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You are viewing Bar Passage success for ABA-approved law schools grouped by Percentage of 2014 Graduates Borrowing

We put all schools on the following chart by plotting bar pass rates in 2013 against Percentage of 2014 Graduates Borrowing.

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The composite bar passage rate is the number ABA-approved law schools report to the ABA for accreditation purposes.

Grouped by Percentage of 2014 Graduates Borrowing Average 2013 Composite
Bar Pass Rate
Percentage of Graduates Borrowing ≥ 90%
31 schools
77%
Percentage of Graduates Borrowing 80% - 89.9%
94 schools
83.3%
Percentage of Graduates Borrowing < 80%
59 schools
87.2%
Percentage of Graduates Borrowing Not Reported
8 schools
78.9%

Read this chart across each row. For example, the 31 schools with Percentage of Graduates Borrowing ≥ 90% had an average bar passage rate of 77% in 2013.

School 2014 Grad
% Borrowing
2013 Composite Bar Passage Rate
Southern University Law Center 95% 46.6%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law 91% 55.2%
Charlotte School of Law 92.5% 61.7%
Western New England University School of Law 92% 64.1%
Howard University 96% 64.3%
Whittier Law School 91% 65.7%
Florida Coastal School of Law 93% 68.4%
Liberty University 92% 70.1%
Rutgers State University - Newark 91% 70.4%
California Western School of Law 91% 71.4%
St. Thomas University - Florida 91% 71.4%
University of California - Hastings 90% 74.6%
Regent University 93% 75.6%
Valparaiso University 93% 76%
Western State University 91% 77.6%
Barry University 95% 79.3%
University of Louisville 91% 80.2%
Willamette University 93% 80.6%
University of Toledo 90% 81.2%
Creighton University 92% 82%
Seattle University 96% 82.2%
Hamline University 95% 83.8%
University of New Hampshire 90% 84.8%
Ohio Northern University 97% 85.7%
University of Montana 90% 86.1%
Capital University 94% 86.6%
William Mitchell College of Law 93% 88.8%
University of Utah 94% 90%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 90% 91.1%
Drake University 94% 94.7%
University of South Dakota 90% 97.8%
Golden Gate University 88% 55.7%
Ave Maria School of Law 87% 62.6%
Loyola University New Orleans 89% 64.9%
Elon Law School 86% 65.5%
North Carolina Central University 86% 65.6%
Touro College 85% 66.4%
University of the Pacific 89% 67.7%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock 84% 70.6%
Santa Clara University 83% 72%
Louisiana State University 82% 73.4%
University of North Dakota 86% 73.6%
University of San Francisco 88% 75.1%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas 80% 75.4%
Charleston School of Law 85% 75.6%
Catholic University of America 85% 75.7%
University of San Diego 82% 76.5%
West Virginia University 87% 76.9%
Vermont Law School 84% 77%
University of Dayton 86% 77.4%
University of Idaho 88% 77.9%
Wayne State University 86% 78.4%
Oklahoma City University 83% 79%
American University 83% 79.2%
Pace University 86% 79.3%
Albany Law School 85% 79.8%
University of California - Irvine 81% 80%
Wake Forest University 89% 80.1%
Drexel University 84% 80.2%
Roger Williams University 86% 80.3%
University of Oregon 87% 80.7%
Widener University - Delaware 89% 81%
University of Richmond 80% 81.2%
Lewis and Clark College 87% 81.2%
St. Mary's University 82% 81.5%
Nova Southeastern University 86% 81.6%
Suffolk University 85% 81.9%
Northern Kentucky University 81% 82%
Quinnipiac University 83% 82.2%
Washington and Lee University 80% 82.3%
Campbell University 85% 82.4%
University of North Carolina 81% 82.4%
Indiana University - Indianapolis 81% 82.5%
New York Law School 83% 82.5%
Hofstra University 80% 82.6%
SUNY Buffalo 81% 83%
Widener University - Pennsylvania 89% 83.3%
University of Connecticut 81% 83.7%
University of Akron 81% 83.8%
Loyola Marymount University 85% 84.7%
