Bar Exam Pass Rate with Exam Takers and Passers

In almost all states and territories, the bar exam is one of several requirements for admission to the bar. Earning a law school degree is a requirement for taking the bar exam and most law school graduate takes the bar. In 2022, over the all ABA accredited law schools,
  • A total of 94,800 took the bar exam in first time out of 101,683 law school graduates. The number includes 469 early exam takers and 9,614 graduates from prior year.
  • 16,725 graduates did not take the bar examination including 2,265 graduates whose information is not available.
  • 74,965 bar exam takers passed the exam.
  • The average bar exam pass rate is 77.11%.
The following table lists all ABA accredited law schools with bar examination takers and pass rate. You can sort the table by a column by clicking/touching the column title.
SchoolTotal GraduatesNo TakersEarly Takers
First Time Exam TakersPassersPass Rate
University of Akron School of LawPublicAkron, OH15359311259172.80%
The University of Alabama School of LawPublicTuscaloosa, AL128131012511793.60%
Albany Law SchoolPrivateAlbany, NY151501912010285.00%
Washington College of LawPrivateWashington, DC3751053830825382.14%
Appalachian School of LawPrivateGrundy, GA451420512141.18%
Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawPublicPhoenix, AZ262582422018684.55%
James E. Rogers College of LawPublicTucson, AZ932029866272.09%
University of Arkansas School of LawPublicFayetteville, AR107135998383.84%
William H. Bowen School of LawPublicLittle Rock, AR113282877889.66%
Atlanta's John Marshall Law SchoolPrivateAtlanta, GA1002111905460.00%
Ave Maria School of LawPrivateNaples, FL621419674567.16%
University of Baltimore School of LawPublicBaltimore, MD1684261329773.48%
Dwayne O. Andreas School of LawPrivateOrlando, FL18771511679858.68%
Baylor Law SchoolPrivateWaco, TX134143314913087.25%
Belmont University College of LawPrivateNashville, TN9975978082.48%
Boston College Law SchoolPrivateNewton, MA244121023722293.67%
Boston University School of LawPrivateBoston, MA227181021820694.50%
J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolPrivateProvo, UT976715454395.55%
Brooklyn Law SchoolPrivateBrooklyn, NY323283330625081.70%
California Western School of LawPrivateSan Diego, CA207181019913065.33%
Berkeley School of LawPublicBerkeley, CA32936930129196.67%
Davis School of Law PublicDavis, CA14820713511988.15%
Hastings College of the LawPublicSan Francisco, CA294441726722785.02%
Irvine School of LawPublicIrvine, CA14117813211486.36%
Los Angeles School of LawPublicLos Angeles, CA314361229028096.55%
Norman Adrian Wiggins School of LawPrivateRaleigh, NC141251012611692.06%
Capital University Law SchoolPrivateColumbus, OH113259978385.57%
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawPrivateNew York, NY350291332729790.83%
Case Western Reserve University School of LawPrivateCleveland, OH1182241009595.00%
Columbus School of LawPrivateWashington, DC96225797088.60%
Chapman University School of LawPrivateOrange, CA1483014511780.69%
Charleston School of LawPrivateCharleston, SC221764519010052.63%
University of Chicago Law SchoolPrivateChicago, IL20223818718397.86%
Chicago-Kent College of LawPrivateChicago, IL217413521115673.94%
University of Cincinnati College of LawPublicCincinnati, OH9441917784.61%
City University of New York School of LawPublicLong Island City, NY14716131389165.94%
Cleveland-Marshall College of LawPublicCleveland, OH992619927480.44%
University of Colorado Boulder School of LawPublicBoulder, CO18237615113891.39%
Columbia Law SchoolPrivateNew York, NY427181041239796.36%
University of Connecticut School of LawPublicHartford, CT140311212110385.13%
Cornell Law SchoolPrivateIthaca, NY201201118717995.72%
