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Bar Exam Pass Rates by State for 2020

Bar Exam Pass Rates by State for 2020

Bar Exam Pass Rates by State Outlook


Few statistics in the legal world are as closely watched as bar exam pass rates. The bar exam is the ultimate gatekeeper to the legal profession. Everyone from test takers to employers to bar associations has a vested interest in monitoring pass rates.

After years of decline, bar passage rates showed improvement in July 2020, albeit with a much smaller sample size than usual due to COVID-19 related changes. In July 2020, the mean Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) score was 146.1, compared to 141.1 in July 2019. However, pass rates still vary widely between states. Read below for a state-by-state breakdown of recent bar passage rates.

Alabama Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 35%
July 2019: 61%
Minimum passing Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) score: 260
To find out more about the Alabama bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Alabama overview page.

Alaska Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 38%
July 2019: 56%
Minimum passing UBE score: 289
To find out more about the Alaska bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Alaska overview page.

Arizona Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 45%
July 2019: 66%
Minimum passing UBE score: 273
To find out more about the Arizona bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Arizona overview page.

Arkansas Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 52%
July 2019: 60%
Minimum passing UBE score: 270
To find out more about the Arkansas bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Arkansas overview page.

California Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 31%
July 2019: 50%
Minimum passing score score: 1390
To find out more about the California bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s California overview page.

Colorado Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 61%
July 2019: 72%
Minimum passing UBE score: 276
To find out more about the Colorado bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as  Quimbee’s Colorado overview page.

Connecticut Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 40%
July 2019: 60%
Minimum passing UBE score: 266
To find out more about the Connecticut bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Connecticut overview page.

Delaware Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: N/A
July 2019: 52%
Minimum passing score: 145
To find out more about the Delaware bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as  Quimbee’s Delaware overview page.

Florida Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 44%
July 2019: 62%
Minimum passing score: 136
To find out more about the Florida bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as  Quimbee’s Florida overview page.

Georgia Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 36%
July 2019: 65%
Minimum passing score: 270
To find out more about the Georgia bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as  Quimbee’s Georgia overview page.

Hawaii Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 63%
July 2019: 62%
Minimum passing score: 268
To find out more about the Hawaii bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Hawaii overview page.

Idaho Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 59%
July 2019: 65%
Minimum passing UBE score: 272
To find out more about the Idaho bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Idaho overview page.

Illinois Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 52%
July 2019: 71%
Minimum passing UBE score: 266
To find out more about the Illinois bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Illinois overview page.

Indiana Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 50%
July 2019: 65%
Minimum passing score: 264
To find out more about the Indiana bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as  Quimbee’s Indiana overview page.

Iowa Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 56%
July 2019: 80%
Minimum passing UBE score: 266
To find out more about the Iowa bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as  Quimbee’s Iowa overview page.

Kansas Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 82%
July 2019: 85%
Minimum passing UBE score: 266
To find out more about the Kansas bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Kansas overview page.

Kentucky Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 60%
July 2019: 67%
Minimum passing UBE score: 270
To find out more about the Kentucky bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Kentucky overview page.

Louisiana Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 57%
July 2019: 68%
Minimum passing score: 650
To find out more about the Louisiana bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Louisiana overview page.

Maine Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 31%
July 2019: 52%
Minimum passing UBE score: 270
To find out more about the Maine bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as  Quimbee’s Maine overview page.

Maryland Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 39%
July 2019: 68%
Minimum passing UBE score: 266
To find out more about the Maryland bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Maryland overview page.

Massachusetts Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 46%
July 2019: 72%
Minimum passing UBE score: 270
To find out more about the Massachusetts bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Massachusetts overview page.

Michigan Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 57%
July 2019: 61%
Minimum passing UBE score: 135
To find out more about the Michigan bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Michigan overview page.

Minnesota Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 50%
July 2019: 78%
Minimum passing UBE score: 260
To find out more about the Minnesota bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Minnesota overview page.

