2018 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Paralegal Associate Degrees

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With annual tuition rates under $12,000, these 24 online colleges and universities offer the most affordable paralegal programs at the associate level. Albany State University tops the list with their Associate of Applied Science in Legal Assistant/Paralegal. Annual tuition for ASU's online associate program is $4,030. Hutchinson Community College comes in a close second place with its online Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal at an annual tuition rate of $4,928 per year.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Albany State University Annual Tuition $4,030
#2 #2 Hutchinson Community College Annual Tuition $4,928
#3 #3 Clayton State University Annual Tuition $4,929
#4 #4 Lake Superior College Annual Tuition $5,521
#5 #5 Marshalltown Community College Annual Tuition $5,824
#6 #6 Minnesota State Community and Technical College Annual Tuition $5,968
#7 #7 Tompkins Cortland Community College Annual Tuition $5,984
#8 #8 Iowa Lakes Community College Annual Tuition $6,195
#9 #9 Alexandria Technical & Community College Annual Tuition $6,368
#10 #10 Southern Utah University Annual Tuition $6,488
#11 #11 Rio Salado College Annual Tuition $6,880
#12 #12 University of Alaska Fairbanks Annual Tuition $7,037
#13 #13 Central Texas College Annual Tuition $7,050
#14 #14 Massachusetts Bay Community College Annual Tuition $7,360
#15 #15 Cerro Coso Community College Annual Tuition $7,740
#16 #16 Mountain Empire Community College Annual Tuition $7,896
#17 #17 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100
#18 #18 Kansas City Kansas Community College Annual Tuition $8,610
#19 #19 Mohave Community College Annual Tuition $8,788
#20 #20 Prince George's Community College Annual Tuition $9,120
#21 #21 Drury University Annual Tuition $9,269
#22 #22 Community College of Allegheny County Annual Tuition $10,120
#23 #23 Anne Arundel Community College Annual Tuition $11,220
#24 #24 Yavapai College Annual Tuition $11,346
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  • Annual Tuition: $4,030
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Example Classes:
    Bankruptcy Law; Contract Law; Criminal Law and Procedure; Employment Law; Human Communications; Litigation and Trial Practice
  • Annual Tuition: $4,928
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Law; Human Relations; Law and the Legal Assistant; Legal Ethics; Litigation; Personal Injury and Civil Wrongs

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  • Annual Tuition: $4,929
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 41%
  • Example Classes:
    Bankruptcy/Debtor-Creditor Relations; Business Organizations; Computers in the Law; Criminal Litigation; Law Office Skills; Real Estate Law
  • Annual Tuition: $5,521
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Legal Research; Business Law: An Introduction; Business Law: Commercial Topics; Civil Litigation; College Composition; Computers in the Law Office
  • Annual Tuition: $5,824
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Administrative and Bankruptcy Law; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Criminal Law; Legal Practicum; Paralegal Studies; Torts and Litigation

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  • Annual Tuition: $5,968
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $5,984
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Business Law I; Family Law/Domestic Relations; Legal Research and Drafting; Litigation/Civil Procedure; Report Writing; Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning

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  • Annual Tuition: $6,195
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    American Trial Process; Civil Procedure & Practice; Employment Law; Law Office Software; Legal Ethics; Wills, Trusts and Estate Administration
  • Annual Tuition: $6,368
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • 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
  • Annual Tuition: $6,488
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    American National Government; Business & Corporate Law; Estate Planning & Probate Law; Laws of Evidence; Legal Ethics & Professionalism; Torts
  • Annual Tuition: $6,880
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    American National Government; College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking; Elder Law for the Paralegal; Legal Foundations for Paralegals; Legal Investigation; Paralegal Business Law
  • Annual Tuition: $7,037
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Example Classes:
    Constitutional Law for Paralegals; Employment and Administrative Law for Paralegals; Ethics and Justice; Ethics and Society; Legal Research and Writing for Paralegals; Politics and the Judicial Process
  • Annual Tuition: $7,050
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Legal Document Preparation; Business Correspondence and Communication; Federal Government; Proofreading and Editing; Torts and Personal Injury Law; Wills, Trusts, and Probate Administration

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,360
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Legal Research and Writing II; Litigation for Paralegals; Principles of Business Law I; Principles of Management

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  • Annual Tuition: $7,740
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC ACCJC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Bankruptcy Law; California and Federal Civil Procedure Legal Forms; Civil Litigation and Procedure; Family Law; Law Office Management; Legal Ethics
  • Annual Tuition: $7,896
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Legal Research and Writing; Legal Terminology; Legal Transactions; Preparation for Employment; Trial Preparation & Discovery Practice; U.S. Government
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Administrative Law and Policy; American Popular Culture; Civil Practice and Procedure; Criminal Law and Procedure for the Paralegal; Legal Ethics; Legal Research and Writing
  • Annual Tuition: $8,610
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Criminal Law for the Paralegal; Family Law; Insurance Law; Legal Writing; Real Estate Law
  • Annual Tuition: $8,788
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Bankruptcy; Contract Law; Corporation Law; Legal Ethics for Paralegals; Property Law and Real Estate Transactions; Tort Law
  • Annual Tuition: $9,120
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    American National Government; Civil Litigation; Contracts; Criminal Evidence and Procedure; State and Local Government; Techniques of Legal Research
  • Annual Tuition: $9,269
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 70%
  • Example Classes:
    Family Law; Interviewing and Investigating; Legal Research and Writing; Litigation; Professional Practicum; Tort Law
  • Annual Tuition: $10,120
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Consumer Protection Law; Criminal Justice System Law; Environmental Law; Family Law; Juvenile Justice & Juvenile Delinquency
  • Annual Tuition: $11,220
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Civil Rights Law; Cyberlaw; Domestic Relations; Electronic Legal Research; Health Care Law; Law Office Practice and Technology
  • Annual Tuition: $11,346
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Family Law; Neuroscience and the Law; Procedural Criminal Law; Real Estate Law; Substantive Criminal Law

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