Creighton University School of LawPrivateOmaha, NE99168917481.32%
University of Dayton School of LawPrivateDayton, OH71109686088.24%
Sturm College of LawPrivateDenver, CO205434420616379.13%
DePaul University College of LawPrivateChicago, IL222271521015875.24%
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawPrivateDetroit, MI18499241098477.06%
David A. Clarke School of LawPublicWashington, DC782211674364.18%
Drake University Law SchoolPrivateDes Moines, IA972621927884.79%
Drexel University School of LawPrivatePhiladelphia, PA13524811910084.03%
Duke University School of LawPrivateDurham, NC21525919719297.46%
Duquesne Kline School of LawPrivatePittsburgh, PA1329312510180.80%
Elon University School of LawPrivateGreensboro, NC1221221031037067.96%
Emory University School of LawPrivateAtlanta, GA273681221719991.70%
Thomas Goode Jones School of LawPrivateMontgomery, AL5287513262.74%
Florida A&M University College of LawPublicOrlando, FL149405516410060.97%
Florida International University College of LawPublicMiami, FL131251412010789.17%
Florida State University College of LawPublicTallahassee, FL171172517915184.36%
Levin College of LawPublicGainesville, FL314371929624984.12%
Fordham University School of LawPrivateNew York, NY397282438134390.02%
George Mason University School of LawPublicArlington, VA177492014814195.27%
The George Washington University Law SchoolPrivateWashington, DC425713238635993.00%
Georgetown University Law CenterPrivateWashington, DC6851065263159794.61%
Georgia State University College of LawPublicAtlanta, GA209502118015988.34%
University of Georgia School of LawPublicAthens, GA1789717616694.32%
Golden Gate University-San Francisco School of LawPrivateSan Francisco, CA12419131185244.07%
Gonzaga University School of LawPrivateSpokane, MA1047211433683.72%
Harvard Law SchoolPrivateCambridge, MA5701221246045598.91%
William S. Richardson School of LawPublicHonolulu, HI923710645078.12%
Hofstra University School of LawPrivateHempstead, NY24219723017475.66%
University of Houston Law CenterPublicHouston, TX241643420817986.06%
Howard University School of LawPrivateWashington, DC1242891027169.61%
University of Idaho College of LawPublicMoscow, ID972312867081.40%
University of Illinois College of LawPublicChampaign, IL14410313612289.71%
Maurer School of LawPublicBloomington, IN153251514012790.71%
Robert H. McKinney School of LawPublicIndianapolis, IN247635823217977.16%
Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of LawPrivateSan Juan, PR184103391204235.00%
University of Iowa College of LawPublicIowa City, IA13314612511793.60%
University of Illinois Chicago School of LawPublicChicago, IL289786727817964.39%
University of Kansas School of LawPublicLawrence, KS10114131009191.00%
University of Kentucky College of LawPublicLexington, KY113317898191.01%
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolPrivatePortland, OR17011812644875.00%
Liberty University School of LawPrivateLynchburg, VA5664544888.89%
Duncan School of LawPrivateKnoxville, TN711112725576.39%
Paul M. Hebert Law CenterPublicBaton Rouge, LA1691414322887.50%
Louis D. Brandeis School of LawPublicLouisville, LA1142171008989.00%
Loyola Law SchoolPrivateLos Angeles, CA324312832128388.16%
Loyola University Chicago School of LawPrivateChicago, IL23725221419088.78%
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawPrivateNew Orleans, LA16313517452146.67%
University of Maine School of LawPublicPortland, ME76177655584.62%
Marquette University Law SchoolPrivateMilwaukee, WI17216606350.00%
University of Maryland School of LawPublicBaltimore, MD187451415613586.54%
McGeorge School of LawPrivateSacramento, CA12939381289675.00%
Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawPublicMemphis, TN832312725779.16%
