Paralegal Schools

The typical entry-level paralegal holds…Paralegal With Team

An undergraduate certificate in paralegal studies

Or

An associate’s degree in paralegal studies

Or

An associate’s in general studies or another area along with a post-degree certificate in paralegal studies

Or

A certificate in paralegal studies earned concurrent with an associate’s degree in a related field

A more select group holds bachelor’s degrees in paralegal studies or a bachelor’s in another field in combination with a post-bac certificate in paralegal studies. The most elite go on to earn a graduate certificate or master’s degree.

In the 1970s, legal secretaries, legal assistants and other clerical workers in law offices often received on-the-job training that moved them into positions with a greater level of responsibility and specialized legal knowledge, establishing and defining what would come to be known as the paralegal profession. Today, on-the-job training opportunities still exist, but are now almost exclusively found in smaller law offices serving smaller more rural communities where the pool of qualified candidates is small and paralegal programs aren’t as easily accessible. Often those selected for these positions have relevant education or experience in another field. For example, a person with a degree in environmental studies might find a willing mentor in a lawyer who specializes in environmental law.

Now, with the paralegal profession firmly established and the role expanding to include tasks that were once considered the exclusive domain of attorneys, formal education is a standard prerequisite for beginning a career as a paralegal and professional experience of some kind is a major plus. In fact, it is so common for people to transition from another profession and build off of an existing undergraduate education, that post-degree certificates in paralegal studies are among the most popular and widely available options for people entering the field.

Associate’s in Paralegal Studies or Associate’s Plus Certificate…

These days you are likely to discover that potential employers state a preference for a paralegal who has two or more years of experience or who has completed an associate’s degree in paralegal studies or an associate’s in another area along with a post-degree certificate in paralegal studies at minimum.

Bachelor’s in Paralegal Studies or Bachelor’s Plus Post-Bac Certificate…

In most metro areas where major law firms have offices, entry-level paralegal jobs are competitive. You need to think of your education not only as something that will prepare you with a working knowledge of legal processes and the judicial system, but something that will give you an edge over other candidates competing for the same position.
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This has made a bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies or a bachelor’s degree in another field along with a post-bac certificate in paralegal studies the most common requirement with the nation’s biggest law firms and other top employers.

Advanced Degrees in Legal Studies…

For those already working in the field, advanced education can be a pathway to greater responsibility, more opportunities, and, of course, better pay.

The most ambitious paralegals choose to specialize in a particular type of law, seeking out graduate certificate or master’s degree programs to this end. Successful law offices know the value of a good paralegal and often cover the cost of earning an advanced degree or specialty certification as part of an overall compensation package.

Paralegal Program Approval and Accreditation – Selecting a Quality Program

There are currently over 1200 programs offering certificates and degrees in paralegal studies in the United States. These programs vary greatly in cost, length, course requirements, semester hours and format. Online-only programs, traditional classroom programs and hybrids of the two are available through community colleges, state schools and private universities and colleges alike. There are lots of options out there, but armed with a little knowledge about what to look for you’ll have no problem finding a program that aligns perfectly with your career goals.

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Institutional Accreditation Vs Voluntary Approval

The American Bar Association (ABA) offers an elective approval process for paralegal programs that choose to participate in a voluntary review, while the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE) maintains a list of member schools that offer programs in paralegal studies. Selecting a program approved by the ABA or that meets the criteria for membership with the AAfPE comes with the assurance that the program meets high standards. The voluntary processes for gaining ABA approval or qualifying as an AAfPE-member institution is a strong indicator of a program’s rigor and quality, but these voluntary processes aren’t the only way for a program to demonstrate that it offers a high quality education and career preparation. In fact, programs that have gone through the voluntary approval process represent only a small portion of the many options available.

Verifying institutional accreditation is still the primary way of making sure you select a quality program. Accreditation is the process by which an independent accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education (DOE) and the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) reviews an institution and confirms that it meets high standards in terms of completion rates, job placement, and student loan repayment, among several other criteria. By selecting a program offered through an accredited school you can be sure that you’re going to learn under the guidance of experienced professors and qualified adjuncts, and that the certificate or degree you end up earning will be recognized and respected by the lawyers and court systems you’ll be interviewing with once you graduate.

Accreditation provided by three primary types of accrediting agencies – state, regional and national:

Regional accreditation agencies that review schools within their regional locale

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • North Central Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE)

Only New York, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma have a state-specific accreditation agency recognized by DOE and CHEA, making regional accreditation standard. Still, in some cases schools that have received accreditation through a state agency may be better recognized by law firms and other employers working within that state:

  • New York State Board of Regents
  • Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Vocational Education

National accreditation agencies review schools located anywhere in the country, specializing in either independent private schools, exclusively online schools or two-year career schools that primarily offer certificate and associate’s degree programs:

  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
  • Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
  • Council on Occupational Education (COE)

Selecting an Online Program

As every major public and private university, state school, and community college has embraced online learning as a way to ensure everybody has access to an affordable, high quality college education, just about every prospective student now includes online options on the list of programs they consider. Exceptional online programs are available through accredited schools, but the ABA hasn’t caught up yet and as of 2017 still does not recognize any program that offers courses mostly or completely through a distance learning platform.

This not only makes an education in paralegal studies much harder to access and afford, it limits the options in a field that otherwise provides a diverse offering of programs designed for different people in different situations, whether we’re talking recent high school grads looking for an undergrad certificate, career-changers looking to transfer credits from an associate’s degree to a bachelor’s in paralegal studies, or an experienced paralegal interested in specializing in a particular area of law by earning a graduate certificate.

Paralegal Programs Available Through Accredited Schools

Note: This list shows all accredited schools offering online and on-campus paralegal programs at all levels, from undergraduate certificates to master’s degrees. Campus-based programs with programmatic accreditation through the American Bar Association are also available, however ABA-approved programs are not available online.

Alabama

Auburn University

Paralegal Outreach Certificate – On Campus (undergraduate, pre-degree certificate for high school graduates)

Bachelor’s degree in Law and Justice – On Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
  • ABA-approved

Coastal Alabama Community College

Associate of Applied Sciences degree in paralegal studies

Paralegal Certificate – Advanced Substantive Law, Basic Substantive Law, Legal Analysis – On Campus

Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies – On Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Enterprise State Community College

Associate in Applied Science in Paralegal Studies – Online

Short-Term Certificate in Legal Assistant/Paralegal – Online

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Faulkner University

Associate of Science in Legal Studies – On Campus, Online, Hybrid

Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies – On Campus, Online, Hybrid

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Gadsden State Community College

Associate in Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies – On Campus

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

The paralegal degree program is only offered at the Wallace Drive Gadsden campus location.

Herzing University-Birmingham

Associate’s Degree in Legal Assisting/Paralegal – Online

Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies – Online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Samford University

Bachelor’s Degree in History and Legal Studies, Legal Studies Concentration – On Campus

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Shelton State Community College

Paralegal Certificate (short-term) – On Campus, Hybrid

Paralegal Certificate – On Campus, Hybrid

Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies – On Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools, Commission on Colleges

South University

Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies – Online

  • ABA approved
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Wallace State Community College

Associate in Applied Science in Paralegal Studies – Campus, Hybrid

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Alaska

University of Alaska Anchorage

Degree programs offered:

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal Studies – On-Campus

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Legal Studies with AAS in Paralegal Studies – On-Campus

Certificate programs offered:

Legal Nurse Consultant – Paralegal Certificate – On-Campus (post-associate RN)

Paralegal Studies Certificate – On-Campus (post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

It’s important to note that, per ABA approval requirements, legal specialty courses for degree and certificate programs can only be completed at the Anchorage campus.

