National Paralegal College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$7,800

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,043

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

16.8%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

868

97% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

33.3%

1 Graduates

About

National Paralegal College is a higher education institution located in Maricopa County, AZ. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at National Paralegal College were General Legal Studies (80 degrees awarded) and General Business Administration & Management (0 degrees).

In 2016, 371 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at National Paralegal College. 86.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 13.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were unknown (187 degrees), 1.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (152 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at National Paralegal College is $7,800, which is $-6,171 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at National Paralegal College is $7,800, which is $-6,171 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,043.

In 2016, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 64% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$7,800

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at National Paralegal College was $7,800. The cost of tuition at National Paralegal College is $-6,171 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($13,971).

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Average Net Price

$15,043

2016 Value

4.66%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 National Paralegal College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,043. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of National Paralegal College grew by 4.66%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,072

Room and Board

$800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at National Paralegal College was of $8,072 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies increased by 33.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

64%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at National Paralegal College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 10% with respect to 2015, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

16.8%

2015 Default Rate

72

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at National Paralegal College was 16.8%, which represents 72 out of the 429 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

National Paralegal College received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 868 students enrolled at National Paralegal College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

National Paralegal College has an overall enrollment yield of N/A%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

N/A%

Acceptance Rate in N/A

N/A

Accepted Out of N/A

In N/A, the undergraduate acceptance rate of National Paralegal College was N/A% (N/A admissions from N/A applications). This is approximately the same as the acceptance rate of N/A, which was N/A%. Between N/A and N/A, the number of applicants stayed by N/A%, while admissions stayed by N/A%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at National Paralegal College in N/A submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

National Paralegal College has a total enrollment of 868 students. The full-time enrollment at National Paralegal College is 842 students and the part-time enrollment is 26. This means that 97% of students enrolled at National Paralegal College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at National Paralegal College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31.3% White, 7.49% Black or African American, 4.72% Hispanic or Latino, 1.04% Asian, 0.576% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.346% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.23% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at National Paralegal College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (27.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (5.45%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.46%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (23.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (12.2%) and White Male (8.89%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

97%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at National Paralegal College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 868 students. The full-time enrollment at National Paralegal College is 842 and the part-time enrollment is 26. This means that 97% of students enrolled at National Paralegal College are enrolled full-time compared with 70.8% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

63%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at National Paralegal College was 63%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), National Paralegal College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    272

  2. Black or African American

    65

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    41

The enrolled student population at National Paralegal College is 31.3% White, 7.49% Black or African American, 4.72% Hispanic or Latino, 1.04% Asian, 0.576% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.346% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.23% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 45.5% White, 15.4% Black or African American, and 15.3% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 471 students (54.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 271 more women than men received degrees from National Paralegal College. The majority of degree recipients at National Paralegal College are unknown (187 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more unknown graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (152 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at National Paralegal College is General Legal Studies (80 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (0 degrees) and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at National Paralegal College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (371 degrees awarded) and Business (0 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at National Paralegal College are Accountants & auditors (1,053,897 people), Miscellaneous managers (646,618 people), Financial managers (405,543 people), Chief executives & legislators (296,153 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (259,667 people).

The most specialized majors at National Paralegal College are Legal (371 degrees awarded) and Business (0 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at National Paralegal College are Physicians & surgeons, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, Chief executives & legislators, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers

The most specialized majors at National Paralegal College are Legal (371 degrees awarded) and Business (0 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at National Paralegal College are Insurance carriers & related activities (491,909 people), Banking & related activities (456,603 people), Elementary & secondary schools (395,721 people), Computer Systems Design (367,878 people), and Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping & payroll services (355,617 people).

The most specialized majors at National Paralegal College are Legal (371 degrees awarded) and Business (0 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by National Paralegal College.

Most Common

  1. 80 degrees awarded

  2. 0 degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In N/A, the most common bachelors degree concentration at National Paralegal College was General Legal Studies with 80 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 50

  2. 321

In 2016, 50 degrees were awarded to men at National Paralegal College, which is 0.156 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (321).

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Most Common Male Majors

In N/A, 30 degrees were awarded to men at National Paralegal College in Paralegal, which is 0.127 times less than the 236 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In N/A, 236 degrees were awarded to women at National Paralegal College in Paralegal, which is 7.87 times more than the 30 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

N/A%

100% Completion Time

N/A%

150% Completion Time

In N/A, N/A% of students graduating from National Paralegal College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, N/A% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and N/A% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (0%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at National Paralegal College is Female and Asian (0% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 100% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Unknown

    187 degrees awarded

  2. White

    152 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at National Paralegal College is unknown (187 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more unknown recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (152 degrees).

50.4% of degree recipients (187 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    127 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    25 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    14 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at National Paralegal College is white female (127 degrees awarded). There were 5.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (25 degrees).

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Operations

National Paralegal College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $665 (N/A%), compared to the 0.512% average return ($49.1k on $9.59M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2015, National Paralegal College had a total expenditure of $4.06M. Of that $4.06M, they spent $2.12M on salaries and $4.06M on benefits.

National Paralegal College employs N/A N/A, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at National Paralegal College are N/A (N/A), N/A(N/A), and N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at National Paralegal College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 15 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 6 employees, and Management with 5 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

National Paralegal College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of National Paralegal College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Other Special Focus Institutions Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, National Paralegal College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$2.12M

Salary Expenditure

$4.06M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, National Paralegal College had a total expenditure of $4.06M. Of that $4.06M, they spent $2.12M on salaries and $4.06M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$2.12M

2015 Salaries

0%

growth from 2014

In 2015, National Paralegal College paid a median of $2.12M in salaries, which represents 52.2% of their overall expenditure ($4.06M) and a 0% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0% growth from 2013 and a 0% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.52M (38.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$456k

Instructional Salaries

5

Number of Employees

In 2015, National Paralegal College paid a total of $456k to 5 employees working as instructors, which represents 21.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $639k (25.3%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

N/A

Most Common Instructor

N/A Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

15 Employees

In N/A, the most common positions for instructional staff at National Paralegal College were N/A with N/A employees; N/A with N/A employees; and N/A with N/A employees.

In N/A, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at National Paralegal College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 15 employees; Computer, Engineering, and Science with 6 employees; and Management with 5 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In N/A, the most common demographic for instructional staff at National Paralegal College was N/A with N/A employees, N/A with N/A employees, and N/A with N/A employees.

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