Mercer Law SchoolPrivateMacon, GA1221351149280.70%
University of Miami School of LawPrivateCoral Gables, FL339904429320971.33%
Michigan State University College of LawPrivateEast Lansing, MI240521820616379.13%
University of Michigan Law SchoolPublicAnn Arbor, MI258207831529593.65%
University of Minnesota Law SchoolPublicMinneapolis, MN20021318218098.90%
Mississippi College School of LawPrivateJackson, MS1163717966466.66%
University of Mississippi School of LawPublicUniversity, MS1174216907583.70%
University of Missouri School of LawPublicColumbia, MO81121706795.71%
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawPublicKansas City, MO119242612110284.29%
Mitchell Hamline School of LawPrivateSt. Paul, MN335792227818466.19%
University of Montana School of LawPublicMissoula, MT681612645992.18%
University of Nebraska - Lincoln College of LawPublicLincoln, NE1181821029391.17%
William S. Boyd School of LawPublicLas Vegas, NV13332141158674.78%
New England School of LawPrivateBoston, MA15316413710778.10%
University of New Hampshire School of LawPublicConcord, NH71157615793.44%
University of New Mexico School of LawPublicAlbuquerque, NM12127121069185.85%
New York Law SchoolPrivateNew York, NY319312129723478.79%
New York University School of LawPrivateNew York, NY477382545044198.00%
North Carolina Central University School of LawPublicDurham, NC113261876979.31%
University of North Carolina School of LawPublicChapel Hill, NC19730417016597.06%
University of North Dakota School of LawPublicGrand Forks, ND66199564885.71%
Northeastern University School of LawPrivateBoston, MA20231918015284.45%
Northern Illinois University College of LawPublicDeKalb, IL86199766281.58%
Salmon P. Chase College of LawPublicHighland Heights, KY1113321998383.84%
Northwestern Pritzker School of LawPrivateChicago, IL256431522721896.03%
Notre Dame Law SchoolPrivateNotre Dame, IL20020218216289.01%
Shepard Broad Law CenterPrivateFort Lauderdale, FL188281017010964.11%
Claude W. Pettit College of LawPrivateAda, OH50104442965.91%
Michael E. Moritz College of LawPublicColumbus, OH20619519217792.18%
Oklahoma City University School of LawPrivateOklahoma City, OK12827161178976.07%
University of Oklahoma College of LawPublicNorman, OK14930011911193.28%
University of Oregon School of LawPublicEugene, OR129969413482.93%
Pace University School of LawPrivateWhite Plains, NY181251116711669.46%
Penn State Dickinson LawPublicCarlisle, PA73131605591.67%
Penn State LawPublicUniversity Park, PA117286957882.11%
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolPrivatePhiladelphia, PA256291123422395.30%
Pepperdine University School of LawPrivateMalibu, CA136162014011078.57%
University of Pittsburgh Law SchoolPublicPittsburgh, PA138171313411384.33%
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of LawPrivatePonce, PR1075537892932.58%
University of Puerto Rico School of LawPublicSan Juan, PR17853221476242.18%
Quinnipiac University School of LawPrivateHamden, CT1261731128172.32%
Regent University School of LawPrivateVirginia Beach, VA6796645890.62%
University of Richmond School of LawPrivateUniversity of Richmond School of Law, VA1161951019392.08%
Roger Williams University School of LawPrivateBristol, RI1454691087569.44%
Rutgers Law School - Camden campusPublicCamden, NJ367571332324174.61%
Saint Louis University School of LawPrivateQueens, NY165311414813188.51%
Cumberland School of LawPrivateBirmingham, AL141171013410779.85%
University of San Diego School of LawPrivateSan Diego, CA234362322119085.97%
University of San Francisco School of LawPrivateSan Francisco, CA1213210997777.78%
Santa Clara University School of LawPrivateSanta Clara, CA209512718513070.27%
Seattle University School of LawPrivateSeattle, WA18415334655076.92%