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Degree programs offered:

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal Studies – On-Campus

Bachelor’s Degree with minor in Paralegal Studies – On-Campus

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Arizona

Arizona State University

Paralegal Certificate – Online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Arizona Western College

Certificate in Paralegal Studies – On Campus

Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies – On Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Bryan University

Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies and Litigation Technologies – Online

Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies and Litigation Technologies – Online

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Mohave Community College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Paralegal – Online

Paralegal Certificate – Online (undergraduate, pre-degree)

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

National Paralegal College

Associate of Paralegal Studies – Online

Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies – Online

Paralegal Certificate – Online (undergraduate, pre-degree)

  • Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission

Phoenix College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal Studies – On-Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate of Completion (CCL) – On-Campus (post-associate)

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Pima Community College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal Studies – On-Campus

Paralegal Post-Degree Certificate – On-Campus (post-associate)

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Rio Salado College

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal – Online

Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Paralegal – Online (undergraduate, pre-degree)

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Scottsdale Community College

Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Law and Policy – On Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

University of Arizona

Bachelor of Arts in Law – On Campus, Online

Health Law for Health Professionals Graduate Certificate – Online

Regulatory Science Graduate Certificate – Online

Aging Law and Policy Graduate Certificate – Online

Health Information, Privacy, Compliance, and Data Security Graduate Certificate – Online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Yavapai College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Paralegal Studies – Online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Arkansas

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal Studies – On-Campus

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal Technology – On Campus

Paralegal Technology Technical Certificate – On Campus

Certificate of Proficiency in Paralegal Technology – On Campus

Technical Certificate in Legal Secretarial – On Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

 

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Minor in Legal Studies – On Campus

Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies – On Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

California

Abraham Lincoln University

Associate of Paralegal Studies – online

Diploma in Paralegal Studies (post-baccalaureate)- online

  • Accreditation: Distance Education Accrediting Commission

Allan Hancock College

AS in Paralegal Studies – campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

American River College

Associate of Arts (AA) in Legal Assisting campus

Legal Assisting Certificate (post-associate) campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Brandman University

Undergraduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies – online

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Legal Studies-Business Law – online, hybrid

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Legal Studies-Paralegal Profession – online, hybrid

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Butte College

Associate in Science (AS) in Legal Office Administration – campus

Certificate in Legal Office Administration – campus

Certificate of Achievement in Legal Office Administration – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Canada College, Redwood City

AS in Paralegal Studies – campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Cerritos College – Norwalk

Paralegal Associate of Arts (AA) Degree – campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-associate) with the following specialization options: campus

  • Business Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Legal Technology
  • Litigation
  • Probate and Estate Planning
  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Cerro Coso Community College

AS in Paralegal Studies – online

Paralegal Studies Certificate – online

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Chaffey College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – campus

Certificate in Paralegal Studies – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

City College of San Francisco

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal/Legal Studies – campus

Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal/Legal Studies – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Claremont McKenna College

Legal Studies Sequence – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Coastline Community College

Paralegal Associate of Arts (AA) Degree – campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate (post-associate) – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

College of the Canyons

Associate of Arts (AA) in Paralegal Studies – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

College of the Sequoias

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Contra Costa College

Certificate of Achievement in Pre-Law Studies – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Cuesta College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – campus

Associate of Arts (AA) in Legal Studies-Business or Social Science options – campus

Associate of Arts-Transfer (AA-T) in Law, Public Policy, and Society – campus

Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Cuyamaca College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

DeAnza College

Paralegal Certificate of Achievement-Advanced (post-associate) – campus

Associate of Science/Arts (AA/AS) in Paralegal Studies – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Downey Adult School

Paralegal Certificate of Completion – online

  • Accreditation: Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of School and Colleges

East Los Angeles College

Associate of Arts (AA) in Law, Public Policy, and Society – campus

Executive Legal Assistant Certificate – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

El Camino College

Associate of Arts (AA) in Paralegal Studies – campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate of Achievement (post-associate) – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Evergreen Valley College

Associate of Arts (AA) in Paralegal Studies – campus

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – campus

Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Fremont College – Cerritos

Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Fresno City College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Fullerton College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate (post-associate) – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Humphreys University-Stockton and Modesto campuses

Associate’s Degree in Legal Studies – campus

Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies – campus

Master of Legal Studies (MLS) – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Irvine Valley College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – campus

Associate of Arts (AA) in Law, Public Policy, and Society – campus

Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Los Angeles City College

Associate of Arts (AA) in Paralegal Studies – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Los Angeles Mission College

Certificate of Achievement in Legal Assisting/Paralegal – campus, online

Associate of Arts (AA) in Legal Assisting/Paralegal – campus, online

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Los Angeles Pierce College

Associate of Arts (AA) in Legal Office Procedures – campus

Certificate in Legal Office Procedures – campus

Certificate in Legal Office Skills – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Los Angeles Southwest College

Associate of Arts (AA) in Law/Paralegal Studies – campus

Law Office Specialist Certificate – campus

Law Office Assistant Specialist Certificate – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Associate of Arts (AA) in Paralegal Studies – campus

Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Loyola Marymount University

Master of Science in Legal Studies – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Merritt College

Associate of Arts (AA) in Paralegal Studies – campus

Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Mt. San Antonio College – Business Administration Department

Paralegal Associate of Science (AS) – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Mt San Jacinto Community College District

Associate of Arts-Transfer (AA-T) in Law, Public Policy and Society – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

MTI College

Associate of Arts (AA) in Paralegal Studies – campus, online

Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

National University (Los Angeles and Woodland Hills, CA campuses only)

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – campus, online

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Paralegal Studies – campus, online

Paralegal Specialist Certificate (post-associate), with concentrations in: campus, online

  • Corporations
  • Criminal Law
  • Litigation
  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Oxnard College

Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies – campus

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Pasadena City College – Business Education Division

Paralegal Certificate of Achievement (post-associate), can be earned concurrently with any Associate of Science (AS) – campus

Associate of Arts-Transfer (AA-T) in Law, Public Policy, and Society – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Riverside City College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

San Diego Miramar College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – campus

Paralegal Certificate – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

San Joaquin Delta College

Paralegal/Legal Assistant Studies Certificate of Achievement – campus

Pre-Law Studies Certificate of Achievement – campus

Associate of Arts-Transfer (AA-T) in Law, Public Policy, and Society – campus, online

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal/Legal Assistant Studies – campus

Associate of Arts-Transfer (AA-T) in Social Justice Studies – campus

  • Accreditation: Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Santa Ana College

Paralegal Associate Degree – campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-associate) – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Santa Barbara Business College – Bakersfield

AAS- Paralegal – online, campus

  • Accreditation: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools

Santa Monica College

Legal Administrative Assistant Associate of Science (AS) – campus, online

Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate of Achievement – campus, online

Legal Office Clerk Certificate of Achievement – campus, online

  • Accreditation: Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Santa Rosa Junior College

Associate of Arts (AA) in Paralegal Studies – campus

  • Accreditation: Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Scripps College

Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies – campus

Minor in Legal Studies – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Skyline College

Associate of Arts (AA) in Paralegal Studies – campus

Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

South Coast College

Associate of Arts (AA) in Paralegal Studies – campus

  • Accreditation: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges

Southwestern College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies (Bilingual English/Spanish option) – campus

Associate of Science (AS) in Legal Office Management – campus

Associate of Science (AS) in Legal Office Professional (Bilingual English/Spanish option) – campus

Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies (Bilingual English/Spanish option) – campus

Certificate of Achievement in Legal Interpretation and Translation Intermediate (Spanish/English option) – campus

Certificate of Achievement in Legal Interpretation Basic (Spanish/English) – campus

Certificate of Proficiency in Legal Office Management Basic – campus

Certificate of Achievement in Legal Office Professional (Bilingual Spanish/English option) – campus

Certificate of Achievement in Legal Office Professional, Business Law specialty – campus

  • Accreditation: Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law at Ventura

Master of Legal Studies – online

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

University of California-Berkeley

Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

University of California – Davis Extension

Paralegal Studies Certificate online

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

University of California – Santa Barbara Extension

Paralegal Certificate Program (post-associate) –online

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

University of California-Santa Cruz

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Legal Studies – campus

Minor in Legal Studies – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

University of La Verne

Certificate in Paralegal Studies (campus), which can be completed concurrently with:

Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

University of San Diego

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac): campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

University of Southern California

Minor in Legal Studies – campus

Certificate in US Legal Studies – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Victor Valley College

Paralegal Certificate – campus

  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

West Los Angeles College – Culver City

Associate of Arts (AA) in Paralegal Studies (WLAC has transfer provisions with National University’s bachelor’s degree program in Paralegal Studies) – campus, online

Certificate in Paralegal Studies – campus, online

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

West Valley College

Paralegal Associate of Science (AS) – campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-associate) – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Colorado

Arapahoe Community College

Arapahoe Community College is in Littleton, with additional campuses in Parker and Castle Rock.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Paralegal – On-campus

Paralegal Certificate – On-campus (post-associate)

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is a 4-year school in Glenwood Springs. Additional campus locations include Aspen, Breckenridge, Dillon, Carbondale, Buena Vista, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Vail Valley at Edwards, Leadville, and Steamboat Springs.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal – Online

Paralegal Certificate – Online (post-associate)

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Community College of Aurora

Community College of Aurora (CCA) is a 2-year community college located in Aurora.

