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.

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First-Time Bar Passage Rate

Calendar Year of Test 2021 2020 2019
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 80 97.5% 86.2% 68 98.5% 85.9% 84 100% 84.1%
District of Columbia 68 100% 80.6% 59 100% 75.0% 36 100% 72.1%
Virginia 36 88.9% 78.1% 44 97.7% 84.3% 43 88.4% 77.9%
Texas 28 96.4% 77.5% 16 93.8% 75.1% 27 96.3% 77.4%
California 26 92.3% 77.0% 27 100% 77.9% 21 95.2% 69.1%
ALL STATES 328 94.8% 79.9% 303 98.3% 80.3% 285 95.8% 77.7%

*Note: Top five states reported by year.
 

Ultimate Bar Passage Rate

Calendar Year of Graduation 2019 2018 2017
Number of Graduates 288 299 297
Number Taking Bar Within Two Years of Graduation 286 296 294
Number Passing Bar Within Two Years of Graduation 284 293 293
Percentage Passing Bar Within Two Years of Graduation 99.3% 99.0% 99.7%
Number Not Taking the Bar 2 3 3
Number With No Information 0 0 0