Kentucky has averaged a 74% pass rate for the last several years, with 301 people taking the exam and 225 passing. 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 on this page.
Quick FAQ on the Kentucky Bar Exam
When is the Kentucky Bar Exam Administered?
- Last Tuesday – Thursday of February
- Last Tuesday – Thursday of July
Who Administers the Kentucky Bar Exam:
Kentucky Office of Bar Admissions
510 Newtown Pike, Ste 156
Lexington, KY 40511-1255
When are Results Released for the Kentucky Bar Exam:
Kentucky makes the results to the most recent bar exam on their website here. Oftentimes the most recent pass list is made available on the left sidebar. Kentucky typically releases the results of the February Bar exam in April, with the July results being released in the middle of September.
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February Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Kentucky
The Kentucky February bar exam averages 203 people taking the exam each year, with 150 passing. In recent years, like most states, the number of people taking the exam has declined. However, the state’s pass rate for February has fluctuated between the high 60% range, and mid 70% range indicating the pass rate is steady for this state.
July Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Kentucky
The Kentucky July bar exam averages 399 people taking the exam each year, and 301 passing. As such, the average pass rate for the July bar exam in recent years has been 75%. In recent years the number of people taking and passing the exam has declined.
School Statistics and Trends for Kentucky
The American Bar Association each year collects information on schools that have taken Kentucky’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 three ABA accredited law schools in Kentucky:
- University of Kentucky College of Law
- University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law
- Northern Kentucky University – Salmon P. Chase College of Law
Historically University of Kentucky has lead the state for the overall pass rate, with Louisville maintaining a close second place.