Paralegal Program at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU)

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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.

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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 (2013)

 Graduates
Male17
Female55

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian2
Black7
Hispanic19
White43
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: $19.44
    • Average Annual Salary: $40,430

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

Salary & Wages

  • Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
    • Average Hourly Rate: $24.85
    • Average Annual Salary: $51,700

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Southwest Florida College

Fort Myers, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (A)

Edison State College

Fort Myers, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 41 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (A)

Hodges University

Naples, FL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 28 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (A)

State College of Florida Manatee - Sarasota

Bradenton, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 44 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (C,A)

Hillsborough Community College

Tampa, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 56 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (C,A)

ITT Technical Institute - Pinellas Park

St. Petersburg, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Career College

Programs

  • Paralegal (A)

Everest University - Brandon

Tampa, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 150 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (A,B)

Everest University - Lakeland

Lakeland, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (A)

St Petersburg College

Largo, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 97 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (C,A,B)

Everest University - Tampa

Tampa, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (A,B)

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