Below you will find the latest information on the February Bar Exam, along with links to the results, coverage, and some additional commentary. Below is a tool, where you can switch between states, and see how they have changed over time. Also, you can check out each one of the states below, along with a status on recent releases.

Alabama — Released

Alabama saw 312 individuals take the exam with 129 passing, resulting in a overall pass rate of 41.3%. Of those, 124 were first timers (76 passed for a 61.3% pass rate). Overall, this is about what Alabama saw last year with the February exam in 2016 having a 42% pass rate.

State Bar Information:

Alaska — Not Released Yet

According to the Board of Governors

Announcement of  Exam Results – Results of the examination are generally announced by the Board of Governors approximately 90 days after the examination. All applicants are notified of the results by e-mail the day the results are released, and by U.S. mail. After that, the list of passing applicants will be posted on the website.

Estimated release date is 5/20/17 – 5/29/17

Arizona — Not Released

According to the state bar’s website, results will be made available here, on May 12th.

Arkansas

The Arkansas bar exam results were released April 3rd, and are available through the state bar’s announcement page (here). Note, only the names of the individuals who passed were released onto the website. The number of people who passed this year were 60, which is 9 less than the previous year, and definitely lower than 2011, when 96 people passed the exam.

California

California has not yet released their results, and per their website will be releasing May 12.

Colorado

Colorado has not yet released their results, according to their website, the soonest the results will be posted is  May 4, 2017.

Connecticut

Connecticut has not yet released their results, according to their website, the soonest the results will be posted is May 5, 2017.

Delaware –

Delaware only offers the July bar exam.

Florida — Released

Florida released the results of the February Bar exam on April 10th, 1881 individuals took the exam, with 551 passing resulting in a 27% pass rate. Note, because historically the Florida Bar has not released the overall statistics, historical passing information is taken from First time takers and passing. In this case 751 individuals took the exam, with 433 passing, for a 57.7% pass rate amongst first timers (slightly lower than last-year). University of Miami had the highest first-time pass rate at 80%, with Florida Coastal having the lowest at 25%. For full coverage, Abovethelaw.com had a great write up. Note, this year Florida saw 79 less first timers (roughly 10%) take the exam.

Georgia — Not Released

Per Deceptively Blond Reports say May 19

Hawaii- Not Released

Results will likely be posted on their website in late May.

Idaho

Idaho saw 72 people take the February bar exam, and 50 people pass for a 69% pass rate. While the overall statistics for this session are slightly lower than the last period, Idaho is still ahead of recent years.

Illinois

Illinois released the results of the February Bar Exam, and alerted individual applicants. However, Illinois does not make the pass list, or statistics publicly available on their website.

Indiana —  Released

Indiana saw a 48% pass rate, which is the lowest in recent memory, but only 3% off last year’s historic low. Additionally, 263 people took the exam, and 126 passed. For additional information, check out one of the direct links below:

Iowa

Iowa released the results of the February bar exam on March 1oth, here. Overall, as the second year of utilizing the UBE, the state saw an 8% increase from last year’s 61% pass rate to 69%. In addition the number of people taking and passing the exam also increased to 75 taking, and 52 passing. The statistics are available here.

Kansas

Kansas released the results of the February Bar Exam, and e-mailed the individuals. While no official statistics are released, Kansas does provide the pass/fail list available here. Overall 56 people took the exam, with 37 passing resulting in a 66% pass rate, 10 points up from last year!

Kentucky

Kentucky released the list of passing individuals for the state, but at this time has not yet released the statistics. Once released, statistics will be made available here. The state saw 119 individuals pass this time around.

Louisiana

Louisiana released the results of the February Bar Exam on April 27th, and uploaded them to the Court’s website. Overall, Louisana saw 256 individuals take the exam this year, with 155 passing, for a overall pass rate of 60.55%. Note, this is a significant drop of individuals taking the exam from last year, when 328 people took the exam.

Maine

Main released the results of their bar examination, but as in previous years, has not made the results of the bar exam available on their website. Overall, 20 people passed the exam. You can see the passing ID’s available here.

Maryland — Not Yet Released

Maryland has not yet released the results of their bar exam. Per DeceptivelyBlond it is expected the results will be released May 5th.

MassachusettsReleased

A total of 594 applicants sat for the February 2017 bar examination, 284 (47.8%) passed.  There were 232 first time takers, of whom 142 (61.2%) passed the exam.

State Bar Information:

Michigan  — Released

Michigan released the results of the February 2017 Bar exams, in total 154 individuals passed. See results by seat number here.

Minnesota — Released (on Accounts)

Minnesota released the total number of applicants that took the bar examination in February 2017 of 222, along with the pass rate of 52.25% and a first time examinee pass rate of 69.70%

Mississippi

Mississippi released the results of their bar examination, but as in previous years, has not made the results of the bar exam available on their website. Overall, 20 people passed the exam. You can see the passing ID’s available here.

