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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:

COST:

DEBT AT PROGRAM COMPLETION:

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  • Number of students completing the program between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012: 137
  • 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, 2011 and June 30, 2012, 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: 12 months or less
  • Of the 137 students completing the program between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, the number who completed the program within the normal time reported above is: 86%

JOB PLACEMENT:

July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013

  • Enter the job placement rate for program completers: 94%
  • For the job placement rate reported above:
    • Who is included? Program completers 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.
    • 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, Practice Group Assistant, Attorney, and Contract Analyst.
    • When were they employed?  This information is not available for all completers included in the placement rate. However, most completers 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 and internship sponsors on a regular basis for purposes of obtaining information on the completers’ employment status. Research on graduates is also conducted through 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, 2011 – June 30, 2012

  • Enter the job placement rate for program completers: 90%
  • For the job placement rate reported above:
    • Who is included? Program completers 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. 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, 2010 – June 30, 2011

  • Enter the job placement rate for program completers: 86%
  • For the job placement rate reported above:
    • Who is included? Program completers 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. 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 & Philanthropy Coordinator at a law firm, Law Librarian, and Criminal Iinvestigator.
    • When were they employed? This information is not available for all completers included in the placement rate. However, most completers 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 and internship sponsors on a regular basis for purposes of obtaining information on the completers’ employment status.
    • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.