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.

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%
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