Paralegal Program at Davenport University

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Paralegal Program

The paralegal degree program at Davenport University teaches students to perform legal research, as well as drafting, investigatory record-keeping, and other administrative functions related to the legal system. Students who graduate the program will perform these functions under the supervision of an attorney or in a court and will gain instruction from the program in legal research, drafting legal documents, appraising, pleading, courthouse procedures, and other legal specializations. Get more details below including other Michigan colleges that offer paralegal program.

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Students Enrolled in the Paralegal Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Davenport University has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Students by Academic Level (2013)

 Graduates
Associate's Degree12
Bachelor's Degree18
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate12

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male6
Female36

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Black4
Hispanic1
White33
Unknown3

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Paralegal program at Davenport University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Description

Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, paralegals and legal assistants employment is expected to grow at a rate of 18.3% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
    • Total Employment: 350
    • Average Hourly Rate: $23.21
    • Average Annual Salary: $48,280

Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers

Description

Search real estate records, examine titles, or summarize pertinent legal or insurance documents or details for a variety of purposes. May compile lists of mortgages, contracts, and other instruments pertaining to titles by searching public and private records for law firms, real estate agencies, or title insurance companies.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, title examiners, abstractors, and searchers employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -1.4% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
    • Average Hourly Rate: $16.98
    • Average Annual Salary: $35,320

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Paralegal Programs in Michigan

Paralegal programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

ITT Technical Institute - Wyoming

Wyoming, MI
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 10 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (A)

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 22 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (B)

Kellogg Community College

Battle Creek, MI
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 10 students completed this program

Programs

  • Legal Administrative Assistant (C,A)
  • Paralegal (C,A)

Baker College of Muskegon

Muskegon, MI
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (A)

Lansing Community College

Lansing, MI
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 46 students completed this program

Programs

  • Legal Administrative Assistant (C,A)
  • Paralegal (C,A)

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 10 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (A)

Baker College of Jackson

Jackson, MI
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (A)

ITT Technical Institute - Swartz Creek

Swartz Creek, MI
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (A)

Siena Heights University

Adrian, MI
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Paralegal (B)

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (B)

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