Jurisdictions reported 68,305 persons taking the bar examination in 2019, with an overall pass rate of 58%. The overall pass rate for the 21,935 February 2019 exam takers reported by jurisdictions was 46%; the overall pass rate for the 46,370 July 2019 exam takers reported by jurisdictions was 64%. In 2019, 4% of examinees were graduates of non-ABA-approved law schools, with a pass rate of 19%; 12% of examinees were graduates of law schools outside the USA, with a pass rate of 33%.

See the 2019 Statistics for data reported by jurisdictions on the February and July administrations of the bar examination—including breakdowns by source of legal education, first-timer and repeater status, and more—as well as national score distributions, examinee counts, and mean scaled scores for the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), and scores earned and transferred by jurisdiction for the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE).

2019 Statistics

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