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Undergraduate Certificates in Legal Support Services

2,344 Yearly Graduations
$25,700 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
There are 314 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an undergraduate certificate in legal support. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 40% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 0.9% of legal support graduates were international students.

In 2018-2019, 2,344 earned their undergraduate certificate in legal support. This makes it the 30th most popular undergraduate certificate 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 undergraduate certificate in legal support is $25,700. 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 $24,800 and the high is $33,600.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in legal support is $9,500. 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, $13,542 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $8,170.

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The median monthly payment of a legal support graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $99.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in legal support. About 83.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 380
Women 1,964
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Legal Support

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 81
Black or African American 328
Hispanic or Latino 425
White 1,307
International Students 22
Other Races/Ethnicities 181
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Legal Support Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 314 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in legal support. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Hinds Community College

Raymond, Mississippi
75 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hinds Community College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for legal support majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The legal support program at Hinds Community College awarded 75 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 55% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#2

Post University

Waterbury, Connecticut
63 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Post University. Each year, around 10,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,258 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

The legal support program at Post University awarded 63 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 90% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, New York
55 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Marist College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in legal support. Each year, around 6,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,925 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,300 per year.

The legal support program at Marist College awarded 55 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#4

Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana
52 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ivy Tech Community College is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in legal support. Each year, around 72,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 52 people received their undergraduate certificate in legal support from Ivy Tech Community College. About 87% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, California
49 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pasadena City College is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in legal support. Roughly 26,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 people received their undergraduate certificate in legal support from Pasadena City College. Around 71% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#6

Hamline University

Saint Paul, Minnesota
45 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Hamline University. Each year, around 3,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,734 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,596 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 undergraduate certificates were handed out to legal support majors at Hamline. About 78% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
44 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lone Star College System comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in legal support. Roughly 74,300 attend the school each year. The legal support program at Lone Star College System awarded 44 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 84% were women.

#8

Rio Salado College

Tempe, Arizona
42 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Rio Salado College. Each year, around 19,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 people received their undergraduate certificate in legal support from Rio Salado College. About 88% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

38 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cuyahoga Community College District is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in legal support. Roughly 23,600 attend the school each year. The legal support program at Cuyahoga Community College District awarded 38 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 92% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Phoenix College

Phoenix, Arizona
38 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Phoenix College. Roughly 11,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 undergraduate certificates were handed out to legal support majors at Phoenix College. Of these students, 74% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Arlington Career Institute

Grand Prairie, Texas
38 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Arlington Career Institute. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The legal support program at Arlington Career Institute awarded 38 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 76% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

36 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Collin County Community College District comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in legal support. Roughly 35,100 attend the school each year. The legal support program at Collin County Community College District awarded 36 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 86% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

San Diego Miramar College

San Diego, California
34 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Diego Miramar College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in legal support. Each year, around 14,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 people received their undergraduate certificate in legal support from San Diego Miramar College. Of these students, 85% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

De Anza College

Cupertino, California
33 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is De Anza College. Each year, around 18,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their undergraduate certificate in legal support from De Anza College. Around 64% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#15

American River College

Sacramento, California
32 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American River College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in legal support. Each year, around 31,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The legal support program at American River College awarded 32 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#16

Oxnard College

Oxnard, California
31 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for legal support majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Oxnard College. Roughly 7,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 undergraduate certificates were handed out to legal support majors at Oxnard College. Of these students, 77% were women and 65% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Fresno City College

Fresno, California
31 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fresno City College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in legal support. Each year, around 24,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 undergraduate certificates were handed out to legal support majors at Fresno City College. About 84% of this group were women, and 87% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Tri-Community Adult Education

Covina, California
31 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tri-Community Adult Education is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in legal support. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The legal support program at Tri-Community Adult Education awarded 31 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 90% were women and 55% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Tacoma Community College

Tacoma, Washington
30 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Tacoma Community College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in legal support. Roughly 6,000 attend the school each year. The legal support program at Tacoma Community College awarded 30 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 83% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Nassau Community College

Garden City, New York
27 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nassau Community College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in legal support. Roughly 16,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their undergraduate certificate in legal support from Nassau Community College. About 74% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Non-Professional Legal Studies 45
Other Legal Professions 42
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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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