Associate of General Studies Degree (AGS) – Paralegal – On-campus

Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) – Paralegal – On-campus

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Management with Paralegal Emphasis – On-campus

Paralegal Certificate – On-campus (post-associate)

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Community College of Denver

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal – On-campus

General Paralegal Certificate – On-campus (undergraduate, pre-degree)

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Emily Griffith Technical College

Legal Office Certificate – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education

Front Range Community College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal/Legal Assistant – On-campus and online

Paralegal/Legal Assistant Certificate – On-campus and online (undergraduate, pre-degree)

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Institute of Business & Medical Careers

Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) – Paralegal Studies – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Pikes Peak Community College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal/Legal Assistant Studies – campus

Legal Technician Certificate of Achievement – campus

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

United States Air Force Academy

Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies – campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Connecticut

Manchester Community College

Associate of Science (AS), Paralegal – On-campus

Paralegal Certificate – On-campus (post-associate)

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Naugatuck Valley Community College

Associate of Science in Legal Assistant/Paralegal Studies – On-campus

Certificate in Legal Studies/Paralegal – On-campus (undergraduate, pre-degree)

  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Norwalk Community College

Associate of Science (AS) – Legal Assistant – On-campus

Legal Assistant Certificate – On-campus (post-associate)

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Post University

Certificate in Paralegal Studies – On-campus and online (undergraduate, pre-degree)

  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Quinnipiac University

Minor/Certificate in Legal Studies – On-campus (concurrent with bachelor degree)

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

University of Hartford

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in University Studies with a Paralegal Studies concentration – On-campus

Paralegal Certificate – On-campus (post-associate)

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

University of New Haven

Associate of Science (AS) in Legal Studies – On-campus

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Legal Studies with a Paralegal Concentration – On-campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate – On-campus (post-associate)

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Delaware

Delaware Technical and Community College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal – On-campus

Paralegal Certificate – On-campus (Post-associate)

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Goldey-Beacom College

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English with a Legal Studies concentration –

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration with a Legal Studies concentration –

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Wesley College

Bachelor of Science in Law and Justice Studies – On-campus

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Law and Justice Studies – On-campus

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Wilmington University

Bachelor of Science (BAS) in Law, Policy and Political Science with a Legal Studies concentration – On-campus, online

Post-Bachelor’s Paralegal Certificate – On-campus, online

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

District of Columbia

American University

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Legal Studies – On-campus

Master of Legal Studies – Online

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Catholic University of America

Associate of Arts (AA) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus, online

Certificate of Paralegal Studies – On-campus, online

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

George Washington University

Master of Professional Studies in Paralegal Studies – On-campus, online

Graduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies – On-campus, online

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Georgetown University

Paralegal Certificate Program – campus

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

University of the District of Columbia

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Legal Assistant – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Florida

Atlantic Technical College

Legal Administrative Specialist Certificate – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education

Barry University

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Administration, Legal Studies Specialization – On-campus and online

Legal Studies Certificate – On-campus (undergraduate, pre-degree)

Legal Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate – On-campus

Minor in Legal Studies – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Broward College

Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

City College (Altamonte Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Miami)

Associate of Science (AS), Legal Assistant/Paralegal – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

College of Central Florida

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Daytona State College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies/Legal Assisting – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Eastern Florida State College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Florida Gulf Coast University

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Legal Studies – Online

Paralegal Certificate – Online, on-campus

Advanced Paralegal Certificate – Online

Legal Investigation Certificate – Online, on-campus

Legal Secretary Certificate – Online, on-campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Florida National University-Main Campus

Associate of Arts (AA) in Paralegal Studies – Online

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Legal Studies – Online

Legal Assistant Diploma – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Florida SouthWestern State College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Associate in Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Gulf Coast State College

Associate of Science (AS) in Legal Assisting/Paralegal Studies – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Hillsborough Community College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

Advanced Technical Certificate – Paralegal Studies – On-campus (post-baccalaureate)

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Hodges University

Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies – Online

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Legal Studies – Online

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Indian River State College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Keiser University

Associate of Arts (AA) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus or online

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Key College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – Online, on-campus

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for College Schools

Lively Technical College

Legal Administrative Specialist Certificate – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Lorenzo Walker Technical College

Legal Administrative Specialist Certificate – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education

Manatee Technical College

Legal Administrative Specialist Certificate – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education

Miami Dade College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Northwest Florida State College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Nova Southeastern University

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

Paralegal Studies Minor – Bachelor Degree – On-campus

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Palm Beach State College

Associate in Science (AS) – Paralegal – On-campus

Paralegal Advanced Technical Certificate – On-campus (post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Pasco-Hernando State College

Associate in Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus, online

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Pensacola State College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies/Legal Assisting – On-campus, hybrid

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Radford M Locklin Technical College

Legal Administrative Specialist Certificate – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education

Rasmussen College-Florida

Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies – Online

Certificate in Paralegal Studies – Online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Santa Fe College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Seminole State College of Florida

Associate of Science (AS) in Legal Assistant/Paralegal – On-campus

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Sheridan Technical College

Legal Administrative Specialist Certificate – Online

  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education

South University – West Palm Beach

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Legal Studies – On-campus

  • ABA approved
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Southeastern University

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Legal Studies – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Southern Technical College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Paralegal – Online

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

St. Petersburg College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate – On-campus (post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies/Legal Assisting – On-campus, hybrid

Advanced Technical Certificate in Paralegal Studies (Undergraduate) – On-campus, hybrid

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Suncoast Technical College

Legal Administrative Specialist Certificate – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education

Tallahassee Community College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal/Legal Studies – Hybrid

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Traviss Technical College

Legal Administrative Specialist Certificate – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education

University of Central Florida

Bachelor of Arts/Science (BA or BS) in Legal Studies – On-campus, online

Minor in Legal Studies – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

University of Miami

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in Legal Studies – On-campus

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Legal Studies – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

University of West Florida

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Legal Studies – On-campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Valencia College

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – On-campus

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

William T McFatter Technical College

Certificate in Legal Administrative Specialist – On-campus, hybrid, online

  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education

Georgia

Athens Technical College

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
  • ABA-Approval: Yes

Atlanta Technical College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Technical Certificate of Credit in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education

Augusta Technical College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Technical Certificate in Paralegal Fundamentals – Campus

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Central Georgia Technical College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate – Campus

Advanced Legal Assistant Certificate – Campus

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Clayton State University

Paralegal Certificate—Campus (post-baccalaureate/post-associate)

BS in Legal Studies—Campus

AAS Degree in Paralegal Studies—Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Coastal Pines Technical College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Online

Paralegal Studies Diploma – Online

Paralegal Fundamentals Certificate – Online

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Columbus Technical College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Diploma – Campus

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Georgia Military College

AS or AA in Paralegal Studies – Campus, online

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Georgia Piedmont Technical College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Legal Administrative Certificate – Online

Paralegal Studies Post-Bac Certificate – Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Georgia Southern University

Minor in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Gwinnett College-Lilburn, Marietta campus

AS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

Diploma in Paralegal Studies—Campus

  • Accreditation: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools; Council on Occupational Education

Herzing University-Atlanta

BS in Legal Studies—Campus

AS in Legal Studies/Paralegal–Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Mercer University

Certificate Program in Advanced Legal Writing, Research, and Drafting – Campus

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Savannah Technical College

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

South University – Savannah

AS in Paralegal Studies—Online

BS in Legal Studies – Online

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Southern Crescent Technical College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Diploma – Campus, online

