Bachelor's Degree Center releases national rankings of paralegal degree programs

Bachelor's Degree Center, a free guide to traditional and online bachelor's degree programs in all disciplines, has released four 2019 rankings of the best Paralegal bachelor's degree programs in the US:

- 25 Best Bachelor's in Paralegal Degree Programs for 2019

- 15 Best Online Paralegal Bachelor's Degree Programs for 2019

- 10 Fastest Online Paralegal Bachelor's Degree Programs for 2019

- 10 Most Affordable Online Paralegal Bachelor's Degree Programs for 2019

The Top 3 Best Paralegal Bachelor's Programs for 2019 are: 1) Auburn University; 2) Quinnipiac University; 3) Montclair State University. The Top 3 Online Paralegal Bachelor's Programs for 2019 are: 1) Tulane University; 2) University of Central Florida; 3) University of Massachusetts Lowell.

"In the last few years, the job market for lawyers has been cooling down, with law schools turning out far more lawyers than are necessary," according to BDC editors. "What hasn't cooled down, though, is the demand for paralegals and legal assistants - the professionals who do the real behind-the-scenes work of a law firm, like taking depositions, preparing documents, researching precedent, and more."

For working paralegals who want more, getting a bachelor's in legal studies or paralegal may be key to moving up.

"Online programs allow busy working professionals the chance to improve their credentials and learn new skills while continuing their current jobs." The editors of BDC note that "with advances in technology, online programs can be as immersive, collaborative, and enriching as traditional on-campus programs."

For traditional students, on the other hand, "an on-campus bachelor degree in legal studies provides mentorship and networking opportunities with the law firms and corporations in the area the ones that do the hiring." For these students, a bachelor's degree is thinking ahead to future opportunities.

"Although a bachelor's degree is not necessary to obtain an internship or an entry-level role as a paralegal," the editors explain, students "should be aware that it is often necessary for positions in a government agency, corporate legal departments, and some law firms."

Whether they are traditional-aged students just making the first steps into their legal career, or working paralegals looking to make a big move ahead, Bachelor's Degree Center's rankings of the best paralegal and legal studies bachelor's degree programs are built to point the way to solid programs with a real ROI.

Bachelor's Degree Center has been providing advice, resources, and rankings on the best traditional and online bachelor's degree programs since 2014.

All Institutions in the Bachelor's Degree Center Paralegal Degree Rankings (in alphabetical order):

American Public University

Auburn University

Ball State University

Bay Path University

Bellevue University

Berkeley College

Charter Oak State College

Daemen College

Dominican University

Eastern Kentucky University

Florida Gulf Coast University

Grand Valley State University

Herzing University

Hilbert College

Hodges University

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Kent State University

Lewis University

Liberty University

Loyola University Chicago

Madonna University

Minnesota State University Moorhead

Mississippi College

Montclair State University

Mount St Joseph University

National University

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Peirce College

Post University

Purdue University Global

Quinnipiac University

Regent University

Southern New Hampshire University

St John's University

Stevenson University

SUNY Canton

Texas A&M Univ Commerce

Tulane University

University of Arizona

University of Central Florida

University of La Verne

University of Maine at Augusta

University of Maryland University College

University of Massachusetts Lowell

University of New Haven

University of Southern Mississippi

University of Toledo

Ursuline College

Widener University

Winona State University

Published: Wed, Sep 25, 2019