Jurisdictions reported 60,784 persons taking the bar examination in 2020, with an overall pass rate of 61%. The overall pass rate for the 19,409 February 2020 exam takers reported by jurisdictions was 41%; the overall pass rate for the 41,375 July 2020 exam takers reported by jurisdictions was 71%. In 2020, 4% of examinees were graduates of non-ABA-approved law schools, with a pass rate of 24%; 9% of examinees were graduates of law schools outside the USA, with a pass rate of 38%.

See the 2020 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).

2020 Statistics

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