Center for Advanced Legal Studies

3910 Kirby Ste 200
Houston, TX 77098-4151
Tel: (713)529-2778
  • 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%.
  • Center for Advanced Legal Studies is one of 19 community colleges within Harris County, TX.
  • The nearest community college is Vet Tech Institute of Houston (2.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 8 teachers has grown by 100% 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
Center for Advanced Legal Studies Total Faculty (2007-2016)
Number of Programs Offered37

Student Body

  • The student population of 206 has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 64:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment206 students3,921 students
Center for Advanced Legal Studies Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio26:135:1
Center for Advanced Legal Studies Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students206 students1,055 students
Center for Advanced Legal Studies Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Center for Advanced Legal Studies Enrollment Breakdown TX All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students200 students1,015 students
# Graduate Students6 students6 students
Center for Advanced Legal Studies Graduation BreakDown TX All Graduation Breakdown
% Asian
3%
4%
Center for Advanced Legal Studies Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
16%
37%
Center for Advanced Legal Studies Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
21%
13%
Center for Advanced Legal Studies Black (2007-2016)
% White
59%
39%
Center for Advanced Legal Studies White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
Center for Advanced Legal Studies Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.580.69
Center for Advanced Legal Studies Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,200$34,000
Center for Advanced Legal Studies Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%83%
    Center for Advanced Legal Studies % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
    Median Debt for Graduates$11,039$9,500
    Center for Advanced Legal Studies Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
    Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,250
    Center for Advanced Legal Studies Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
    Acceptance Rate50%75%
    Center for Advanced Legal Studies Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
    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.

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