Education Statistics, and compiled and modeled the data manually.

Paralegal programs were evaluated based on such factors as the ability of students to graduate in six years or less, the average cost per online credit hour for in-state and out-of-state students, and the percentage of the overall student body attending only online courses. Other factors include faculty tenure and rankings by US News and World Report in the regional, national, and online bachelor’s program categories.

According to Rob Voce, founder of Paralegal411.org, “Industry projections indicate that demand for paralegals and legal assistants over the next eight years will increase faster than the average for all industries. At the same time, we’re seeing trends signalling that employers are seeking paralegals with four-year degrees. Our ranking is designed to help prospective paralegals find programs that will increase their competitiveness in the job market, while recognizing programs that provide quality and value.”

Overall, 30 online paralegal degree programs satisfied the prerequisites and ranked on this year’s list. As well as providing data for the ranking factors of included programs, the 2018 Top Online Paralegal Bachelor’s Programs list includes detailed information on the included schools’ tuition and net price; admissions statistics and requirements; and data on faculty tenure. Users can also view:

-Comprehensive profiles of top-ranked online paralegal programs
-The support services available to online students
-Core courses and student debt statistics for select programs

The top schools on this year’s list are:

1. University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
2 tie. Purdue University Global (West Lafayette, IN)
2 tie. Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA)
3. California University of Pennsylvania (California, PA)
4. SUNY College of Technology at Canton (Canton, NY)
5. Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
6. Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY)
7. William Woods University (Fulton, MO)
8. Roger Williams University (Bristol, RI)
9. Northwestern State University of Louisiana (Natchitoches, LA)
10. Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA)
11. Dominican University (River Forest, IL)
12 tie. Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
12 tie. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (Terre Haute, IN)
13. University of Memphis (Memphis, TN)
14. Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA)
15. Southern New Hampshire University (Hooksett, NH)
16. Grand View University (Des Moines, IA)
17. Stevenson University (Owings Mills, MD)
18. Hampton University (Hampton, VA)
19. Widener University (Chester, PA)
20. Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN)
21. Mississippi College (Clinton, MS)
22. Bellevue University (Bellevue, NE)
23. Brandman University (Irvine, CA)
24. University of Providence (Great Falls, MT)
25. Humphreys University (Stockton, CA)
26. Peirce College (Philadelphia, PA)
27. Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY)
28. Hilbert College (Hamburg, NY)

*See the full rankings and program details here:
https://www.paralegal411.org/degrees/bachelors/online/

Media Contact:
Laura McPherson
Project 8 Labs Career Guides
info(at)paralegal411(dot)org

About Paralegal411.org: Paralegal411.org is a free online resource providing information for individuals interested in getting started or advancing their careers in the paralegal field. The site provides helpful information on paralegal school options, guides to earning a paralegal degree, top paralegal blogs, information on national and state-level certifications, and recommended sites for succeeding in a paralegal career. The information presented on Paralegal411.org is drawn from the latest available government-backed data and paralegal industry standards.

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