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Paralegal Schools in Florida

There are 49 Florida schools offering paralegal programs. 1,469 students graduated with degrees from Florida paralegal schools in 2010. 1,004 of all these students graduated with associates degrees and 430 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees.

Overview

1,316 students graduate from paralegal programs in this state, on average, each year. This accounts for 10% of paralegal students who US schools graduate. Of those, 35 students graduated with certificates in legal assisting, 1,004 with an associate's level degree, and 430 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

49 paralegal schools are located in this state. And of these, 26 schools are private, while 23 schools are public. While tuition at a public paralegal school varies from $2,158 to $5,021, tuition at a private paralegal school varies from $7,410 to $22,150.

Average tuition for programs in legal assisting is $6,424. The highest tuition for paralegal programs, which is $22,150 per year, is at Nova Southeastern University, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $2,158 per year, is at Palm Beach State College.

Florida paralegal schools offer certificates, associates degrees, and bachelors degrees. In 2010, no undergraduate level legal assisting students pursued masters level degrees.

Paralegal Program Completions in Florida 2006 - 2010

1,316 students graduate from paralegal programs in this state, on average, each year. This accounts for 10% of paralegal students who US schools graduate. Of those, 35 students graduated with certificates in legal assisting, 1,004 with an associate's level degree, and 430 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Paralegal Program Completions in Florida 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 18
  • Certificate 2007: 10
  • Certificate 2008: 11
  • Certificate 2009: 15
  • Certificate 2010: 35
  • Associate 2006: 1003
  • Associate 2007: 963
  • Associate 2008: 811
  • Associate 2009: 870
  • Associate 2010: 1004
  • Bachelor 2006: 343
  • Bachelor 2007: 297
  • Bachelor 2008: 342
  • Bachelor 2009: 385
  • Bachelor 2010: 430

Paralegal Program Availability in Florida

Schools in this state offer a total of 64 programs in legal assisting. Of these programs, approximately 71.9% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level.

Paralegal Program Availability in Florida

  • Certificate: 5
  • Associate: 46
  • Bachelor: 13

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28230
  • 25th Percentile: 35120
  • Median: 44630
  • 75th Percentile: 56040
  • 90th Percentile: 67000

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 20750
  • 25th Percentile: 31090
  • Median: 41250
  • 75th Percentile: 52330
  • 90th Percentile: 59090

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 40740
  • Median Salary 2007: 42170
  • Median Salary 2008: 44090
  • Median Salary 2009: 44550
  • Median Salary 2010: 44630
  • Total Employed 2006: 18640
  • Total Employed 2007: 19120
  • Total Employed 2008: 19670
  • Total Employed 2009: 19860
  • Total Employed 2010: 19690

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 36620
  • Median Salary 2007: 38560
  • Median Salary 2008: 41390
  • Median Salary 2009: 45010
  • Median Salary 2010: 41250
  • Total Employed 2006: 1760
  • Total Employed 2007: 1780
  • Total Employed 2008: 1485
  • Total Employed 2009: 1190
  • Total Employed 2010: 1150

Florida vs National Paralegal Employment

Florida vs National Paralegal Employment

  • Employed in Florida: 7.184% (20840)

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1. Everest Institute - North Miami

111 NW 183rd St- Ste 200
Miami, FL 33169-4538
(305) 949-9500

Everest Institute-North Miami is located in the suburbs of Miami, Florida and this school offers one program in legal assisting. This small school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

2. Everest University - North Orlando

5421 Diplomat Circle
Orlando, FL 32810
(407) 628-5870

Everest University-North Orlando is in the suburbs of Orlando, Florida. It offers two programs in legal assisting. Out of those, this small school offers one associate's level legal assisting degree to students and one paralegal degree at the bachelor's level. This school is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school is the third biggest institution in the state of Florida offering legal assisting in terms of programs.

3. Lake-Sumter Community College - Sumter Community College

9501 US Hwy 441
Leesburg, FL 34788-8751
(352) 787-3747

Lake-Sumter Community College-Sumter Community College is located in the suburbs of Leesburg, Florida and it offers one paralegal program. 4,929 students pursue degrees in 25 programs at this community college, overall.

