Best Colleges with Legal Assistant/paralegal Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Legal Assistant/paralegal, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Legal Assistant/paralegal is a very popular major and is offered at a wide variety of colleges and universities, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Legal Assistant/paralegal degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a Legal Assistant/paralegal degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Legal Assistant/paralegal.

The Best Legal Assistant/paralegal Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL

University of Central Florida offers 2 Legal Assistant/paralegal Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 301 students graduated in the study area of Legal Assistant/paralegal with students earning 301 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 68 Reviews
2 University of San Diego San Diego, CA

University of San Diego offers 1 Legal Assistant/paralegal Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 175 students graduated in the study area of Legal Assistant/paralegal with students earning 175 Certificates degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
3 Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA

Tulane University of Louisiana offers 4 Legal Assistant/paralegal Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 64 students graduated in the study area of Legal Assistant/paralegal with students earning 29 Certificates degrees, 18 Associate's degrees, and 17 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
4 Liberty University Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University offers 3 Legal Assistant/paralegal Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 171 students graduated in the study area of Legal Assistant/paralegal with students earning 90 Bachelor's degrees, 44 Associate's degrees, and 37 Certificates degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
5 George Washington University Washington, DC

George Washington University offers 2 Legal Assistant/paralegal Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 85 students graduated in the study area of Legal Assistant/paralegal with students earning 79 Master's degrees, and 6 Certificates degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
6 Kaplan University-Davenport Campus Davenport, IA

Kaplan University-Davenport Campus offers 3 Legal Assistant/paralegal Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 431 students graduated in the study area of Legal Assistant/paralegal with students earning 279 Associate's degrees, 111 Bachelor's degrees, and 41 Certificates degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
7 University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA

University of Richmond offers 2 Legal Assistant/paralegal Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 12 students graduated in the study area of Legal Assistant/paralegal with students earning 7 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
8 Boston University Boston, MA

Boston University offers 1 Legal Assistant/paralegal Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city.

Based on 104 Reviews
9 Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL

Loyola University Chicago offers 1 Legal Assistant/paralegal Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 82 students graduated in the study area of Legal Assistant/paralegal with students earning 82 Certificates degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
10 Bentley University Waltham, MA

Bentley University offers 1 Legal Assistant/paralegal Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a small city.

Based on 20 Reviews

List of Legal Assistant/paralegal Schools in the U.S.

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Degree Levels
  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Certificates
  • Doctoral
  • Master's
Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
Control Type
  • Private for-profit
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  • Public
School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Central Florida University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
2/5
41 : 1 62,953
University of San Diego University of San Diego San Diego, CA
5/5
15 : 1 8,251
Tulane University of Louisiana Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
5/5
12 : 1 12,485
Liberty University Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
4/5
39 : 1 80,494
George Washington University George Washington University Washington, DC
5/5
17 : 1 26,212
Kaplan University-Davenport Campus Kaplan University-Davenport Campus Davenport, IA
3/5
43 : 1 45,355
University of Richmond University of Richmond University of Richmond, VA
5/5
9 : 1 4,181
Boston University Boston University Boston, MA
5/5
11 : 1 32,158
Loyola University Chicago Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
15 : 1 16,437
Bentley University Bentley University Waltham, MA
5/5
17 : 1 5,552
Texas State University Texas State University San Marcos, TX
3/5
28 : 1 37,979
University Logo Clayton State University Morrow, GA
2/5
27 : 1 7,012
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
3/5
17 : 1 36,042
University of Hartford University of Hartford West Hartford, CT
5/5
12 : 1 6,912
Samford University Samford University Birmingham, AL
5/5
14 : 1 5,206
Suffolk University Suffolk University Boston, MA
5/5
18 : 1 7,922
Florida Gulf Coast University Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL
2/5
28 : 1 14,833
Madonna University Madonna University Livonia, MI
4/5
19 : 1 3,704
Hamline University Hamline University Saint Paul, MN
5/5
18 : 1 4,258
Mississippi College Mississippi College Clinton, MS
4/5
17 : 1 5,036
Stevenson University Stevenson University Stevenson, MD
5/5
17 : 1 4,185
Nova Southeastern University Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
5/5
22 : 1 23,236
University Logo The University of West Florida Pensacola, FL
2/5
30 : 1 12,763
University of New Haven University of New Haven West Haven, CT
5/5
18 : 1 6,786
Hampton University Hampton University Hampton, VA
4/5
13 : 1 4,269

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Getting a Legal Assistant/paralegal Degree Online

Schools offering online Legal Assistant/paralegal degrees

Online Legal Assistant/paralegal degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 431 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Legal Assistant/paralegal degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Kaplan University-Davenport Campus 41 279 111 0 0
Ivy Tech Community College 0 173 0 0 0
National Paralegal College 72 124 0 0 0
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale 0 97 0 0 0
Center for Advanced Legal Studies 16 37 0 0 0
How many schools offer online Legal Assistant/paralegal degrees?
  • 65 Certificates
  • 113 Associate's
  • 49 Bachelor's
  • 1 Master's

What degrees do people get in Legal Assistant/paralegal?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 819 Colleges 8,489 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 200 Colleges 1,873 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 411 Colleges 4,485 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 3 Colleges 99 Graduates

Legal Assistant/paralegal Degree Overview

When going for a Legal Assistant/paralegal degree, know that acquiring a traditional degree is very prevalent. A degree in Legal Assistant/paralegal will occasionally not require a grand amount of time investment and is normally achieved in only a year or two. The most popular Legal Assistant/paralegal degree earned was an associate's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Legal Assistant/paralegal degree that people get is a certificate. While an associate's degree has more popularity, it isn't uncommon for a certificate as well. Although a master's degree is offered at some schools, getting an advanced degree is not very common. Keeping in mind what you hope to achieve by earning a degree in Legal Assistant/paralegal, look to choose a degree at a school that can meet your flexibility and schedule needs.

Average cost of college for a Legal Assistant/paralegal degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$3,665 Public In-State
$12,883 Private In-State
$7,493 Public Out-of-State
$12,883 Private Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$6,034 Public In-State
$17,600 Private In-State
$14,069 Public Out-of-State
$17,600 Private Out-of-State
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