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Associate’s Degrees in Legal Support Services

5,436 Yearly Graduations
$28,800 Median Salary
$21,316 Median Debt
An associate's degree in legal support is offered at 549 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 42% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.4% of legal support graduates were international students.

In 2018-2019, 5,436 earned their associate's degree in legal support. This makes it the 24th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in legal support at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 5,436
Undergraduate Certificate 2,344
Basic Certificate 1,530
Bachelor’s Degree 1,154
Graduate Certificate 363
Master’s Degree 120

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in legal support is $28,800. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $25,650 to a high of $31,775.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in legal support is $21,316. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $27,178 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $18,843.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $221.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their associate's degree in legal support. About 84.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 821
Women 4,615
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Legal Support

The racial-ethnic distribution of legal support associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 135
Black or African American 789
Hispanic or Latino 1,146
White 2,811
International Students 74
Other Races/Ethnicities 481
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Legal Support Associate's Degree Students

There are 549 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in legal support. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
114 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for legal support students seekingan associate's degree is Kaplan University-Indianapolis. Roughly 38,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,791 per year.

The legal support program at Kaplan University-Indianapolis awarded 114 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 89% were women.

#2

Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon
78 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Portland Community College. Roughly 27,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 78 people received their associate's degree in legal support from Portland Community College. Of these students, 81% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
77 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Ivy Tech Community College. Each year, around 72,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The legal support program at Ivy Tech Community College awarded 77 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 86% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
76 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale. Each year, around 19,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $19,808 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,162 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 76 people received their associate's degree in legal support from Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale. Of these students, 82% were women and 54% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

El Centro College

Dallas, Texas
64 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their associate's degree is El Centro College. Each year, around 12,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The legal support program at El Centro College awarded 64 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 70% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#6

National Paralegal College

Phoenix, Arizona
62 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

National Paralegal College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in legal support. Roughly 700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,850 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 62 associate's degrees were handed out to legal support majors at National Paralegal College. Of these students, 92% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Bryant & Stratton College - Online

Orchard Park, New York
60 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Bryant & Stratton College - Online. Each year, around 5,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 associate's degrees were handed out to legal support majors at Bryant & Stratton College - Online. About 87% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
55 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in legal support. Roughly 85,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 associate's degrees were handed out to legal support majors at Liberty University. Of these students, 85% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
53 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Broward College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in legal support. Each year, around 38,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The legal support program at Broward College awarded 53 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 83% were women and 72% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
49 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Valencia College. Each year, around 47,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 people received their associate's degree in legal support from Valencia College. Around 65% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#11

Roger Williams University

Bristol, Rhode Island
48 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Roger Williams University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in legal support. Each year, around 4,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,789 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,768 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 associate's degrees were handed out to legal support majors at RWU. About 62% of this group were women, and 58% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
48 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Miami Dade College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in legal support. Each year, around 51,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 people received their associate's degree in legal support from MDC. Around 85% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#13

Mt. San Antonio College

Walnut, California
43 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mt. San Antonio College is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in legal support. Each year, around 29,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The legal support program at Mt. San Antonio College awarded 43 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 74% were women and 81% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Plaza College

Forest Hills, New York
43 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Plaza College. Roughly 900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 people received their associate's degree in legal support from Plaza College. Of these students, 84% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, New York
42 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

LaGuardia Community College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in legal support. Roughly 18,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 people received their associate's degree in legal support from LaGuardia. About 86% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Bryan University

Tempe, Arizona
40 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Bryan University. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,086 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,000 per year.

The legal support program at Bryan University awarded 40 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 90% were women and 40% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Phoenix College

Phoenix, Arizona
40 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Phoenix College. Roughly 11,100 attend the school each year. The legal support program at Phoenix College awarded 40 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 82% of this group were women, and 75% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Tarrant County College District

Fort Worth, Texas
39 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Tarrant County College District. Each year, around 50,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 people received their associate's degree in legal support from Tarrant County College. Around 49% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 87% were women.

#19

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
38 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Palm Beach State College. Each year, around 31,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 people received their associate's degree in legal support from Palm Beach State College. Around 53% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 95% were women.

37 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Center for Advanced Legal Studies. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 people received their associate's degree in legal support from Center for Advanced Legal Studies. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to legal support that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Non-Professional Legal Studies 181
Other Legal Professions 65

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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