4. Jones College - Jacksonville

5353 Arlington Expy
Jacksonville, FL 32211
(904) 743-1122

Jones College-Jacksonville offers two programs in legal assisting. Specifically, students are offered one degree at the associate's level in legal assisting by it and one paralegal degree at the bachelor's level. This school is near the heart of downtown. It is a 4-year institution. This school is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Florida offering legal assisting in terms of programs.

5. Florida Technical College

12689 Challenger Parkway Suite 130
Orlando, FL 32826
(407) 447-7300

Florida Technical College offers one program in legal assisting and this school is located in the suburbs of Orlando, Florida. It is one of 18 technical colleges in Florida.

6. City College - Casselberry

853 E. Highway 436 - Ste. 200
Casselberry, FL 32707
(407) 831-9816

City College-Casselberry is in the suburbs of Casselberry, Florida and it offers one program in legal assisting. It is a 2-year institution. This community college is the fourth largest institution in the state of Florida offering legal assisting in terms of programs.

7. Brown Mackie College - Miami

One Herald Plaza
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 341-6600

Brown Mackie College-Miami is near the heart of downtown and it offers one program in legal assisting. Overall, 1,058 students seek degrees in 13 programs at this school.

8. Hodges University

2655 Northbrooke Drive
Naples, FL 34119-7932
(239) 513-1122

Hodges University is in Naples, Florida, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and Hodges offers one paralegal program.

9. ITT Technical Institute - Miami

7955 NW 12th St- Ste 119
Miami, FL 33126
(305) 477-3080

ITT Technical Institute-Miami is a for-profit 4-year institution. ITT Tech, which is just a few miles from Miami, is located in a rural area. This school is one of several campuses. This school offers students eight associates level degrees and six degrees at the bachelors level. In 2010, 853 students sought degrees from the 12 programs at ITT Tech. This school offers subjects including management and web design. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits it. It is one of 18 technical colleges in Florida.

10. Edison State College

8099 College Pky SW
Fort Myers, FL 33919-0000
(239) 489-9300

Edison State College is in the suburbs of Fort Myers, Florida and it offers one program in legal assisting. ECC is a public 4-year institution.

11. Everest University - Jacksonville

8226 Phillips Hwy
Jacksonville, FL 32256-1240
(904) 731-4949

Everest University-Jacksonville offers one program in legal assisting and it is near the center of the city.

12. ITT Technical Institute - St. Petersburg

877 Executive Center Dr. West- Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
(727) 209-4700

ITT Technical Institute-St. Petersburg is a for-profit 4-year institution. ITT Tech, which is 6.0 miles from the center of the city, is in St. Petersburg, FL. This very small school is one of several campuses. This technical college offers subjects such as game design and law. Students are offered eight associates level degrees and four degrees at the bachelors level by this school. In 2010, 335 students pursued degrees from the 12 programs at ITT. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits ITT Tech. It is one of 18 technical colleges in Florida.

13. Valencia Community College

190 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 299-2187

Valencia Community College is located in the center of Orlando and it offers one paralegal program. It is a public 2-year institution. In terms of enrollment, this college ranks second in the state of Florida.

14. Virginia College - Pensacola

19 W Garden St
Pensacola, FL 32502-4650
(850) 436-8444x2302

Virginia College-Pensacola is 0.6 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers two paralegal programs. Of those, it offers one certificate in legal assisting to students and one degree at the associate's level in legal assisting.

15. ITT Technical Institute - Lake Mary

1400 South International Parkway South
Lake Mary, FL 32746
(407) 660-2900

ITT Technical Institute-Lake Mary is a for-profit 4-year institution. ITT is in the suburbs of Lake Mary, Florida. This school is one of several campuses. It offers subjects including law enforcement, animation, and computer animation. This school offers nine degrees at the associates level and seven bachelors level degrees to students. 670 students pursued degrees from the 14 programs at ITT Tech in 2010. It is one of 18 technical colleges in Florida.

