Paralegal Schools In Louisiana

Paralegal classes faculty can choose to work at one of 12 accredited paralegal schools in Louisiana. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in paralegal in the state of Louisiana, which encompasses paralegal training at the following levels:

  • Paralegal Certificate
  • Associates degree in Paralegal
  • Bachelors degree in Paralegal


Schools

  1. Northeast Louisiana Technical College-Delta Ouachita Campus

    609 Vocational Pky, West Monroe, Louisiana 71292-9064

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  2. Nunez Community College

    3710 Paris Rd, Chalmette, Louisiana 70043

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  3. Grambling State University

    403 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana 71245

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  4. Louisiana State University Eunice

    2048 Johnson Hwy, Eunice, Louisiana 70535

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  5. McNeese State University

    4205 Ryan St, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70605

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  6. Nicholls State University

    University Station La Hwy 1, Thibodaux, Louisiana 70310

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  7. Southern University at Shreveport

    3050 Martin Luther King Dr, Shreveport, Louisiana 71107

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  8. Tulane University of Louisiana

    6823 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118-5698

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  9. Baton Rouge College

    1900 N Lobdell Blvd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806

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  10. Herzing University in Kenner

    2500 Williams Blvd, Kenner, Louisiana 70062

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  11. ITT Technical Institute-Saint Rose

    140 James Drive East, Saint Rose, Louisiana 70087

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  12. ITT Technical Institute-Baton Rouge

    14141 Airline Highway, Suite 101, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70817

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Louisiana Vs. National Paralegal Employment

Louisiana 7,660
National 476,640

Approximately 2% of the country's paralegals work in Louisiana state.

Employment Growth for Paralegals In Louisiana

6,350 7,020 7,910 7,880 7,660
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Paralegal is a growing field in Louisiana. In 2010 there were 1,310 more paralegals working in Louisiana than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of paralegals has grown by 21%. This is faster than the trend for paralegals around the US. Nationally, the number of paralegals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Paralegal VS. All Professions salaries in Louisiana

$35,040 $36,705 $37,380 $39,005 $39,765
$38,658 $41,019 $42,185 $43,003 $45,617
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Paralegal
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of paralegals is growing, the salaries paid to paralegals are increasing in Louisiana. In 2006 paralegals made a mean salary of $35,040 per year, and in 2010 they made $39,765 per year.

Salary percentiles for Paralegals in Louisiana

10th percentile
$26,585
25th percentile
$31,790
50th percentile
$38,570
75th percentile
$46,620
90th percentile
$55,070

This represents a growth in salaries of 12%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 107% pay differential between the highest paid paralegals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of paralegal in Louisiana.

Average Salaries for Paralegals and related professions in Louisiana

Court Reporter
$39,300
Criminal Justice
$39,881
Homeland Security
$35,198
Law
$49,703
Paralegal
$39,765

In Louisiana, paralegals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Paralegal programs available for each degree type for all schools in Louisiana

associate
10
bachelor
2
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
6
Total18

As the number of paralegals is increasing in Louisiana state, the number of students graduating from the 12 accredited paralegal schools in Louisiana state is decreasing. In 2006, 144 students graduated from paralegal courses in Louisiana. And in 2010, 132 students graduated.

Thus there was a 8% percent decrease in the number of paralegal school degree or certificate graduates in Louisiana. A majority of these graduates, or 56%, graduated with a associate's degree in paralegal.

Paralegal Faculty Salaries in Louisiana

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