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

We put all schools on the following chart by plotting bar pass rates in 2013 against Job Outcomes in 2014."LT, FT BPR" means a job that is long term (a job with an indefinite duration or fixed duration of 1 year or more), full time (at least 35 hours per week) bar passage required (job requires a law license).

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The composite bar passage rate is the number ABA-approved law schools report to the ABA for accreditation purposes. "LT, FT BPR" means a job that is long term (a job with an indefinite duration or fixed duration of 1 year or more), full time (at least 35 hours per week) bar passage required (job requires a law license).

Grouped by Job Outcomes in 2014 Average 2013 Composite
Bar Pass Rate
≥ 90% LT, FT BPR
10 schools
93.7%
75% - 89.9% LT, FT BPR
18 schools
90.4%
60% - 74.9% LT, FT BPR
66 schools
86.9%
50% - 59.9% LT, FT BPR
50 schools
82.8%
40% - 49.9% LT, FT BPR
34 schools
78.1%
30% - 39.9% LT, FT BPR
14 schools
68.3%
< 30% LT, FT BPR
5 schools
56.6%

Read this chart across each row. For example, the 10 schools with ≥ 90% LT, FT BPR had an average bar passage rate of 93.7% in 2013.

School 2014 LT, FT
Legal Jobs
2013 Composite Bar Passage Rate
University of California - Berkeley 92.3% 85.7%
Stanford University 90.4% 91.9%
University of Virginia 94.3% 92.8%
University of Michigan 90.3% 93.6%
Cornell University 95.8% 94.4%
University of Chicago 92.4% 94.8%
Duke University 90.2% 95.4%
University of Pennsylvania 94.6% 95.6%
New York University 93.5% 96.2%
Columbia University 93.8% 96.3%
University of California - Davis 77.5% 82.9%
University of New Mexico 80.2% 85.4%
University of Southern California 79.3% 86%
Brigham Young University 76.1% 86.1%
University of Notre Dame 78.8% 88.1%
Washington University in St Louis 78.3% 88.5%
University of California - Los Angeles 81% 88.6%
University of Iowa 77.8% 89.8%
Georgetown University 79.9% 89.9%
University of Kentucky 80.2% 90.2%
George Washington University 78.9% 90.6%
Northwestern University 81.4% 91.3%
University of Minnesota 76.1% 93.5%
Boston College 75.1% 94.4%
Emory University 83.6% 94.9%
University of Texas 78.1% 95.1%
Vanderbilt University 84.5% 95.6%
Harvard University 89.9% 96.4%
Rutgers State University - Newark 65.2% 70.4%
Louisiana State University 72.4% 73.4%
Tulane University 61.8% 73.9%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas 66.9% 75.4%
University of Idaho 68.3% 77.9%
Oklahoma City University 63.6% 79%
Albany Law School 62.3% 79.8%
University of California - Irvine 74.2% 80%
Wake Forest University 71.1% 80.1%
Drexel University 63.1% 80.2%
University of Louisville 66.1% 80.2%
University of Arizona 71.5% 80.5%
Willamette University 66.4% 80.6%
Nova Southeastern University 62.1% 81.6%
University of Miami 68.9% 81.6%
Creighton University 63.9% 82%
Washington and Lee University 64.6% 82.3%
University of North Carolina 69.6% 82.4%
Indiana University - Indianapolis 61.3% 82.5%
Rutgers State University - Camden 61.5% 83.8%
University of South Carolina 65.4% 84.7%
Loyola Marymount University 60.6% 84.7%
University of New Hampshire 64.3% 84.8%
Florida International University 65.6% 84.8%
Washburn University 72.3% 85.3%
University of Montana 67.5% 86.1%
University of Nebraska 73.5% 86.3%
Mercer University 69.2% 86.8%
Texas Tech University 60.6% 86.9%
University of Tulsa 69.4% 87%
University of Florida 69.3% 87.2%
Northern Illinois University 60.6% 87.4%
St. John's University 61.5% 87.6%
Seton Hall University 72.3% 87.8%
Arizona State University 71.2% 87.9%
University of Oklahoma 68.5% 88.1%
South Texas College of Law Houston 61.8% 88.1%
University of Houston 66.4% 88.2%
Villanova University 65% 88.3%
Florida State University 67.2% 88.4%
Southern Illinois University 64.8% 88.8%
Penn State University 65.9% 89.2%
University of Colorado 69.7% 89.2%
William and Mary 72.6% 89.5%
University of Kansas 68.1% 89.5%
University of Cincinnati 63.2% 89.6%
Southern Methodist University 69.7% 89.6%
Temple University 61.7% 90%
University of Utah 66.7% 90%
Fordham University 67.8% 90.6%
Indiana University - Bloomington 65.8% 91.4%
St. Louis University 62.6% 91.5%
University of Missouri - Kansas City 64.3% 91.7%
University of Missouri - Columbia 65.9% 93.3%