16. The Florida National College

4425 West 20 Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33012
(305) 821-3333

The Florida National College offers one paralegal program and it is located in the suburbs of Hialeah, Florida. Overall, 2,819 students seek degrees in 30 programs at this medium-sized school.

17. ITT Technical Institute - Tampa

4809 Memorial Hwy
Tampa, FL 33634-7350
(813) 885-2244

ITT Technical Institute-Tampa is a for-profit 4-year institution. It is in the suburbs of Tampa, Florida. This school is one of several campuses. ITT Tech offers subjects including design and technology. Students are offered eight associates level degrees and five degrees at the bachelors level by it. 918 students pursued degrees from the 11 programs at ITT in 2010. This school is one of 18 technical colleges in Florida.

18. Southern Career College

8711 Lone Star Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32211-5123
(904) 724-2229

Founded in 1982, Southern Career College is a for-profit 2-year institution. This school, which is 5.7 miles from the center of the city, is in Jacksonville, FL. This school offers three certificates and five degrees at the associates level to students. 252 students pursued degrees from the five programs at this school in 2010. It offers subjects including business administration and business management. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits it. It is one of 145 vocational schools in Florida.

19. City College - Miami

9300 S Dadeland Blvd. Suite Ph
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 666-9242x121

City College-Miami is near the center of the city and it offers one paralegal program. 382 students seek degrees in nine programs at this school, overall.

20. Everest University - Tampa

3319 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 879-6000x176

Everest University-Tampa is 4.0 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers two paralegal programs. More specifically, students are offered one associate's level degree in legal assisting by it and one bachelor's level legal assisting degree. Overall, 1,789 students seek degrees in 20 programs at this small school. In terms of programs, it is the second biggest institution in the state of Florida offering legal assisting.

21. City College - Fort Lauderdale

2000 W. Commerical Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
(954) 492-5353

City College-Fort Lauderdale is 4.8 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one paralegal program. It is a 4-year institution.

22. ITT Technical Institute - Fort Lauderdale

3401 S University Dr
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328
(954) 476-9300

ITT Technical Institute-Fort Lauderdale is a for-profit 4-year institution. It is in the suburbs of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is one of several campuses. ITT Tech offers eight associates level degrees and five degrees at the bachelors level to students. In 2010, 830 students pursued degrees from the 11 programs at ITT Tech. ITT offers subjects including healthcare, construction management, and law. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits it. It is one of 18 technical colleges in Florida.

23. Everest Institute - Kendall

9020 SW 137th Ave
Miami, FL 33186
(305) 386-9900

Everest Institute-Kendall is located in the suburbs of Miami, Florida and it offers one paralegal program. It is a for-profit 2-year institution.

24. Everest University - Pompano Beach

225 N. Federal Hwy.
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
(954) 783-7339

Everest University-Pompano Beach offers two paralegal programs. More specifically, it offers one paralegal degree at the associate's level to students and one degree at the bachelor's level in legal assisting. This school is near the heart of downtown.

25. City College - Gainesville

7001 N.W. 4th Blvd.
Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 335-4000

City College-Gainesville is located in the suburbs of Gainesville, Florida and it offers one paralegal program. This school is a 4-year institution. It is the fifth largest institution in the state of Florida offering legal assisting in terms of programs.

26. Everest University - Lakeland

995 E Memorial Blvd Suite110
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 686-1444

Everest University-Lakeland is 1.1 miles from the center of the city and it offers one program in legal assisting.

27. Key College

225 East Dania Beach Blvd.- #130
Dania Beach, FL 33004-3046
(954) 923-4440x102

Key College is in the suburbs of Dania Beach, Florida and this school offers one paralegal program. This school is a for-profit 2-year institution.

28. Southwest Florida College

1685 Medical Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33907-1108
(239) 939-4766

Southwest Florida College, which is 3.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Fort Myers, FL and it offers one paralegal program. It is a for-profit 4-year institution.