Florida International University 88% 84.8%
Samford University 81% 84.9%
University of Baltimore 83% 84.9%
University of Illinois at Chicago - John Marshall Law School 85% 84.9%
Washburn University 87% 85.3%
University of New Mexico 87% 85.4%
University of Denver 87% 85.7%
DePaul University 87% 86.8%
Mercer University 85% 86.8%
University of Tulsa 84% 87%
Northern Illinois University 83% 87.4%
University of Maine 83% 87.5%
St. John's University 80% 87.6%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis 87% 87.7%
University of Memphis 85% 88%
University of Notre Dame 82% 88.1%
South Texas College of Law Houston 85% 88.1%
University of Houston 80% 88.2%
Northeastern University 87% 88.3%
Villanova University 83% 88.3%
Florida State University 85% 88.4%
Loyola University Chicago 84% 88.6%
Penn State University 88% 89.2%
University of Colorado 84% 89.2%
Stetson University 83% 89.3%
University of Kansas 82% 89.5%
University of Cincinnati 87% 89.6%
University of Iowa 83% 89.8%
Gonzaga University 89% 90.8%
University of Mississippi 81% 90.8%
Northwestern University 80% 91.3%
Indiana University - Bloomington 81% 91.4%
St. Louis University 86% 91.5%
George Mason University 85% 93.1%
University of Missouri - Columbia 87% 93.3%
University of Minnesota 81% 93.5%
University of Michigan 80% 93.6%
University of Tennessee 80% 94.3%
Cornell University 83% 94.4%
Georgia State University 84% 94.4%
University of Illinois 85% 94.7%
Ohio State University 83% 94.7%
Emory University 86% 94.9%
Duke University 80% 95.4%
Marquette University 88% 100%
University of The District of Columbia 71% 54.7%
University of Detroit Mercy 67% 61.1%
Tulane University 76% 73.9%
Chapman University 79% 76.4%
Michigan State University 73% 76.6%
Mississippi College 78% 77.6%
CUNY 78% 79.2%
University of Arizona 78% 80.5%
University of Wyoming 79% 80.6%
Pepperdine University 76% 80.9%
University of Pittsburgh 78% 80.9%
University of Miami 77% 81.6%
Duquesne University 69% 82.2%
University of Hawaii 71% 82.6%
University of California - Davis 77% 82.9%
University of Maryland 74% 83.5%
University of South Carolina 79% 84.7%
Syracuse University 79% 84.7%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University 70% 85%
University of California - Berkeley 78% 85.7%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville 77% 85.7%
University of Southern California 75% 86%
Brigham Young University 72% 86.1%
University of Nebraska 79% 86.3%
Texas A&M 71% 86.7%
Case Western Reserve University 73% 86.7%
Texas Tech University 76% 86.9%
University of Florida 79% 87.2%
Seton Hall University 75% 87.8%
Arizona State University 69% 87.9%
University of Oklahoma 79% 88.1%
Washington University in St Louis 69% 88.5%
University of California - Los Angeles 77% 88.6%
William and Mary 79% 89.5%
Southern Methodist University 77% 89.6%
Georgetown University 79% 89.9%
Temple University 74% 90%
University of Kentucky 79% 90.2%
George Washington University 78% 90.6%
Fordham University 67% 90.6%
Stanford University 78% 91.9%
Brooklyn Law School 79% 92.7%
University of Virginia 78% 92.8%
Chicago-Kent College of Law 77% 93%
University of Washington 79% 93.5%
Boston College 77% 94.4%
Boston University 66% 94.7%
University of Georgia 72% 94.8%
University of Chicago 75% 94.8%
University of Texas 74% 95.1%
University of Pennsylvania 74% 95.6%
Vanderbilt University 76% 95.6%
Yale University 77% 96.2%
New York University 74% 96.2%
Columbia University 76% 96.3%
Harvard University 77% 96.4%
University of Alabama 66% 96.4%
Baylor University 71% 97%
University of Wisconsin 77% 100%
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta - 67.1%
Appalachian School of Law - 68.3%
Arizona Summit Law School - 69.1%
Florida A&M University - 73.1%
Rutgers State University - Camden - 83.8%
Southern Illinois University - 88.8%
New England School of Law - 89.2%
Faulkner University - 91.9%