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Center for Advanced Legal Studies Paralegal Education and Training
Future Paralegals
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Resources and Disclosures

Center for Advanced Legal Studies prepares students for the:  Paralegal  Profession.


Gainful Employment Disclosures

2018 Paralegal Certificate
2018 Paralegal Certificate (Print)
2018 Associate of Applied Science
2018 Associate of Applied Science (Print)

US Department of Labor

SOC Code: Standard Occupational Classification: 23-2011
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.
 
Illustrative example: Legal Aide
Broad Occupation: 23-2010 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
Minor Group: 23-2000 Legal Support Workers
Major Group: 23-0000 Legal Occupations

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Summary Report for:
23-2011.00 - Paralegals and Legal Assistants
Assist lawyers by researching legal precedent, investigating facts, or preparing legal documents. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.
Sample of reported job titles:Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Real Estate Paralegal, Legal Analyst, Paralegal Specialist, Certified Paralegal, Immigration Paralegal, Litigation Paralegal, Corporate Paralegal, Judicial Assistant

Graduation Rate

This is the percentage of students who graduate on-time: within the “normal” completion time published in the catalog. 

Paralegal Certificate Program
 
79.44%
Associate of Applied Science Degree Paralegal Program
84.91%

July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016


Total Tuition and Fees Charged

Associate of Applied Science Degree Paralegal Program

Tuition
Registration Fee
Textbooks and Materials
Student e-Services
Total

$20,150.00
100.00
2,200.00
1,100.00
$23,550.00
 
Paralegal Certificate Program

Tuition
Registration Fee
Textbooks and Materials
Student e-Services
Total

$7,800.00
100.00
850.00
550.00
$9,300.00
 
 
This is the total tuition and fees charged for completing the program within the normal time it takes to complete the course requirements as published in the Center’s catalog. 
 
Cost per credit hour and other tuition information is provided by clicking the following links:

Addendum


Placement Rate

Completion and Placement Rates as calculated for Council on Occupational Education (COE).

July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017
 
Total Completion Rate
Total Placement Rate
Paralegal Certificate
 
79%
83%
AAS Degree
 
88%
79%
Institutional Totals
81%
82%

As disclosed on COE Annual Report December, 2017

Please Note:  COE does not calculate a separate Employment Rate and Placement Rate.  Here, the Placement Rate includes employment gained through combined efforts of students and the Director of Career Services. In addition, COE requires calculations be made separately for programs taught in a traditional classroom and programs that include the virtual, online component.

Completion, Employment and Placement Rates calculated for Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)

September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017
 
Completion Rate
Employment Rate
Placement Rate
Paralegal Certificate
76.97%
137/178
70%
63/90
 
46.67%
42/90
 
AAS Degree in Paralegal
84.62%
33/39
63.33%
19/30
 
46.67%
14/30
 

As disclosed on TWC Annual Enrollment & Outcome Report December, 2017

Please note:  Employment Rate includes employment gained through efforts of individual students and/or  the Director of Career Services. Placement Rate includes employment gained through efforts of the  Director of Career Services.

Informational Debt measures

Certificate Paralegal Program
2013
Annual Debt-to-Earnings Ratio
(Must be under 12%)
 2.84% (last calculation received from Department of Education)
 
AAS Degree Paralegal Program
2013
Annual Debt-to-Earnings Ratio
(Must be under 12%)
 5.67% (last calculation received from Department of Education)