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

Average 2013 Composite
Bar Pass Rate
All Schools
197 schools
82.9%

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School State 2013 Composite Bar Passage Rate
Southern University Law Center LA 46.6%
Thomas M Cooley Law School MI 51.5%
University of The District of Columbia DC 54.7%
Thomas Jefferson School of Law CA 55.2%
Golden Gate University CA 55.7%
University of La Verne CA 56.4%
University of Detroit Mercy MI 61.1%
Charlotte School of Law NC 61.7%
Ave Maria School of Law FL 62.6%
Western New England University School of Law MA 64.1%
Howard University DC 64.3%
Loyola University New Orleans LA 64.9%
Elon Law School NC 65.5%
North Carolina Central University NC 65.6%
Whittier Law School CA 65.7%
Touro College NY 66.4%
Texas Southern University TX 66.8%
John Marshall Law School - Atlanta GA 67.1%
University of the Pacific CA 67.7%
Appalachian School of Law VA 68.3%
Florida Coastal School of Law FL 68.4%
Arizona Summit Law School AZ 69.1%
Liberty University VA 70.1%
Rutgers State University - Newark NJ 70.4%
University of Arkansas - Little Rock AR 70.6%
California Western School of Law CA 71.4%
St. Thomas University - Florida FL 71.4%
Santa Clara University CA 72%
Florida A&M University FL 73.1%
Louisiana State University LA 73.4%
Southwestern Law School CA 73.5%
University of North Dakota ND 73.6%
Tulane University LA 73.9%
University of California - Hastings CA 74.6%
University of San Francisco CA 75.1%
University of Nevada - Las Vegas NV 75.4%
Charleston School of Law SC 75.6%
Regent University VA 75.6%
Catholic University of America DC 75.7%
Valparaiso University IN 76%
Chapman University CA 76.4%
University of San Diego CA 76.5%
Michigan State University MI 76.6%
West Virginia University WV 76.9%
Vermont Law School VT 77%
University of Dayton OH 77.4%
Mississippi College MS 77.6%
Western State University CA 77.6%
University of Idaho ID 77.9%
Wayne State University MI 78.4%
Oklahoma City University OK 79%
American University DC 79.2%
CUNY NY 79.2%
Barry University FL 79.3%
Pace University NY 79.3%
Albany Law School NY 79.8%
University of California - Irvine CA 80%
Wake Forest University NC 80.1%
Drexel University PA 80.2%
University of Louisville KY 80.2%
Roger Williams University RI 80.3%
University of Arizona AZ 80.5%
Willamette University OR 80.6%
University of Wyoming WY 80.6%
University of Oregon OR 80.7%
Pepperdine University CA 80.9%
University of Pittsburgh PA 80.9%
Widener University - Delaware DE 81%
Lewis and Clark College OR 81.2%
University of Richmond VA 81.2%
University of Toledo OH 81.2%
St. Mary's University TX 81.5%
University of Miami FL 81.6%
Nova Southeastern University FL 81.6%
Suffolk University MA 81.9%
Creighton University NE 82%
Northern Kentucky University KY 82%
Duquesne University PA 82.2%
Quinnipiac University CT 82.2%
Seattle University WA 82.2%
Washington and Lee University VA 82.3%
Campbell University NC 82.4%
University of North Carolina NC 82.4%
Indiana University - Indianapolis IN 82.5%
New York Law School NY 82.5%
University of Hawaii HI 82.6%
Hofstra University NY 82.6%
University of California - Davis CA 82.9%
SUNY Buffalo NY 83%
Widener University - Pennsylvania PA 83.3%
University of Maryland MD 83.5%
University of Connecticut CT 83.7%
University of Akron OH 83.8%
Hamline University MN 83.8%
Rutgers State University - Camden NJ 83.8%
Loyola Marymount University CA 84.7%
University of South Carolina SC 84.7%
Syracuse University NY 84.7%
Florida International University FL 84.8%
University of New Hampshire NH 84.8%
University of Baltimore MD 84.9%
John Marshall Law School - Chicago IL 84.9%
Samford University AL 84.9%
Cardozo-Yeshiva University NY 85%
Washburn University KS 85.3%
University of New Mexico NM 85.4%
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville AR 85.7%
University of California - Berkeley CA 85.7%
University of Denver CO 85.7%
Ohio Northern University OH 85.7%
University of Southern California CA 86%
Brigham Young University UT 86.1%
University of Montana MT 86.1%
University of Nebraska NE 86.3%
Capital University OH 86.6%
Case Western Reserve University OH 86.7%
Texas A&M TX 86.7%
DePaul University IL 86.8%
Mercer University GA 86.8%
Texas Tech University TX 86.9%
University of Tulsa OK 87%
University of Florida FL 87.2%
Northern Illinois University IL 87.4%
University of Maine ME 87.5%
St. John's University NY 87.6%
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis MN 87.7%
Seton Hall University NJ 87.8%
Arizona State University AZ 87.9%
University of Memphis TN 88%
University of Notre Dame IN 88.1%
University of Oklahoma OK 88.1%
South Texas College of Law Houston TX 88.1%
University of Houston TX 88.2%
Northeastern University MA 88.3%
Villanova University PA 88.3%
Florida State University FL 88.4%
Washington University in St Louis MO 88.5%
University of California - Los Angeles CA 88.6%
Loyola University Chicago IL 88.6%
Southern Illinois University IL 88.8%
William Mitchell College of Law MN 88.8%
University of Colorado CO 89.2%
New England School of Law MA 89.2%
Penn State University PA 89.2%
Stetson University FL 89.3%
University of Kansas KS 89.5%
William and Mary VA 89.5%
University of Cincinnati OH 89.6%
Southern Methodist University TX 89.6%
University of Iowa IA 89.8%
Georgetown University DC 89.9%
Temple University PA 90%
University of Utah UT 90%
University of Kentucky KY 90.2%
Fordham University NY 90.6%
George Washington University DC 90.6%
Gonzaga University WA 90.8%
University of Mississippi MS 90.8%
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law OH 91.1%
Northwestern University IL 91.3%
Indiana University - Bloomington IN 91.4%
St. Louis University MO 91.5%
University of Missouri - Kansas City MO 91.7%
Faulkner University AL 91.9%
Stanford University CA 91.9%
Brooklyn Law School NY 92.7%
University of Virginia VA 92.8%
Chicago-Kent College of Law IL 93%
George Mason University VA 93.1%
University of Missouri - Columbia MO 93.3%
University of Minnesota MN 93.5%
University of Washington WA 93.5%
University of Michigan MI 93.6%
University of Tennessee TN 94.3%
Boston College MA 94.4%
Cornell University NY 94.4%
Georgia State University GA 94.4%
Boston University MA 94.7%
Drake University IA 94.7%
University of Illinois IL 94.7%
Ohio State University OH 94.7%
University of Chicago IL 94.8%
University of Georgia GA 94.8%
Emory University GA 94.9%
University of Texas TX 95.1%
Duke University NC 95.4%
University of Pennsylvania PA 95.6%
Vanderbilt University TN 95.6%
New York University NY 96.2%
Yale University CT 96.2%
Columbia University NY 96.3%
University of Alabama AL 96.4%
Harvard University MA 96.4%
Baylor University TX 97%
University of South Dakota SD 97.8%
Marquette University WI 100%
University of Wisconsin WI 100%