2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Paralegal Degrees

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With annual tuitions under $10,000, these 25 schools offer the most affordable online paralegal degrees. Prospective paralegal students may be interested in top ranked Penn Foster College's associate degree in paralegal studies, available for only $1,896 annually. For those seeking a bachelor's degree, William Woods University offers a Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies for only $8,225 a year.

All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online paralegal degrees at the associate level or higher. Those interested can find more detailed information on these most affordable paralegal degrees below or read our full methodology.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Paralegal Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Penn Foster College Annual Tuition $1,896 Paralegal Degrees: Associate
#2 #2 Clovis Community College Annual Tuition $2,136 Paralegal Degrees: Associate
#3 #3 Darton State College Annual Tuition $4,030 Paralegal Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#4 #4 Hutchinson Community College Annual Tuition $4,288 Paralegal Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#5 #5 Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana Annual Tuition $4,755 Paralegal Degrees: Associate
#6 #6 Madisonville Community College Annual Tuition $5,148 Paralegal Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#7 #7 Northwest Mississippi Community College Annual Tuition $5,200 Paralegal Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#8 #8 Lake Superior College Annual Tuition $5,466 Paralegal Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#9 #9 Marshalltown Community College Annual Tuition $5,600 Paralegal Degrees: Associate
#10 #10 Minnesota State Community and Technical College Annual Tuition $5,910 Paralegal Degrees: Associate
#11 #11 Alexandria Technical & Community College Annual Tuition $6,304 Paralegal Degrees: Associate
#12 #12 Central Texas College Annual Tuition $6,420 Paralegal Degrees: Associate
#13 #13 Georgia Military College Annual Tuition $6,480 Paralegal Degrees: Associate
#14 #14 Rio Salado College Annual Tuition $6,880 Paralegal Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#15 #15 Cerro Coso Community College Annual Tuition $6,960 Paralegal Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#16 #16 Herkimer County Community College Annual Tuition $7,480 Paralegal Degrees: Associate
#17 #17 Abraham Lincoln University Annual Tuition $7,500 Paralegal Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#18 #18 Western Piedmont Community College Annual Tuition $8,040 Paralegal Degrees: Associate
#19 #19 Mountain Empire Community College Annual Tuition $8,192 Paralegal Degrees: Associate
#20 #20 William Woods University Annual Tuition $8,225 Paralegal Degrees: Bachelor's
#21 #21 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,370 Paralegal Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#22 #22 Prince George's Community College Annual Tuition $8,700 Paralegal Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#23 #23 Mohave Community College Annual Tuition $8,788 Paralegal Degrees: Associate and Certificate
#24 #24 Drury University Annual Tuition $8,970 Paralegal Degrees: Associate
#25 #25 Hampton University Annual Tuition $9,300 Paralegal Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
  • Annual Tuition: $1,896
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business Law; Ethics; Investigations and Interviews; Law and the Legal System; Legal Research and Writing; Legal Terminology and Critical Thinking

Online Associate Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $2,136
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and WASC ACCJC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Bankruptcy; Corporate Law; Criminal Justice and the Courts; Criminal Procedure; Law Office Practice and Procedures; Torts, Practice, & Procedure
  • Annual Tuition: $4,030
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    American Government in World Perspective; Employment Law; Litigation and Trial Practice; Public Speaking; The Understanding of Law; Tort Law

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $4,288
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Law; Law and the Legal Assistant; Legal Ethics; Litigation; Personal Injury and Civil Wrongs; Spreadsheets

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $4,755
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business Associations; Civil Procedure; Contracts and Commercial Law; Law Office Technology; Legal Research; Legal Writing
  • Annual Tuition: $5,148
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Family Law; Law Office Management; Legal Research; Legal Systems and Terminology; Legal Writing; Wills and Estates

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $5,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Civil Litigation; Family Law; Legal Writing; Mechanics of Communication; Torts; Wills & Estates

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $5,466
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Legal Research; Business Law: An Introduction; Civil Litigation; College Composition; Legal Studies I: Terminology and Procedures; Legal Writing

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $5,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Administrative and Bankruptcy Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Criminal Law; Legal Practicum; Paralegal Studies; Torts and Litigation

Online Associate Degrees (2)

  • Annual Tuition: $5,910
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Civil Law for Paralegals; Criminal Law for Paralegals; Family Law; Legal Ethics for the Paralegal; Real Property; Wills, Trusts and Probate

Online Associate Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,304
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Civil Litigation; Debtor/Creditor & Intellectual Property; Estates, Probate, & Real Estate; Family Law; Legal Office Procedures & Ethics; Paralegal Skills & Legal Writing

Online Associate Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,420
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Beginning Keyboarding; Business Correspondence and Communication; Federal Government; Proofreading and Editing; Torts and Personal Injury Law; Wills, Trusts, and Probate Administration

Online Associate Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,480
  • School Type: N/A
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Civil Litigation; Family Law; Legal Research and Writing; Torts and Remedies
  • Annual Tuition: $6,880
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    American National Government; Elder Law for the Paralegal; Legal Investigation; Paralegals and Environmental Law; Paralegals and Immigration Law; U.S. Constitution

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $6,960
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Bankruptcy Law; Civil Litigation and Procedure; Family Law; Law Office Management; Legal Ethics; Probate Law

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,480
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    American Government; Civil Litigation and Procedure; Computer Software for the Law Office; Constitutional Law; Family Law; Keyboarding with Document Processing

Online Associate Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,500
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Business Organizations; Contracts; Criminal Law; Legal Analysis and Writing; Legal Research; Real Property

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,040
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Civil Injuries; Ethics and Professionalism; Medical Evidence Analysis; Professional Research and Reporting; Quantitative Literacy; Writing and Inquiry

Online Associate Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,192
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Legal Terminology; Legal Transactions; Legal Writing; Preparation for Employment; Trial Preparation & Discovery Practice; U.S. Government
  • Annual Tuition: $8,225
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Administrative and Federal Procedure; Constitutional Issues; Electronic Legal Research; Evidence and Fact Gathering; Law and Paralegalism; Torts Law

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,370
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    American Popular Culture; Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal; Legal Ethics; Legal Research and Writing; Litigation; Real Estate Law

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Civil Litigation; Contracts; Criminal Evidence and Procedure; State and Local Government; Techniques of Legal Research

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,788
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Bankruptcy; Corporation Law; Legal Ethics for Paralegals; Tort Law; Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Example Classes:
    Family Law; Interviewing and Investigating; Legal Research; Paralegal Practicum; Social Security/Workers Compensation Law; Tort Law

Online Associate Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $9,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 36%
  • Example Classes:
    Bankruptcy; Constitutional Law; Contemporary Legal Ethics; Law in Society; Torts and Personal Injury; Wills, Trusts and Estates

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

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