The chart below shows pass rates by state for 2009. For the nation, 68% 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 699 455 65%
Alaska 113 66 58%
Arizona 836 607 73%
Arkansas 338 227 67%
California 12,751 6,258 49%
Colorado 1,301 967 74%
Connecticut 1,172 880 75%
Delaware 225 141 63%
District of Columbia 555 273 49%
Florida 4,082 2,782 76%
Georgia 1,593 1,217 76%
Guam 21 11 52%
Hawaii 235 179 76%
Idaho 193 157 81%
Illinois 3,673 3,073 84%
Indiana 804 602 75%
Iowa 329 290 88%
Kansas 430 351 82%
Kentucky 623 478 77%
Louisiana 1,064 731 69%
Maine 199 153 77%
Maryland 1,855 1,277 69%
Massachusetts 2,740 2,165 79%
Michigan 1,263 1,024 81%
Minnesota 1,043 888 85%
Mississippi 345 268 78%
Missouri 1,085 943 87%
Montana 188 163 87%
Nebraska 139 109 78%
Nevada 650 392 60%
New Hampshire 184 154 84%
New Jersey 3,942 3,037 77%
New Mexico 354 298 84%
New York 15,092 9,787 65%
North Carolina 1,541 1,032 67%
North Dakota 79 63 80%
N. Mariana Islands 12 10 83%
Ohio 1,564 1,194 76%
Oklahoma 483 387 80%
Oregon 858 594 69%
Palau 6 1 17%
Pennsylvania 2,555 1,943 76%
Puerto Rico 1,148 471 41%
Rhode Island 282 209 74%
South Carolina 703 506 72%
South Dakota 100 83 83%
Tennessee 1,077 735 68%
Texas 3,909 3,052 78%
Utah 468 401 83%
Vermont 90 55 61%
Virgin Islands 51 33 65%
Virginia 1,996 1,375 69%
Washington 1,389 935 67%
West Virginia 261 191 73%
Wisconsin 278 248 89%
Wyoming 150 113 75%
Total 79,125 54,027 68%