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1,530 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
A basic certificate in legal support is offered at 223 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 36% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.9% of legal support graduates were international students.

In 2018-2019, 1,530 earned their basic certificate in legal support. This earns it the #58 spot on the list of the most popular basic certificate programs in the nation.

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

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for legal support students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their basic certificate in legal support. About 84.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 240
Women 1,290
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Legal Support

The racial-ethnic distribution of legal support basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 54
Black or African American 212
Hispanic or Latino 232
White 867
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 151
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Legal Support Basic Certificate Students

There are 223 colleges that offer a basic certificate in legal support. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

136 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Center for Advanced Legal Studies tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for legal support majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 136 people received their basic certificate in legal support from Center for Advanced Legal Studies. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

#2

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
64 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in legal support. Each year, around 85,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

The legal support program at Liberty University awarded 64 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 30% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#3

National Paralegal College

Phoenix, Arizona
50 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

National Paralegal College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in legal support. Each year, around 700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 50 basic certificates were handed out to legal support majors at National Paralegal College. Of these students, 90% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
46 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Loyola University Chicago. Roughly 17,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,105 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,594 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 people received their basic certificate in legal support from Loyola Chicago. Of these students, 85% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Coastal Carolina Community College

Jacksonville, North Carolina
40 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Coastal Carolina Community College. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 people received their basic certificate in legal support from Coastal Carolina Community College. About 98% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, Washington
39 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Edmonds Community College. Each year, around 7,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 basic certificates were handed out to legal support majors at Edmonds Community College. Of these students, 82% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Durham Technical Community College

Durham, North Carolina
39 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Durham Technical Community College. Roughly 5,600 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 basic certificates were handed out to legal support majors at Durham Technical Community College. Of these students, 72% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Tidewater Community College

Norfolk, Virginia
37 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Tidewater Community College. Each year, around 19,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The legal support program at Tidewater Community College awarded 37 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#8

Coastline Community College

Fountain Valley, California
37 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Coastline Community College. Roughly 10,800 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 basic certificates were handed out to legal support majors at Coastline Community College. Of these students, 81% were women and 46% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Community College of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
31 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Community College of Philadelphia. Roughly 15,900 attend the school each year. The legal support program at Community College of Philadelphia awarded 31 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 81% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

William Rainey Harper College

Palatine, Illinois
30 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

William Rainey Harper College is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in legal support. Roughly 13,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 people received their basic certificate in legal support from Harper College. About 83% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
29 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Milwaukee Area Technical College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in legal support. Roughly 14,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 basic certificates were handed out to legal support majors at MATC. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#13

Davidson County Community College

Thomasville, North Carolina
26 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Davidson County Community College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in legal support. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. The legal support program at Davidson County Community College awarded 26 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 92% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
25 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Kaplan University-Indianapolis. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 25 basic certificates were handed out to legal support majors at Kaplan University-Indianapolis. Of these students, 100% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

24 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in legal support. Each year, around 29,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,580 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,826 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 basic certificates were handed out to legal support majors at IUPUI. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#16

Columbus Technical College

Columbus, Georgia
21 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Columbus Technical College. Roughly 3,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their basic certificate in legal support from Columbus Technical College. About 95% of this group were women, and 57% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Johnston Community College

Smithfield, North Carolina
19 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Johnston Community College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in legal support. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their basic certificate in legal support from Johnston Community College. Of these students, 95% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Husson University

Bangor, Maine
19 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Husson University. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,770 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,990 per year.

The legal support program at Husson University awarded 19 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 58% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 47% were women.

#17

Merritt College

Oakland, California
19 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Merritt College. Roughly 6,800 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their basic certificate in legal support from Merritt College. About 89% of this group were women, and 58% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

18 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Crescent Technical College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in legal support. Roughly 5,200 attend the school each year. The legal support program at Southern Crescent Technical College awarded 18 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to legal support that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Non-Professional Legal Studies 302
Other Legal Professions 6
Legal Research 1

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.

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