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How will your court reporter education stack up?

Here is some information to help you compare your court reporter education with court reporter education around the nation. The US has 85 brick and mortar court reporter schools.

Top Schools

The following schools that have court reporter programs were ranked top in the nation in 2010:

  1. SUNY College of Technology at Alfred - located in Alfred, New York
  2. Academy of Court Reporting and Technology-Cleveland - located in Cleveland, Ohio
  3. Tulsa Technology Center-Peoria - located in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Student Demographics

In 2010, 621 students earned certificates in court reporting in the US. Of these students, 321 received certifications in court reporting and 300 received an undergraduate degree in court reporting.


Students can pursue education in court reporting at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Court Reporting
  • Bachelor's Degree in Court Reporting
  • Certificate in Court Reporting

Court reporter students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge as they pursue their court reporting certificate:

  • Computers
  • Courtroom Procedures
  • Medical and Legal Terminology
  • Word Processing
  • Time Management


Students at court reporter schools around the nation paid an average of $6,982 in tuition fees per year in 2010. The court reporter schools charging the highest tuition were:

  1. Everest College-Henderson - located in Henderson, Nevada, students paid $20,768
  2. Academy of Court Reporting and Technology-Cleveland - located in Cleveland, Ohio, students paid $12,243
  3. Long Island Business Institute - located in Flushing, New York, students paid $14,124

The lowest tuition was charged by the following court reporter schools:

  1. Cypress College - located in Cypress, California, students paid $656
  2. West Valley College - located in Saratoga, California, students paid $700
  3. Taft College - located in Taft, California, students paid $795

How will your court reporter job compare?

A large number of court reporting majors become court reporters. In 2010, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 18,430 court reporters working in the US. The largest numbers of court reporters work in the following states:

  1. Maryland - 2,620 Court Reporters
  2. California - 1,670 Court Reporters
  3. Florida - 1,550 Court Reporters

Projected Growth

The projected growth for court reporters is expected to be the fastest in the following states:

  1. Virginia - 44%
  2. Arkansas - 32%
  3. Alabama - 31%


A court reporter in the US earns $49,977 per year on average. However, factors such as your boss, experience, or seniority can cause the salary for a court reporter to vary greatly. A court reporter in the US can earn anywhere from less than $15,740 per year to more than $133,180 per year. The following states have the highest average salaries for a court reporter:

  1. Oregon - $81,950 per year
  2. New York - $81,660 per year
  3. California - $80,490 per year

Court reporters in the following states make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Utah - $32,450 per year
  2. New Mexico - $34,710 per year
  3. Indiana - $35,010 per year

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court reporting?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Court Reporters 18,430 $53,270 7.6%