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120 Yearly Graduations
$46,700 Median Salary
$34,123 Median Debt
A master's degree in legal support is offered at 4 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, 2.5% of legal support graduates were international students.

In 2018-2019, 120 master's degrees were awarded to legal support majors. This earns it the #228 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree 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 master's degree in legal support is $46,700. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $42,800 and the high is $50,600.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in legal support is $34,123. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $37,520 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $30,726.

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The median monthly payment of a legal support graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $398.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in legal support. About 74.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 31
Women 89
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Legal Support

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2
Black or African American 32
Hispanic or Latino 16
White 52
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 15
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Legal Support Master's Degree Students

There are 4 colleges that offer a master’s degree in legal support. Learn more about the most popular 4 below:

#1

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
47 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for legal support students seekinga master's degree is George Washington University. Roughly 27,800 attend the school each year. 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 47 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 74% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
33 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kaplan University-Indianapolis comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in legal support. Each year, around 38,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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, 33 master's degrees were handed out to legal support majors at Kaplan University-Indianapolis. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#3

Texas State University

San Marcos, Texas
27 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas State University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in legal support. Each year, around 38,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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 master's degrees were handed out to legal support majors at Texas State. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 81% were women.

#4

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
13 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgetown University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in legal support. Roughly 19,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,336 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 master's degrees were handed out to legal support majors at Georgetown. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Legal Research 8,089
Other Legal Professions 1,061
Non-Professional Legal Studies 344

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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