Home Advanced Search Popular Degrees Largest Universities & Colleges

Paralegal Program at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)

Request Information

Contact Information

General Contact

  • FAFSA School Code: 032553
  • Phone: (239) 590-1000

Admissions Office

  • Phone: (239) 590-7878

Financial Aid Office

  • Phone: (239) 590-7920

School Reviews

Overall Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Based on 1 Review for Florida Gulf Coast University

College Video Tour

School Map

School Map of Florida Gulf Coast University

Request more information about the paralegal program by clicking on the links below:

Paralegal Program

The paralegal degree program at Florida Gulf Coast University teaches students to perform legal research, as well as drafting, investigatory record-keeping, and other administrative functions related to the legal system. Students who graduate the program will perform these functions under the supervision of an attorney or in a court and will gain instruction from the program in legal research, drafting legal documents, appraising, pleading, courthouse procedures, and other legal specializations. Get more details below including other Florida colleges that offer paralegal program.

Learn more by requesting information now!

Students Enrolled in the Paralegal Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. FGCU offers a bachelor's degree program in paralegal.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male15
Female38

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Black5
Hispanic10
White35
Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Paralegal program at FGCU, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

  • Description:

    Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, paralegals and legal assistants employment is expected to grow at a rate of 18.3% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
      • Total Employment: 480
      • Average Hourly Rate: $21.54
      • Average Annual Salary: $44,810

Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers

  • Description:

    Search real estate records, examine titles, or summarize pertinent legal or insurance documents or details for a variety of purposes. May compile lists of mortgages, contracts, and other instruments pertaining to titles by searching public and private records for law firms, real estate agencies, or title insurance companies.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, title examiners, abstractors, and searchers employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -1.4% from 2010 to 2020

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Paralegal Programs in Florida

Paralegal programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Request Information
Edison State College

Fort Myers, FL
Type: Community College

46 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (A)
Request Information
Hodges University

Naples, FL
Type: 4-Year Private College

22 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (A)
Request Information
State College of Florida Manatee - Sarasota

Bradenton, FL
Type: Community College

28 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (C,A)
Request Information
Hillsborough Community College

Tampa, FL
Type: Community College

44 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (C,A)
Request Information
St Petersburg College

Largo, FL
Type: Community College

66 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (C,A,B)
Request Information
Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Type: 4-Year Private College

12 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (B)
Request Information
City College - Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Type: 4-Year Private College

17 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (A)
Keiser University - Ft. Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Type: 4-Year Private College

180 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (A)
Request Information
Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, FL
Type: Community College

31 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Legal Administrative Assistant (A)
  • Paralegal (A)
Request Information
Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, FL
Type: Community College

36 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Paralegal (A)