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NCBE has Published the Official 2019 Bar Exam Statistics

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) has officially published the 2019 Bar Exam Statistics.

This annual report provides all final data gathered from the states regarding the February (Winter) and July (Summer) bar exams in the United States.

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10,039 people took the exam in February; while 46,370 people took the exam in July.

Of those:

In total, 58% passed the exam throughout the year.

This was an overall improvement YoY from 2018 when 54% passed the exam (41% in Feb.; 60% in July). It remains the 2nd lowest passing rate in 12 years; however numbers did near 2017 levels.

The United States has been demonstrating a significant decline at three levels:

2019 reversed that trend with the first increase in more than 5 years at all levels.

This improvement was also seen at the state level as passing rates improved in general throughout the country in both February and July YoY. Some states showed 15% or higher improvements.

Green, Blue, Purple = INCREASE
Yellow, Orang, Red, Black = DECREASE

February 2018 to February 2019
July 2018 to July 2019


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