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Ashworth College Paralegal Studies Recognized Among Best Online Programs

on Friday, 25 May 2018.

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NORCROSS, Ga. - The online Paralegal Studies programs at Ashworth College were recently highlighted on two education-based websites–U.S. News Education, an online division of U.S. News & World Report which provides articles and rankings of colleges and universities, and, an independent guide for legal support students and professionals.

In “6 Ways to Study Law Online” by U.S. News, education editor Jordan Friedman offered six options for accelerating a legal career outside of earning a traditional Juris Doctor degree at a brick and mortar institution. The Ashworth College paralegal certificate programs are included at no. 3 alongside Duke University as viable options for online career training. included Ashworth College Paralegal Studies among programs from 57 other post-secondary institutions in 25 states. The site editors created the list of “Top Entry-Level, Pre-Degree Paralegal Certificate Programs” after reviewing more than 250 regionally- and nationally- accredited community colleges, career and technical training institutes, state schools, private universities, and proprietary schools that offer basic, pre-degree certificates in paralegal studies and related fields. The schools were selected based on each program’s opportunities for experiential learning, student services, reputation, alignment with job skills needed in the current marketplace, and accommodations for online or hybrid study options.

“We work hard to develop programs that help build careers,” said Deepa Chadha, director of program development at Ashworth College. “It’s so nice to be noticed by the education community and recognized for creating great programs. It means we are accomplishing our goal of helping students reach their goals.”

Ashworth College offers several affordable online college and career training programs in the field of paralegal studies. More than 19,000 students have graduated with a Paralegal Studies Career Diploma, a Paralegal Studies Undergraduate Certificate, or an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies.

About Ashworth College

Ashworth College is a nationally-accredited online institution that provides flexible and affordable education to students located around the world. Areas of study include more than 125 career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of healthcare, technology, business, creative services, education, legal studies and trades. Since its founding 30 years ago, more than 300,000 students have graduated from Ashworth College with diplomas, professional certificates, associate, and bachelor’s degrees. In a 2016 survey by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, 95 percent of graduates said they were satisfied with their studies and would recommend Ashworth College to a friend. For more information, visit

Ashworth College is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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