Missouri

A total of 277 applicants sat for the February 2017 bar examination, 182 (65.7%) passed.  

Montana

Montana released the results of their bar examination, stating a total of 39 applicants took the bar exam in February 2017. Here is the swearing in list.

Nebraska

Nebraska released the results of their bar examination, the actual statistics were not released. In total, 27 names appeared on the list for admission to the bar. Here are the names of the applicants who passed.

Nevada — May 17, 2017

The State Bar of Nevada states “The unofficial results of the February 2017 Nevada Bar Examination will be released on our website on May 17, 2017 at 3 p.m.  Official results will be mailed the following day.  The Admissions Ceremony will be held on May 26, 2017 in Carson City.  

Update: The results were released on May 17, and the names of the passers were made available. In total 157 names appeared on the passing list, with there being a 47% pass rate. As such, an estimated 320 people sat for the Nevada bar exam.

New Hampshire — Released

New Hampshire released the results of their bar examination, the actual statistics were not released however, here are the names of the applicants who passed.

New Jersey —  Released

New Jersey released the results of the February 2017 bar examinations. Of the 436 applicants that sat for the exam, results were sent to 430. Of the 430, 174 or 40.46% passed.

New Mexico — Released

New Mexico released the results of the February 2017 bar examinations. The overall pass rate was 67% with an 80% pass rate for first time takers.

New York — Released

Of the 4,162 candidates examined on the February examination, 1,822 passed for an overall pass rate of 44%, which is an increase of 4% from the February 2016 examination.

North Carolina — Released

North Carolina released the results of the February 2017 bar examinations. See the results here.

North Dakota — Released

16 of the 41 applicants who sat for the exam passed, which is a 39% pass rate.

The pass rate for people taking the North Dakota exam for the first time was 56%; and the pass rate for the 10 applicants who graduated from the UND School of Law and took the North Dakota exam for the first time was 60%.

Ohio — April 28, 2017

The Ohio Supreme Court released the results of the February 2017 Ohio Bar Examination. Out of 436 applicants who sat for the exam, 224 (51.4%) received passing scores; of 173 first-time applicants, 66% received passing scores. View a complete list of names of the successful applicants.

Oklahoma — Released

Oklahoma released the results of the February 2017 bar examinations. Of the 142 applicants that sat for the exam, 115 passed with a 81% pass rate.

Oregon — Released

Oregon released the results of the February 2017 bar examinations. Of the 208 applicants that sat for the exam, 140 passed with a 67% pass rate.

Pennsylvania — Released

The Pennsylvania Board announced the results of the February 2017 bar examinations and of the 565 that took the exam 306 passed with an overall pass rate of 54%.

Rhode Island — May 19, 2017

The February 2017 Rhode Island Bar Examination results will be released on Friday, May 19, 2017

South Carolina — April 28, 2017

Results for the South Carolina February bar exam were released in April. Overall, 272 individuals took the exam with 165 passing, for a total overall pass rate of 60.66%. Of note, is that Charleston School of Law, as well as University of South Carolina received a sub 50% passing rate (42.25% and 47.92% respectively) which lowered the state’s overall pass rate.

South Dakota — Released

South Dakota unfortunately does not make the results available online. However, individual applicants are notified of their respective results.

    • South Dakota Pass Results — No results posted online
    • Statistics— No official statistics posted online.

Tennessee — Released

Tennessee released the results of the February 2017 bar examinations. Of the 378 applicants that sat for the exam, 177 passed with a 46.83% pass rate.

Texas — May 1, 2017

Texas released the results of the February 2017 bar examinations. Of the 1253 applicants that sat for the exam, 606 passed with a 48.36% pass rate.

Utah — Released

Utah does not make the results of the bar exam available online, and has not done so for several years.

    • Utah Pass Results — Not Available online right now.
    • Statistics — No official statistics are given on the website.

Vermont — Released

New Hampshire released the results of their bar examination, the actual statistics were not released however, here are the names of the applicants who passed.

Virginia — Released

Virginia released the results of their bar examination, with an overall pass rate of 53.19%.

Washington — Released

The Washington State Bar Association announced that 205 candidates passed out of the 355 that sat the Uniform Bar Exam with an overall pass rate of 57.7%.

West Virginia — Released

No results given online

Wisconsin —

No results have been posted online

    • Wisconsin Pass Results — No list of the results is posted.
    • Statistics — Published by Year.

Wyoming — Released

No results given online

    • Statistics— No official Statistics are given on the website.

District of Columbia — Estimated Early May

Not yet released

Puerto Rico- Released April 8th

Results were released, see bar graph here. In total 228 sat for the bar exam, with 99 passing, resulting in a 43.42% overall pass rate.

Virgin Islands

    • Virgin Islands Pass Results — No results are posted online
    • Statistics — No official Statistics are given on the website.