Technical Certificate in Paralegal Fundamentals – Campus, online

Paralegal Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate – Campus

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Southern Regional Technical College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus, online

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

University of Georgia

Paralegal Certificate—Campus and Online

Advanced Paralegal Certificate—Online

  • Non-credit continuing education programs
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

University of North Georgia

BAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate—Campus (post-baccalaureate, post-associate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Hawaii

University of Hawaii Kapi’Olani Community College

AS in Paralegal—Campus

Paralegal Certificate—Campus (post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Idaho

College of Eastern Idaho

AAS in Legal Technology—Campus

Undergraduate Certificate in Legal Assistant—Campus (undergraduate, pre-degree)

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Idaho State University

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

BAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Lewis-Clark State College

Intermediate Technical Certificate (ITC) in Paralegal—Campus (undergraduate, pre-degree)

AAS in Paralegal—Campus

BAS in Paralegal—Campus

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

North Idaho College

AAS in Paralegal

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Illinois

City Colleges of Chicago – Harold Washington College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

City Colleges of Chicago – Wilbur Wright College

AAS in Paralegal—Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

College of DuPage

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

Paralegal Certificate—Campus (undergraduate, post-associate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

College of Lake County

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

Paralegal Certificate—Campus (post-associate, post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Dominican University

BPS in Legal Studies – Campus, online

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Elgin Community College

Certificate in Paralegal Studies—Campus (post-associate, post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Illinois Central College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate—Campus (post-associate, post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Illinois State University

BA/BS in Legal Studies—Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Joliet Junior College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Kankakee Community College

AAS in Paralegal/Legal Assistant Studies—Campus

Advanced Certificate in Paralegal/Legal Assistant Studies – Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Kaskaskia College

AAS in Legal Office Assisting – Campus

Certificate in Legal Office Personnel—Campus (undergraduate, pre-degree)

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Lake Land College

AAS in Office Assistant-Legal—Campus

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Lewis & Clark Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

Certificate of Proficiency in Paralegal Studies—Campus (undergraduate)

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Lewis University

BA in Paralegal Studies—Campus

Paralegal Studies-Minor—Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Loyola University Chicago

BA in Paralegal Studies—Campus

Certificate in Paralegal Studies – Campus, online

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

MacCormac College

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

McHenry County College

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate—Campus (post-associate, post-baccalaureate)

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Moraine Valley Community College

Certificate-Legal Office Assistant—Campus (undergraduate, pre-degree)

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Northwestern University

Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies – Campus

Minor in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Oakton Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate—Campus (undergraduate, pre-degree)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Rasmussen College-Illinois

Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies – Online

Paralegal Certificate – Online

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Roosevelt University

BA in Paralegal Studies—Campus

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Minor in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate—Campus (post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

South Suburban College

AAS in Paralegal/Legal Assistant—Campus

Paralegal/Legal Assistant Certificate—Campus (post-associate, post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

BS – Paralegal Studies—Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes

Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Southwestern Illinois College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus, hybrid

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Stautzenberger College-Rockford Career College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Online

Paralegal Diploma – Online

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

University of Illinois – Springfield

MA in Legal Studies—Campus and/or Online

BA in Legal Studies—Campus

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Waubonsee Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Post-Associate Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

William Rainey Harper College

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate—Campus (post-associate, post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Indiana

Ball State University

BS – Legal Studies- Business Option—Campus

BS – Legal Studies – Public-Law Option—Campus

  • ABA-approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Indiana University-Bloomington

BS in Business, Legal Studies – Campus

Legal Studies Certificate – Campus

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus

  • ABA-approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Indiana University-South Bend

Certificate in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

International Business College

AAS- Paralegal—Campus

  • Accreditation: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges

Ivy Tech Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus, online

AS in Legal Studies – Campus, online

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Marian University

AS in Paralegal Studies—Online

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Purdue University Global

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies—Online (post-degree)

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Saint Mary-Of-The-Woods College

BSA in Paralegal Studies—Online

AS Paralegal Studies—Online

Paralegal Certificate—Online (post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

University of Evansville

Minor in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Vincennes University

AS – Paralegal—Online

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Iowa

Des Moines Area Community College

AAS-Paralegal—Campus

Paralegal Certificate—Campus (post-associate, post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Grand View University

BA in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Iowa Lakes Community College

AAS in Paralegal/Legal Studies—Campus

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Kirkwood Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Marshalltown Community College

Paralegal Diploma – Online

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

North Iowa Area Community College

AAS Legal Office Specialist – Campus

Legal Office Associate Diploma – Campus

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Western Iowa Tech Community College

AAS in Paralegal/Legal Assistant Studies – Campus

Legal Secretary Diploma – Campus

Paralegal/Legal Assistant Advanced Diploma– Campus

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Kansas

Hutchinson Community College

AAS in Paralegal/Legal Assistant Studies – Campus and online

Paralegal Certificate (post-associate) – Campus and online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Johnson County Community College

AA, Paralegal – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved: Yes, both the degree and certificate programs
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Kansas City Kansas Community College

AAS Paralegal – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Newman University

AS Paralegal – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Rasmussen College-Kansas

Paralegal Certificate – Campus, blended, and online

Associate’s Degree, Paralegal – Campus, blended, and online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Washburn Institute of Technology

Legal Office Professional Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education

Washburn University

Legal Studies Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

AA in Legal Studies – Campus

Bachelor of Legal Studies (BLS) – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky University

AAS in Paralegal Science – Campus, online blend

BA in Paralegal Science – Campus, online blend

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Campus, online blend

  • ABA approved: yes, all three programs
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Kentucky Wesleyan University

BS in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Madisonville Community College

AAS Paralegal Technology – Online

Paralegal Certificate – Online

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Morehead State University

BA in Legal Studies – Campus

  • ABA approved: Yes
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Northern Kentucky University

Master of Legal Studies – Online

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Sullivan University

Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • ABA approved: Yes
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Thomas More University

BA in Law – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Western Kentucky University

Certificate in Paralegal Studies – Campus

BA in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • ABA approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Louisiana

Baton Rouge Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Bossier Parish Community College

Certificate of Technical Studies in Legal Assisting – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Delgado Community College

Paralegal Course – Online

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Grambling State University

BS in Criminal Justice with a Paralegal Studies Concentration – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Herzing University-New Orleans

AS in Legal Assisting/Paralegal – Campus

AS/AAS in Legal Studies – Online

BS in Legal Studies – Campus and online

  • ABA-approved – The campus-based AS and BS programs are ABA-approved; the online AS/AAS in Legal Studies and BS programs are not ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Nunez Community College

AA Paralegal Studies – Campus

Certificate of Technical Studies in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Remington College-Shreveport Campus

Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges

Tulane University

AA in Paralegal Studies – Campus

BA in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Certificate in Paralegal Studies (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, all three programs
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Maine

Husson University

BS Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus

Advanced Civil Practice Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus

Advanced Criminal Practice Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

University of Maine at Augusta

Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Maryland

Allegany College of Maryland

Associate’s Degree in Legal Studies – Campus, hybrid

Legal Studies Certificate – Campus, online

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Anne Arundel Community College

AAS Paralegal Studies, Business – Campus

AAS Paralegal Studies, General Practice – Campus

AAS Paralegal Studies, Litigation – Campus

Paralegal Studies Business Certificate – Campus

Paralegal Studies General Practice Certificate – Campus

Paralegal Studies Litigation Certificate – Campus

  • ABA-approved – All AAS degree programs are ABA-approved; all certificate programs are not ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Baltimore City Community College

AAS Legal Assistant – Campus, blended, and online

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Cecil College

AA in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Community College of Baltimore County

AAS in Legal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – The AAS degree is ABA-approved; the certificate program is not ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Frederick Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Hagerstown Community College

AA Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Harford Community College

AS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Montgomery College

AAS Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus

Legal Analysis Letter of Recognition – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, the AAS and Certificate programs
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Prince George’s Community College

