GW Ranked in Top 25 Online Paralegal Programs

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June 20, 2017

GW’s paralegal studies programs were ranked #12 by College Choice for Best Online Paralegal Programs in 2017. They recognized all of GW’s paralegal offerings, including the master’s in paralegal studies, the master’s in paralegal studies with a graduate certificate in healthcare corporate compliance and the graduate certificate in paralegal studies.

College Choice’s website explains their methodology as using the factors most important to students when making college decisions, including academic reputation, financial aid offerings, overall cost, and success of graduates in the post-college job market. They explained the data sources and weights for each of the four criteria as follows:

  • Academic Reputation (25%): The school academic reputation score.
    Source: US News and World Report.
     
  • Financial Aid Offerings (25%): Average amount of scholarships and grants awarded to students.
    Source: National Center for Education Statistics
     
  • Overall Cost (25%): Overall net cost.
    Source: National Center for Education Statistics
     
  • Success in the Job Market (25%): The average starting salary for graduates.
    Source: Payscale.com

“I am delighted to learn of GW's high ranking and particularly heartened to see that we received the highest possible ranking for our academic rigor,” commented Toni Marsh, JD, director of the paralegal studies program, when learning of the ranking.