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Schools Offering Paralegal Studies Programs in Texas


Around 0.2% of Texas's graduates graduate from paralegal studies degree programs every year. That means an estimated 1,029 paralegals graduate from Texas' 55 paralegal schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Texas that has a paralegal program is Texas State University-San Marcos. Texas State University-San Marcos, which was ranked 31st in the country in 2010, is located in San Marcos. 34 students graduated with a degree in paralegal from Texas State University-San Marcos in 2010. The tuition rate at Texas State University-San Marcos was $6,458 per year.

Texas Woman's University, which is located in Denton, is the second-ranked school in Texas that has a paralegal program. It received a ranking of 40th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Texas Woman's University paralegal program. Tuition at Texas Woman's University was $5,428 per year.

Stephen F Austin State University, which is located in Nacogdoches, is the third-ranked school in Texas that has a paralegal program. It received a ranking of 42nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Stephen F Austin State University graduated 6 students from its paralegal programs. Students at Stephen F Austin State University paid $6,998 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Texas' paralegal schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $5,650 per year, though tuition can range from $18,710 per year to $1,024 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Texas paralegal schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Texas Wesleyan University - located in Fort Worth, students are charged $18,710 per year
  2. ITT Technical Institute-Richardson - located in Richardson, students are charged $18,048 per year
  3. ITT Technical Institute-Houston North - located in Houston, students are charged $18,048 per year

The paralegal schools in Texas that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Collin County Community College District - located in McKinney, students are charged $1,024 per year
  2. Lee College - located in Baytown, students are charged $1,086 per year
  3. Kilgore College - located in Kilgore, students are charged $1,176 per year

A paralegal degree from a Texas school... what next?

Most people who graduate from paralegal school in Texas go on to work as a paralegal. If you decide to work as a paralegal in Texas, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 17,610 Texas paralegals as of 2010. In Texas, the largest numbers of paralegals work in the following counties:

  1. Austin County - 5,720 paralegals
  2. Collin County - 4,200 paralegals
  3. Atascosa County - 1,650 paralegals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of paralegals is expected to grow by 27% by 2018. There are projected to be 22,170 paralegals working in the Texas then.

Salary

A paralegal in Texas earns $47,980 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Texas paralegals earned as little as less than $19,290 per year or as much as more than $92,870 per year. The following counties in Texas have the highest average salaries for paralegals:

  1. Collin County - $53,380 per year
  2. Austin County - $49,480 per year
  3. Johnson County - $48,350 per year

A paralegal in the following counties in Texas make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. El Paso County - $33,430 per year
  2. Miller County - $35,250 per year
  3. Grayson County - $35,620 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Texas statistics regarding a career in paralegal studies. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as homeland security or paralegal.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies in Texas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Paralegal Studies in Texas
  • Master's Degree in Paralegal Studies in Texas
  • Certificate in Paralegal Studies in Texas

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Paralegals and Legal Assistants 17,610 $47,980 6.4%
2
Legal Secretaries 13,560 $43,090 -1.2%
 

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