Missouri has a solid number of applicants each year attempting to gain admission to the state’s court system. Overall, the state has averaged 1039 applicants each year between the two exam periods, of which 882 tend to pass. The state’s 83% pass rate has fallen in recent years, but continues to be fairly static. 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 below.

Quick FAQ on the Missouri Bar Exam

When is the Missouri Bar Exam Administered?

The Missouri bar exam is administered the last Tuesday and Wednesday of February and July.

Who Administers the Missouri Bar Exam:

Missouri Board of Law Examiners

P.O. Box 104236, Jefferson City, Missouri 65110-4236
1700 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone (573) 751-9814
General Fax (573) 751-5335/Character & Fitness Fax (573) 751-6224
e-mail: mble@courts.mo.gov

When are Results Released for the Missouri Bar Exam:

Results for the February Bar exam are posted in mid-April, with results from the July session being posted in mid-September. Results are made available here.

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February Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Missouri

The February Bar Exam averages 275 people taking the exam, with 221 people passing. In recent years the number of people taking the exam has maintained steady numbers, but the overall pass rate has declined.

July Bar Exam Statistics and Trends for Missouri

The July Bar Exam averages 764 people taking the exam, with 664 people passing. In recent years the number of people taking the exam has declined along with the pass rate.

The American Bar Association each year collects information on schools that have taken Missouri’s bar exam. While this information is not broken down by February/July session, you can see how schools generally perform in the state. Missouri has 4 ABA accredited law schools.

All schools generally have pass rates in the high 80% or low 90% range.