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You are viewing Bar Passage success for ABA-approved law schools grouped by Enrollment in 2014

We put all schools on the following chart by plotting bar pass rates in 2013 against Enrollment in 2014.

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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 Enrollment in 2014 Average 2013 Composite
Bar Pass Rate
> 320 New 1Ls
17 schools
82.4%
220 - 319 New 1Ls
39 schools
84.4%
170 - 219 New 1Ls
37 schools
83.2%
120 - 169 New 1Ls
55 schools
83.6%
< 120 New 1Ls
49 schools
80.9%

Read this chart across each row. For example, the 17 schools with > 320 New 1Ls had an average bar passage rate of 82.4% in 2013.

School 2014 Enrollment 2013 Composite Bar Passage Rate
Thomas M Cooley Law School 445 51.5%
Charlotte School of Law 446 61.7%
Florida Coastal School of Law 424 68.4%
Southwestern Law School 337 73.5%
University of California - Hastings 323 74.6%
American University 429 79.2%
Suffolk University 423 81.9%
University of Illinois at Chicago - John Marshall Law School 357 84.9%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University 339 85%
South Texas College of Law Houston 362 88.1%
Georgetown University 580 89.9%
Fordham University 367 90.6%
George Washington University 539 90.6%
Brooklyn Law School 399 92.7%
New York University 452 96.2%
Columbia University 381 96.3%
Harvard University 563 96.4%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law 241 55.2%
Whittier Law School 239 65.7%
Arizona Summit Law School 262 69.1%
St. Thomas University - Florida 233 71.4%
California Western School of Law 263 71.4%
University of San Diego 223 76.5%
Michigan State University 248 76.6%
Barry University 268 79.3%
Pepperdine University 227 80.9%
St. Mary's University 254 81.5%
Nova Southeastern University 262 81.6%
University of Miami 229 81.6%
Seattle University 256 82.2%
Indiana University - Indianapolis 281 82.5%
New York Law School 245 82.5%
Hofstra University 280 82.6%
Loyola Marymount University 312 84.7%
University of Baltimore 233 84.9%
University of Denver 258 85.7%
University of California - Berkeley 274 85.7%
DePaul University 226 86.8%
Texas Tech University 228 86.9%
University of Florida 307 87.2%
University of Houston 231 88.2%
Washington University in St Louis 270 88.5%
University of California - Los Angeles 314 88.6%
Loyola University Chicago 231 88.6%
New England School of Law 265 89.2%
Stetson University 246 89.3%
Southern Methodist University 226 89.6%
Northwestern University 242 91.3%
University of Virginia 307 92.8%
Chicago-Kent College of Law 228 93%
University of Michigan 318 93.6%
Boston College 230 94.4%
Emory University 223 94.9%
University of Texas 301 95.1%
Duke University 221 95.4%
University of Pennsylvania 250 95.6%
Southern University Law Center 196 46.6%
University of Detroit Mercy 199 61.1%
North Carolina Central University 199 65.6%
Touro College 187 66.4%
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta 214 67.1%
Rutgers State University - Newark 189 70.4%
Louisiana State University 200 73.4%
Tulane University 185 73.9%
University of San Francisco 172 75.1%
Valparaiso University 174 76%
Pace University 207 79.3%
Wake Forest University 179 80.1%
Lewis and Clark College 203 81.2%
Campbell University 185 82.4%
University of North Carolina 201 82.4%
University of Maryland 196 83.5%
Rutgers State University - Camden 182 83.8%
University of South Carolina 213 84.7%
University of Southern California 202 86%
Texas A&M 192 86.7%
St. John's University 214 87.6%
University of Notre Dame 200 88.1%
Florida State University 188 88.4%
Penn State University 191 89.2%
William and Mary 213 89.5%
Temple University 215 90%
Indiana University - Bloomington 183 91.4%
Stanford University 179 91.9%
University of Minnesota 193 93.5%
Cornell University 203 94.4%
