Center for Advanced Legal Studies

  • 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 206 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 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.

Top Placements

Center for Advanced Legal Studies places 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.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty8 staff76 staff
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Number of Programs Offered37

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 64:1 over five years.
The Center for Advanced Legal Studies diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment206 students3,921 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:135:1
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# Full-Time Students206 students1,055 students
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# Undergraduate Students200 students1,015 students
# Graduate Students6 students6 students
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% Asian
3%
4%
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% Hispanic
16%
37%
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% Black
21%
13%
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% White
59%
39%
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% Hawaiian
1%
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Diversity Score0.580.69
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,200$33,800
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Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%83%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,038$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,015
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Acceptance Rate50%75%
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Source: 2016 (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 Vet Tech Institute of Houston (2.2 miles away).
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