Kansas is a state that has for the most part, maintained a steady pass rate between the February and July bar exam sessions. However, in recent years, the overall number of applicants has declined. Each year, Kansas averages 313 individuals taking the exam, while 258 typically pass. The average pass rate since 2011 for the state has been 81%, but note that in the last two years (2015-2016) the pass rate has dropped to 79% and 67% between the two sessions. You can find information on how individuals have performed on the bar exam in recent years, along with data obtained from the American Bar Association on individual school performance down below.
Quick FAQ on the Kansas Bar Exam
When is the Kansas Bar Exam Administered?
Kansas administers the bar exam the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the months of February and July along with the rest of the Uniform Bar Exam States
Who Administers the Kansas Bar Exam:
Kansas Board of Law Examiners
Kansas Judicial Center
301 SW 10th Avenue, Room 374
Topeka Kansas 66612-1507
When are Results Released for the Kansas Bar Exam:
Kansas releases the results of the February bar exam typically in mid-April, and the results of the July bar in mid-September.
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February Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Kansas
The February Bar Exam averages 122 people taking the exam, with 101 typically passing. Unfortunately, in recent years the number of people taking the exam has declined in Kansas, and the overall pass rate has declined with the February exam of 2016 having a 56% pass rate.
July Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Kansas
The July Bar Exam averages 191 people taking the exam each year, with 156 people passing. What has been good to see is that in the last July session, Kansas saw a drastic uptick in the number of people taking and passing the July bar (despite the average pass percentage declining). Kansas averages a 81% pass rate on the July bar session.
School Statistics and Trends for Kansas
The American Bar Association each year collects information on schools that have taken Kansas’s bar exam. While this information is not broken down by February/July session, you can see how schools generally perform in the state. There are two ABA accredited law schools in Kansas:
The table on the right shows the American Bar association first-time test takers. Washburn and University of Kansas have stayed fairly consistent with each other when it comes to the overall pass rate between the February and July sessions.