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IPEDS ID: 461023
OPE ID: 04157400
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National Paralegal College
All programs offered completely via Distance education
717 E Maryland Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85014-1561
General information:  (800) 371-6105 x0
Website:  nationalparalegal.edu
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  854 (754 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  45 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Other Special Focus Institutions
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty245
Instructional144
Research and public service11
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$6,795$7,995$7,995$7,9950.0%
Books and supplies$600$800$800$8000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$8,072$8,072$8,072$8,0720.0%
Other$3,416$3,416$3,416$3,4160.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,824$1,824$1,824$1,8240.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Off Campus$18,883$20,283$20,283$20,2830.0%
Off Campus with Family$9,219$10,619$10,619$10,6190.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$5,850
Fees$195
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition planX
  • There is a prepayment discount for students in the certificate program who pay tuition in full at the time of enrollment.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid14678%————
Grant or scholarship aid4068%$151,245$3,781
Federal grants4068%$151,245$3,781
Pell grants4068%$151,245$3,781
Other federal grants00%$0
State/local government grant or scholarships00%$0
Institutional grants or scholarships00%$0
Student loan aid4373%$261,058$6,071
Federal student loans4373%$261,058$6,071
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid143156%$1,890,211$4,386
Pell grants42054%$1,782,976$4,245
Federal student loans50966%$3,943,760$7,748
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$14,373$15,043$16,019
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$14,227$15,559$16,157
$30,001 – $48,000$15,028$16,208$14,544
$48,001 – $75,000$16,576$17,643$18,333
$75,001 – $110,000$17,657$20,068$19,119
$110,001 and more
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  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment854
Undergraduate enrollment754
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment157
Graduate enrollment100
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 95%
Part-time: 5%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 11%
Female: 89%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 32%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 55%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 16%
25 and over: 84%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 4%
Out-of-state: 93%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 4%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 100%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 0%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 45%
Part-time students: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in 2011-12
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 31%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 23%
Female: 33%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in 2011-12 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 33%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 0%
Hispanic/Latino: 50%
White: 53%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 24%
Non-resident alien: 33%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in 2011-12 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and seeking a bachelor's degree, who earn a bachelor’s degree within a specified amount of time. At this institution, 11 percent of the overall cohort were pursuing bachelor's degrees in 2011.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 10%
5-year: 14%
6-year: 14%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
  • Most students enter the bachelor's degree program with prior college credit, so this percentages, calculated based on first-time students only, reflect a very small sample that is not necessarily representative of our student body.
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a certificate: 37%
Received an Associate's degree: 19%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 7%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a certificate: 42%
Received an Associate's degree: 16%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 12%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
Received a certificate: 9%
Received an Associate's degree: 9%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
  • Institution only reported students who did not receive Pell Grants in 2009-10
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterUndergraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-0d--
Category total-0d--
Legal Professions and Studies
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law--15d-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal110d--64d
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other--20d-
Legal Studies, General-78d--
Tax Law/Taxation--3d-
Category total110d78d38d64d
Grand total110783864
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
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Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 19
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 2
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 2
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $2,604
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Distance Education Accrediting Commission1/4/2006 -  Accredited
  • No campus security data reported for this institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201520142013
Default rate16.7%18.1%12.4%
Number in default726229
Number in repayment429341233
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)