University of Washington 63.5% 93.5%
Georgia State University 71.2% 94.4%
Drake University 64.6% 94.7%
Ohio State University 73.8% 94.7%
Boston University 72.8% 94.7%
University of Illinois 72.4% 94.7%
University of Georgia 70.6% 94.8%
Yale University 72.6% 96.2%
University of Alabama 73.1% 96.4%
Baylor University 68.4% 97%
University of South Dakota 67.9% 97.8%
University of Wisconsin 66.5% 100%
Howard University 55.8% 64.3%
Loyola University New Orleans 52.8% 64.9%
Touro College 56.6% 66.4%
Texas Southern University 50.7% 66.8%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock 59.2% 70.6%
University of North Dakota 59.2% 73.6%
University of California - Hastings 51.2% 74.6%
Charleston School of Law 52.7% 75.6%
West Virginia University 58.9% 76.9%
University of Dayton 52.9% 77.4%
Mississippi College 53.1% 77.6%
Wayne State University 53.3% 78.4%
American University 54.6% 79.2%
Pace University 58.5% 79.3%
University of Pittsburgh 52.5% 80.9%
University of Richmond 59.1% 81.2%
Lewis and Clark College 52.6% 81.2%
St. Mary's University 58.7% 81.5%
Duquesne University 57.1% 82.2%
Campbell University 59.7% 82.4%
Hofstra University 57.7% 82.6%
University of Hawaii 54.4% 82.6%
SUNY Buffalo 59.7% 83%
Widener University - Pennsylvania 54% 83.3%
University of Maryland 57.4% 83.5%
University of Connecticut 52.9% 83.7%
University of Akron 50.8% 83.8%
Syracuse University 57.4% 84.7%
University of Illinois at Chicago - John Marshall Law School 56.6% 84.9%
Samford University 56.6% 84.9%
University of Baltimore 51.3% 84.9%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University 56.6% 85%
University of Denver 56% 85.7%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville 55% 85.7%
Case Western Reserve University 54.8% 86.7%
Texas A&M 52.2% 86.7%
DePaul University 55.2% 86.8%
University of Maine 50.5% 87.5%
University of Memphis 57.3% 88%
Northeastern University 53.2% 88.3%
Loyola University Chicago 55.7% 88.6%
William Mitchell College of Law 55.9% 88.8%
Stetson University 57% 89.3%
University of Mississippi 54.8% 90.8%
Gonzaga University 56.8% 90.8%
Brooklyn Law School 52.4% 92.7%
Chicago-Kent College of Law 51.7% 93%
George Mason University 55.4% 93.1%
University of Tennessee 57% 94.3%
Marquette University 51.4% 100%
University of La Verne 45.5% 56.4%
North Carolina Central University 40.9% 65.6%
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta 43.7% 67.1%
University of the Pacific 45.5% 67.7%
Arizona Summit Law School 41.7% 69.1%
Liberty University 47.4% 70.1%
California Western School of Law 48.9% 71.4%
St. Thomas University - Florida 47.2% 71.4%
Regent University 47.5% 75.6%
Catholic University of America 45.8% 75.7%
Valparaiso University 49.4% 76%
Chapman University 47.8% 76.4%
University of San Diego 47.9% 76.5%
Michigan State University 46.8% 76.6%
Vermont Law School 48.5% 77%
CUNY 48.7% 79.2%
Barry University 42.1% 79.3%
Roger Williams University 46.2% 80.3%
University of Wyoming 49.3% 80.6%
University of Oregon 47.8% 80.7%
Pepperdine University 49% 80.9%
Widener University - Delaware 44.9% 81%
University of Toledo 43.9% 81.2%
Suffolk University 46.9% 81.9%
Northern Kentucky University 44.9% 82%
Quinnipiac University 42.5% 82.2%
Seattle University 49.2% 82.2%
New York Law School 43.1% 82.5%
Hamline University 48.7% 83.8%
Ohio Northern University 47.9% 85.7%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis 49% 87.7%
New England School of Law 42.1% 89.2%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 49% 91.1%
Faulkner University 45.8% 91.9%
Southern University Law Center 34.6% 46.6%
University of Detroit Mercy 37.2% 61.1%
Charlotte School of Law 34.1% 61.7%
Ave Maria School of Law 37.3% 62.6%
Western New England University School of Law 36.7% 64.1%
Elon Law School 39.4% 65.5%
Appalachian School of Law 35.8% 68.3%
Florida Coastal School of Law 34.7% 68.4%
Santa Clara University 35.6% 72%
Florida A&M University 31% 73.1%
Southwestern Law School 39% 73.5%
University of San Francisco 33% 75.1%
Western State University 32.7% 77.6%
Capital University 38.8% 86.6%
Thomas M Cooley Law School 30% 51.5%
University of The District of Columbia 28.2% 54.7%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law 29.7% 55.2%
Golden Gate University 25.7% 55.7%
Whittier Law School 27.3% 65.7%