2020 Bar Exam Pass Rates By State

The numbers below list percentage of passing the bar exam rates by Jurisdiction. That includes first time takers, repeat takers from both ABA-approved schools and non-ABA-approved law schools. View more detailed information about bar exams in your state here.

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JurisdictionExam Date(s)Exam Pass RateResults Release Date
Alabama (exam #1)July 28–2971.1%September 25
Alabama (exam #2)Sept. 30–Oct. 129.1%November 13
AlaskaSept. 9–1080%November 10
Arizona (exam #1)July 28–2981%October 9
Arizona (exam #2)Oct. 5–6  
ArkansasJuly 28–2980.5%September 4
CaliforniaOct. 5–6  
ColoradoJuly 28–2978%October 8
ConnecticutOct. 5–667.5%December 11
DelawareJuly 2020 exam CANCELED  
District of ColumbiaOct. 5–676.4%December 11
FloridaOct. 1371.7%November 20
GeorgiaOct. 5–668.2%December 14 
HawaiiSept. 9–10  
Idaho (exam #1)July 28–2976.7%September 16
Idaho (exam #2)Oct. 5–6  
IllinoisOct. 5–6 75%December 1
IndianaAug. 478%October 2
IowaJuly 28–2983%September 11
Kansas (exam #1)July 28–29(Pass rate not published) 
Kansas (exam #2)Sept. 9–10(Pass rate not published) 
KentuckyOct. 5–6   
Louisiana (exam #1)Aug. 24  
Louisiana (exam #2)Oct. 20  
MaineSept. 30–Oct. 1 86% November 13
MarylandOct. 5–6 70%November 30
MassachusettsOct. 5–6 76.7%December 8
MichiganJuly 2868%October 27
Minnesota (exam #1)July 28–2990.70%October 5
Minnesota (exam #2)Sept. 9–1067.71% November 6 
MississippiJuly 28–2978.9%September 10
MissouriJuly 28–2984.2%September 16
MontanaJuly 28–2986%September 18
Nebraska (exam #1)July 28–2989%September 3
Nebraska (exam #2)Sept. 9–10  
NevadaAug. 11–1264%October 29
New HampshireOct. 5–6 75%November 30
New JerseyOct. 5–6  66.14% December 23
New MexicoSept. 9–1089%October 16
New YorkOct. 5–6 84%December 16
North CarolinaJuly 28–2983%August 31
North DakotaJuly 28–2976%September 8
OhioOct. 5–6 77.4%November 30
OklahomaJuly 28–2980%September 3
Oregon (exam #1)July 28–2993%September 25
Oregon (exam #2)Oct. 5–6  
PennsylvaniaOct. 5–775.8%December 11
Rhode IslandSept. 30–Oct. 1  
South CarolinaJuly 28–2971.69%October 9
South DakotaJuly 28–2970.5%September 15
TennesseeOct. 5–6 74.89%December 9
Texas (exam #1)Sept. 9–1076.66%November 4
Texas (exam #2)Oct. 5–660.13%December 14
UtahSept. 30–Oct. 1  
VermontOct. 5–6   
Virginia (exam #1)July 28–2987.47%October 16
Virginia (exam #2)Sept. 1075.51%November 20
Washington (exam #1)July 28–2985.9%September 12
Washington (exam #2)Sept. 9–1037.8%October 17
West VirginiaJuly 28–2977%September 4
WisconsinJuly 28–2969%September 2 
Wyoming (exam #1)July 28–2985%September 10
Wyoming (exam #2)Sept. 30–Oct. 1  
GuamJuly 2020 exam CANCELED  
Northern Mariana IslandsJuly 28–29  
PalauJuly 2020 exam CANCELED  
Puerto RicoNov. 14  
Virgin IslandsOct. 5–6   

 

Source: http://www.ncbex.org/assets/media_files/Statistics/2011Statistics.pdf) Updated 4/9/12

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