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Paralegal Schools in Louisiana

There are ten Louisiana schools offering paralegal programs. In 2010, 133 students graduated from programs at Louisiana paralegal schools. 65 of all these students graduated with certificates and 50 students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

132 students graduate from programs in Louisiana in legal assisting, on average, each year. Out of those, 65 students graduated with certificates in legal assisting, 50 with a degree at the associate's level, and 18 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Ten paralegal schools are in Louisiana. Out of these, while seven schools are public, three schools are private. While tuition at a private paralegal school varies from $10,763 to $41,884, public paralegal school tuition varies from $3,987 to $4,428.

Average tuition for paralegal programs is $16,985. The highest tuition for paralegal programs, which is $41,884 per year, is at the Tulane University of Louisiana, while the lowest tuition in this state, which is $3,987 per year, is at McNeese State University.

Louisiana schools offer certificates, associates degrees, and bachelors degrees for paralegal students. In 2010, no students at the undergraduate level in legal assisting pursued masters level degrees.

Paralegal Program Completions in Louisiana 2006 - 2010

132 students graduate from programs in Louisiana in legal assisting, on average, each year. Out of those, 65 students graduated with certificates in legal assisting, 50 with a degree at the associate's level, and 18 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Paralegal Program Completions in Louisiana 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 37
  • Certificate 2007: 47
  • Certificate 2008: 38
  • Certificate 2009: 39
  • Certificate 2010: 65
  • Associate 2006: 79
  • Associate 2007: 60
  • Associate 2008: 63
  • Associate 2009: 60
  • Associate 2010: 50
  • Bachelor 2006: 23
  • Bachelor 2007: 24
  • Bachelor 2008: 31
  • Bachelor 2009: 16
  • Bachelor 2010: 18

Paralegal Program Availability in Louisiana

Schools in this state offer a total of 15 paralegal programs. Of these programs, about 53.3% are associate's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the bachelors level.

Paralegal Program Availability in Louisiana

  • Certificate: 5
  • Associate: 8
  • Bachelor: 2

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 28780
  • 25th Percentile: 35280
  • Median: 43310
  • 75th Percentile: 52630
  • 90th Percentile: 62060

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 19310
  • 25th Percentile: 34920
  • Median: 44650
  • 75th Percentile: 52980
  • 90th Percentile: 58520

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

Paralegals and Legal Assistants — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 35680
  • Median Salary 2007: 37160
  • Median Salary 2008: 38330
  • Median Salary 2009: 41010
  • Median Salary 2010: 43310
  • Total Employed 2006: 3140
  • Total Employed 2007: 3350
  • Total Employed 2008: 3920
  • Total Employed 2009: 3730
  • Total Employed 2010: 3710

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

Legal Support Workers, All Other — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 36600
  • Median Salary 2007: 36710
  • Median Salary 2008: 38960
  • Median Salary 2009: 41360
  • Median Salary 2010: 44650
  • Total Employed 2006: 360
  • Total Employed 2007: 390
  • Total Employed 2008: 360
  • Total Employed 2009: 360
  • Total Employed 2010: 310

Louisiana vs National Paralegal Employment

Louisiana vs National Paralegal Employment

  • Employed in Louisiana: 1.386% (4020)

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1. Herzing University - Kenner

2500 Williams Blvd
Kenner, LA 70062
(504) 733-0074

Herzing University-Kenner is near the center of the city and this school offers one program in legal assisting. This school is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Louisiana offering legal assisting.

2. Nunez Community College

3710 Paris Rd
Chalmette, LA 70043
(504) 278-6200

Nunez Community College is in the suburbs of Chalmette, Louisiana. This college offers two paralegal programs. Of those, this college offers students one certificate in legal assisting and one associate's level degree in legal assisting. This college is a public 2-year institution. This small college is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Louisiana offering paralegal programs.

3. ITT Technical Institute - Baton Rouge

14141 Airline Highway- Suite 101
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
(225) 754-5800

ITT Technical Institute-Baton Rouge is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school, which is several miles from Baton Rouge, is in a rural area. ITT is one of several campuses. ITT offers nine degrees at the associates level and five bachelors level degrees to students. 624 students pursued degrees from the 11 programs at this very small school in 2010. ITT Tech offers subjects such as information systems, business administration, and design. ITT is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. This school is one of 14 technical colleges in Louisiana.

4. Grambling State University

403 Main Street
Grambling, LA 71245
(318) 247-3811

Grambling State University offers two paralegal programs. More specifically, this school offers one associate's level legal assisting degree to students and one bachelor's level degree in legal assisting. It is one of 35 public post-secondary institutions in Louisiana. It ranks fourth in terms of enrollment in the state of Louisiana.

5. Baton Rouge College

1900 N Lobdell Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 292-5464

Baton Rouge College is near the center of the city. This school offers two programs in legal assisting. Of those, it offers one certificate in legal assisting to students and one associate's level legal assisting degree. This school is the biggest institution in the state of Louisiana offering legal assisting in terms of programs.

6. Southern University at Shreveport

3050 Martin Luther King Dr
Shreveport, LA 71107
(318) 670-6000

Southern University at Shreveport is in Shreveport, Louisiana, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and this school offers one program in legal assisting. This school is a historically black, public, 2-year institution. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Louisiana offering programs in legal assisting.

7. ITT Technical Institute - Saint Rose

140 James Drive East
St. Rose, LA 70087
(504) 463-0338

ITT Technical Institute-Saint Rose is a for-profit 4-year institution. This school is located in St. Rose, Louisiana, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It is one of several campuses. It offers nine degrees at the associates level and seven degrees at the bachelors level to students. 767 students sought degrees from the 13 programs at this school in 2010. This school offers subjects such as information systems and animation. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits this school. It is one of 14 technical colleges in Louisiana.

8. Louisiana State University - Eunice

2048 Johnson Hwy
Eunice, LA 70535
(337) 457-7311

Louisiana State University-Eunice offers one paralegal program and this college is located in Eunice, Louisiana, where students can enjoy a rural setting. 3,431 students seek degrees in 24 LSU Eunice programs, overall. This medium-sized college is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Louisiana offering legal assisting in terms of programs.

9. Northeast Louisiana Technical College - Delta Ouachita

609 Vocational Pky
West Monroe, LA 71292-9064
(318) 397-6100

Northeast Louisiana Technical College-Delta Ouachita offers one program in legal assisting and this school, which is just a few miles from West Monroe, is located in a rural area. This public school is a public 2-year institution. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Louisiana offering paralegal programs.

10. McNeese State University

4205 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 475-5000

McNeese State University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Lake Charles, LA and it offers one program in legal assisting. McNeese is a public 4-year institution. This public school is the second biggest institution in the state of Louisiana offering legal assisting.

11. Nicholls State University

University Station La Hwy 1
Thibodaux, LA 70310
(877) 642-4655

Nicholls State University, which is 1.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Thibodaux, LA and Nicholls offers one program in legal assisting. 7,082 students pursue degrees in 66 Nicholls programs, overall. It is the third largest institution in the state of Louisiana offering legal assisting.

12. The Tulane University of Louisiana

6823 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118-5698
(504) 865-5000

The Tulane University of Louisiana, which is near the heart of downtown, is in New Orleans, LA. It offers three programs in legal assisting. Out of those, this mid-sized university offers students one paralegal certificate, one associate's level degree in legal assisting, and one bachelor's level legal assisting degree. This university is a 4-year research institution. In terms of programs, this university is the biggest institution in the state of Louisiana offering legal assisting.