Georgia State University 186 94.4%
Boston University 208 94.7%
University of Georgia 185 94.8%
University of Chicago 190 94.8%
Vanderbilt University 171 95.6%
Yale University 200 96.2%
Marquette University 208 100%
Golden Gate University 137 55.7%
Howard University 126 64.3%
Loyola University New Orleans 139 64.9%
Texas Southern University 166 66.8%
University of the Pacific 152 67.7%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock 125 70.6%
Santa Clara University 152 72%
Florida A&M University 152 73.1%
Charleston School of Law 166 75.6%
Catholic University of America 140 75.7%
Chapman University 169 76.4%
Vermont Law School 143 77%
Mississippi College 151 77.6%
Oklahoma City University 156 79%
Drexel University 129 80.2%
Roger Williams University 138 80.3%
University of Pittsburgh 156 80.9%
Widener University - Delaware 128 81%
University of Richmond 133 81.2%
Duquesne University 124 82.2%
University of Hawaii 120 82.6%
University of California - Davis 164 82.9%
SUNY Buffalo 143 83%
University of Connecticut 160 83.7%
Syracuse University 169 84.7%
Florida International University 144 84.8%
Samford University 146 84.9%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville 125 85.7%
Brigham Young University 126 86.1%
Capital University 163 86.6%
Case Western Reserve University 146 86.7%
Mercer University 146 86.8%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis 124 87.7%
Seton Hall University 167 87.8%
Arizona State University 143 87.9%
University of Oklahoma 157 88.1%
Northeastern University 126 88.3%
Villanova University 155 88.3%
William Mitchell College of Law 169 88.8%
Southern Illinois University 125 88.8%
University of Colorado 166 89.2%
University of Kansas 125 89.5%
University of Iowa 141 89.8%
Gonzaga University 125 90.8%
University of Mississippi 128 90.8%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 141 91.1%
St. Louis University 165 91.5%
University of Missouri - Kansas City 149 91.7%
George Mason University 161 93.1%
University of Washington 163 93.5%
University of Illinois 157 94.7%
Ohio State University 167 94.7%
University of Alabama 134 96.4%
Baylor University 158 97%
University of Wisconsin 158 100%
University of The District of Columbia 90 54.7%
University of La Verne 58 56.4%
Ave Maria School of Law 112 62.6%
Western New England University School of Law 118 64.1%
Elon Law School 112 65.5%
Appalachian School of Law 48 68.3%
Liberty University 84 70.1%
University of North Dakota 73 73.6%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas 112 75.4%
Regent University 104 75.6%
West Virginia University 107 76.9%
University of Dayton 113 77.4%
Western State University 104 77.6%
University of Idaho 113 77.9%
Wayne State University 117 78.4%
CUNY 97 79.2%
Albany Law School 117 79.8%
University of California - Irvine 89 80%
University of Louisville 92 80.2%
University of Arizona 104 80.5%
Willamette University 100 80.6%
University of Wyoming 85 80.6%
University of Oregon 118 80.7%
University of Toledo 79 81.2%
Creighton University 114 82%
Northern Kentucky University 119 82%
Quinnipiac University 92 82.2%
Washington and Lee University 101 82.3%
Widener University - Pennsylvania 97 83.3%
University of Akron 116 83.8%
Hamline University 90 83.8%
University of New Hampshire 71 84.8%
Washburn University 113 85.3%
University of New Mexico 111 85.4%
Ohio Northern University 71 85.7%
University of Montana 83 86.1%
University of Nebraska 107 86.3%
University of Tulsa 86 87%
Northern Illinois University 84 87.4%
University of Maine 81 87.5%
University of Memphis 118 88%
University of Cincinnati 73 89.6%
University of Utah 100 90%
University of Kentucky 114 90.2%
Faulkner University 113 91.9%
University of Missouri - Columbia 115 93.3%
University of Tennessee 93 94.3%
Drake University 106 94.7%
University of South Dakota 74 97.8%