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 2020 2019 2018
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 68 98.5% 85.9% 84 100% 84.1% 91 98.9% 81.3%
District of Columbia 59 100% 75.0% 36 100% 72.1% 48 100% 69.8%
Virginia 44 97.7% 84.3% 43 88.4% 77.9% 50 96.0% 76.4%
California 27 100% 77.9% 21 95.2% 69.1% 25 80.0% 60.3%
Texas 16 93.8% 75.1% 27 96.3% 77.4% 18 83.3% 73.1%
ALL STATES 303 98.3% 80.3% 285 95.8% 77.7% 301 95.3% 74.5%

*Note: Top five states reported by year.
 

Ultimate Bar Passage Rate

Calendar Year of Graduation 2018 2017 2016
Number of Graduates 299 297 329
Number Taking Bar Within Two Years of Graduation 296 294 326
Number Passing Bar Within Two Years of Graduation 293 293 319
Percentage Passing Bar Within Two Years of Graduation 99.0% 99.7% 97.9%
Number Not Taking the Bar 3 3 0
Number With No Information 0 0 3