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Graduate Certificates in Legal Support Services

363 Yearly Graduations
$40,500 Median Salary
$16,000 Median Debt
A graduate certificate in legal support is offered at 29 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 40% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.8% of legal support graduates were international students.

In 2018-2019, 363 graduate certificates were awarded to legal support majors. This earns it the #44 spot on the list of the most popular graduate 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

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in legal support is $40,500. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $35,050 to a high of $40,800.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in legal support is $16,000. 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, $25,820 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $14,625.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $186.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in legal support. About 83.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 60
Women 303
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Legal Support

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 17
Black or African American 54
Hispanic or Latino 63
White 195
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 31
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Legal Support Graduate Certificate Students

There are 29 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in legal support. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of San Diego

San Diego, California
128 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for legal support students seekinga graduate certificate is University of San Diego. Each year, around 9,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,288 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 128 graduate certificates were handed out to legal support majors at USD. Around 49% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 83% were women.

#2

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
36 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kaplan University-Indianapolis is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in legal support. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 people received their graduate certificate in legal support from Kaplan University-Indianapolis. Of these students, 92% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Meredith College

Raleigh, North Carolina
36 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Meredith College. Each year, around 1,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,479 per year.

The legal support program at Meredith College awarded 36 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 81% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
28 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Madison Area Technical College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in legal support. Roughly 14,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,095 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,095 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 graduate certificates were handed out to legal support majors at Madison College. Of these students, 79% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas
27 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas State University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in legal support. Roughly 38,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,052 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,751 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 graduate certificates were handed out to legal support majors at Texas State. Of these students, 78% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
25 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Washington University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in legal support. Each year, around 27,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,770 per year.

The legal support program at George Washington University awarded 25 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

#7

Capital University

Columbus, Ohio
20 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capital University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in legal support. Roughly 3,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,168 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their graduate certificate in legal support from Capital. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

#8

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
17 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Tulane University of Louisiana. Each year, around 12,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,760 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,918 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 graduate certificates were handed out to legal support majors at Tulane. Of these students, 82% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Montclair State University

Montclair, New Jersey
17 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Montclair State University. Roughly 21,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,082 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,600 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their graduate certificate in legal support from Montclair State. About 71% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri
9 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Webster University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in legal support. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,500 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 graduate certificates were handed out to legal support majors at Webster. About 100% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Sullivan University

Louisville, Kentucky
6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Sullivan University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in legal support. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,160 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 graduate certificates were handed out to legal support majors at Sullivan University.

#12

College of Saint Mary

Omaha, Nebraska
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is College of Saint Mary. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $20,750 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,930 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 graduate certificates were handed out to legal support majors at Saint Mary. Of these students, 100% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Manor College

Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Manor College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in legal support. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,922 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,600 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in legal support from Manor College. About 100% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion, Pennsylvania
2 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Clarion University of Pennsylvania. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,716 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 graduate certificates were handed out to legal support majors at Clarion University.

#13

Davenport University

Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Davenport University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in legal support. Each year, around 6,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $18,408 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,958 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 graduate certificates were handed out to legal support majors at Davenport University. Of these students, 50% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Widener University

Chester, Pennsylvania
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 16th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Widener University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $46,378 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,830 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their graduate certificate in legal support from Widener. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

Saint Mary of the Woods, Indiana
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 16th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,950 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,780 per year.

The legal support program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College awarded 1 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#16

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 16th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Nova Southeastern University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,665 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their graduate certificate in legal support from NUS Florida. About 100% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Northern Michigan University

Marquette, Michigan
1 Yearly Graduations

Northern Michigan University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in legal support. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,758 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,072 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 graduate certificates were handed out to legal support majors at Northern Michigan University.

#16

University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, Alaska
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

University of Alaska Anchorage is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in legal support. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,804 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,286 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their graduate certificate in legal support from UAA.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Other Legal Professions 823
Legal Research 696
Non-Professional Legal Studies 9

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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