Drury's Online Paralegal Program Among Best in Nation

Drury University’s Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies program has once again been ranked among the best online programs in the country for its value, quality and convenience. In a national study, Open Education Database has ranked Drury’s program as the third best online paralegal degree of 2018. This ranking follows another by TheBestSchools.org, which recently listed Drury at fourth in its list of best online paralegal programs.

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The program is offered through Drury’s College of Continuing and Professional Studies and can be completed entirely online. By providing a conceptual appreciation for the essential principles, doctrines, rules and structural elements required for the the practice of law, the degree provides a strong basis for paralegals seeking employment in a wide variety of legal practices. 

Open Education Database praises programs like Drury’s for “allowing students to complete their degree in less time and at a lower cost than traditional options.” Both rankings websites acknowledged Drury’s program for balancing classroom learning with real-world experience. As part of their education, Drury students participate in a law practicum internship with a practicing attorney.

Prospects for paralegal degree seekers are very promising. The paralegal profession has been growing steadily and continues to accelerate as companies seek to employ more paralegals for entry-level legal work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, paralegal and legal assistant jobs are expected to grow by 15% from 2016-2026, more than twice as fast as the average for all occupations.

Those interested in learning more about Drury’s outstanding Paralegal Studies program can do so here.