29. South University - West Palm Beach

9801 Belvedere Road
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
(561) 273-6500

South University-West Palm Beach offers two programs in legal assisting. Of those, students are offered one degree at the associate's level in legal assisting by this school and one bachelor's level degree in legal assisting. It is in the suburbs of Royal Palm Beach, Florida. This school is a for-profit 4-year institution. This very small school is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Florida offering legal assisting in terms of programs.

30. Everest College - Melbourne

2401 N Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32935
(321) 253-2929x172

Everest College-Melbourne is near the heart of downtown and it offers one program in legal assisting. 896 students pursue degrees in 16 Everest College-Melbourne programs, overall.

31. Herzing University - Winter Park

1595 S. Semoran Blvd- Ste 1501
Winter Park, FL 32792-5509
(407) 478-0500

Founded in 1995, Herzing University-Winter Park is a for-profit 4-year institution. Herzing is located in the suburbs of Winter Park, Florida. Herzing is one of several campuses. Herzing offers subjects such as law and medical coding. Students are offered three certificates, nine degrees at the associates level, and five bachelors level degrees by it. In 2010, 428 students sought degrees from the ten programs at this school. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission accredits this school.

32. Pensacola State College

1000 College Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32504-8998
(850) 484-1000

Pensacola State College offers one program in legal assisting and Pensacola State is near the center of the city. It is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

33. St Petersburg College

6021 142nd Ave
Largo, FL 33760
(727) 341-4772

St Petersburg College offers three programs in legal assisting. Of those, students are offered one paralegal certificate by SPC, one associate's level legal assisting degree, and one bachelor's level degree in legal assisting. This school is in the suburbs of Largo, Florida. It is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Florida offering paralegal programs.

34. The University of Central Florida

4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816
(407) 823-2000

The University of Central Florida offers one paralegal program and it is located in the suburbs of Orlando, Florida. This university is a public, 4-year, research institution.

35. Brevard Community College

1519 Clearlake Rd
Cocoa, FL 32922
(321) 632-1111

Brevard Community College is in the suburbs of Cocoa, Florida and it offers one paralegal program. This college is a public 2-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the biggest institution in the state of Florida offering legal assisting.

36. ITT Technical Institute - Jacksonville

7011 A.C. Skinner Pkwy- Suite 140
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(904) 573-9100

ITT Technical Institute-Jacksonville is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school, which is near the center of the city, is in Jacksonville, FL. This technical college is one of several campuses. ITT Tech offers students six associates level degrees and four degrees at the bachelors level. 700 students sought degrees from the eight programs at this specialized school in 2010. ITT Tech offers subjects including visual communications and computer networking. ITT is one of 18 technical colleges in Florida.

37. Santa Fe College

3000 NW 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
(352) 395-5000

Santa Fe College is in the suburbs of Gainesville, Florida and Santa Fe offers one program in legal assisting. Santa Fe is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

38. The College of Central Florida

3001 SW College Rd
Ocala, FL 34474
(352) 873-5800

The College of Central Florida offers one paralegal program and CF, which is very close to Ocala, Florida, is in a rural area. Overall, 8,766 students pursue degrees in 56 College of Central Florida programs.

39. Indian River State College

3209 Virginia Ave
Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
(772) 462-4772

Indian River State College offers one program in legal assisting and it is located in the suburbs of Fort Pierce, Florida. IRSC is a public 4-year institution.

40. Gulf Coast Community College

5230 West U.S. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 769-1551

Gulf Coast Community College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Panama City, FL and GCSC offers one paralegal program. This college is a public 4-year institution.

41. Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

1500 NW 49th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
(954) 776-4476

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale offers one program in legal assisting and this school, which is near the center of the city, is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This school is a for-profit 4-year institution.

42. Broward College

225 E las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 201-7400

Broward College offers one paralegal program and BC is in the center of Fort Lauderdale. It is a public 4-year institution. It is the third largest institution in the state of Florida offering legal assisting.

43. The University of West Florida

11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514-5750
(850) 474-2000

The University of West Florida, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Pensacola, FL and this university offers one program in legal assisting. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. West Florida ranks seventh in terms of enrollment in the state of Florida.

