(2008-2010) WISCONSIN'S STATE BAR EXAM IS THE EASIEST BAR EXAM IN THE COUNTRY



SORTABLE TABLE OF PASS RATES. CLICK ON TOP OF THE COLUMNS TO DISPLAY RANKINGS FROM HIGH TO LOW, AND FROM LOW TO HIGH. BOTH MICHIGAN AND MISSOURI CRACKED 90%

STATE

JULY '12

TOOK

PASS

1ST

REPEAT

FEB '12

 
Alabama
70.4%
510
359
80.4
17.3%
65%
 
Alaska
69%
102
70
78%
NA
59%
 
Arizona
78.5%
692
543
NA
NA
70%
 
Arkansas
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
71%
 
CALIFORNIA
55.3%
8737
4834
68%
18%
51%
 
Colorado
80%
1059
804
NA
NA
79%
 
Connecticut
77%
531
409
83%
35%
71%
 
Delaware
62.7%
223
140
69.4%
34.8%
67%
 
DC
52%
210
109
71%
NA
48%
 
Florida
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
72%
 
Georgia
79.7%
1321
1053
85.3%
40.2%
76%
 
Hawaii
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
75%
 
Idaho
80.3%
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
79%
 
Illinois
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
83%
 
Indiana
75%
572
429
81
27
74%
 
Iowa
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
84%
 
Kansas
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
86%
 
Kentucky
80%
407
325
NA%
NA%
80%
 
Louisiana
61.2%
755
462
NA%
NA%
66%
 
Maine
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
68%
 
Maryland
75.4%
1620
1220
NA%
NA%
74%
 
Massachusetts
81%
2356
1911
85%
38%
80%
 
Michigan
55%
967
529
NA%
NA%
76%
 
Minnesota
90%
771
694
NA%
NA%
88%
 
Mississippi
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
72%
 
Missouri
90%
798
721
92.75%
48%
89%
 
Montana
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
90%
 
Nebraska
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
78%
 
Nevada
69%
335
231
NA%
NA%
65%
 
N.Hampshire
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
78%
 
New Jersey
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
77%
 
New Mexico
84%
214
179
89%
NA%
82%
 
New York
68%
11734
7979
76%
NA%
64%
 
North Carolina
72%
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
70%
 
North Dakota
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
83%
 
Ohio
81%
1209
79%
977
85%
NA%
 
Oklahoma
81%
399
323
NA%
NA%
83%
 
Oregon
73%
451
329
NA%
NA%
68%
 
Pennsylvania
77%
2,077
1,606
83%
83%
77%
 
Rhode Island
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
69%
 
S.Carolina
69%
506
350
NA%
NA%
73%
 
South Dakota
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
94%
 
Tennessee
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
69%
 
Texas
79%
2932
2308
84%
39%
80%
 
Utah
80%
344
274
NA%
NA%
84%
 
Vermont
69%
95
66
NA%
NA%
68%
 
Virginia
74%
NA
NA
NA
NA
72%
 
Washington
66%
878
575
NA%
NA%
66%
 
West Virginia
76%
220
167
NA%
NA%
74%
 
Wisconsin
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
84%
 
Wyoming
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
62%
 
Guam
66%
9
6
NA%
NA%
67%
N. Mariana Islands
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
83%
Palau
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
57%
NA%
Puerto Rico
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
44%
Virgin Islands
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
NA%
49%
 
 
 
 
 



 

 

INTERACTIVE INFOMAP OF THE STATE PASS RATES FOR THE FEBRUARY 2012 BAR EXAMS

 



(2008-2010 ONLY)

 

ORDER IN DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY

***(3) Denotes 3-Day Exam: Tie Breaker

***(2) Denotes 2-Day Exam

 

2008-2010 (Source: NCBEX)
STATE

Examinees

Passed

%

 

 

 

1.) Wisconsin (2)
890
795
89%
2.) Montana (3)
537
478
89%
3.) South Dakota
284
250
88%
4T.) Missouri
3167
2740
87%
4T.) Iowa
1022
888
87%
6.) Minnesota
3031
2609
86%
7T.) Oklahoma
1400
1173
84%
7T.) New Mexico
1094
914
84%
9T.) New Hampshire
559
469
84%
9T.) Maine
588
491
84%
9T.) Kansas
1276
1070
84%
9T.) Illinois
11013
9268
84%
13.) Utah
1436
1187
83%
14.) Nebraska
423
343
81%
15.) Massachusetts
8297
6642
80%
16.) Mississippi
1051
826
79%
17.) North Dakota
252
197
78%
18.) Ohio
4807
3751
78%
19T.) Michigan
3794
2936
77%
19T.) Kentucky
1908
1463
77%
19T.) Idaho
575
442
77%
19T.) Georgia
5083
3902
77%
23.) Texas (3)
11613
8983
77%
24T.) Pennsylvania
7752
5877
76%
24T.) New Jersey
12366
9453
76%
24T.) Indiana
2396
1820
76%
27.) Connecticut
3178
2386
75%
28T.) Colorado
4002
2952
74%
28T.) Arizona
2737
2031
74%
28T.) Rhode Island (2)
841
625
74%
31.) Hawaii
741
544
73%
32.) South Carolina
2045
1502
73%
33.) Maryland
5731
4102
72%
34T.) Virginia(2)
6069
4297
71%
34T.) Tennessee
3119
2226
71%
36T.) Wyoming
445
311
70%
36T.) Washington
4226
2975
70%
38T. Oregon
2462
1705
69%
38T.) North Carolina
4497
3086
69%
38T.) Florida (2)
12639
8749
69%
41T.) Arkansas
1042
712
68%
41T.) West Virginia (2)
862
588
68%
41T.) Vermont (2)
290
197
68%
41T.) Delaware (3)
691
467
68%
45.) Alaska
347
231
67%
46.) New York (2)
45445
29975
66%
47.) Alabama (3)
2100
1392
66%
48.) Louisiana
3252
2070
64%
49.) Nevada
2033
1244
61%
50.) California
38708
19644
51%
51.) DC
1586
780
49%
5A.) N. Mariana Islands
23
18
78%
4A.) Virgin Islands
169
120
71%
3A.) Guam
48
32
67%
2A.) Palau
16
7
44%
1A.) Puerto Rico
3439
1455
42%
UPDATED 2009-2011 MOST DIFFICULT BAR EXAMS RANKINGS (REVERSE) 
 
 
 
 
 





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