Mississippi Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 61%
July 2019 :67%
Minimum passing score: 264
To find out more about the Mississippi bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as  Quimbee’s Mississippi overview page.

Missouri Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 62%
July 2019: 78%
Minimum passing UBE score: 260
To find out more about the Missouri bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Missouri overview page.

Montana Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 79%
July 2019: 81%
Minimum passing UBE score: 266
To find out more about the Montana bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Montana overview page.

Nebraska Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 45%
July 2019: 79%
Minimum passing UBE score: 270
To find out more about the Nebraska bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Nebraska overview page.

Nevada Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 58%
July 2019: 61%
Minimum passing score: 70
To find out more about the Nevada bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Nevada overview page.

New Hampshire Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 42%
July 2019: 63%
Minimum passing UBE score: 270
To find out more about the New Hampshire bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s New Hampshire overview page.

New Jersey Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 48%
July 2019: 66%
Minimum passing UBE score: 266
To find out more about the New Jersey bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s New Jersey overview page.

New Mexico Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 60%
July 2019: 72%
Minimum passing UBE score: 260
To find out more about the New Mexico bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s New Mexico overview page.

New York Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 45%
July 2019: 65%
Minimum passing UBE score: 266
To find out more about the New York bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s New York overview page.

North Carolina Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 65%
July 2019: 73%
Minimum passing UBE score: 270
To find out more about the North Carolina bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s North Carolina overview page.

North Dakota Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 49%
July 2019: 73%
Minimum passing UBE score: 260
To find out more about the North Dakota bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s North Dakota overview page.

Ohio Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 53%
July 2019: 73%
Minimum passing UBE score: 270
To find out more about the Ohio bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Ohio overview page.

Oklahoma Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 72%
July 2019: 77%
Minimum passing UBE score: 264
To find out more about the Oklahoma bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Oklahoma overview page.

Oregon Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 58%
July 2019: 75%
Minimum passing UBE score: 274
To find out more about the Oregon bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Oregon overview page.

Pennsylvania Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 60%
July 2019: 73%
Minimum passing score: 272
To find out more about the Pennsylvania bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Pennsylvania overview page.

Rhode Island Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 49%
July 2019: 60%
Minimum passing UBE score: 276
To find out more about the Rhode Island bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Rhode Island overview page.

South Carolina Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 64%
July 2019: 68%
Minimum passing UBE score: 266
To find out more about the South Carolina bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s South Carolina overview page.

South Dakota Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 67%
July 2019: 80%
Minimum passing score: 135
To find out more about the South Dakota bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s South Carolina overview page.

Tennessee Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 46%
July 2019: 71%
Minimum passing UBE score: 270
To find out more about the Tennessee bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Tennessee overview page.

Texas Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 54%
July 2019: 68%
Minimum passing UBE score: 270
To find out more about the Texas bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Texas overview page.

Utah Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 70%
July 2019: 82%
Minimum passing UBE score: 270
To find out more about the Utah bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Utah overview page.

Vermont Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 59%
July 2019: 61%
Minimum passing UBE score: 270
To find out more about the Vermont bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Vermont overview page.

Virginia Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 63%
July 2019: 75%
Minimum passing UBE score: 140
To find out more about the Virginia bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Virginia overview page.

Washington Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 51%
July 2019: 68%
Minimum passing UBE score: 270
To find out more about the Washington bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Washington overview page.

West Virginia Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 46%
July 2019: 67%
Minimum passing UBE score: 270
To find out more about the West Virginia bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s West Virginia overview page.

Wisconsin Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 48%
July 2019: 64%
Minimum passing score: 258
To find out more about the Wisconsin bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as  Quimbee’s Wisconsin overview page.

Wyoming Bar Exam Pass Rates


February 2019: 50%
July 2019: 73%
Minimum passing UBE score: 270
To find out more about the Wyoming bar exam, check out the state’s full statistics, as well as Quimbee’s Wyoming overview page.

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