AAS in Paralegal/Legal Assistant Studies – Campus and online

Paralegal/Legal Assistant Certificate – Campus and online

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Stevenson University

BS in Legal Studies – Campus and hybrid

  • ABA-approved – Yes
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

University of Baltimore

BA in Legal Studies – Campus

MA in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

University of Maryland Global Campus

BS in Legal Studies – Online

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Massachusetts

Bay Path University

AS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

BS/BA in Legal Studies – Campus

Certificate of Advanced Paralegal Studies (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, all programs
  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Bentley University

Minor in Law – Campus

  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Boston University

Paralegal Certification – Online

  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Bristol Community College

AS in Paralegal and Legal Studies – Campus, hybrid

Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies – Campus, hybrid

  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Bunker Hill Community College

AS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Cape Cod Community College

Paralegal Certificate – Campus and partial online

  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Hampshire College

Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Lasell University

BA in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Massachusetts Bay Community College

AS Paralegal Studies – Campus and partial online

Paralegal Certificate – Campus and partial online

  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Middlesex Community College

AS in Paralegal Studies – Campus and hybrid

Paralegal Studies Certificate (post-associate) – Campus and hybrid

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Mount Wachusett Community College

Associate Degree in Legal Studies – Campus and online

Paralegal Certificate – Campus and online

  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

North Shore Community College

AS Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Northeastern University

Master of Legal Studies – Online

  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Quincy College

AS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Suffolk University

AS Paralegal Studies – Campus

Certificate in Paralegal Studies (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Michigan

Central Michigan University

Minor in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Davenport University

AS in Legal Studies – Campus

BS in Legal Studies – Campus

Legal Studies Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, all three programs
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Delta College

Associate in Business Studies, Legal Support Professional – Campus

Advanced Certificate in Law Office Specialist – Campus

Advanced Certificate in Law Office Foundation – Campus

Paralegal Certificate – Online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Eastern Michigan University

BS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Ferris State University

Minor in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Grand Valley State University

BA/BS in Legal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Henry Ford College

Associate of Business in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – The Associate of Business in Paralegal Studies program is ABA-approved; the certificate program is not ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Legal Office Assistant Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Lansing Community College

Associate of Business in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Macomb Community College

AAS in Legal Assistant Studies – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Madonna University

AS Paralegal Studies – Campus

BS Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, all three programs
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Michigan State University

BA in Political Science Pre-Law – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

North Central Michigan College

AAS Legal Assistant – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Northern Michigan University

Paralegal AAS – Campus

Paralegal Bachelor’s Degree – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Northwestern Michigan College

Advanced Paralegal Certificate Course – Online

Paralegal Certificate Course – Online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Oakland Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Oakland University

Paralegal Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

University of Detroit Mercy

Certificate in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Washtenaw Community College

Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies – Campus with the option for some online courses

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Wayne County Community College District

Paralegal Technology AAS – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Western Michigan University

Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-Law – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Minnesota

Alexandria Technical & Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus and online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Anoka Technical College

AAS in Legal Assisting – Online

Legal Assistant Diploma – Online

Legal Assistant Certificate – Online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Bethany Lutheran College

Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies – Campus

Minor in Legal Studies – Campus

Certificate in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Dakota County Technical College

AAS in Legal Administrative Assisting – Campus, online

Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma – Campus, online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Hamline University

Legal Studies Bachelor’s Degree – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – The certificate program is ABA-approved, the other program is not
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Herzing University – Minneapolis

AS/AAS in Legal Studies – Online

BS in Legal Studies – Online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Inver Hills Community College

AS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Lake Superior College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus and online

AS in Paralegal Studies – Campus and online

Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus and online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus and online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Minnesota State University – Moorhead

BS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

North Hennepin Community College

AS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs

Rasmussen College-Minnesota

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus, online, and blended

Paralegal Certificate (post-associate) – Campus, online, and blended

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Ridgewater College

AAS in Legal Assisting – Campus

Legal Assistant Diploma – Campus

Legal Assistant Certificate – Campus, online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Winona State University

BS in Legal Studies – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Mississippi

Coahoma Community College

Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Hinds Community College

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Campus and online

Paralegal Technology Certificate – Campus and online

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Holmes Community College

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Campus

Paralegal Technology Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Itawamba Community College

AA in Paralegal Studies – Campus

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Jones County Junior College

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Mississippi College

BS in Paralegal Studies – Campus and online

Certificate in Paralegal Studies – Campus and online

Minor in Paralegal Studies – Online

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Mississippi University for Women

BS/BA in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Legal Studies Minor – Campus and online

  • ABA-approved – Yes, the BS/BA programs are ABA-approved, the minor is not
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Northeast Mississippi Community College

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Campus

Paralegal Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Northwest Mississippi Community College

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Campus and online

Paralegal Certificate – Campus and online

Paralegal Technical Certificate – Campus and online

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Mississippi

BPS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Minor in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

University of Southern Mississippi

BA in Legal Studies – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Missouri

Drury University

AS Paralegal Studies – Campus and online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Culver-Stockton College

Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Metropolitan Community College

AAS in Paralegal Practice – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Missouri Southern State University

Paralegal Studies Certificate/Minor – Campus and online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Missouri Western State University

Minor in Legal Studies – Campus

Legal Assistant Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

AS in Legal Assistant Studies – Campus

BS in Criminal Justice, Legal Studies – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, all four programs
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Rockhurst University

Paralegal Certificate – Campus

Paralegal Minor – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Saint Louis Community College

AAS in Legal Studies for the Paralegal – Campus

Certificate in Legal Studies for the Paralegal (post-associate) – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Stevens – The Institute of Business & Arts

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

BA in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Webster University

Minor in Legal Studies – Campus

BA in Legal Studies – Campus

MA in Legal Studies – Campus and synchronous online

Legal Studies Graduate Certificate (post-bac) – Campus and synchronous online

  • ABA-approved – Yes, all three programs on Saint Louis area campuses are ABA-approved except the minor
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

William Woods University

BS in Paralegal Studies – Online

BA in Political/Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Montana

Fort Peck Community College

Lay Advocate/Para Legal Certificate of Applied Science – Campus

  • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Helena College University of Montana

Legal Administrative Support Certificate of Applied Science – Campus

  • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

University of Montana – Missoula

Associate of Applied of Science (AAS) in Paralegal Studies – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

University of Providence – Great Falls

Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies – online

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Paralegal Studies online

Army Paralegal Program (entry requires completion of Army 27D10 AIT Training) – online

Air Force Paralegal Studies Program (entry requires an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies from the Community College of the Air Force) online

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Nebraska

Bellevue University

BS in Legal Studies – Online, campus

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

College of Saint Mary

Associate of Arts (AA) in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Certificate in Paralegal Studies (post-bac) – Campus

Paralegal Studies Minor (only for nursing students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program) – Campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Metropolitan Community College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Legal Studies – Paralegal Option – Campus

Legal Studies – Paralegal Accelerated Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

University of Nebraska Omaha

BS in Business Administration-Concentration in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Master of Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Nevada

College of Southern Nevada

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Post-Associate’s Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Northwest Career College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus, online, hybrid

Legal Assistant Diploma – Hybrid, online

  • Accreditation: Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

Truckee Meadows Community College

Paralegal/Law Program Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

University of Nevada Reno

Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

New Hampshire

Franklin Pierce University

Paralegal Studies Online Undergraduate Certificate – Online

  • Accreditation: New England Commission of Higher Education

Nashua Community College

AS in Paralegal StudiesCampus

Paralegal Certificate – Campus

  • Accreditation: New England Commission of Higher Education

New Hampshire Technical Institute

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate (admission requires at least 45 college-level credits) Campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: New England Commission of Higher Education

University of New Hampshire

Minor in Legal Advocacy – Campus

  • Accreditation: New England Commission of Higher Education

New Jersey

Atlantic Cape Community College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal StudiesCampus

Associate of Science (AS) in Paralegal StudiesCampus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Bergen Community College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate (post-associate, admission also requires current RN license) – Campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Berkeley College-Woodland Park

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Legal Studies – Campus, online

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Legal Studies – Campus, online

Legal Studies Certificate Program – Campus, online

Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate – Campus, online

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Brookdale Community College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal StudiesCampus

Certificate in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Camden County College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Centenary University

Paralegal and Legal Assistant Studies Minor – Campus

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Cumberland County College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Essex County College