44. Pasco-Hernando Community College - Hernando Community College

10230 Ridge Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654-5199
(727) 847-2727

Pasco-Hernando Community College-Hernando Community College is located in the suburbs of New Port Richey, Florida and it offers one paralegal program. It is one of 12 community colleges in Florida.

45. Hillsborough Community College

39 Columbia Drive
Tampa, FL 33606-3584
(813) 253-7000

Hillsborough Community College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Tampa, FL. This college offers two programs in legal assisting. Specifically, it offers students one certificate in legal assisting and one degree at the associate's level in legal assisting. This community college is one of 12 community colleges in Florida.

46. Miami Dade College

300 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33132-2297
(305) 237-8888

Miami Dade College offers one paralegal program and it is near the heart of downtown. It is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

47. State College of Florida - Manatee-Sarasota

5840 26th St W
Bradenton, FL 34207
(941) 752-5000

State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota is located in the suburbs of Bradenton, Florida. It offers two programs in legal assisting. Specifically, students are offered one paralegal certificate by this school and one associate's level degree in legal assisting. It is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

48. Palm Beach State College

4200 Congress Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
(561) 967-7222

Palm Beach State College offers one program in legal assisting and it is located in the suburbs of Lake Worth, Florida. This big school is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

49. Florida State College at Jacksonville

501 W State St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 359-5433

Florida State College at Jacksonville offers one paralegal program and it is located in the center of Jacksonville. This school is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida.

50. Nova Southeastern University

3301 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796
(954) 262-7300

Nova Southeastern University is located in the suburbs of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and this university offers one paralegal program. Nova is a 4-year research institution. This university is the tenth largest institution in the state of Florida offering legal assisting in terms of programs.

51. Tallahassee Community College

444 Appleyard Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895
(850) 201-6200

Tallahassee Community College offers one program in legal assisting and it is near the heart of downtown. This college is one of 12 community colleges in Florida.

52. Everest University - Largo

1199 East Bay Drive
Largo, FL 33770-2556
(727) 725-2688

Everest University-Largo is 0.9 miles from the center of the city. This school offers two programs in legal assisting. Out of those, it offers one paralegal degree at the associate's level to students and one bachelor's level legal assisting degree. 812 students seek degrees in 28 Everest University-Largo programs, overall.

53. Rasmussen College - Florida

4755 Southwest 46th Court
Ocala, FL 34474-6226
(352) 629-1941

Rasmussen College-Florida, which is near the center of the city, is located in Ocala, FL. This school offers two paralegal programs. Out of those, it offers students one certificate in legal assisting and one associate's level legal assisting degree. This small school is a for-profit 4-year institution.

54. Everest University - Brandon

3924 Coconut Palm Dr
Tampa, FL 33619-1354
(813) 621-0041

Everest University-Brandon is in the suburbs of Tampa, Florida. It offers two paralegal programs. Out of those, students are offered one associate's level legal assisting degree by it and one degree at the bachelor's level in legal assisting. Overall, 12,695 students pursue degrees in 29 programs at this school. This mid-sized school is the largest institution in the state of Florida offering legal assisting in terms of programs.

55. Daytona State College

1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 506-3000

Daytona State College, which is 1.7 miles from the center of the city, is in Daytona Beach, FL and it offers one paralegal program. 18,497 students seek degrees in 89 programs at Daytona State, overall. In terms of programs, DSC is the ninth largest institution in the state of Florida offering legal assisting.

56. Seminole State College of Florida

100 Weldon Blvd
Sanford, FL 32773-6199
(407) 708-4722

Seminole State College of Florida offers one program in legal assisting and Seminole State, which is near the center of the city, is located in Sanford, FL. Seminole State is one of 84 public post-secondary institutions in Florida. It ranks tenth in terms of enrollment in the state of Florida.

57. Florida Gulf Coast University

10501 Fgcu Blvd S
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
(239) 590-1000

Florida Gulf Coast University offers one paralegal program and this university, which is several miles from Fort Myers, is located in a rural area. Florida Gulf Coast is one of 15 research universities in Florida. FGCU is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Florida offering paralegal programs.