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Paralegal Studies Certificate

Gainful Employment Reporting

The information below is for a certificate or diploma at Roosevelt University subject to Department of Education gainful employment regulations. At public and private not-for-profit institutions, gainful employment programs are Title IV-eligible certificate programs.

PROGRAM NAME & LENGTH:

Department of Education 6-digit CIP for program: 22.0302

CIP Program description: Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Name of the program, if different than the CIP program description provided above: Paralegal Studies Certificate

Level for this program: Graduate

Program length in semester hours: 24 semester hours

Program length in months: 12 months

ALL RELATED OCCUPATIONS:

23-2011.00 Paralegal and Legal Assistants

23-2092.00 Law Clerks

23-2-93.00 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers

23-209900 Legal Support Workers, All Other

COST:

Total tuition and required fees for the entire program completed in normal time (estimated): $10320

Total estimated costs for books and supplies for the entire program based on the university estimate of $100-200/course:$1600

Total annual room and board charges for living on campus: $11508

URL for program cost information available on Roosevelt University’s website: Paralegal Program Costs

DEBT AT PROGRAM COMPLETION:

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Number of students completing the program between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011:

Of the completers reported above, the number completing with any student loan debt:

For all students (both borrowers and non-borrowers) completing the program between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, the median cumulative debt for each of the following Is:

Federal student loan debt:

Private loan debt:

Institutional financing plan debt:

PROGRAM COMPLETION IN NORMAL TIME:

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Normal time in months to complete program as published in the Roosevelt University catalog:

Of the ___ students completing the program between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, the number who completed the program within the normal time reported above is:

JOB PLACEMENT:

July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011

Enter the job placement rate for program completers:  49 % [1]

[1] It should be noted that this percentage includes completers from May and June of 2011, who have not been surveyed yet. Pursuant to program policy these completers will receive their first survey in November or December of 2011. 

For the job placement rate reported above:

Who is included?  

Program completers who are working in the legal field and for whom the program has been able to obtain employment information either through responses to surveys or through other more informal efforts to contact the completers. [2]


[2] Not included in the placement rate are the following: completers who the program has been unable to contact; completers who are continuing their education; completers who are working in a field other than the legal field and completers who have indicated they are not seeking employment.

What type of job?

The program completers are either working as a paralegal or working in another capacity in the legal field. Examples of job titles of completers who are working in another capacity in the legal field include, Pro Bono Coordinator at a law firm, law librarian, and criminal investigator.

When were they employed? 

This information is not available for all completers included in the placement rate. However, most completers included are employed approximately six months after graduation.

How were graduates tracked?

All program completers are surveyed twice: six months after graduation and eighteen months after graduation. In addition, program staff reach out to graduates, legal employers, internship sponsors and faculty members on a regular basis for purposes of obtaining information on the employment status of completers. Graduates are also tracked through the social networking site, LinkedIn.

What agencies (state or accrediting), if any, is this rate reported to?

This information is reported to the American Bar Association as part of its approval process for paralegal education programs.

July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010

Enter the job placement rate for program completers:  83 %

For the job placement rate reported above:

Who is included? 

Program completers who are working in the legal field and for whom the program has been able to obtain employment information either through responses to surveys or through other more informal efforts to contact the completers. [3]


[3] Not included in the placement rate are the following: completers who the program has been unable to contact; completers who are continuing their education; completers who are working in a field other than the legal field and completers who have indicated they are not seeking employment.

What type of job?

The program completers are either working as a paralegal or working in another capacity in the legal field. Examples of job titles of completers who are working in another capacity in the legal field include, contract specialist, legal/acquisition assistant, and claims representative.

When were they employed?

This information is not available for all completers included in the placement rate. However, most completers included are employed approximately six months after graduation.

How were graduates tracked?

All program completers are surveyed twice: six months after graduation and eighteen months after graduation. In addition, program staff reach out to graduates, legal employers, internship sponsors and faculty members on a regular basis for purposes of obtaining information on the employment status of completers. Graduates are also tracked through the social networking site, LinkedIn.

What agencies (state or accrediting), if any, is this rate reported to?

This information is reported to the American Bar Association as part of its approval process for paralegal education programs.

July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009

Enter the job placement rate for program completers:  85 %

For the job placement rate reported above:

Who is included?

Program completers who are working in the legal field and for whom the program has been able to obtain employment information either through responses to surveys or through other more informal efforts to contact the completers. [4]


[4] Not included in the placement rate are the following: completers who the program has been unable to contact; completers who are continuing their education; completers who are working in a field other than the legal field and completers who have indicated they are not seeking employment.

What type of job?

The program completers are either working as a paralegal or working in another capacity in the legal field. Examples of job titles of completers who are working in another capacity in the legal field include, contract administrator, immigration analyst, and victim witness specialist.

When were they employed?  

This information is not available for all completers included in the placement rate. However, most completers included are employed approximately six months after graduation.

How were graduates tracked?

All program completers are surveyed twice: six months after graduation and eighteen months after graduation. In addition, program staff reach out to graduates, legal employers, internship sponsors and faculty members on a regular basis for purposes of obtaining information on the employment status of completers. Graduates are also tracked through the social networking site, LinkedIn.

What agencies (state or accrediting), if any, is this rate reported to? This information is reported to the American Bar Association as part of its approval process for paralegal education programs.

July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008

Enter the job placement rate for program completers:  83 %

For the job placement rate reported above:

Who is included? 

Program completers who are working in the legal field and for whom the program has been able to obtain employment information either through responses to surveys or through other more informal efforts to contact the completers. [5]

[5] Not included in the placement rate are the following: completers who the program has been unable to contact; completers who are continuing their education; completers who are working in a field other than the legal field and completers who have indicated they are not seeking employment.

What type of job?

The program completers are either working as a paralegal or working in another capacity in the legal field. Examples of job titles of completers who are working in another capacity in the legal field include, director of operations at a law firm, judicial assistant and patent administrator.

When were they employed?  

This information is not available for all completers included in the placement rate. However, most completers included are employed approximately six months after graduation.

How were graduates tracked?

All program completers are surveyed twice: six months after graduation and eighteen months after graduation. In addition, program staff reach out to graduates, legal employers, internship sponsors and faculty members on a regular basis for purposes of obtaining information on the employment status of completers. Graduates are also tracked through the social networking site, LinkedIn.

What agencies (state or accrediting), if any, is this rate reported to?

This information is reported to the American Bar Association as part of its approval process for paralegal education programs.

July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007

Enter the job placement rate for program completers:  85%

For the job placement rate reported above:

Who is included? 

Program completers who are working in the legal field and for whom the program has been able to obtain employment information either through responses to surveys or through other more informal efforts to contact the completers. [6]



[6] Not included in the placement rate are the following: completers who the program has been unable to contact; completers who are continuing their education; completers who are working in a field other than the legal field and completers who have indicated they are not seeking employment.

What type of job?

The program completers are either working as a paralegal or working in another capacity in the legal field. Examples of job titles of completers who are working in another capacity in the legal field include, deputy clerk, Illinois Supreme Court, administration assistant, and research specialist.

When were they employed?  

This information is not available for all completers included in the placement rate. However, most completers included are employed approximately six months after graduation.

How were graduates tracked?

All program completers are surveyed twice: six months after graduation and eighteen months after graduation. In addition, program staff reach out to graduates, legal employers, internship sponsors and faculty members on a regular basis for purposes of obtaining information on the employment status of completers. Graduates are also tracked through the social networking site, LinkedIn.

What agencies (state or accrediting), if any, is this rate reported to?

This information is reported to the American Bar Association as part of its approval process for paralegal education programs.