Center for Advanced Legal Studies

800 W Sam Houston Parkway S, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77042
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  • The mission of the Center For Advanced Legal Studies is to provide students with the skills, practical knowledge and requisite abilities which will allow them not only to succeed, but also to excel as paralegals as they meet the growing and constant needs of the legal, governmental and corporate environments within the community.

School Highlights

Center for Advanced Legal Studies serves 211 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is lower than the state community college average of 37:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 68%.

Top Rankings

Center for Advanced Legal Studies ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Texas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 8 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Center for Advanced Legal Studies(TX) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Two-Year: Other FieldsAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPublic
Total Faculty8 staff121 staff
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Number of Programs Offered29

Student Body

The student population of Center for Advanced Legal Studies has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 59:1 over five years.
The Center for Advanced Legal Studies diversity score of 0.68 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment211 students4,620 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:137:1
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# Full-Time Students211 students1,302 students
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# Undergraduate Students211 students1,242 students
# Graduate Students6 students6 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
26%
42%
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% Black
31%
13%
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% White
39%
32%
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% Hawaiian
1%
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Diversity Score0.680.70
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College Completion Rate
62%
23%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,200$33,800
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,397$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,234$5,500
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Acceptance Rate50%69%
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Center for Advanced Legal Studies, founded in 1987, is the only ABA approved and accredited college in Texas that specializes in paralegal education. The Center offers a Paralegal Certificate program designed for individuals who have previously earned a bachelor's degree, and an Associate of Applied Science Degree program for those in search of their first college degree. Both programs are accredited, approved by the American Bar Association and provide a comprehensive skills-based approach to paralegal studies. Specializing solely in paralegal education gives us the freedom to design our classrooms, library and computer lab to meet the specific needs of our paralegal students and faculty. Our classrooms are spacious, comfortable and provide our students with ample room to take notes and arrange their materials. The Center's library is equipped with resources specific to the study of law, has generous work areas, Westlaw access, and provides a quiet atmosphere for research and study. Our Computer Lab is equipped with 20 Dell OptiPlex Pentium 4 computers connected to the Internet with high speed T1 access. The Center for Advanced Legal Studies is accredited by the American Bar Association and the Council on Occupational Education. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approves the Associate of Applied Science Degree Program at Center for Advanced Legal Studies.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Center for Advanced Legal Studies is The Art Institute of Houston (1.1 miles away).
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