Bar Passage Data for Recent Graduates

Bar Passage Data for Recent Graduates

The information in the tables below was reported to the ABA according to its reporting guidelines.

Related: Employment Data for Recent Graduates
 

ABA Bar Passage Summary Reports

2019 Report | 2018 Report
 

First-Time Bar Passage Rate

Calendar Year of Test 2018 2017 2016
STATE UVA Takers UVA Pass Rate Jurisdiction Pass Rate UVA Takers UVA Pass Rate Jurisdiction Pass Rate UVA Takers UVA Pass Rate Jurisdiction Pass Rate
New York 91 98.9% 81.3% 100 99.0% 83.9% 103 93.2% 81.0%
Virginia 50 96.0% 76.4% 50 94.0% 75.6% 79 91.1% 75.4%
District of Columbia 48 100% 69.8% 15 100% 74.6%      
California 25 80.0% 60.3% 29 89.7% 66.2% 27 85.2% 60.1%
Texas 18 83.3% 73.1% 17 94.1% 76.6% 24 87.5% 77.0%
Georgia             10 100% 71.4%
ALL STATES 301 95.3% 74.5% 287 96.5% 77.5% 313 92.3% 75.3%

*Note: Top five states reported by year.
 

Ultimate Bar Passage Rate

Calendar Year of Graduation 2016 2015
Number of Graduates 329 366
Number Taking Bar Within Two Years of Graduation 326 357
Number Passing Bar Within Two Years of Graduation 319 355
Percentage Passing Bar Within Two Years of Graduation 97.9% 99.4%
Number Not Taking the Bar 0 6
Number With No Information 3 3