Seton Hall University School of LawPrivateNewark, NJ16715615812981.64%
University of South Carolina School of LawPublicColumbia, SC20022918615583.33%
University of South Dakota School of LawPublicVermillion, SD5593493775.51%
South Texas College of LawPrivateHouston, TX283996524819679.03%
Gould School of LawPrivateLos Angeles, CA19014217816492.13%
Southern Illinois University School of LawPublicCarbondale, IL932516844958.33%
Dedman School of LawPrivateDallas, TX223451618916185.18%
Southern University Law CenterPublicBaton Rouge, LA138126012541.66%
Southwestern Law SchoolPrivateLos Angeles, CA217341720016582.50%
St. John's University School of LawPrivateQueens, NY25015223721590.72%
St. Mary's University School of LawPrivateSan Antonio, TX215554019613870.41%
St. Thomas University School of LawPrivateMiami Gardens, FL16237311569963.46%
University of St. Thomas School of LawPrivateMinneapolis, MN1389012910077.52%
Stanford Law SchoolPrivateStanford, CA183291416816598.22%
Stetson University College of LawPrivateGulfport, FL257473124117873.86%
Suffolk University Law SchoolPrivateBoston, MA306571626020578.85%
Syracuse University College of LawPrivateSyracuse, NY164361013511081.48%
Beasley School of LawPublicPhiladelphia, PA21425419316987.56%
University of Tennessee College of LawPublicKnoxville, TN1212031049490.39%
Texas A&M University School of LawPublicFort Worth, TX125101212711792.13%
University of Texas School of LawPublicAustin, TX323531628326995.05%
Thurgood Marshall School of LawPublicHouston, TX21068401728951.74%
Texas Tech University School of LawPublicLubbock, TX119171111310693.81%
University of Toledo College of LawPublicToledo, OH893022806682.50%
Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterPrivateCentral Islip, NY13516111238770.73%
Tulane University School of LawPrivateNew Orleans, LA2121011512610079.37%
University of Tulsa College of LawPrivateTulsa, OK1044019836477.11%
University at Buffalo Law SchoolPublicBuffalo, NY14481313810978.99%
University of Massachusetts School of LawPublicNorth Dartmouth, MA5962553461.82%
UNT Dallas College of LawPublicDallas, TX881120905359.34%
S.J. Quinney College of LawPublicSalt Lake City, UT92828181794.44%
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolPrivateNashville, TN18226616114992.55%
Vermont Law SchoolPrivateSouth Royalton, VT1354915976465.98%
Villanova University School of LawPrivateVillanova, PA17134714412586.81%
University of Virginia School of LawPublicCharlottesville, VA313201030329898.35%
Wake Forest University School of LawPrivateWinston-Salem, NC14616013012394.62%
Washburn University School of LawPublicTopeka, KS931824998181.82%
Washington and Lee University School of LawPrivateLexington, VA15419013512592.59%
Washington University School of LawPrivateSt. Louis, MO237291322120894.12%
University of Washington School of LawPublicSeattle, WA16214810242083.33%
Wayne State University Law SchoolPublicDetroit, MI145272314112487.95%
West Virginia University College of LawPublicMorgantown, WV106171907482.22%
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolPrivateLansing, MI3291218629413545.92%
Western New England University School of LawPrivateSpringfield, MA88150734663.02%
Western State College of LawPrivateIrvine, CA924037894651.69%
Widener Law CommonwealthPrivateHarrisburg, PA1012614896269.66%
Willamette University College of LawPrivateSalem, OR108876232191.31%
Marshall-Wythe School of LawPublicWilliamsburg, VA18223316215796.92%
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolPublicMadison, MI147145244100.00%
University of Wyoming College of LawPublicLaramie, WY62117584272.41%
Yale Law SchoolPrivateNew Haven, CT203382718318198.91%
Widener Law DelawarePrivateWilmington, DE185274420211154.95%