Associate in Science (AS) in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Certificate of Achievement in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Certificate of Achievement in Nurse Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Mercer County Community College

Paralegal Associate of Applied Science (AAS)Campus

Paralegal Certificate of Proficiency (post-associate)Campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Middlesex County College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Montclair State University

Minor in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Justice Studies with a Paralegal Studies Concentration – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Minor in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Ocean County College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Business-Paralegal Studies Option – Online

Legal Secretary Certificate of Proficiency – Online

Certificate of Proficiency in Paralegal Studies – Online

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Raritan Valley Community College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal StudiesCampus

Paralegal Studies Certificate)Campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Rowan College at Burlington County

Paralegal Associate of Applied Science (AAS)Campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Rowan College of South Jersey at Gloucester County

Paralegal Associate of Applied Science (AAS)Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Seton Hall University

Minor in Legal Studies in Business – Campus

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Sussex County Community College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Certificate in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Union County College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal StudiesCampus

Paralegal Certificate of Achievement (post-associate)Campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Warren County Community College

Associate of Arts (AA) in Liberal Arts Pre-Law – Campus

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Legal Studies – Campus

Minor in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

New Mexico

Central New Mexico Community College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission

Clovis Community College

AAS in Legal Assistant Studies – Online

Certificate of Completion in Legal Assistant Studies – Online

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Navajo Technical University

Legal Assistant Certificate – Campus

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

New Mexico State University-Alamogordo

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Online

Legal Assistant Certificate – Online

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

New Mexico State University-Dona Ana

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Santa Fe Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus

Legal Secretary Certificate – Campus

Law Office Administrative Assistant Certificate – Campus

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

University of New Mexico

Paralegal Certificate –Hybrid

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

New York

Asa College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Executive Legal Assistant Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Berkeley College

AAS in Legal Studies – Campus and online

BS in Legal Studies – Campus and online

Paralegal Certificate – Online

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Bronx Community College of the City University of New York

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Broome Community College of the State University of New York

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus, online options

Paralegal Certificate – Campus, online options

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Bryant & Stratton College (Albany, Buffalo, Greece, Online, Syracuse North)

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus and online

Legal Office Assistant Diploma – Campus and online

Paralegal Certificates – Online

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

College of Technology at Canton (SUNY)

BS in Legal Studies – Campus and online

Minor in Legal Studies – Campus, online

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Corning Community College (SUNY)

Paralegal Certificate – Online

Legal Secretary Certificate – Online

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Daemen College

BS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Dutchess Community College of the State University of New York

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Elmira College

BA/BS in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Erie Community College of the State University of New York

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Finger Lakes Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Genesee Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus and partially online

  • ABA-approved – Yes
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Herkimer University of New York

AAS in Legal Studies – Campus and online

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Hilbert College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

BS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Hofstra University

Paralegal Studies Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Hostos Community College (CUNY)

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Ithaca College

BA in Legal Studies – Campus

Legal Studies Minor – Campus

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Jefferson Community College of the State University of New York

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

LaGuardia Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Long Island University – Brooklyn

Paralegal Studies Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Manhattan College

BA in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Marist College

Paralegal Certificate – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Mercy College

BS in Legal Studies: Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Mildred Elley College

AAS in Advanced Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Monroe Community College of the State University of New York

Paralegal Studies Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Nassau Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Nazareth College

BA in Legal Studies – Campus

Minor in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

New York City College of Technology

AAS in Legal Assistant Studies – Campus

BS in Legal Assistant Studies – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Pace University

Paralegal Certificate Program – Online and hybrid

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Plaza College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Rockland Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Schenectady County Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

St. John Fisher College

BA in Legal Studies – Campus

Minor in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

St. John’s University

AS in Legal Studies – Campus

BS in Legal Studies – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Suffolk County Community College of the State University of New York

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Tompkins Cortland Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Online

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Online

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Touro College – NY School of Career and Applied Studies

AS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

United States Military Academy

Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

University of Buffalo

BA in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Westchester Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

North Carolina

Alamance Community College

AAS in Office Administration with a Legal concentration – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Campus

Family Law Certificate – Campus

Wills and Estates Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Cape Fear Community College

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Campus

Diploma in Paralegal Technology – Campus

Civil Litigation Certificate – Campus

Real Property Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Carteret Community College

Paralegal Technology Associate’s Degree – Campus and some online

Paralegal Diploma (post-bac) – Campus and some online

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Central Carolina Community College

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Campus and some hybrid

Paralegal Technology Diploma (post-associate) – Campus and some hybrid

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Central Piedmont Community College

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Campus, hybrid, and some online

Diploma in Paralegal Technology (post-bac) – Campus, hybrid, and some online

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Coastal Carolina Community College

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Campus

Paralegal Technology Diploma – Campus

Paralegal Certificates – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Davidson County Community College

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Campus

Paralegal Civil Litigation Certificate – Campus

Paralegal Real Estate Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Durham Tech

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Campus and partially online

Paralegal Technology Diploma – Campus and partially online

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Fayetteville Technical Community College

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Campus

Paralegal Diploma (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Forsyth Technical Community College

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Campus

Paralegal Technology Diploma (post-associate) – Campus

Paralegal Technology Legal Assistant Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Gaston College

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Campus and some online

Paralegal Technology Certificate – Campus and some online

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Guilford Technical Community College

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Campus

Paralegal Technology Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Johnston Community College

Associate Degree in Paralegal Technology – Classroom and online

General Law Office Certificate (post-associate) – Classroom and online

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Meredith College

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Pitt Community College

Associate Degree in Paralegal Technology – Campus and some online

AAS in Legal Office Administration – Campus

Paralegal Technology Diploma (post-bac) – Campus and some online

Legal Office Administration Certificate – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

South Piedmont Community College

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Campus and some online

Paralegal Technology Diploma – Campus and some online

Paralegal Technology Certificate – Campus and some online

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Southwestern Community College

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Campus

Paralegal Technology Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Surry Community College

Associate Degree in Paralegal Technology – Campus

Certificate in Paralegal Technology – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Vance-Granville Community College

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Campus and some online

Paralegal Technology Certificate – Campus and some online

Paralegal Technology Diploma – Campus and some online

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Western Piedmont Community College

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Online with some campus-based courses

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Wilson Community College

AAS in Paralegal Technology – Campus

Paralegal Diploma – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-associate) – Campus and online

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

North Dakota

Bismarck State College

AAS in Legal Administrative Office Assistant – Campus, hybrid

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Rasmussen College-North Dakota

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus and/or online

Certificate in Paralegal Studies (post-associate) – Campus and/or online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

University of North Dakota

Minor in Legal Studies – Campus

Advanced Paralegal Certificate – Online

Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate – Online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Ohio

Belmont College

Legal Office Specialist Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Bryant and Stratton College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus and online

Legal Office Assistant Diploma – Campus and online

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Capital University Law School

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

Legal Nurse Consulting – Online with a monthly campus class

Life Care Planner – 5 online modules and 1 campus-based module

  • ABA-approved – The Paralegal Certificate and Legal Nurse Consulting programs are both approved by the ABA; the Life Care Planner program is not
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

Associate of Applied Business (AAB) in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Legal Administrative Assistant Associate of Applied Business (AAB) – Online

Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Clark State Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus and some classes online

  • ABA-approved – The paralegal core courses at Sinclair Community College are ABA-approved; the non-core courses at Clark State CC are not ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Columbus State Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies/Legal Assisting – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Cuyahoga Community College

Associate of Applied Business (AAB) in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Eastern Gateway Community College

Associate of Applied Business (AAB) in Paralegal Studies – Campus-based with some online classes

Paralegal Certificate – Campus and some online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Edison State Community College

Associate of Applied Business (AAB) in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – The AAB program is ABA-approved; the certificate program is not ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

ETI Technical College

Legal Assistant Associate of Applied Business – Campus

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges

Herzing University

AS/AAS in Legal Studies – Campus and online

BS in Legal Studies – Campus and online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Kent State University

AAS in Legal Assisting – Campus

BA in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Minor in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – The BA, Minor, and Certificate programs are all ABA-approved; the AAS program is not ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Lake Erie College

BS in Legal Studies – Campus

Legal Studies Minor – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Lakeland Community College

Associate of Applied Business (AAB) in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Mount St. Joseph University

