Jurisdictions reported 62,951 persons taking the bar examination in 2022, with an overall pass rate of 59%. The overall pass rate for the 17,080 February 2022 exam takers reported by jurisdictions was 45%; the overall pass rate for the 45,871 July 2022 exam takers reported by jurisdictions was 64%. In 2022, 4% of examinees were graduates of non-ABA-approved law schools, with a pass rate of 20%; 12% of examinees were graduates of law schools outside the USA, with a pass rate of 36%.

See the 2022 Statistics for data reported by jurisdictions on the February and July administrations of the bar examination—including breakdowns by source of legal education, first-timer and repeater status, and more—as well as national score distributions, examinee counts, and mean scaled scores for the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE), and scores earned and transferred by jurisdiction for the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE).

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