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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.


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.


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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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,651 miles from location Everest College-Forth Worth South Fort Worth TX n/a n/a n/a
6,740 miles from location Brown Mackie College-San Antonio San Antonio TX n/a n/a n/a
6,625 miles from location ITT Technical Institute Desoto TX n/a n/a n/a
6,548 miles from location Houston Community College Houston TX 16.1985 n/a 54,942
6,553 miles from location Lone Star College System Spring TX 14.626 n/a 46,504
6,651 miles from location Tarrant County College District Fort Worth TX 13.2456 n/a 44,355
6,685 miles from location Austin Community College District Austin TX 12.3025 n/a 40,248
6,700 miles from location Texas State University-San Marcos San Marcos TX 68.5508 40% 30,803
7,184 miles from location El Paso Community College El Paso TX 12.5365 n/a 28,168
6,532 miles from location San Jacinto Community College Pasadena TX 12.8421 n/a 27,011
6,737 miles from location South Texas College Mcallen TX 12.2411 n/a 26,338
6,619 miles from location Collin County Community College District McKinney TX 11.5039 n/a 24,872
6,736 miles from location San Antonio College San Antonio TX 9.68457 n/a 24,135
6,684 miles from location Central Texas College Killeen TX 16.1488 n/a 24,133
6,691 miles from location The University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville TX 15.9461 n/a 17,151
6,637 miles from location Texas Woman's University Denton TX 59.8874 39% 13,338
6,499 miles from location Stephen F Austin State University Nacogdoches TX 57.9428 37% 12,845
6,678 miles from location Del Mar College Corpus Christi TX 11.9255 n/a 12,069
6,893 miles from location Amarillo College Amarillo TX 10.9218 n/a 11,289
6,533 miles from location Tyler Junior College Tyler TX 13.9338 n/a 11,045
6,936 miles from location South Plains College Levelland TX 9.63264 n/a 10,011
6,605 miles from location Navarro College Corsicana TX 14.4403 n/a 9,200
6,647 miles from location McLennan Community College Waco TX 12.8193 n/a 9,128
6,620 miles from location El Centro College Dallas TX 8.41391 n/a 9,072
6,567 miles from location Texas A & M University-Commerce Commerce TX 26.7013 46% 9,021
6,531 miles from location University of Houston-Clear Lake Houston TX 1.77921 n/a 7,643
6,524 miles from location Lee College Baytown TX 12.8813 n/a 6,658
6,592 miles from location Wharton County Junior College Wharton TX 16.0959 n/a 6,622
6,509 miles from location Kilgore College Kilgore TX 15.7866 n/a 6,375
6,933 miles from location Midland College Midland TX 17.4861 n/a 6,227
6,504 miles from location Angelina College Lufkin TX 14.5469 n/a 5,422
6,541 miles from location Alvin Community College Alvin TX 10.3642 n/a 5,240
6,951 miles from location Odessa College Odessa TX 14.3534 n/a 5,132
6,648 miles from location Victoria College Victoria TX 13.5791 n/a 4,054
6,648 miles from location Texas Wesleyan University Fort Worth TX 50.675 56% 3,333
6,465 miles from location Lamar State College-Port Arthur Port Arthur TX 8.75269 n/a 2,208
6,618 miles from location Everest College-Dallas Dallas TX 21.5043 100% 1,261
6,737 miles from location Kaplan College-San Antonio San Antonio TX 23.4886 n/a 1,058
6,624 miles from location Court Reporting Institute-Wheeler Institute of Texas Dallas TX 5.2539 n/a 969
6,649 miles from location Everest College-Fort Worth Fort Worth TX 24.6255 97% 939
6,550 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Houston North Houston TX 29.4844 100% 905
6,684 miles from location Virginia College-Austin Austin TX 10.1155 n/a 865
6,638 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Arlington Arlington TX 21.4107 100% 793
6,617 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Richardson Richardson TX 18.9979 100% 744
6,741 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-San Antonio San Antonio TX 21.9217 100% 729
6,558 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Houston West Houston TX 29.2139 100% 622
6,616 miles from location Westwood College-Dallas Dallas TX 11.581 n/a 611
6,556 miles from location Westwood College-Houston South Houston TX 1.04212 n/a 478
6,736 miles from location South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen Mcallen TX 26.3117 n/a 474
6,533 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Webster Webster TX 23.4301 100% 439
6,625 miles from location Kaplan College Dallas TX 22.7832 n/a 368
6,650 miles from location Westwood College-Ft Worth Fort Worth TX 12.1427 n/a 367
6,635 miles from location Arlington Career Institute Grand Prairie TX 27.8508 n/a 332
6,550 miles from location Center for Advanced Legal Studies Houston TX 27.7718 100% 208
6,637 miles from location Iverson Business School and Court Reporting Arlington TX 31.7279 n/a 137

Curious what studying Paralegal gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Texas

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

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