The chart below shows pass rates by state for 2008. For the nation, 71% of those who took the bar exam passed. To be sure you pass, a great MBE test preparation program, such as AdaptiBar, can greatly increase your chances of passing.

*These stats are for all bar examinees nationwide, not AdaptiBar statistics.

State Total Taking Total Passing Percent Passing
Alabama 703 472 67%
Alaska 96 67 70%
Arizona 1,073 817 76%
Arkansas 348 252 72%
California 13,169 7,127 54%
Colorado 1,386 1,008 73%
Connecticut 1,178 918 78%
Delaware 253 185 73%
District of Columbia 570 318 56%
Florida 4,181 2,955 71%
Georgia 1,808 1,430 79%
Guam 12 9 75%
Hawaii 256 194 76%
Idaho 202 145 72%
Illinois 3,822 3,239 85%
Indiana 745 583 78%
Iowa 315 269 85%
Kansas 413 356 86%
Kentucky 656 502 77%
Louisiana 1,081 668 62%
Maine 189 163 86%
Maryland 1,902 1,424 75%
Massachusetts 2,783 2,232 80%
Michigan 1,308 938 72%
Minnesota 1,003 869 87%
Mississippi 364 297 82%
Missouri 1,075 931 87%
Montana 163 149 91%
Nebraska 140 117 84%
Nevada 749 479 64%
New Hampshire 187 164 88%
New Jersey 4,076 3,124 77%
New Mexico 396 337 85%
New York 14,765 10,128 69%
North Carolina 1,496 1,063 71%
North Dakota 79 61 77%
N. Mariana Islands 12 10 83%
Ohio 1,638 1,299 79%
Oklahoma 451 402 89%
Oregon 838 593 71%
Palau 3 2 67%
Pennsylvania 2,563 1,977 77%
Puerto Rico 1,141 503 44%
Rhode Island 287 214 75%
South Carolina 677 510 75%
South Dakota 97 85 88%
Tennessee 997 759 76%
Texas 3,824 2,971 78%
Utah 493 410 83%
Vermont 92 60 65%
Virgin Islands 59 45 76%
Virginia 1,995 1,461 73%
Washington 1,446 1,049 73%
West Virginia 300 201 67%
Wisconsin 309 275 89%
Wyoming 154 98 64%
Total 80,318 56,914 71%