Bar Exam Results by Jurisdiction

July 2021 Bar Exam

Table last updated November 19, 2021, 1:03 pm (CDT)

The table below lists percentage pass rates for the July 2021 bar exam as reported by each jurisdiction following release of their exam results. Jurisdiction announcements, when available, are accessible by clicking on the jurisdiction name. The prior administration's results (February 2021) are shown further below. Detailed annual statistics submitted by jurisdictions are published each spring on the Statistics page of the Bar Examiner website.

JurisdictionOverall Pass RateFirst-Timer Pass RateRepeater Pass RateResults Release Date
Alabama  52.6%   72%  15.5% September 24 
Alaska 58%  70%   8% October  29
Arizona  65%  78.3%   18.1% October 8 
Arkansas 70%   76%  34% September 1 
California 53%  71%  19%  November 12 
Colorado 74%  80%  22%  October 7 
Connecticut 59%   75%  14% September 24 
Delaware   66.58%  71.23%  41.54% October 22 
District of Columbia  73%     November 2
Florida 61%   71.6% 21%  September 20 
Georgia 64.4%   79.9% 14.1%  October 22 
Hawaii 70.2%      
Idaho 65.6%  70.7%  30.4%  September 15 
Illinois 67%  79%  17%  October 7 
Indiana 69%   78%  27% September 20 
Iowa 71%   77%  28% September 9 
Kansas        
Kentucky 72.17% 71.91% 28.57%  November 19
Louisiana 69.78% 78.35% 29.81% November 1 
Maine 59%  64% 25% September 16 
Maryland 68% 78% 31% November 18
Massachusetts 74.7%  85.1% 19.3% November 9
Michigan        
Minnesota 73.50%  81.86%    October 4
Mississippi 68.2%  75%  40% September 9
Missouri 75.5%   83.2%  19.7% September 15 
Montana 74%   78%  42% September 17 
Nebraska 72%  73%  56%  September 8 
Nevada 62%  66%  23%  October 8 
New Hampshire 63.7% 68.9%  0% November 17
New Jersey 58.31%      November 15 
New Mexico 71%   77% 26%  September 3 
New York 63%  78%  18%  October 28 
North Carolina 75%   83.98%  33.57% September 14 
North Dakota 65%   76% 23%  September 8 
Ohio 73.4%  82.3%   21.4% October 22 
Oklahoma 73%   78%  19% September 14

Oregon  79%   84%  30% September 24 
Pennsylvania 69.43%  77.22%   24.86% October 15 
Rhode Island  77%      November 8
South Carolina  65.25%     October 15 
South Dakota 73%  73%  91%  September 2 
Tennessee  62.5%  71%  19.83%  October 29
Texas  68.29%   77.77% 21.10% October 15 
Utah 86%      September 20 
Vermont 54%  62%  18%  September 20 
Virginia   74.77%  79.15%   October 15 
Washington  73.8%   81%  11.8% September 11 
West Virginia  57.5%  62.9%  37.9% September 3
Wisconsin 63%  73%  33%  September 1 
Wyoming 72%  72% 50% September 13 
Guam        
Northern Mariana Islands        
Palau        
Puerto Rico        
Virgin Islands        

February 2021 Bar Exam

Table last updated September 3, 2021, 8:22 am (CDT)

The table below lists percentage pass rates for the February 2021 bar exam as reported by each jurisdiction following release of their exam results. Jurisdiction announcements, when available, are accessible by clicking on the jurisdiction name. Detailed annual statistics submitted by jurisdictions are published each spring on the Statistics page of the Bar Examiner website.

JurisdictionExam Overall Pass RateResults Release Date
Alabama  39.4% April 16
Alaska 67% May 6
Arizona  56% May 14
Arkansas 60% April 1
California 39.6% May 7
Colorado 53%   
Connecticut 47% April 23
Delaware (no February exam)    
District of Columbia    
Florida 47%   
Georgia  45.9%  May 21
Hawaii    
Idaho 62.7% April 14
Illinois 42% April 6
Indiana    
Iowa 60% April 9
Kansas    
Kentucky 59% April 23
Louisiana 51.27% April 23
Maine 60% April 13
Maryland 43%   
Massachusetts 43%   
Michigan 46% May 6
Minnesota 56.99% April 27
Mississippi    
Missouri 60.3% April 14
Montana 67%   
Nebraska 61% March 31
Nevada    
New Hampshire    
New Jersey 43% May 7
New Mexico 72% April 1
New York 49% April 21
North Carolina 60% April 9
North Dakota 55% April 5
Ohio 54.3% April 30
Oklahoma (results, statistics) 74% April 2

Oregon  64% April 23
Pennsylvania 51.13% April 9
Rhode Island    
South Carolina    
South Dakota 56% April 1
Tennessee 45.42% April 29
Texas  61.6% April 19
Utah 70% April 12
Vermont 57% April 13
Virginia  59.91% April 23
Washington  63.2% April 9
West Virginia 48% March 31
Wisconsin 54%   
Wyoming 86%  April 9
Guam    
Northern Mariana Islands 100%   
Palau 67%   
Puerto Rico (March administration)    
Virgin Islands