AA in Legal Studies – Campus

BA in Legal Studies – Campus

Minor in Legal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – All programs except the minor are ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Northwest State Community College

Associate of Applied Business (AAB) in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Ohio University

Paralegal Certificate – Online, campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Sinclair Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – The paralegal core courses at Sinclair Community College are ABA-approved; the non-core courses at Clark State Community College are not ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Stark State College

Associate of Applied Business (AAB) in Legal Assisting – Campus

Certificate in Legal Assisting – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Stautzenberger College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Online

Paralegal Studies Diploma – Online

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

University of Akron

Advanced Paralegal Certificate – Online

Paralegal Certificate – Online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Associate of Applied Business (AAB) in Paralegal Studies – Campus

BS in Paralegal Studies –Online

Minor in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – All programs except the minor are ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

University of Cincinnati-Clermont College

Associate of Applied Business in Law and Paralegal Studies – Online

Certificate in Paralegal Studies – Online

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

University of Northwestern Ohio

Associate of Applied Business (AAB) in Legal Assisting – Campus and online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

University of Toledo

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

BS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Certificate in Paralegal Studies (post-bac) – Campus

Nurse Paralegal Certificate (post-ADN, post-RN) – Campus

Minor in Legal Specialties – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, all programs except the minor
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Ursuline College

BA in Legal Studies – Campus

Legal Studies Minor – Campus

Legal Studies Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, the BA and Certificate programs are ABA-approved; the minor is not
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Oklahoma

Community Care College

Paralegal Studies Diploma – Online

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

East Central University

BS in Legal Studies – Campus

  • ABA approved – Yes
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Francis Tuttle Technology Center

Legal Secretary Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education

Indian Capital Technology Center

Paralegal Certificate – Online

  • Accredited by the Oklahoma State Department of Education and the Oklahoma State Accrediting Agency

Metro Technology Centers

Legal Office Assistant Certificate – Campus

Legal Receptionist – Campus

  • Accredited by the Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education

Moore Norman Technology Center

Certificate in Legal Office Services – Campus

  • Accredited by the Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education

Northeastern State University

BS in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Rose State College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • ABA approved – Yes
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Tulsa Community College

AA in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus

  • ABA approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Tulsa Technology Center

Legal Professional Assistant Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education

University of Central Oklahoma

Bachelor’s of Business Administration-Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Oregon

Portland Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Certificate in Paralegal Studies (post-associate) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission

Umpqua Community College

Paralegal Studies AAS – Online

Legal Assistant Certificate – Online

  • Accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission

Pennsylvania

Bucks County Community College

AA-Paralegal Studies — Campus

Certificate-Paralegal Studies — Campus (post-associate, post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

California University of Pennsylvania

BA in Jurisprudence-Legal Studies – Online

MS in Legal Studies – Online

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Central Penn College

AS-Paralegal — Campus

BS in Legal Studies — Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

BSBA-Paralegal Studies — Campus

AS-Paralegal Studies — Campus

Advanced Paralegal Studies Certificate — Campus (post-baccalaureate)

Advanced Paralegal Studies Oil and Gas Certificate — Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Community College of Allegheny County

AS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate – Campus

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Community College of Philadelphia

AAS-Paralegal Studies — Campus

Certificate-Paralegal Studies — Campus (post-associate, post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Delaware County Community College

AAS-Paralegal Studies — Campus

Certificate-Paralegal Studies — Campus (post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Drexel University

BS in Business Administration-Legal Studies – Campus

Minor in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Gannon University

BA-Legal Studies/Paralegal – Campus

AA-Legal Studies/Paralegal – Campus

Certificate-Legal Studies – Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Harrisburg Area Community College

AA-Paralegal Studies — Campus

Paralegal Certificate — Campus (post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Lansdale School of Business

ASB-Paralegal — Campus

  • Accreditation: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools

Lehigh Carbon Community College

AAS-Paralegal Studies — Campus

Certificate-Paralegal Studies — Campus (undergraduate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Luzerne County Community College

AAS in Legal Assisting – Campus

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Manor College

AS-Paralegal — Campus

Certificate-Paralegal — Campus (post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Mount Aloysius College

Associate’s Degree in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Northampton Community College

AAS-Paralegal — Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Peirce College

BS-Paralegal — Campus/Online

AS-Paralegal — Campus/Online

Certificate–Paralegal — Campus/Online (post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Online

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Pennsylvania State University

Legal Studies Certificate – Campus

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Point Park University

BA in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Saint Francis University

BA in Pre-Law and Paralegal Studies – Campus

Minor in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Susquehanna University

Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Temple University

Bachelor of Business Administration in Legal Studies – Campus

Legal Studies Minor – Campus

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

University of Pennsylvania

BS in Legal Studies and Business Ethics – Campus

Minor in Legal Studies and History – Campus

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh campus

BA in Legal Studies – Hybrid

Minor in Legal Studies – Hybrid

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Westmoreland County Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Diploma – Hybrid

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Widener University

AS in Legal Studies – Campus

BS in Legal Studies – Campus

Minor in Legal Studies and Analysis – Campus

Legal Nurse Consulting Certificate – Campus

Legal Nurse Consulting, Forensic Nursing concentration, Certificate – Campus

Legal Studies Certificates with concentrations in Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Elder Law, Estate Administration, Health Law, Intellectual Property, Litigation, and Real Estate – Campus

  • Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Rhode Island

Community College of Rhode Island

AS in Legal Studies-Paralegal Studies Concentration—Campus

  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

Roger Williams University

BS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

AS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

Certificate in Healthcare Paralegal—Campus (post-baccalaureate)

Certificate in Nurse Paralegal—Campus (post-associate, post-baccalaureate)

Certificate in Paralegal Studies—Campus (post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

South Carolina

Bob Jones University

AS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Central Carolina Technical College

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Florence-Darlington Technical College

AAS-Paralegal—Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Greenville Technical College

AAS Paralegal—Campus

Paralegal Preparatory Certification Class—Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

AAS- Paralegal—Campus

Certificate- Paralegal Specialist—Campus (post-associate, post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Midlands Technical College

Associate in Public Service-Paralegal Concentration—Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate—Campus (post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

South University-Columbia

AS-Paralegal Studies—Online

BS in Legal Studies – Online

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Technical College of the Lowcountry

AAS-Paralegal—Campus

Certificate-Paralegal Specialist—Campus (post-associate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Trident Technical College

AAS-Paralegal—Campus

Certificate in Applied Science-Paralegal—Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

York Technical College

AS in Administrative Office Technology-Paralegal Studies—Campus

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

South Dakota

National American University – Rapid City/Sioux

BS-Paralegal Studies—Online

BS-Professional Legal Studies—Online

AAS-Paralegal Studies—Online

AAS-Professional Legal Studies—Online

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Sinte Gleska University

Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a Legal Studies Minor – Campus

  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission

Tennessee

Chattanooga State Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

Paralegal Studies Technical Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Hussian College-Daymar College Clarksville

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus, online

  • Accreditation: Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Nashville State Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus, hybrid

Paralegal Studies Technical Certificate – Campus, hybrid

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Pellissippi State Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Roane State

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

South College

BS in Legal Studies—Campus

AS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

Certificate in Paralegal Studies—Campus (post-associate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Southwest Tennessee Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Legal Secretary Certificate – Online

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Texas

Alvin Community College

AAS in Paralegal—Campus

Paralegal Certificate—Campus (post-degree)

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Amarillo Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

Professional Certificate in Legal Studies/Paralegal—Campus (post-degree)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Arlington Career Institute

Paralegal/Legal Assistant Certificate – Campus, hybrid

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges

Austin Community College

AAS in Paralegal—Campus

Advanced Paralegal Technical Certificate—Campus (post-baccalaureate)

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Blinn College

AAS in Legal Assistant—Campus/Online

Legal Office Certificate—Campus/Online (undergraduate)

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Center for Advanced Legal Studies

AAS in Paralegal—Campus/Online

Paralegal Certificate—Campus/Online (undergraduate)

  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education

Central Texas College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus, online

Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus, online

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Collin County Community College District

AAS in Paralegal/Legal Assistant Studies – Campus

Certificate of Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Dallas College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Del Mar College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Advanced Technical Certificate in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

