Mississippi has had a steady decline in the number of students taking the exam each year. In 2011 the state had 343 total students take the exam that year, while in 2015 that number had dropped to 286. Overall, the state has averaged 321 students over the last 5 years, along with 230 of those students on average passing. This has given the state an average pass rate of 70% between both the February and July exams. 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 Mississippi Bar Exam
When is the Mississippi Bar Exam Administered?
Mississippi holds the bar exam twice per year on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July.
Who Administers the Mississippi Bar Exam:
450 High Street
Jackson, MS 39201
When are Results Released for the Mississippi Bar Exam:
Mississippi most often releases the results of the February bar exam in April, and the results of the July bar exam in September. They make the latest results available here, on the right side-bar. Note, they only release the pass list, not general statistics.
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February Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Mississippi
The February Bar Exam averages 103 people taking the exam, with 70 people passing averaging a 67% pass rate. In recent years the number of people taking the exam has declined, and the overall pass rate has declined with February 2015 having the highest hit in the overall pass rate.
July Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Mississippi
The July Bar Exam averages 216 people taking the exam, with 158 people passing and having a pass rate of 72%. In recent years the number of people taking the exam has declined, and the overall pass rate has declined.
School Statistics and Trends for Mississippi
The American Bar Association each year collects information on schools that have taken ‘s bar exam. While this information is not broken down by February/July session, you can see how schools generally perform in the state.
Both ABA accredited schools in Mississippi have enjoyed having the highest pass rate in the state at one time or another and in 2014 the schools tied each other. In 2014 however, Mississippi college had the lowest number of students taking the exam between both sessions at 67 applicants for the entire year.