Consumer Information for the Paralegal Studies Associate Degree Program
Various agencies require Stautzenberger College to disclose both aggregate (across all campuses) and local (Brecksville campus only) data on program performance. As these agencies may require the use of different formulas, calculations for a particular area may vary
The following information is derived from data submitted to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools in the College’s 2011-2012 (7/1/11-6/30/12) Campus Assessment Report (CAR). This data represents an aggregate picture of the performance of this program across all Stautzenberger College campuses.
Median Loan Debt:
The median Title IV loan debt for Stautzenberger College students (across all campuses) for the Paralegal Associate Degree Program is $26,750 for the 2011-2012 academic year. (The median private and institutional loan debt for this program are 0.) This figure represents all funds borrowed by students in this program during that academic year, including monies to support these students during their time as students. It is not limited to the cost of tuition and fees for this program.
On-time Completion Rate:
Within the Paralegal Studies program, 33.3% of our graduates have graduated within the 24 months allotted to complete the program by a student attending full-time. Students attending part-time will generally take longer to complete the program.
Placement: 60 %
State of Ohio *
The following information is derived from data submitted to the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools in the College's 2010-2011 Annual Report. This data represents an aggregate picture of the performance of this program across all Stautzenberger College campuses.
Placement: 75 %
*The placement rates disclosed above reflect historical outcomes for this program. That is, they reflect the College’s ability to place its graduates in prior years. This data is, therefore, always dated. Please bear in mind that many factors (both in a given individual’s life and in a given market) impact whether a graduate secures or chooses to secure employment in field or in a related field after graduation. These rates are not a promise of future employment, nor should you rely upon them as such. These rates are only intended to assist you in comparing student outcomes at colleges you are considering.
Individuals interested in becoming Paralegals should first be aware of how this profession functions within the practice of law. Specifically, per the American Bar Association – A legal assistant or paralegal is a person, qualified by education, training or work experience who is employed or retained by a lawyer, law office, corporation, governmental agency or other entity and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a lawyer is responsible.
Individuals training in this field may become legal assistants, paralegals, or law office managers (SOC Code 23-2011). Under the supervision of an attorney, a paralegal prepares legal documents such as pleadings, motions, contracts, deeds, closing papers and binders, and wills and trust instruments, among others. Additional functions may include filing documents, performing factual research, preparing affidavits, maintaining case files, inventorying property for estate planning, and interviewing clients and witnesses.
Click to see your earnings potential* as a paralegal in Northeast Ohio.
* Incomes provided by Salary.com represent industry averages. Actual income may vary by employer, experience and skill level.
Summary of Estimated Paralegal Studies Associate Degree Direct Program Costs
(July 2012 to July 2013)
Tuition and Administrative Fees -$26,816
Paralegal Studies Associate Degree Program Indirect Costs
*The need for one or more pre-curriculum courses will add to the total cost of this program due to additional tuition, fee and book requirements.
For a detailed breakdown of the estimated cost of this program, please click here!
Stautzenberger College, Brecksville is approved by the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools to offer Associate Degrees in Broadcast Captioning, Business and Entrepreneurial Management, Court Reporting, Medical Assisting, Paralegal Studies, Personal Fitness Trainer, and Veterinary Technician.The College is also approved by the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools to offer a Diploma's in Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting and Personal Fitness Trainer.
OH REG# 05-03-1754T
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