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Legal Support Services at Northern Virginia Community College

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Legal Support Services at Northern Virginia Community College

If you are interested in studying legal support services, you may want to check out the program at Northern Virginia Community College. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Northern Virginia Community College is located in Annandale, Virginia and approximately 51,822 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Legal Support Services section at the bottom of this page.

  • Associate’s Degree in Legal Support

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the legal support majors at Northern Virginia Community College.

77% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 23% of legal support associate's degrees went to men and 77% went to women. The typical associate's degree program in legal support only graduates about 16% men each year. The program at Northern Virginia Community College may seem more male-friendly since it graduates 6% more women than average.

Northern Virginia Community College Gender Breakdown of Legal Support Services Associate's Degree Grads

The majority of those who receive an associate's degree in legal support at Northern Virginia Community College are white. Around 58% fell into this category, which is below average for this degree. Northern Virginia Community College does a better job with serving racial-ethnic minorities than the typical school does. Its associate's program in legal support graduates 2% more racial-ethnic minorities than the nationwide average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Northern Virginia Community College with a associate's in legal support.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Legal Support Services Majors at Northern Virginia Community College
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 18
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

A degree in legal support can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for VA, the home state for Northern Virginia Community College.

Occupation Jobs in VA Average Salary in VA
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 9,960 $51,600
Legal Support Workers 7,050 $114,390
Legal Secretaries 2,160 $46,400
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 1,390 $45,530
Court Reporters 320 $50,230


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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