Bar Exam Statistics


The chart below shows pass rates by state for 2011. For the nation, 69% 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 726 474 65%
Alaska 118 70 59%
Arizona 882 616 70%
Arkansas 370 264 71%
California 12,820 6,483 51%
Colorado 1,429 1,124 79%
Connecticut 822 584 71%
Delaware 211 141 67%
District of Columbia 418 201 48%
Florida 4,578 3,291 72%
Georgia 1,601 1,211 72%
Guam 21 14 67%
Hawaii 285 215 75%
Idaho 183 144 79%
Illinois 3,374 2,817 83%
Indiana 799 595 74%
Iowa 406 340 84%
Kansas 383 330 86%
Kentucky 692 553 80%
Louisiana 1,132 745 66%
Maine 219 149 68%
Maryland 2,063 1,520 74%
Massachusetts 2,714 2,162 80%
Michigan 1,350 1,026 76%
Minnesota 888 782 88%
Mississippi 343 248 72%
Missouri 987 881 89%
Montana 192 173 90%
Nebraska 134 104 78%
Nevada 542 351 65%
New Hampshire 197 154 78%
New Jersey 4,639 3,582 77%
New Mexico 361 296 82%
New York 15,063 9,607 64%
North Carolina 1,493 1,047 70%
North Dakota 90 75 83%
N. Mariana Islands 6 5 83%
Ohio 1,573 1,236 79%
Oklahoma 496 414 83%
Oregon 797 544 68%
Palau 4 1 25%
Pennsylvania 2,802 2,166 77%
Puerto Rico 1,244 553 44%
Rhode Island 281 195 69%
South Carolina 707 514 73%
South Dakota 84 79 94%
Tennessee 1,046 725 69%
Texas 3,890 3,120 80%
Utah 491 412 84%
Vermont 112 76 68%
Virgin Islands 47 23 49%
Virginia 2,022 1,465 72%
Washington 1,360 901 66%
West Virginia 291 216 74%
Wisconsin 323 271 84%
Wyoming 160 99 62%
Total 80,261 55,384 69%