El Paso Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Certificate of Completion in Paralegal Studies (post-associate’s) – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Houston Baptist University

BA in Legal Studies/Pre-Law – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Houston Community College

Paralegal Technology AAS – Campus

Paralegal Technology – Law Office Clerk Certificate Level 1 – Campus

Paralegal Technology – Legal Assistant Certificate Level 1 – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Kilgore College

AAS in Legal Assisting/Paralegal Studies – Campus

Certificate in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Lamar State College-Port Arthur

AAS in Paralegal—Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Lee College

AAS in Paralegal—Campus

Paralegal Certificate—Campus (post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Lone Star College

AAS in Paralegal—Campus

Advanced Technical Certificate in Paralegal—Campus (post-degree)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

McLennan Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Certificate of Completion in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Midland Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus, online

Beginning Legal Technician Certificate – Campus, online

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

National American University-Georgetown

AS in Professional Legal Studies – Online

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Online

BS in Professional Legal Studies – Online

BS in Paralegal Studies – Online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Navarro College

AAS in Paralegal Studies (option for Criminal Justice emphasis) – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Odessa College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Legal Studies Level I Certificate – Campus

Legal Studies Level II Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Paul Quinn College

BA in Legal Studies and Criminology – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

San Antonio College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary Level I Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

San Jacinto College-North

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

South Plains College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

South Texas College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Legal Office Specialist Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

St. Mary’s University

Legal Studies Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Stephen F Austin State University

Minor in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Tarleton State University

BA in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Tarrant County College

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

Advanced Technical Certificate in Paralegal Studies—Campus (post-baccalaureate)

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Texas A&M University-Commerce

BA/BS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Texas Southmost College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Legal Assisting Certificate of Proficiency Level 1 – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Texas Wesleyan University

BS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Tyler Junior College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Hybrid

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

University of Houston-Clear Lake

BS in Legal Studies – Campus, hybrid

  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Vista College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education

Wharton County Junior College

AAS in Paralegal Studies—Campus

  • ABA-Approval: Yes
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Utah

Ensign College

AAS/AS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Salt Lake Community College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal Studies – campus

  • ABA Approved: Yes
  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Southern Utah University

AAS Paralegal Studies – online

Legal Studies Minor – online

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Utah Valley University

Associate of Science (AS) in Legal Studies – campus

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Legal Studies – campus

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Legal Studies – campus

Certificate of Proficiency in Legal Studies (post-associate) – campus

  • ABA Approved: Yes
  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Vermont

Champlain College

BA in Law – Campus

Graduate Certificate in Employment Law – Online

  • Accreditation: New England Commission of Higher Education

Virginia

American National University

Paralegal Associate Degree – campus

Paralegal Studies Certificate (post-associate) – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Bryant and Stratton College-Virginia Beach

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus, online

Legal Office Assistant Diploma – Campus, online

George Mason University

Minor in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Germanna Community College

Certificate- Legal Assistant – campus

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Hampton University

Certificate in Paralegal Studies – online

BA- Paralegal Studies – online

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

John Tyler Community College

AS in Business Administration-Paralegal Studies Specialization – Online, campus

Career Studies Certificate in Paralegal Studies – Online, campus

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Liberty University

AA in Paralegal Studies – Online

BS in Paralegal Studies – Online

Undergraduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies – Online

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Lord Fairfax Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Office Legal Assistant/Paralegal Studies Certificate – Campus

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Mountain Empire Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Online

Legal Office Assisting Certificate – Online

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

New River Community College

AAS in Paralegal Administrative Support – Campus, online

Paralegal Assistant Career Studies Certificate – Campus, online

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Northern Virginia Community College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Patrick Henry Community College

AAS in Legal Assisting – Campus

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Regent University

BS in Paralegal Studies – Online

MA in Law-Advanced Paralegal Studies – Online

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

South University-Virginia Beach

AS in Paralegal Studies – Online

BS in Legal Studies – Online

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Southwest Virginia Community College

Legal Studies Certificate – Campus, online

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Thomas Nelson Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Legal Assistant Certificate – Campus

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Tidewater Community College

Paralegal General Practice Specialist Certificate – Campus

Legal Assistant Certificate – Campus

Litigation Specialist Certificate – Campus

AAS Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Virginia Western Community College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus, hybrid

Legal Office Assisting Career Studies Certificate – Campus, online

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Wytheville Community College

AAS in Administrative Support Technology-Legal Assistant Specialization – Campus, online

Career Studies Certificate in Legal Assisting – Campus, online

  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Washington

Edmonds Community College

Paralegal Associate of Technical Arts Degree – campus

Advanced Paralegal Certificate (post-bac or concurrent with a bachelor’s degree) – campus

Medical Paralegal Certificate (earning this requires at least an associate’s degree plus a nursing degree or nursing diploma) – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Green River College

Associate of Applied Arts in Legal Administrative Assisting – Campus

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Highline College: Des Moines

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal Studies – campus

Paralegal Plus Certificate (post-bac or concurrent with a bachelor’s degree) – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Lower Columbia College

AA in Pre-Law – Campus

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Olympic College

AA in Pre-Law – Campus

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Peninsula College

AAS in Administrative Office Systems-Legal Option – Online

Legal Assistant I-Short Term Certificate – Online

Legal Assistant II-Short Term Certificate – Online

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Renton Technical College

AAS -Paralegal Studies – online/hybrid

Certificate-Paralegal Studies – online/hybrid

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

South Puget Sound Community College

AAS -Paralegal – campus

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Spokane Community College

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Paralegal Studies – campus

Paralegal Certificate (admission requires any BA/BS degree, a Legal Secretary AA/AAS degree, or a Legal Administration Assistant AAS) – campus

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Tacoma Community College

Paralegal Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Campus, hybrid

Paralegal Pro-Certificate (post-associate) – Campus, hybrid

  • ABA Approval: Yes
  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

University of Washington (Seattle, Tacoma campuses)

Certificate in Paralegal Studies (post-baccalaureate) – campus

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Whatcom Community College

AS – Paralegal Studies – hybrid

Certificate – Paralegal Studies – hybrid

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Yakima Valley College

AAS in Business Technology-Bilingual Legal Office Assistant – Campus, hybrid

AAS in Business Technology-Legal Office Assistant – Campus, hybrid

Certificate in Business Technology-Legal Receptionist – Campus, hybrid

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

West Virginia

Alderson Broaddus University

BS/BA in Legal Studies – Campus

Legal Studies Minor – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

American Public University System

AS in Legal Studies – Campus

BS in Legal Studies – Campus

MA in Legal Studies – Campus

Undergraduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Legal Office Assistant Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

BridgeValley Community and Technical College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Mountwest Community & Technical College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Certificate of Proficiency in Legal Support – Campus

  • ABA-approved
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

New River Community and Technical College

Certificate of Applied Science, Legal Office Assistant – Campus

AAS in Legal Assisting – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Pierpont Community and Technical College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

West Virginia Junior College

Associate Degree in Legal Office Assisting – Campus and online

Certificate in Legal Office Assisting – Campus

  • Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

West Virginia University

Master of Legal Studies – Online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Wisconsin

Bryant and Stratton College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Online and campus

Legal Office Assistant Diploma – Online and campus

  • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Fox Valley Technical College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Herzing University (Brookfield, Kenosha, Madison)

AS in Legal Assisting/Paralegal Studies – Online, campus

BS in Legal Studies – Online, campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College

Tribal Court Lay Advocate Certificate – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Lakeshore Technical College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus and synchronous video

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Madison Area Technical College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Milwaukee Area Technical College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Diploma (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Moraine Park Technical College

AAS Paralegal Studies – Campus, online

  • Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Rasmussen College

AAS in Paralegal Studies –Online

Paralegal Certificate – Online

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

University of Wisconsin-Superior

Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

University of Wisconsin – Madison

BA/BS in Legal Studies – Campus

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Western Technical College

AAS in Paralegal Studies – Campus, online, hybrid

  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Wyoming

Casper College

AA in Paralegal Studies – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Laramie County Community College

Paralegal AAS – Campus

Paralegal Certificate (post-bac) – Campus

  • ABA-approved – Yes, both programs
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission