Statistics

July 2019 MBE

July 2019 MBE Mean Score: 141.1

2015=139.9; 2016=140.3; 2017=141.7; 2018=139.5; 2019=141.1

45,334 July 2019 MBE Examinees

2015=45,384; 2016=46,518; 2017=46,627; 2018=45,274;2019=45,334

Annual Bar Examination and Admission Statistics

NCBE collects statistics from all U.S. jurisdictions on the February and July administrations of the bar examination and on annual admissions. These statistics, along with 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), are published annually in the Spring issue of the Bar Examiner.

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